Today is June 4, 2023 /

Welcome from the President

Welcome to First Hebrew Congregation!  Welcome to our members as well as those who are interested in exploring a connection to our vibrant congregation.

First Hebrew Congregation is a warm and welcoming participatory Jewish community. We welcome all individuals and families, including interfaith families, people of all ages, races, sexual orientations and abilities.  We celebrate Jewish practices with present day meaning. We are devoted to our community and are committed to building for the future though programming and services guided by members’ interests.  We invite others to visit, to speak with members, and to learn about us while we learn how we can meet your interests and needs.

At First Hebrew, we recognize and appreciate that we are a diverse community with varying styles of practice or levels of observance. We are a Conservative congregation with a community having a wide range of Jewish beliefs and customs who share our common heritage and our common core beliefs that are expressed in a wide range of our own choices for what being Jewish means. We look to our community to be inclusive and supportive of each person.

Each year, we learn more about our kehila kedosha, our sacred community, and the people who are part of the First Hebrew family. During the past 18 months, we have learned that our community is able to remain connected and focused on our core beliefs while adapting to unanticipated events, mainly the Covid-19 pandemic. We have been offering a wide-range of activities, often remote by Zoom or live-streaming and our new hybrid style of programming and services.

As always, First Hebrew is here to support and to sustain you in your Jewish journey.


Robert “Bob” Rubenfeld