Clark students participate in the thriving Worcester area Jewish community. The Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts, a communal umbrella group that serves Worcester and 35 surrounding towns, is Clark Hillel’s sponsor and a major funder. Currently, the Federation estimates that 2,700 households in the area have at least one identified Jewish member. In the city of Worcester, there are five synagogues that reflect the diverse religious community. In addition, Worcester is home to a Jewish Community Center (JCC), a Jewish Family and Children’s Services, both girls’ and boys’ yeshivot (Jewish day schools), a community supplemental religious school and Hebrew high school, and a Jewish healthcare center.
The five Worcester synagogues are:
Temple Emanuel Sinai (Reform) – 4.4 miles from Clark
Congregation Beth Israel (Conservative) – 2.8 miles from Clark
Congregation Beth Judah (Orthodox) – 2.4 miles from Clark
Shaarai Torah West Synagogue (Orthodox) – 2.2 miles from Clark
Yeshiva Tifereth Israel (Orthodox, Chabad) – 1.9 miles from Clark