Congregation Beth Israel is an Orthodox synagogue located in the Metairie suburb of New Orleans. Our mission is to create an accessible spiritual home, where all Jews are warmly embraced, regardless of affiliation or background. We strive to create a … [Read More...]
Our synagogue flashed on the world scene in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, as a ZAKA volunteer was captured on film carrying Torah scrolls out of our flooded sanctuary. Unfortunately, those scrolls could not be salvaged, and all seven of … [Read More...]
Two quotes adorn our new synagogue. Engraved upon the Ark are the words, "Mighty Waters Cannot Extinguish Our Love." This verse from Shir HaShirim 8:6 is written in Hebrew over … [Read More...]
Rabbi Uri Topolosky is the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Israel. He is a past president of the Rabbinic Council of Greater New Orleans, as well as a member of the local Vaad HaKashrut and the Interfaith Clergy Association. Uri served previously as the Associate Rabbi of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in … [Read More...]
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updated April 19, 2013