|Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael
is an inclusive community
Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael is a Conservative Egalitarian synagogue in Springfield, NJ, affiliated with The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. At Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael, we are dedicated to enriching the lives of our congregants by providing an inviting environment for spiritual, educational, and social interaction. Joining our synagogue means becoming part of a greater, sacred community bound together in its commitment to Judaism and the future of Judaism as a spiritual family. Belonging to our congregation means participating in a two-way venture; the sense of community that you will gain, the lasting friendships you can build, the spiritual growth you can pursue, and the opportunity to participate in the building of a temple community with which you can identify.
We are an inclusive congregation, welcoming the broader community of mature couples, singles, families, interfaith and interracial families, and those of the LGBT community. We are dedicated to enriching the lives of our congregational family by providing an inviting environment for spiritual, educational, and social interaction and growth. Through the actions of our clergy and our members, we invest and engage in activities that:
- recognize the abundant diversity of cultures;
- respect cultural differences;
- acknowledge the validity of different cultural expressions and contributions;
- value what other cultures offer;
- encourage the contribution of diverse groups;
- celebrate the differences in order to bring about unity through diversity;
Our objective is to preserve the customs and rituals of our religious heritage while acknowledging the realities of the ever-changing demographics of our congregational profile. We offer our membership and community a wide variety of educational, spiritual, and social programs. Our Early Childhood Program and Religious School are first rate. We have active Men’s Club, Women’s League, Senior group, Teen Institute (Hebrew High School), USY (youth group), and Adult Education programs. Please come visit and look around. Come participate in our services and meet our congregational family.
At Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael, our dedication to lifelong learning begins at 12 months of age in our New Jersey State Certified Early Childhood Program. The Religious School offers exciting and fulfilling programs both in the classroom and out in the community. Our Teen Institute, for post Bar/Bat Mitzvah students, offers an exciting mix of social events and pressure-free classes that feature guest speakers, movies, and trips. Our award winning USY chapter is one of the most dynamic in the region. The College Connection initiative keeps our college students allied to the rest of our congregational community, and our Adult Education programs revitalize the joy of Jewish learning for all ages. Jewish education at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael is a multigenerational, never-ending experience.