Congregation Beth El's mission is to provide a place of worship for the Jewish Reform community in Fort Bend County, such as the Center for Jewish Life. To ensure that all students receive an education, the Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD) has been working hard to identify those who need the most help and training more teachers to obtain ELL certification. Currently, 11,562 students, or 15 percent of the total student population, are receiving bilingual or English-as-a-second language education. At Beth El, members of all backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to enrich their faith in Judaism, support the State of Israel, and participate in the community. Fort Bend County (FBC) is a place where everyone is included and can be their best selves.
To further this goal, English conversation circles have been established as a complementary program to the services offered by the Fort Bend County Literacy Council. Located in what is considered the most diverse county in the world, Sugar Land, Missouri City and Fort Bend ISD are committed to meeting the needs of Fort Bend County's multi-cultural community. According to a study conducted by Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Fort Bend County is the most diverse in the world based on the entropy index, which measures how close the population is to being comprised of a quarter of each of the four main ethnic groups: Asians, Latinos, African-Americans and Anglo-Saxons. Fort Bend County is dedicated to building a culture where everyone feels like they belong, are valued, and heard. Members of other cultures can support members of the Jewish community in Fort Bend County by participating in local events and programs that promote inclusion and acceptance. Additionally, individuals can volunteer their time at local organizations that provide services to those in need.