Founded in 1858, Congregation B'nai Israel is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism. Our mission reflects the principles of the Reform Jewish movement. We recognize the diverse spiritual needs of our membership, while respecting the importance of personal religious expression. As an inclusive community, we welcome those of the Jewish faith and interfaith families and support the efforts of our families to raise their children in the Jewish religion. We strive to create worship experiences that allow for spiritual fulfillment and opportunities for congregants of all ages to grow in their knowledge of Jewish tradition, history and Torah. We recognize the need to develop and strengthen our bonds and support of Jewish people everywhere. In joining together for lifecycle events, fellowship, life-long study, tikkun olam (actions to repair the world), and holiday observances, we become united through the sharing of meaningful Jewish experiences. As a congregational family, we are committed to working together toward this vision.