I relocated to the San Antonio area from Southern California in 2006 and yearned to find a Jewish community that I could join, feel a part of and be active in.  As my husband is not Jewish, this was a search I did on my own and only for myself.   I visited a couple of congregations at first but did not click with them, and then I found Congregation Beth Am.  From my first email communication to one of their members, I felt someone really cared!  I went to a Saturday morning Shabbat service and was welcomed with open arms, friendly faces, great conversations and a real feeling of Yiddishkeit.  I have been a member of Congregation Beth Am for several years now, serve on the Board of Directors, provide kiddish, read Haftarah and feel I have found a home away from home that fills my soul with much joy and contentment.

Thank you so much Congregation Beth Am for the wonderful community you have developed and for all you have done for me and the other members of our congregation.

Helene Bachmann