Beth El Atereth Israel

Reference Number
RF109184
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Description
Welcome to Congregation Beth El-Atereth Israel, a dynamic Orthodox congregation of approximately 250 families, which provides a welcoming environment for people from all backgrounds. Guided by our respected Rabbi, our Shul is committed to approaching the modern world through the perspective of halacha, embracing religious Zionism, and growing in Jewish learning and observance. The hallmark of our synagogue family is the warm and haimish atmosphere. Congregation Beth El-Atereth Israel of Newton has a long history in the greater Boston area. Our Shul represents a continuation of two congregations founded in the 1800’s in the Dorchester area of Boston.In the mid 1950’s, the Shul began the first Orthodox minyan in Newton Centre, a picturesque suburb 8 miles west of Boston. This offshoot of the Dorchester Shul sparked the blossoming of a vibrant Orthodox community in Newton. In 1965, under the aegis of our founding Rabbi, Rabbi Abraham Koolyk, zt’l, a beautiful new building was constructed to accommodate the growing membership and provide an inspiring and comfortable setting for davening, learning, and simchas. The beautiful main sanctuary seats 300, but can be opened up to the adjoining social hall to seat the over 650 people who daven here on the Yomim Noraim.The Shul also includes a beis medrash, a youth room, and a classroom wing, with six classrooms and a library. The social hall, where we hold Shabbos kiddushes, Seudos Shlishis, and simchas, from bar and bat mitzvah luncheons to weddings, accommodates seating for over 300. In 1988, after the retirement of Rabbi Koolyk, the Shul was fortunate to bring to Boston Rabbi Gershon Segal, who had been Rabbi in a Midwestern Shul for seven years. Since then, there has been a large influx of young families with children to our congregation, adding to the spirit and dynamism of the Shul and creating a warm and caring multi-generational environment.
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Location
Country
United States
State/Region/Province
Massachusetts
Address
561 Ward St
ZIP code
2459
Additional information
Rabbi
Rabbi Gershon Segal
Nusach
Ashkenazic
Daily Services?
Yes
Mikvah On Site?
No
Eruv?
Yes
Shul Features
  • Shabbat 9am Minyan
  • Youth Minyan
  • Youth Groups
  • Playground
  • Social Hall
  • Shabbat Hospitality
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