We are proud of our relationship with Golda Och Academy (GOA), our local Jewish day school, and are delighted to welcome new families who have moved to the South Orange/Maplewood area to be close to GOA. Many GOA students and their families are active members of the Beth El community, as are GOA alumni, faculty, and even founders of the school. Golda Och, z”l, herself was a member of Beth El.

Beth El and GOA share core values. We are both communities of respect, dedicated to intellectual and spiritual growth through study, prayer, tikkun olam—repair of the world, and a close bond with the State of Israel. It is very special for day school families to have the values and lessons learned in school reinforced every time they come to Beth El.

Our children often tell us how much they love seeing their school friends at synagogue. And, as parents, we find our own Jewish community is incredibly strong thanks to the wonderful friendships we develop as a result of this very special Beth El/GOA connection.