Sister congregations Congregation B’nai Tzedek and
provide welcoming communities for those who follow the
Conservative tradition and
respectively. Both lay-led
communities offer a wide variety of opportunities for worship, learning,
leadership, and participation.
presence of both Conservative and Reform services in the same building, for
example on the High Holy Days, makes it convenient for participants to sample
both traditions, or for families with members from different backgrounds to each
attend the services of their choice, yet be physically near and share portions
of the both services if they so choose. There is no charge for attending any
High Holiday service (or any service throughout the year). Please view our
calendar (to the right) for scheduled services and events.
As small congregations, we pay attention to the individual
and each person’s needs, ranging from providing learning and growth
opportunities, to rides to events and ensuring shivah minyans.
are provided opportunities to actively participate in services if they desire
and are welcomed at the social time following services. The Jewish community at
large is always welcome to our services and other events.
All religious services emphasize egalitarian participation and are organized and
led by congregation members, from prayer, to Torah reading, to sermonizing. Everyone is invited to participate
at her or his own level of comfort. Both congregations have a commitment to
lifelong Jewish learning through program offerings
from ritual traditions such as sukkah-building and seders, interactive programs
on topics as diverse as Jewish film and women in history, and traditional text
and prayer study on weekends throughout the year. Our specialty is interactive
programming – learning through engagement. Our motto is that we grow learners
Now that spring has arrived, we are pleased to
offer our community members a range of activities:
Unpacking Prayer Sessions:
June 15: History of Reading Portions
of the Torah & HafTorah
July 20: History
of Closing the Ark & the Processional
Torah on Tuesdays begins its 7th year!
from 7 - 8:30 pm. Explore the Book of
Numbers using text, rabbinic commentary, midrash, news, and personal experience.
Sign up via email:
Thursday, June 20th, from 1-4 pm,
at Crayons 2 Computers (Tennessee Avenue near Reading Rd)
to help with a mailing and to sort newly arrived school supplies to benefit
students in Greater Cincinnati communities. Please contact the office
(984-3393, or email@example.com)
to indicate that you will participate in this event.
(our joint Sisterhood) is meeting on Sunday,
June 23rd, from 12:30 - 2pm,
at the Finneytown Panera (community room)
to plan upcoming events and engage in a study session to celebrate Rosh Hodesh
Contact 984-3393 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or to RSVP or to ask for a ride to Finneytown.
Tisha b'Av will be acknowledged with text
an evening prayer service and the reading of Eicha,
The Book of Lamentations
Monday evening, July 15, starting at