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

  1. Sun 10

    Sunday School

    Jul 10 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  2. Fri 15

    Torah Service

    Jul 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Sun 17

    Sunday School

    Jul 17 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  4. Wed 20

    Board of Directors Meeting

    Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  5. Wed 20

    Board of Directors Meeting

    Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  6. Fri 22

    Healing service

    Jul 22 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Sun 24

    Sunday School

    Jul 24 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  8. Fri 29

    Shabbat service

    Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

 

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Practicing Democracy

Practicing Democracy jemerman June 28, 2022

As we reflect on the United States' Independence Day, I am mindful that democracy also takes commitment and practice. Democracy takes practice because it still is not accessible to all.

Becoming BMitzvah

Becoming BMitzvah jemerman June 27, 2022

I love seeing how our students at Temple Shalom of Newton transform throughout the process of becoming BMitzvah. It's the end of my first year coordinating the BMitzvah program and my colleague Allison Lobron, an experienced leader in inclusion and social emotional learning, and I are hosting an end of year celebration for our BMitzvah students.

Reconciling the Past, Identifying a Pathway Forward

Reconciling the Past, Identifying a Pathway Forward jemerman June 21, 2022

For the past year, I have been engaged in deep reflection over my responsibility as a Canadian and proud Jew in addressing the horrors committed against Indigenous peoples.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs’ Remarks on Reform LGBTQ+ Inclusion

Rabbi Rick Jacobs’ Remarks on Reform LGBTQ+ Inclusion jemerman June 13, 2022

Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), recently attended the 50th anniversary celebration of Beth Chayim Chadashim in Los Angeles, California, the world's first LGBTQ+ congregation. This is a excerpt taken from his remarks at the event.