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. Fri 23

    Healing service

    Jul 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Sun 25

    Sunday School

    Jul 25 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  3. Fri 30

    Shabbat service

    Jul 30 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Sun 01

    Sunday School

    Aug 01 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  5. Fri 06

    Family Service

    Aug 06 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  6. Sun 08

    Sunday School

    Aug 08 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  7. Sun 15

    Sunday School

    Aug 15 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  8. Wed 18

    Board of Directors Meeting

    Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

 

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

One Small Step in the Battle for Religious Pluralism in America

One Small Step in the Battle for Religious Pluralism in America jstern July 19, 2021

Rabbi A. James Rudin recalls being the only Jew on the committee charged with raising funds to build Evergreen Chapel at Camp David.

Why We Need a “Spiritual Co-conspiratorship” for Justice

Why We Need a “Spiritual Co-conspiratorship” for Justice jstern July 12, 2021

During the 2020 uprising for Black lives, Yehudah was the lead organizer of the 40 Days of Teshuvah action that created a space of mourning the destruction of Black communities and crying out to the Heavens for spiritual co-conspiratorship in the fight for racial justice.

A Conversation with Cantor Aviva Marer

A Conversation with Cantor Aviva Marer jstern July 6, 2021

I sat down with Aviva recently to learn more about her Indian-Jewish heritage and her decision to establish the India Covid Campaign Partnership.

Embracing Sufferers of Mental Ailments

Embracing Sufferers of Mental Ailments jstern July 6, 2021

I glance at the empty box of tissues next to my bed. Worn out from weeping, I am clawing my way back from the most severe depressive episode I’ve had in years and am finding comfort in an unlikely place: our sacred texts.