Welcome To Temple Beth El!
What is Torah Fund?
Kol Yisrael Arevim Zeh Ba’Zeh
All of Israel is Responsible for One Another
This pin highlights the word ‘arevut,’ responsibility. It corresponds to the theme from the Babylonian Talmud, Shevuot 39a, that all the people of Israel are responsible for one another, and we assume that responsibility through our support of the five Conservative/Masorti institutions of higher education.
We are extremely grateful for all our Torah Fund Benefactors who have so generously continued this support of Conservative Judaism throughout the pandemic years. For years we have consistently led our Women’s League in this endeavor and we certainly take pride in knowing we are National leaders as well.
The Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, NY
Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City which is comprised of nearly 500 students coming from 30 states and over 10 countries. It has over 100 full and part time faculty members and claims the honor of being the largest faculty devoted solely to Judaic studies in the Western Hemisphere.
Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies of Los Angeles, California
Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in California is an international center of Conservative/Masorti Judaism. The school opened in 1996 and has ordained rabbis who are in leadership positions across North America, Israel and Africa and are keeping Judaism alive, relevant and meaningful.
Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem
The Schechter Institute of Judaic Studies which embodies Rabbinic Seminary, a graduate school, and education program for Israeli children, Midreshet Yerushalayim (a study program for Israeli and immigrants in Israel) and Nev Schechter-Legacy Heritage Center for Jewish Culture in Tel Aviv.
Seminaro Rabinico Lainoamericano Buenos Aires, Argentina
Seminaro Rabinico Latinoamericano was founded in 1963 and is the only non-orthodox institution in Latin America which trains rabbinic students (including our own Rabbi Bitran), hazzanim, and Judaic teachers.
Zacharias Frankel College
Newest to Torah Fund is Zacharias Frankel College in Postsdam, Germany which was conceived to train a new generation of rabbis to address the spiritual needs of European Jewry.
**The monies raised are used to provided financial assistance to students and to fund special projects to ensure Conservative/Masorti Judaism lives and thrives.