About Us

B'nai Shalom V'Tikvah (BSVT) means the Children of Peace and Hope. 

BSVT seeks to provide a meaningful community to help nourish the soul and promote Tikkun Ha-Olam (repair the world) and Tikkun Ha-nefesh (repair of the soul).

Our diverse community allows people to find personal meaning and enrichment of the soul in a variety of ways, helping to make you the best possible version of yourself.  Come and celebrate the words and rituals of the past to enrich your present and prepare you and your family for the future.  We offer you a place to bring your mourning and pain, and a community in which to celebrate your greatest joys.

As a reform congregation, we believe the study of Torah, Avodah (prayer), and g'milut chasadim (deeds of loving kindness) offer effective pathways to the solace and the support you seek.  Help us help you to make the world a better place.  Please join us on this journey, enriching our lives as we seek to enrich yours.

With credit to Amy Asin,
URJ’s Vice President and Director of Strengthening Congregations


Our Spiritual Leaders:

Rabbi Emma Gottlieb

Rabbi Gottlieb is a rabbi, teacher, daughter, sister, friend, dog-lover, woman and human being called to an active Jewish life through music and prayer.  She endeavors to bring the teachings and traditions of Judaism to others.  Rabbi Gottlieb truly believes that Judaism can deepen the meaning, understanding and spirituality of both the sacred and ordinary moments in our lives.”


The Board of Directors consists of:

Past-President - Cliff

President - Howard

Vice President - Cliff

Treasurer - Harley

Secretary - Leon

Festivals - Joanie

Life Cycle - Vivian

Ritual - Brian

Membership - Hartley

Fundraising - Beryl

Education - Ron


What is Reform Judaism?
To learn more about Reform Judaism, visit the URJ site at http://www.reformjudaism.org/what-reform-judaism