Due to the Corona Virus, we are currently serving the needs of our members virtually. We stay connected to our Temple Beth El family members via Zoom.

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. 

       

 

2021 Annual Plant Sale Fundraiser

MUST BE PRE-ORDERED BY APRIL 22, 2021

 

The plants will be the same as usual, locally grown, hardy beautiful and plentiful. Visit http://tbect.org/plant-sale for more information.

 

 
 
Relay for Life
 
In memory of Rabbi Acrish, please consider signing up to support the
Relay for Life.
 
It is a fund raising event sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
Become a member ofTeam Acrish!
 
Walk and schmooze with your friends and support the ACS.
 
The Relay for Life will be held on
Saturday, June 5, 2021
 
Hopefully this will be an in person event but will also offer a virtual option.
 
Either way, we want to keep this team going and helping to support ACS in memory of Rabbi Acrish.
 
For more information, please click on the Relay for Life button below.
 
 

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 09

    Sunday School

    May 09 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  2. Sun 16

    Sunday School

    May 16 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  3. Wed 19

    Board of Directors Meeting

    May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  4. Wed 19

    Board of Directors Meeting

    May 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  5. Fri 21

    Torah Service

    May 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Sun 23

    Sunday School

    May 23 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  7. Fri 28

    Shabbat service

    May 28 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Fri 28

    Healing service

    May 28 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

 

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

How to Observe Shavuot from Home This Year

How to Observe Shavuot from Home This Year kbkaput May 5, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted so much of how we engage Jewishly, but Shavuot is a fantastic holiday for families to celebrate from the safety of their homes. Here are a few ways you and your family can observe this rich, festive Jewish holiday this year.

My Black Son is a Baby, But He Won’t Always Be

My Black Son is a Baby, But He Won’t Always Be urjadmin May 3, 2021

Being Black in America is its own journey within the journey of just being human, and living, and discovering who you really are on a soul level. Then there’s being Black and Jewish. And then there’s being Black, Jewish, married to a white Jew, and having bi-ethnic Jewish kids. It’s another journey, not an easy one at times, and instead of getting easier as I get older, we seem to be facing more challenges.

Being a Mom in an All-Woman Family

Being a Mom in an All-Woman Family jstern May 3, 2021

June and her partner, Betsy, adopted two girls from Guatemala and raised them together until Betsy died of cancer 4 years ago. June talked with me about the great joy she felt in fulfilling her dream of becoming a mom and the challenge she and her teenage daughters faced after suffering such a tremendous loss.

A Jewish Ecovillage Founder on Celebrating Earth Day in Ghana

A Jewish Ecovillage Founder on Celebrating Earth Day in Ghana kbkaput April 19, 2021

Isaac Hirt-Manheimer is the founder of Unity Ecovillage in Ghana, constructed according to eco-friendly principles that he learned while attending the Green Apprenticeship training program at Kibbutz Lotan in Israel.