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Havurah

What Is a Havurah and Why Join One 

A Havurah is often defined as a friendship circle. It can be family-oriented or adults only; it can be study-based or more social. What it is, when it meets, and how often, is up to the members of your group.

We all belong to Beth El Temple, which has a large membership. A Havurah enables a group of families or individuals to create a friendship circle with people of similar ages and interests. The members of a Havurah celebrate, socialize, learn, and enrich their Jewish lives in a smaller setting.

For information on starting a Havurah or joining an existing Havurah, contact Korine Ferraro at (860) 584-0376 or korinef@att.net.

Korine’s Story

We came from a small synagogue in Bristol. It was clear to us that we needed to meet a small group of people, similar to us in age and interests, to feel comfortable at Beth El. At the first meeting, we were the newest members of Beth El. There were two couples who had belonged to Beth El for 25 years, but they also saw the benefit of a small group of friends from this large population. Our Havurah has been active for 15 years, and each of our members truly looks forward to our next get-together.