If you are seeking a spiritual and social connection with your Jewish roots, in a warm, small, close‑knit congregation, then Beth Ami is the temple for you.
Beth Ami Temple is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). Although we affiliate with the Reform movement, families of all denominations are welcome. Especially welcome are singles, couples, empty nesters and snowbirds.
Our annual dues are among the lowest in the valley at $295 for singles and $590 for families, and there is no building fund.
How Is Our Temple Different?
We are a congregation directed toward serving the spiritual and social needs of active and involved adults.
Our services are led by Rabbi Allison Lawton and Cantorial Soloist Mike Robbins. Shabbat services are conducted every other Friday night from September through May. The Torah portion for the week is read at each service. We do not have a religious school, but do honor simchas. We share the joys and sorrows of our families.
On occasion, services may be conducted by one of our members with participation by the congregation. The Beth Ami Speakers Series sponsors noted members of the Phoenix community to speak on topics of special interest at several services during each year.
What Traditions Has Beth Ami Established?
The members of our temple truly enjoy being with one another. Members take turns hosting an Oneg after each service.
High Holiday services follow our own special prayer book, which has been handed down over the years, with members leading the congregation in the reading of a number of the prayers during each service. Services are followed by an outdoor break-the-fast. We have a yearly Hanukkah party, a Purim celebration and, starting in 2018, a congregation seder.