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Worship with us for the High Holiday Season 5777

Rabbi Richard Eisenberg, our spiritual leader, will be joined by Cantor Theodore Perry
on the Bimah for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
May you be inscribed for a healthy and happy New Year
Rosh Hashanah: 
     Sunday, Oct. 2, 6 p.m.
     Monday, Oct. 3, 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
     Tuesday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m.
     Memorial Service at Sons of Jacob Cemetery, Sunday, Oct. 9, 11 a.m.
Yom Kippur:
     Tuesday, Oct., 11,  6 p.m., Kol Nidre
     Wednesday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m., including Yizkor
     Wednesday, Oct. 12, 4:30 pm., Mincha begins
Break-the-Fast follows Yom Kippur services Wednesday, Oct. 12, reservations required before Oct. 6, $18 per adult, $10 per child 6-12 years, free for those under age 6, call 860-482-8263 for information, a check holds the reservation.
Sukkot: Pizza Supper in the Succah, Sunday, Oct. 16, 5:30 p.m., followed by
brief Succot service, no cost but reservations required by Oct. 13. Call
or email the office.
Shemini Atzeret with Yiskor: Monday, Oct. 24, 9:30 a.m.
Simchat Torah: Monday, Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m.
Call the office at 860-482-8263 or email the synagogue at besynagogue@snet.net for High Holiday ticket information.


Every Saturday is Shabbat. We offer a service every Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
We are eclectic, and everyone counts. Please join us.


Thanks to those who participated in
Yarn Bombing Beth El Synagogue.

Sally Bergad organized the activity in conjunction with the city’s downtown event. Along with Sally, Merle and Mike Arcovia, Judie Mubarek, Robin Cunningham, Marvis Gersten, Lana Peck helped. It makes us indeed part of the Torrington community.


Who We Are…



Beth El Synagogue is a small, egalitarian congregation with more than 100 years of history.  We are proud to be affiliated with United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.  The only Conservative synagogue in Litchfield County, we are located in the center of Torringon across from the historic Victorian Coe Park and draw our membership from throughout Litchfield and Hartford counties.

Under the guidance of our award-winning, esteemed spiritual leader, Rabbi Richard L. Eisenberg, we offer all Shabbat, holiday and life-cycle services, an extensive adult education program, Bar and Bat Mitzvah training and a Judaica library in a welcoming and family-oriented setting.

Saturday Shabbat services are held weekly and Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat services periodically. We welcome those who wish to say Kaddish. Experience our inspirational High Holy Day services, led by Rabbi Eisenberg and Cantor Theodore A. Perry. We are proud of our adult education program that includes classes, Sunday sessions with the Rabbi and a Lox & Lecture series. Our adult education programs are open to non-members.

For membership information, call our office. We have both full-time and associate members. Beth El Synagogue welcomes all. Members in good standing receive tickets for the High Holiday season at no additional cost and may purchase tickets for their adult children and other relatives at a reduced rate. Non-members may purchase tickets through our office. We look forward to meeting you.



The roof of the tiny chapel at Sons of Jacob Cemetery in Torrington, the only Jewish cemetery in Greater Torrington, was replaced recently. The chapel was built in the 1920’s and is used now for storage.