Membership

Thank you for your interest in Beth El Synagogue. We hope that you will find Beth El a warm and welcoming community where Jewish life is celebrated and members feel at home.

We encourage prospective members and their families to attend services, programs, and other activities at Beth El and to meet our rabbis and other staff members. We would be delighted to meet with you in person to talk about our many programs and services and to answer any questions you may have.

If you are interested in exploring membership, please call Beth El at 952-873-7300 and ask to speak with Linda Goldberg, our Executive Director, or Abbe Payton, our Director of Engagement and Outreach. We would be happy to provide a packet of information as well as arrange a personal meeting.

Newlywed Members

Beth El offers complimentary memberships for one year to newly married children of our members as well as current members who are newlyweds. Please let us know if you or your son or daughter is newly married or engaged to be married. Interfaith couples are welcome to participate in this complimentary membership program as well. Through participation in synagogue services, activities, and events, we look forward to welcoming all newlyweds to the Beth El family and watching them create a Jewish home together. For more information, please contact Linda Goldberg at 952-873-7300 x7302.

By the Numbers

90,885+ Prayer services conducted at Beth El since our founding
36,000 Meals prepared for families in poverty by Beth El volunteers in 2007
10,000 Pounds of food Beth El congregants donate for food shelves every Yom Kippur
3,590 Individual Members of Beth El
3500 Children enrolled in the Shirley R. Abelson Aleph School over the last 50 years
1923 The year Beth El was founded
1255 Households that belong to Beth El
1000 Pints of blood given at blood drives by Beth El members over the last 10 years
884 Individuals 21 years old and younger
700+ Dozens of Hamentashen baked each year

138 Yad V’lev angels answer the call for members in need in 2007
120 Combined years of Rabbinic service to Beth El by Rabbis Aronson and Abelson
100 Active Torah readers at Beth El
100 Young people at Beth El studying on Shabbat
39 Average age of Beth El Member
12 Members of Beth El who became Conservative Rabbis in the last 30 years
5 Minutes that elapsed before four different volunteers responded to an email request for help to shovel the walk of an elderly Beth El member