About Us


Our synagogue

We are a welcoming congregation in Chester, Ct., devoted to living and teaching our Jewish heritage, while offering opportunities for spiritual, intellectual and personal growth. To the joy of Jewish tradition and values, we add spice, passion and innovation.

In addition it has become, over the years, a center of cultural life for the lower Connecticut River valley, drawing eminent authors to its Books & Bagels program and world-class musicians to its Music & More series. At its heart is this ethic: that every resource required by a Jewish family--including families of interfaith or gay or lesbian couples--is available at CBSRZ. For parents of young children, it is a chance to do their part to honor the work of their ancestors, by passing along our rich traditions. And for those who may have lost touch with Judaism over the years, here is a chance for rewarding reentry and to help keep the light of our faith alive.

Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek is a center for multi-faceted Jewish religious and social life.

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Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism.