B’nai Vail Congregation is a vibrant, active and growing Jewish community in the beautiful Vail Valley, serving all of Eagle County and beyond. We create meaningful opportunities for worship, celebration of life’s events, learning, personal relationships and spirituality.
B’nai Vail Congregation is intentionally not affiliated with any of the major Jewish movements. We recognize that diversity is inherent in our Jewish tradition. As such, our services and programs are designed to meet the wide range of Jewish needs – from Reform or Conservative to non-Jewish family members.
As a congregation, rather than a synagogue or temple, we emphasize a modern and meaningful approach to Judaism and prayer. It’s reflected in the way we educate our children, celebrate High Holy Days and observe Shabbat every Friday night in the Vail Interfaith Chapel.
B’nai Vail represents an essential part of the interfaith model for sharing holy space, which has been a fifty-year tradition in the Vail Valley. With our five sister congregations of the Christian faith, we work diligently to foster understanding among the religions, as we share facilities in Vail, Beaver Creek and Edwards.
Membership includes more than 350 families ranging from young families and young adults to professionals to retired adults. Over 40 children attend our Judaic Studies program. In 2015, we established a B’nai Brith Youth Organization (BBYO) chapter for our teen population and it quickly became the largest mountain chapter in the state.
We are committed to building a Jewish congregation that is welcoming to individuals and families of all backgrounds including full time locals, part timers, seasonal residents and visitors who are here for just a short time. The beautiful and majestic natural environment that surrounds us enhances our Jewish experience.
Most importantly, B’nai Vail Congregation seeks to provide the opportunity for every Jewish person, family and interfaith family to BELONG to our community, so that they may connect with other Jews, regardless of the amount of time they spend in the Vail Valley.