Engagement & Membership

Why Join Us?

Congregation Beth HaTephila offers an inclusive, diverse and embracing Jewish home for people seeking to express and enrich their spirituality.

Members of CBHT enjoy a warm, welcoming and caring environment where Judaism is relevant and meaningful.

We provide a comfortable, participatory environment focused on personal empowerment and authentic Jewish engagement for all community members including interfaith families, Jews by choice, singles, 20/30s and LGBTQ.

Simchat Torah at CBHT

Benefits of Affiliation

  • High Holiday tickets
  • The right to vote in matters brought before the congregation
  • Service as an officer of the congregation or its auxiliaries
  • Election to the Board and participation on all committees
  • Burial in our cemetery
  • The availability of the Rabbi for life cycle events, and to offer spiritual and emotional support during both times of celebration, as well as times when the heart is made heavy through loss or illness
  • The opportunity to be in the Temple Directory and on the national membership rolls of the Union for Reform Judaism
  • Partipation in the Religious School program
  • Use of the building with preferred facility service rates
  • Receipt of the Menorah newsletter and e-mail updates about congregational activities
  • Opportunity to attend national and regional biennial conventions of the Union for Reform Judaism
  • B’nai Mitzvah training by our professional staff

You're at Home Here! An Engaging, Inclusive, Reform Congregation in the Blue Ridge Mountains