Connect with God

How does one connect with God?

It might be through the exuberance of our ancient prayers.

It might be through the insights gained in the study of our sacred texts.

It might be through the sense of having sanctified time by fulfilling its commandments.

It might be through sanctifying another’s joys or pains by being present.

Connecting with God is never easy.  It requires a commitment and a kavanah - an intentionality - that is often missing from our day-to-day lives.  But this expectation - that we will light the path of our daily lives by setting aside moments to encounter the divine - is at Judaism’s heart.

Beth Israel is committed to creating these moments of light in our lives through prayer, through study, through observance of the holidays and adoption of the mitzvot.  In this way, we seek ways for each of us to connect with God.