Congregation Beth El was historically affiliated with the Conservative Movement of Judaism until 1972. We are currently unaffiliated, better enabling us to serve the wide range of Jewish needs in our area. We consider ourselves an egalitarian, liberal congregation that is comfortably home to people from all the mainstream movements.


Our members are families with children, “empty-nesters,” same-sex partners, single adults, and active retirees. We welcome intermarried families who make up a significant portion of our membership. Non-Jewish family members participate in all aspects of our social life here as well as appropriate involvement in ritual and governance.


A statement outlining the role of the Non-Jewish partner in our community is forthcoming.

Coming Events

Shabbat Service

Friday, March 27, 2020, 8:00 PM - Shabbat Service (streaming online via Facebook)


Hebrew School

Sunday, March 28, 2020, 9:30 AM - noon



Good Yontif Bakery

The Good Yontif Bakery is suspended during this period of "social distancing."  See our Good Yontif Bakery page for more information about future offerings. 

















Please consider making an ongoing donation to sponsor the following regular expenses:

Security System

Building Maintenance


Trash Disposal

Snow Removal








Click here to go to our donation page.

Please indicate that you would like your contribution to go to the Operating Fund.

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank

Are you struggling to pay for food?  The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s Food Stamps Helpline can help you apply for SNAP (Food Stamps). To apply call their free and confidential, bi-lingual toll-free number at 1.877.999.5964 or visit http://www.centralpafoodbank.org/SNAP for more information.

Congregation Beth El • 249 Arch Street, Sunbury PA 17801 • 570.286.1490 info@beth-el-sunbury.org