INCLUSIVENESS & INTERFAITH
My house shall be a house of prayer for all peoples. (Isaiah 56:7)
At Congregation Beth El, we welcome interfaith families of all backgrounds. We want non-Jewish spouses to feel at home at Beth El and to regard themselves as part of our congregational family. We regard an attitude of openness toward non-Jews and the wider community as a foundational principle of Reform Judaism.
While Beth El exists to support and celebrate the Jewish community, we welcome celebration with the non-Jews in our midst. The leadership of Beth El welcomes everyone's involvement to enrich us as a community.
Jean Pierre Larochette & Yael Lurie
"For My House Shall be Called a House of Prayer for All Peoples"
Temple Sinai, Oakland, CA