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Congregation Beth Hatikvah

Rabbi Hannah Orden and children at Congregation Beth Hatikvah

We are a group of very different people—Jew and non-Jew, men and women, straight and LGBTQ, people of different ethnicities, beliefs, political stripes and backgrounds—who share one thing. We experience Judaism as a sort of magnetic force drawing us together, and within it we find, in one way or another, the power, inspiration and knowledge to live our lives fully and with purpose. 

As a Reconstructionist synagogue, we make Judaism relevant to our modern lives. Music, social justice, food, learning and laughing all play a big part in our communal lives. Our wonderfully warm and genuine Rabbi Hannah Orden has an extensive background in Jewish education as well as a strong commitment to community building and social action.  Our educational director, along with our lay leadership and Rabbi Orden, have created an innovative Religious School that kids love going to and where they learn to love being Jewish.

Here’s how our members describe CBH:

  • Judgement-free
  • Non-cliquey
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Participatory
  • Informal
  • Homey
  • Genuine and authentic
  • Creative
  • Good energy
  • You don’t need to believe in God
Summit, NJ 07901-1314
United States
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