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Why We Joined

Member families share their thoughts about why they decided to join Congregation B'nai Torah.

"We chose B'nai Torah because we wanted to raise our kids in a supportive and welcoming temple community. The Hebrew School has been top-notch and their Bat Mitzvahs were beautiful and meaningful. Better yet, our kids have stayed involved as teenagers because of the relationships they have built with friends and our wonderful Rabbi."

≈ The Solowey Family

"As an interfaith family, we were looking for an informal and relaxed community to provide our children with a Jewish education and sense of identity. One day a week Hebrew school was perfect. We felt welcomed and comfortable from day one... that is why we joined."

≈ The Sullivan Family

"We wanted a temple where both my non-Jewish husband and I would feel comfortable while we were raising a Jewish child. At Congregation B'nai Torah we weren't out of place at all, but actually right at home."

≈ Sandy Pochapin

"We previously belonged to a very large congregation that felt very cliquey. We wanted to be part of a more intimate community. We could feel the warmth and friendliness at Congregation B'nai Torah. We knew that we had found what we were looking for."

≈ Tina and Bud Rubenstein

"When were looking to join a local reform synagogue, Congregation B'nai Torah stood out because of the friendly and welcoming members who reached out to us. The school was and remains an engaging mix of education and fun. It's been a wonderful community for us parents and equally for our children."

≈ Dale and Nancy Donchin

"The open and caring environment, the relaxed feel of Friday services, and weekday-only Hebrew School were the best fit for our busy family. It’s a diverse and inclusive congregation, with many interfaith families — something that is very important to us."

≈ The Illiano Family

"Our daughter’s Bat Mitzvah was not just a one-day simcha. It was about her relationships with her teachers, Bat Mitzvah tutor, the Rabbi, and her Hebrew School friends; the hours of Torah study; the mitzvah project that combined her passions with giving back to the world. It all came together in an extraordinary ceremony that was truly a highlight in our lives."

≈ Jody and Jeff Kotkin


Sat, June 3 2023 14 Sivan 5783