Rabbi RossoffA Message for Prospective Members!

Shalom and welcome to Temple B’nai Or!

If you are seeking a synagogue affiliation or if you are simply exploring options for your Jewish life, I hope you will consider our Temple.

Jewish life is about people. It is about Torah, which encompasses identity, tradition, morality and spirituality. It is about carrying forth these treasures through the generations in joy. Temple B’nai Or strives to be a community where these values are cultivated, where caring relationships and inspirational rituals bind us to each other and to our heritage, connecting tradition to life.

We invite you to join us for Shabbat – choosing from a diverse array of services that blend tradition with creativity, singing music that unites and inspires, a trademark of the B’nai Or culture.

We are committed to providing lifelong opportunities to learn.  For children at Temple B’nai Or, a quality Jewish education begins with our wonderful Frances and Herbert Brody Pre-School and its many programs, continues through our Joel and Helen Jacobs Religious School as early as Kindergarten, and culminates in ORIM as 12th graders. Visit our schools and experience their vitality through your children. Adult Jewish Education engages adults with deeper encounters with our sacred texts, history and heritage.

Friendship, community and service are also realized here through our affiliates, committees and chavurot (friendship groups). Through these, Temple engages congregants of all ages and interests. Together we perform the sacred work of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) at Temple, in the general and Jewish communities, in Israel and the world.  These are the lifeblood of our special community.

People tell me that Temple is a place where they feel at home, where they trust a community of people to look after their children, where a hand will be extended when they are in need and they know they will find a friend. That is because our doors are wide open for you to come as you are. We are a wonderfully diverse and open community of individuals and families, single and married, interfaith, multi-cultural, divorced, widowed, GLBTQ, friends of Israel, religious, spiritual and/or simply seeking.

The only thing missing in this very special community is YOU, and we welcome you with open arms and warm heart!

Our Staff, Board, Cantor and I would be delighted to introduce you to Temple B’nai Or.

Best wishes and thank you for visiting our web site.

In friendship and blessings,

Rabbi Don