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Bet Torah is a Community of Caring Where All Are Welcome

A key part of Bet Torah’s mission is to strengthen the bonds between all members of our congregation and Judaism. We are committed to fostering a culture where the needs of all people are understood and addressed, and all congregants feel at home.

Bet Torah is making strides to ensure an environment without barriers to inclusion where everyone is welcomed, respected, and valued. In 2021, we created a task force to focus on inclusion and its importance.

We will continue to advocate for all members and build awareness within the congregation to promote a supportive environment that is representative of the Jewish teachings and values.

If you have any suggestions on how to make Bet Torah a more inclusive environment, or comments to share, please contact us at: inclusion@bettorah.org.

Accessibility and Accommodations at Bet Torah

  • Elevators are available on every level of the synagogue.
  • Assistive listening devices are available. Please ask one of our ushers.
  • Large print prayer books are available. Please ask one of our ushers.
  • Focus/fidget tools and books for young children are available on a table outside the sanctuary. Please return after use.
  • Mezuzot are placed at wheelchair-height on the doorposts of the sanctuary and the entrances.
  • Preferred seating for people with wheelchairs, walkers, visual or hearing impairments, and other needs is available in the sanctuary. Please ask ushers for assistance.
  • Accessible restrooms are located on all floors. Changing tables are located in the restrooms on the sanctuary level (in the men’s and women's rooms).
  • An All Gender restroom is located on the second floor on the same wall as the elevator.
  • A Nursing Room for privacy and comfort is located on the first floor. An usher can direct you.

 

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The Schleifer Learning Resource Center at Bet Torah’s Kulanu Religious School serves students who have different needs to access their Jewish education.

We offer a continuum of support that may include a pull out component, a small class environment or an approach in between.

Our goal is to integrate our students into the Kulanu Learning Program, Shabbatonim, holiday programs, assemblies and music classes as much as possible yet support them for success.

Annual Pride Shabbat at Bet Torah

In June 2022, we hosted our second Pride Shabbat! This year we were in person and had Rakhel Silverman from Keshet share her D’var Torah, followed by a lunch/learn after the service.

Keshet is an organization that helps synagogues, Jewish camps, and Jewish schools build equality for LGBTQ+ youth. They offer training for administrators, lay leaders, and clergy to make these environments inclusive to the LGBTQ+ community. Some of the resources that we learned about are listed here:

If you have any questions or want to discuss the learning, please reach out to inclusion@bettorah.org.

Fri, October 7 2022 12 Tishrei 5783