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BALTIMORE – January 2, 2018 – Beth El Congregation (, a progressive synagogue affiliated with the United Synagogue, announced today the addition of Brandon Chiat as Digital Marketing Strategist. As the Digital Marketing Strategist, Brandon is responsible for communicating Beth El’s unique story and growing the congregation’s online community through social media, content development, and digital marketing. Brandon is a Google Analytics and AdWords Certified Professional.

Before joining Beth El, Brandon was the Content Director at FurtherInsights, an interactive media company. At FurtherInsights, Brandon showcased his expertise in audience and content development, overseeing creative editorial projects and interactive media campaigns for clients such as CBS Local and the National Aquarium. As a journalist, Brandon has contributed to various publications, including The Baltimore Jewish Times and JMORE. Brandon also consulted with startups to help them with branding and positioning, content creation and audience engagement, and inbound marketing strategies.

“We are very excited to welcome Brandon to the Beth El family,” said Josh Bender, Executive Director of Beth El. “Brandon’s extensive marketing experience and work with startups provides a unique entrepreneurial perspective that brings value to our team and congregation. As a savvy wordsmith, Brandon will help Beth El develop its voice and regularly produce various types of content. He is a creative individual with a passion for connecting digital communities, and we look forward to seeing him grow within our community.”

Brandon holds a dual B.A. from the University of Maryland – College Park in Psychology and English Literature. While at UMD, Brandon served as Editor-in-Chief for Terrapin Sound, the university’s digital music magazine and also co-founded the music blog When not at Beth El, Brandon enjoys reading, traveling, hiking, and playing guitar. He lives for live music.


Beth El, a progressive and inclusive congregation affiliated with the Conservative Movement, fulfills the spiritual, educational and social needs of its members by nurturing religious practices and tradition, Jewish values and Tikkun Olam. Beth El Congregation is an engaging, vibrant, and inclusive synagogue community for today's modern Jewish families. We invite you to explore Jewish life at Beth El through traditional Jewish prayer and ritual, inspiring adult and childhood education, vibrant community celebrations and more.

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