Our Mission & History
Our mission is to worship God in accordance with the tenets of Reform Judaism; to cultivate love and understanding of the Jewish heritage; to stimulate fellowship in the Jewish Community, to strengthen spiritual enrichment and the bonds of loyalty with Israel and the Jewish people everywhere; and to bring near the teaching of God through the Torah by emphasis on fairness, human responsibility and social justice.
What is Reform Judaism?
Throughout history, Jews have remained firmly rooted in Jewish tradition, even as we learned much from our encounters with other cultures. Nevertheless, since its earliest days, Reform Judaism has asserted that a Judaism frozen in time is an heirloom, not a living fountain.
The positions of the Reform Movement are based primarily in two sources: Resolutions adopted by the Union for Reform Judaism, and resolutions adopted by the Central Conference of American Rabbis.
The History of Beth Emeth
Beth Emeth - The 4th oldest Reform Congregation in the United States
Our Academy Road Building
Beth Emeth - The Academy Road Temple
Holocaust Memorial at the Beth Emeth Loudonville Cemetery
CBE Annual Report ~ June 2017
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