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

Our Mission

Beth Or is a sacred Jewish community dedicated to honoring tradition while celebrating a fluid, innovative and creative connection to prayer, life-long Jewish learning, the arts, music and social justice. We welcome everyone to share the journey of reimagining Jewish community with us… whether seeking, questioning, or wondering whether there is a more inspiring way to do Jewish; whether you are an Interfaith family or belong to the LGBTQ+ community; whether you are young in age or young at heart. It is through our sacred work that we find inspiration to be a moral voice to fight injustice, to share acts of love and kindness and to bring healing to the world in which we live.

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