Welcome, everyone, to Congregation Beth Ruach – the house of spirit – and that is what we are all infused with – the infinite spirit of creation, creator, and created.
I am Rabbi David Gellman, the Spiritual Director of the congregation.
Congregation Beth Ruach is an unaffiliated, all-inclusive congregation that welcomes people of all beliefs, of any gender, of any nationality to our services and programs where we apply an egalitarian, universal approach to Jewish spiritual worship.
This is not your parents’ house of worship . It is yours – where the future is now, and the patterns are still being written.
We believe in the inclusion and participation of everyone in our services – high holiday and other – whether you are man, woman, or child.
We also provide an online weekly Torah commentary, in addition to holiday presentations – for the high holy days, Passover, Chanukah, and others – which can be listened to or watched whenever it is convenient for you to do so, or the need to commune with spirit overtakes you – details for which can be found on our webpages.
We also offer Shabbat dinners, high holiday services, life cycle services, and events, memorial services, spiritual workshops, equinox and solstice change of season events, and on-going grief support groups, not to mention our spur of the moment ‘coffee house’ nights of poetry and song where all are welcomed to perform or recite.
We sincerely hope that you are blessed as you read through our website. Please share with us any thoughts, suggestions, and comments (supportive or lovingly critical) that God leads you to make and welcome to the House of Spirit.