Today is October 22, 2019 -

Bet Israel Masorti Synagogue

בית ישראל" – בית הכנסת המסורתי בנתניה"

19 Yehuda Hanasi St., POB 437, Netanya 4210300, Israel
Phone: 972-(0)9-862-4345

Welcome to Bet Israel Masorti Synagogue

Welcome to Bet Israel  –  Netanya’s friendly, egalitarian Conservative synagogue
ברוכים הבאים ל בית ישראל  –  ביה”כ המסורתי השוויוני והידידותי בנתניה

Shabbat Times

Service Times

During Summertime, the Kabbalat Shabbat service begins at 6:00 p.m.

During Wintertime, the Kabbalat Shabbat service begins 20 minutes after candle-lighting.

Shabbat morning service begins at 8:30 am.
On weekdays, Shacharit begins at 8:00 am.

High Holidays - Times of Services 5780 2019

What’s new?

 Ushpezin party in our sukkah.






Help to “Raise the Roof”

 We are all aware that our synagogue is aging and it is necessary that we make changes in order to survive as an organization. We don’t want to lose our facility due to not being able to maintain it. In order to become a true community center as well as remaining a place of worship, we must put a new roof on the building. It is the original roof and needs to be replaced.

 We reached out to the city of Netanya and they have agreed to pay half of the 200,000 NIS cost, or 100,000 NIS, and to start the roof replacement immediately, before the start of the rainy season.

 We have been blessed with very generous donors, Dani and Bat Ella Birnbaum, who have agreed to match any donations made by us. This means that every shekel donated by you becomes two shekels!

 In order to pay for the roof replacement we need to raise at least 50,000 NIS for this cause.

 Time is of the essence in making this possible. Cash or checks are welcome, and we also accept credit cards. Sara Bordowitz can assist you at our OFFICE NUMBER 09-862-4345.

If you are paying United States taxes, it is possible to contribute through “KBY” -- . It is an authorized tax-deductible organization that does not charge us any additional handling fees. Please specify that your donation is for the Roof Repair Fund. Sara can provide you with the details.

 Please pass this on to your relatives and friends who are familiar with the history of our synagogue and want to keep it active.

 Thank you for your donation,

The President and the Va'ad of Bet Israel


To all members of Bet Israel, shalom, 

I am pleased to announce that we have a Community Center Director for Bet Israel beginning 1 August.

Her name is Aleli Prawer and she has wide experience in community organizing and helping Masorti-affiliated communities to succeed and to grow. She was very successful in Uraguay in founding new Masorti communities.  

 This is a first step, we hope, in moving in a positive direction for Bet Israel, with the tremendous support, both material and moral, from our own Masorti Movement here in Israel.

I invite you all to meet Aleli when she joins us at Shabbat Morning Services on 3 August.

Sincerely, as we look to the future,

Larry Hepner

President, Bet Israel.


English tutors needed! For details click below:

Initial notice 5Feb2019 poster

Upcoming Events

High Holidays: Times of Services 5780 2019 HEB & ENG

Simchat Torah: Sunday Oct 20 at 5:30 p.m., Monday Oct 21 at 8:30 a.m. On both occasions we will take out the Torah scrolls and dance with them (Hakafot). In the morning we will also say Yizkor, the exact time depends on how enthusiastic people are about dancing and singing during the Hakafot.

Save the dates: Three-day trip to the Negev, Oct. 28-30, led by Itzik Efron. Bet Israel Tiyul to the South 1019

For more events, click Events (in the menu bar above).

Bet Israel is a community center as well as a synagogue! We have two halls that are available on a rental basis: Bet Israel Community Center Rental FLYER עברית WITH PICS

Regular Activities

Astronomy Club: Meet with Sara Bordowitz (MSc, Astronomy) Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Astronomy Club BASIC SIGN Dec2018

Bible study with Rachel Holman in Hebrew, Mondays, 5:30 pm. On vacation until November!

Bible study with Mike Garmise in English. On vacation until October.

Advanced Hebrew classes with Hadassa Birnbaum: Mondays at 3 pm.

Bridge: Mondays and Thursdays at 9:15 am. 35 sh.

Women-Only Israeli Dance with Reli Abman: Sundays at 8:00pm for beginners and 9:15 for intermediate/advanced. 30sh.

Israeli Dancing: Thursdays - 8 pm  with Danny Naveh. 30 sh.


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Membership Corner

♠ Pictures from the latest Chavayat Havdala here.

Hanukka party

Natalie Guerin's Aliya

♠ Pictures from the felafel dinner, 2017.

♠  Ida Plaut remembers her son Steven z"l.

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