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Ready to Learn? Have We Got a Program for You!

Torah, Talmud, Hebrew language, Jewish cooking, Mah Jongg, meditation and more . . . you'll find something for every interest this fall at Congregation Beth Israel. Download our 2018-2019 Adult & Youth Education guide here.

Registration Now Open for Rimon 2018-2019 School Year

Rimon, Congregation Beth Israel's religious school, is open to the Jewish community throughout Central Massachusetts. We seek to bring Jewish learning alive with a hands-on, discovery-oriented experience that centers on the child, engages the family and treasures the community. Classes start on September 22. Download the 2018-2019 Registration Packet here.

Purim Food Drive
March 3-24

The Book of Esther tells us that help must be given to the poor on Purim and reminds us to include the entire community in any celebration. In carrying out this commandment, the community makes the whole Purim celebration a period of tzedakah – the mitzvah, or good deed, of helping those in need. And the need is greater than ever.

Please drop off non-perishable food items at the Worcester Jewish Community Center, at Congregation Beth Israel or other Worcester synagogues. Contributions will be collected by Rachel’s Table and distributed to Worcester County Food Pantries:

  • Canned soups, vegetables and  fruits
  • Boxed pastas, rice, cereals and grains
  • Peanut butter,
  • Infant formula and baby food,
  • Macaroni and cheese, etc.
  • We will also accept, salt-free, sugar-free, and fat-free food donations.
  • No glass or breakables, please!

The Purim Food Drive is organized by the Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts and Rachel’s Table with the assistance of the organizations accepting donations. Questions? Call Rachel’s Table at 508-799-7699.

Fill, Fold and Bake Hamentaschen
Sunday, March 3 | 11:00 a.m.

Join us in the BI Kitchen following Brotherhood Breakfast. The more, the merrier, as we have lots of hamentaschen to make for our Purim Party, Shalach Manot, Kiddush and the Megillah reading. Please RSVP to

BI Purim Party
Saturday, March 16  |  8:00 – 11:30 p.m.

Boogie under the ’70s Disco Ball! We’ll have a DJ, red carpet costume contest, prizes and more. Adult beverages and desserts served. $15 for BI members; $20 for non-members.

Get Your USY Shaloch Manot Baskets

Orders due by March 17. $10 per family. Help support our USYers!

Purim Megillah Reading & Shpeil
Wednesday, March 20

The evening’s festivities begin at 6:15 p.m. with a light supper, followed by the Megillah reading at 7:00 p.m. and shpeilly entertainment. Our annual Purim Raffle drawing, too! Watch mail for tickets or buy them at the BI Office.

Thu, June 20 2019 17 Sivan 5779