Who We Are2018-08-14T17:18:17+00:00

Who We Are

Beth Or – Reimagining Spirituality

From our very inception,  we have been an out-of-the-box, innovative, spiritual community. Beth Or engaged the passion and energy of Rabbi Robyn Fisher to transform and ignite that same founding spirit for a new generation of our Jewish community. Rabbi Robyn’s vision is one that is steeped in Jewish tradition but one that is fluid in creating a relevant and meaningful interpretation of our heritage to add meaning and to inform our lives today. It is the mantra of our community to “Make the old new and the new holy.” Everything has the opportunity to be reimagined and reinterpreted for a new generation. Our community is reclaiming Judaism…the prayers, the ancient texts, the music, the moral imperative…..and breathing new life into it. We are not your parents’ synagogue- synagogue. We reside in a home on 3 1/2 acres of meditation gardens but are not bound by its four walls. We welcome everyone to join in on our vision, regardless of your age, race, gender identity, socio-economic status, Jewish (or not) background, or God belief. It is through our diversity that we will continue to grow and gain a deeper appreciation for the complexity of our greater humanity. All that is missing is you! 

“I do not want followers who are righteous,
rather I want followers who are too busy doing good that they won’t have time to do bad.”

– Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotzk

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

Our Mission

Beth Or is a sacred community that is sustained by the gifts and dedication of a loving and passionate group of people. Our membership is an expression of the desire of individuals to find deeper meaning through spirituality, learning and the building of a vibrant, sacred community. We see Beth Or, not as a buy-in to a closed, defined community, but into a vision of reimagining a new generation of Jewish community wrestling with tradition and innovation, prayer and social justice. We believe tradition has a vote, not a veto, in our lives. We invite you to join us in the sacred work of creating a world of love, compassion, and healing, one that begins at home but radiates out throughout the community.

You shall be holy, for I, Adonai, am holy.

(Leviticus 19:2)

Being holy is living justly, compassionately, simply.
Being holy is hallowing Adonai
Hallowing the ordinary is living with full attention.

Torah

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

Anne Frank