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Mission and Vision

Our Mission

Congregation Beth Elohim is committed to fostering an open, diverse community that acts as a place for spiritual development, as well as the celebration of Jewish culture and values. As an independent congregation, we forge a unique balance between preserving Jewish traditions and embracing progressive ideals, creating an environment that is inclusive to all. Our leadership is committed to the personal and spiritual growth of our members, providing guidance and support throughout life's journey.

Our Vision

Guided by the principles of Learning, Worship, and Acts of Loving-Kindness, Congregation Beth Elohim strives to foster a warm, welcoming, and inclusive environment that fulfills the ever-changing needs of our Jewish community.


In November 2018 the Board of Directors established the following five main pillars (Amudim in Hebrew) supporting CBE’s strategy:

  • Communal Jewish Values – “Make communal decisions based on Jewish values.” (Led by Ann Budner)
  • Engage all demographics – “Expand our investment in religious and non-religious programming to attract, engage and sustain participation of all demographics.” (Led by Lindsay Rosenman)
  • Volunteer engagement – “Instill in all members a desire to contribute to our future.” (Led by Danya Bloomstone and Bob Ferrara)
  • Governance / Operational excellence – “Develop an organizational structure that leverages skillsets, promotes effective communication, ensures inclusive and effective decision-making.” (Led by David Leers)
  • Financial sustainability – “Build a structure which ensures CBE’s financial health for the next generation.” (Led by Kathie Becker)

CBE Anti-Racism Statement

We commit to building and maintaining an anti-racist Jewish community. We commit to working in an honest, transparent and inclusive way to continually assess and improve our CBE practices and programs and infuse anti-racist practices into all that we do.

Wed, June 23 2021 13 Tammuz 5781