Temple Beth El is a shul: a caring, accessible, welcoming, and joyful place of worship.
Music fills our spirit as the Torah and Jewish texts inspire our minds and actions.
Coming together at Temple Beth El is to spend time learning, socializing and growing.
We have a daily minyan, morning and evening, which enables our congregants to begin and end their day in community prayer, and to support those in need of saying Kaddish during the mourning period or on the anniversary (Yahrzeit) of a loved one's death.
Shabbat worship opportunities are varied. Our main service includes study, spirited singing and traditional davening. We also offer junior congregation and special family worship opportunities.
At Temple Beth El, we celebrate the holidays with joy and spirit, from a creative Selichot service that includes traditional tunes and modern music to the controlled and joyful chaos of Simchat Torah. The mirthful mayhem of Purim, featuring a full Megillah reading, appropriate activities for children, is one of the most anticipated events of every year. And our annual congregational celebration of Hanukah includes children's performances, a festive meal and great singing.
Opportunity To Participate
There are multiple opportunities for congregants to participate in the religious life of TBE--from polishing the Torah silver before the high holy days to leading daily services and shiva minyan, chanting Torah, ushering--and much more.
Comprehensive Bar/Bat Mitzvah Training
Our comprehensive Bar/Bat Mitzvah training program uses a combination of classroom studies and individual tutoring to prepare our children for their big day. Our B'nai Mitzvah are well-prepared with haftarah, Torah readings and service leadership roles, supplemented with an understanding of mitzvot, tzedakah and text.