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Welcoming Interfaith Families

We welcome interfaith couples and families into our community and encourage their active participation in all facets of synagogue life.

Some interfaith families choose to engage in a course of study towards conversion, while others are interested in learning more about Jewish practice in order to support their family’s experience. A non-Jewish parent or partner can participate in most aspects of Jewish ritual. During a baby naming or bar or bat mitzvah, the non-Jewish parent traditionally joins their spouse and child on the bimah and is honored by the congregation. The non-Jewish parent may also deliver an English reading as part of the bar or bat mitzvah service. All are welcome and encouraged to participate in Beth El committee life and social action projects.

Raising Jewish Children

Beth El is a partner in the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford’s Mother’s Circle program, which provides resources, support and education recognizing and assisting mothers of interfaith backgrounds who are raising Jewish children.


Beth El's clergy, staff and community are very much interested in helping you feel at home in our congregation. Please contact our office to make an appointment for a visit! Our team can be reached at: (860) 233-9696.
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