We like to say Beth Israel feels like family. . . .


We value Jewish tradition, but are open to new ways. . . .


Whatever your background, come and learn. Questions are always welcome. . . .


Prayer is both personal and communal at Beth Israel. Find your path. . . .


We look forward to hearing from you. . . .

Welcome to Congregation Beth Israel!

We like to say that Beth Israel feels like family. And we mean it. This is a religious community that cares ⎯ if you have a simcha to share, if you're sick, if you experience a loss, if you're new to Worcester and looking for a place to find fellow Jews, if you just need to talk. We come from different backgrounds, levels of religious observance and walks of life, but we're bound together by our shared commitment to Conservative Judaism and each other. Please take a look around our website to learn more . . . and be sure to check out What's Nu?

From Our Kitchen to Yours

Our new congregational cookbook, From Our Kitchen to Yours, is now available, including 286 savory recipes from more than 70 different contributors. Recipes range from appetizers and breads to soup, salad, side and main dishes, and, of course, the largest section—desserts! More than just a cookbook, the collection is loving expression of community and family traditions handed down from generation to generation. Cost is only $18. Click here to download order form.

2017 | 5777 Passover Guide Is Here!

Yes, it's true! Passover is just around the corner. This year, the first seder is the evening of Monday, April 10. The holiday ends on Tuesday, April 18. To help you prepare, with answers to everything from how to sell your hametz to what readings could enhance your seder, download our 2017 | 5777 Passover Guide here.

B’Yachad: Building Together, Growing Together

Congregation Beth Israel has launched a $1.2 million capital campaign to revitalize our physical and spiritual space, in line with our identity and ambitions. At the heart of our plan is a sanctuary that is light-filled, open and welcoming, with flexible seating, as well as a bima and ark that are accessible to all. To learn more, please click here.