TBE has Resumed In-Person Services!

Please join us in person if you feel comfortable doing that. We will still be Zooming, so you have a choice about how to attend our services! CT has relaxed COVID restrictions but there will still be rules we are following.
  1. In the 10 days prior to attending you must not have traveled outside of Connecticut, New Jersey, New York or Rhode Island.
  2. You cannot attend if you have any COVID symptoms or feel ill in any way.
  3. Masks must be worn at all times.
  4. Due to Danbury COVID regulations regarding serving food, there will be no Onegs after the services.
  5. We will practice social-distancing.

Please join our Warm, Welcoming and Compassionate Community. We are a diverse Reform Temple Family, with members of different faiths, sexual orientations, gender identities and races.

If you would like to join the zoom call, please email tbenyct@gmail.com for a link to the meeting.

       

 

Growing & Fostering Our Jewish World

We are a congregation that supports a wide range of programs and activities for members of all ages.

We want to build a community based on inclusives, where everyone is welcome, regardless of age, marital status, sexual orientation, a Jew by birth or  by choice.

    Temple Beth El, “House of God”, is a Reform synagogue. While Reform in orientation, the Temple practices liberal Judaism within an atmosphere that is warm and traditional. The Temple, which is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, strives to be a center for religious observance, for Hebrew and cultural education, and for family and social life.

    Temple Beth El is open year round to its congregants and many visitors. Celebration of each of the holidays on the Jewish calendar enables the congregation to experience and   become part of the history and traditions of Judaism, to share these with friends and neighbors, and to strengthen Jewish identity. For members drawn to activity and service there are ample opportunities for doing mitzvot for the Temple and our community through our Sisterhood and Men’s Club.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

 

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Disconnect to Reconnect: The Unique Position of Camp as a Screen-Free, Immersive Space

Disconnect to Reconnect: The Unique Position of Camp as a Screen-Free, Immersive Space jemerman

At the Jewish summer camp I attended in my youth, we created a sacred moment for our closing-night ritual. After we finished our campfire singing, we'd look up at the stars. Campers today live very different lives. In a post-pandemic world, they have endured screen overload.

Creating Belonging for Interfaith Families

Creating Belonging for Interfaith Families jemerman

One of my most treasured memories is of my husband buying Purim carnival wristbands for our children. This act might seem small, but it symbolized a significant shift for us. See, my husband isn't Jewish, but we are raising a Jewish family.

Why This Summer is Different

Why This Summer is Different jemerman

For as long as I can remember, I've been in love with Israel. I've been fascinated by that small country with such rich meaning and history.

Making a Jewish Ritual for my Divorce

Making a Jewish Ritual for my Divorce jemerman

In the weeks leading up to my civil divorce, I delved into Jewish tradition to see how I could mark it Jewishly. I'd been married under a chuppah with the exquisite blessings of our tradition; simply marking my divorce in the Cook County courthouse was not going to suffice.