History

Since 1975 (5736), Congregation Beth Am has been meeting the needs of the Jewish community in Central Florida. It is a relationship we take very seriously.  Regardless of household faith, level of observance, or spiritual relationship, Congregation Beth Am lives up to its name:  “Our People’s Home.”

As the first synagogue in Seminole County, our founding families were most concerned with keeping synagogue affiliation accessible to as many people as possible.  We are a young and growing congregation, very supportive of all congregational family celebrations of life:  weddings, baby-namings, anniversary and birthday celebrations and B’nai Mitzva. We also come together in times of sorrow, offering support to each other at funerals and in homes where Shiva is observed.

Our religious school reveals that we are indeed a young congregation with attention to pre-K through 7th grade, including a special needs program. We measure the effect of Congregation Beth Am not in numbers, but in relationships that transcend our Shabbat and High Holy Days services.    Our programming provides value to our members, creates real connections internally and externally, and keeps true to the vision our founders put forth, as they always intended to have Central Florida’s most accessible Synagogue.

Congregation Beth Am is where we learn, laugh, and celebrate life together.