Leadership Team Message

Leadership TeamWelcome to Beth Or

Beth Or is a liberal Jewish congregation that is reimagining spirituality to make it relevant and vibrant.

Our Friday night services enlighten, comfort, and elevate our spirituality.  We offer a host of Adult Learning opportunities including Torah Study, speakers, and workshops. BeMitzvah is a hands-on, innovative Bar or Bat Mitzvah program for pre-teens.  Our youngest members enjoy our lively musical Tot Shabbat Services. We have a vibrant LGBTQ+ support group. We offer enjoyable weekly canasta and MahJongg games. And, 2020 is exciting for Beth Or as we renovate our building and open the Gallery of Light, a spectacular art gallery featuring community shows with Judaic themes and numerous workshops.

We are an eclectic and welcoming Jewish congregation.  Beth Or has been part of the Miami-Dade county landscape for 40 years.  In our intimate setting, congregants celebrate our Judaism in a warm and nurturing environment.

Belief in our religious obligations to make the world a better place leads our members to act in a variety of social justice initiatives. Whether it’s devoting time to the children at Chapman Partnership, providing food to the Jewish elderly, working with PACT (People Acting for Community Together) where members of the religious community unite to promote justice, or donating gifts to JAFCO, to name a few, Beth Or members are front and center.

We are a volunteer driven organization and our programs and practices are designed to encourage member participation on every level.

We love to have fun too. We recently hosted a Maj Jongg tournament, Handbag Bingo and Bling it on events.   The Tu B’shevat treasure hunt in our magnificent meditation gardens and the latke making workshop allow our members to engage in our customs and traditions through intimate hands on celebrations as if we’re gathering in each other’s homes.

We encourage you to participate in an upcoming service or special event.  We know that you will see why we think Beth Or can be your spiritual home too.

We are unique. In fact, rather than a single individual serving as President, we have a Leadership Team presently consisting of three dynamic leaders working on behalf of our congregation. Please feel free to contact any one of us for more in-depth details.

Ilien Hechtman


Annette Katz


Andrea Loring