News from Beit Moshe

A message from the President

Dear Beit Moshe Community,

As you may have heard, Beit Moshe has begun a new phase in the growth of our shul. We would like to take this opportunity to clarify the changes that are taking place and the effects they will have on our members.

Firstly, we would like to extend a tremendous thank you to David Magerman for all the time, effort and financial support that he has poured into this project. As the founder, host and visionary behind our shul, the community we have today will forever be indebted to him for his generosity. Thank you, David, for inviting us into your home and your restaurant, and for supporting the journey we have taken, and will continue to take, to hopefully become a flourishing Modern Orthodox synagogue in Lower Merion.

We would also like to express thank you to outgoing board members Yanina Wachtfogel and David Bronstein, both of whom were instrumental in guiding Beit Moshe until now. If not for their efforts and contributions, we would not be where we are today.

The rest of the board remains intact. In the weeks ahead, we will be looking to expand our board by appealing to our membership to get more involved. We are committed to a transparent process for both the board's expansion and ongoing operation so that all members of our community will have a voice and an opportunity to contribute.

As we enter the next stage of our development, we want to assure those who have come to enjoy our davening that, for now, the structure and practices we have followed until this time will continue unchanged. As our membership base becomes more defined in the near future, we will consider halachically acceptable variations that are currently being practiced in other Modern Orthodox communities around the United States. In this way, our mission remains the same: we are a Zionist, Modern Orthodox congregation that aims to cultivate an inclusive and welcoming environment while remaining strongly committed to Torah and halacha. We are striving to build a space for serious and sincere tefillah with a focus on the religious and spiritual growth of our members.

That said, the big change that is forthcoming relates to our location. The Board is exploring several options for our new home, and the community will be notified as soon as we have more details. We are confident that our new space will allow us to continue providing a meaningful experience for all of our attendees.

In order to facilitate the relocation, and our ability to continue providing our popular child care services, it is vital that we gather and enlarge our pool of resources. We continue to offer affordable membership levels for families of varying financial means, and we encourage additional support from those who are able to contribute at higher levels.

The future of Beit Moshe is bright and full of opportunity. Together, we will work to build a vibrant, Modern Orthodox shul that our entire community can be proud to call our spiritual home.

Avi Feldblum

President of Beit Moshe

Beit Moshe Board of Directors

Dan Dayanim

Matt Hamermesh

Shmuel Honig

Jonny Gordon