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, 8:00 PM - Shabbat Service (streaming online via Zoom). Please contact Rabbi Nina for information about how to connect to the service. 


Hebrew School

(Classes held via Zoom)

Sunday School for Young Children

Sunday, December 13, 11:30 AM to noon - For children under six years of age.  Please contact Rabbi Nina for specific details and for the Zoom link. 

Hanukkah 5781 (2020) Celebrations

See this detailed Hanukkah Schedule for more information. 


















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