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 30

    Shabbat service

    Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Sun 02

    Sunday School

    Oct 02 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  3. Fri 07

    Family Service

    Oct 07 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Sun 09

    Sunday School

    Oct 09 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  5. Sun 16

    Sunday School

    Oct 16 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  6. Wed 19

    Board of Directors Meeting

    Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  7. Wed 19

    Board of Directors Meeting

    Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  8. Fri 21

    Torah Service

    Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

 

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Rebuilding After the Storms of Life: An Interview with Rabbi Joseph Meszler

Rebuilding After the Storms of Life: An Interview with Rabbi Joseph Meszler jemerman September 22, 2022

We sat down with Rabbi Joseph Meszler, author of "The Sukkah in the Storm: A Sukkot Story," to discuss the ways this story teaches children about strength, resilience, community, and asking for help.

Keeping Family Close, Regardless of Distance

Keeping Family Close, Regardless of Distance jemerman September 21, 2022

As I boarded the plane to Israel in the summer of 2002 for my first year of rabbinical school at HUC in Jerusalem, my mother said, "Please, just don't meet an Israeli." As soon as the plane touched down at Ben Gurion airport, I knew that I was home. A few months later, I met that Israeli. From our first conversation, he understood that I was studying to be a rabbi, and I understood that he wanted to live only in Israel.

A Vegan Rosh HaShanah for a Sweet New Year

A Vegan Rosh HaShanah for a Sweet New Year jemerman September 14, 2022

I am vegan because I am Jewish. Everything that led me to a vegan practice came from my childhood where I kept kosher, learned by asking thoughtful questions, and practiced daily rituals like hand washing and reciting brachot that brought intention to aspects of daily life.

An Invitation to Return

An Invitation to Return jemerman September 7, 2022

As we look out from the pulpit, we know there are good reasons that some faces that were familiar before March 2020 are now missing. We have embraced technology at every opportunity. The quality of our livestreaming worship, even in smaller synagogues, is excellent. Many congregants have grown accustomed to praying from the comfort of their couch.