Shalom Y'all & Welcome
During the current crisis, our office remains active and our rabbi is available for your pastoral needs by phone and video conferencing ONLY.
Given the alarming rise in Covid-19 transmissions, the Board of Congregation Beth Israel has made the difficult but prudent decision to once again suspend all in-person tent services and meetings until further notice. This is in keeping with direct medical advice we've received and the Jewish imperative of pikuach nefesh/the preservation of life and health taking precedence over ritual practice.
While there is some very encouraging news from the scientific and medical community that would suggest a light at the end of the tunnel, for now we must do everything reasonable to protect ourselves and those around us.
All services, classes, and pastoral meetings will continue to be held virtually through Zoom.
Thank you for your understanding.
BE RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE, RIGHT HERE.
Where are you?
Everyone is somewhere on a path...and on a path to somewhere. Where ever you are, you are welcome with us.
Who are we?
We are Congregation Beth Israel, serving the Greenville Jewish community for over 100 years.
We embrace the idea of meeting people “where they are,” offering a safe and encouraging environment regardless of age, gender, socio-economic status, race, level of education, family structure, interfaith union, or sexual identification and orientation. All who seek may come to find their voice in prayer and thankfulness for the blessings of life.
Proud members of USCJ (The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism), we are here to meet the spiritual, social, cultural and educational needs of modern Jews, while remaining true to the traditional roots of our faith.
We practice a robust and authentic Judaism emphasizing music, food, spirit, Jewish ethics, education, and egalitarianism; respecting tradition but remaining open to new thoughts and ideas.
We strive to provide for our congregational family at every stage of the Jewish life-cycle: from baby naming, to religious school and b’nai mitzvah training, and through interactive services and adult education programming.
We stand in solidarity with the State of Israel and the people Israel.
And we are committed to the ideals of Tikkun Olam – working together to improve our community and the world around us.
Building Community Since 1916
Our Jewish Community
Congregation Beth Israel of Greenville, South Carolina has been a warm, proud, and thriving community of committed Jews for well over 100 years, and the only United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USJC) affiliated congregation in the Upstate.