- Jane O'Connor, Communications Intern
Congregation Spotlight: Congregation B'Nai Israel
This week’s Congregation Spotlight highlights a longtime partner of Family Promise of Orange County: Congregation B’Nai Israel, located in Tustin, California.
Through synagogue services, religious school, youth programs and more, Congregation B’Nai Israel strives to uplift community members as well as encourage expression of Judaism. Beginning in the late 1900s, goals were set to design, build, and establish this congregation in the community, and today it is an important part of the Tustin area. This great congregation has been led by Rabbi Elie Kaplan Spitz since 1988. His commitment to Congregation B’Nai Israel and goals of engaging spiritually with the community has helped shape the congregation into what it is today.
Congregation B’Nai Israel was one of the founding faith-partners of Family Promise of Orange County ten years ago. Today, they serve as a support partner to one of our host churches, Tustin Presbyterian Church, providing meal and volunteer support four times a year when Tustin Presbyterian hosts our families on their campus. Marla Nathan serves as the volunteer coordinator for Congregation B’Nai Israel.
We are so grateful for the outstanding partnership we have with this wonderful congregation! Thank you, Congregation B’Nai Israel!