Community

Congregation B’nai Yisrael is the Jewish home we share. We are a community creating positive experiences with individuals of every age. Congregation B’nai Yisrael is our spiritual center, where together, our family of families celebrates, commemorates, worships, learns, nurtures, gives, and grows. We constantly strive to achieve the beauty that comes from experiencing the world through Jewish eyes.

Our Cornerstones

Tradition
Congregation B’nai Yisrael connects individuals to our Jewish heritage and weaves our traditions into our individual and family identities.  Our religious traditions form a framework for meaningful Jewish lives, and help us to to celebrate moments of wonder in life’s cycle and to find comfort in times of tragedy and sorrow.  Our spiritual home connects our members to that which is Divine, to the rich variety of Jewish living, and to others in our community.

Community
Congregation B’nai Yisrael is the center of Jewish life in Armonk.  As a neighborhood synagogue, we form a bond among our member families.  The synagogue serves as a spiritual and a social center where individuals fulfill their religious needs and find meaning in Judaism at every stage of life. 

Learning
Learning the lessons of our Jewish heritage is a primary focus at Congregation B’nai Yisrael.  Together we discover the building blocks of Jewish life, expand our sense of self in a Jewish context, and apply Jewish wisdom to every stage of our journey.

Commitment to Others
The Jewish impulse to repair the world [Tikkun Olam] plays a central role in the life of our community.  We care for other human beings and strive to make a difference in people’s lives through individual and communal acts of tzedakah here in Armonk, in our wider Westchester community, and throughout our world.

Investment
We are deeply committed to maintaining our vibrant community.  We demonstrate our dedication by sharing our time and our resources to insure a healthy future for our synagogue.

Leadership
Our clergy and leadership are accessible and responsive.  It is our responsibility to be deeply connected to one another, in order to hear what every individual and family needs, and learn how to strengthen our community.

 Relevant
From ancient times, Judaism has thrived by maintaining its traditions in an evolving world.  Our synagogue helps our families build contemporary Jewish lives.  Through celebration and study, by taking care of our own and reaching out to help others, by respecting every individual and embodying a spirit of diversity, we are able to be authentic Jews in a modern world.