Congregation Beth Israel (Hebrew: בית ישראל‎) is an egalitarian Conservative congregation located at 15 Jamesbury Drive in Worcester, Massachusetts. Founded in 1924 as an Orthodox synagogue, it formally affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism in 1949, and describes itself as the "leading Conservative congregation in Central Massachusetts." The congregation first worshipped at a house on Pleasant Street; it constructed a synagogue building in its place in 1941. It completed its current location on Jamesbury Drive in 1959.

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  • Congregation Beth Israel (Hebrew: בית ישראל‎) is an egalitarian Conservative congregation located at 15 Jamesbury Drive in Worcester, Massachusetts. Founded in 1924 as an Orthodox synagogue, it formally affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism in 1949, and describes itself as the "leading Conservative congregation in Central Massachusetts." The congregation first worshipped at a house on Pleasant Street; it constructed a synagogue building in its place in 1941. It completed its current location on Jamesbury Drive in 1959. The congregation hired its first permanent rabbi in 1938. Subsequent rabbis have included Israel Chodos (1939-1942), Herbert Ribner (1948–1955), Abraham Kazis (1955–1973), Baruch Goldstein (1971–1986), and Jay Rosenbaum (1983–2003). In 1994, the synagogue and Rosenbaum were the subject of the book And They Shall be My People: An American Rabbi and His Congregation by Paul Wilkes. Joel Pitkowsky succeeded Rosenbaum as rabbi in 2003. Pitkowsky left in 2011 and was succeeded by Rabbi Steven Schwarzman. Rabbi Schwarzman left in 2014 and was succeeded by Rabbi Aviva Fellman. (en)
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  • Congregation Beth Israel (Hebrew: בית ישראל‎) is an egalitarian Conservative congregation located at 15 Jamesbury Drive in Worcester, Massachusetts. Founded in 1924 as an Orthodox synagogue, it formally affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism in 1949, and describes itself as the "leading Conservative congregation in Central Massachusetts." The congregation first worshipped at a house on Pleasant Street; it constructed a synagogue building in its place in 1941. It completed its current location on Jamesbury Drive in 1959. (en)
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