Beth El Temple Center is a Reform congregation of approximately 400 memberships, affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. Beth El Temple Center is located in Belmont, Massachusetts and serves many surrounding communities, including Cambridge, Watertown, Waltham, Lexington, Arlington and Somerville. Beth El has a strong egalitarian tradition and welcomes Jews and their families who want to be a part of our Jewish community. Beth El Temple Center offers a place for learning and living Torah, a place to help repair the world, and a place to nurture your soul.
Please join us for a Shabbat Table Talk on Friday, January 9th when Rachael Harkavy, Sarah Shuster and Hannah Silverfine, BETC members and alumni of the NFTY High School in Israel EIE program, will share their stories of their time in Israel. Hear why they chose to attend, what they learned and experienced, where these women are now and how their semester in Israel helped shape the young adults they are today.
This annual celebration of Jewish books occurs before Hanukkah for a reason: lists of recommended books and DVDs are a perfect place to find great reading material to brighten our days during the winter months, as well as gift ideas. The Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) has prepared lists of recent fiction and non-fiction books and DVDs for children, teens and adults. You can find something for everyone in your life, or even create your own wish list.
I am delighted to introduce Cantor Nancy Ginsberg, Cantorial Soloist Jodi Blankstein, and Cantorial Student Sara Hass to you, and I invite you to join me in extending a warm welcome to all three of them during the coming year. Nancy will be leading us in prayer during the high holidays, and Sara and Jodi will be sharing their voices with us during Friday and Saturday Shabbat services throughout the year, beginning in the fall.
What Time Are Shabbat Services?
Our services times for Friday evening vary over the course of the month, so always check here on the web site or in your copy of the bulletin to be sure you have the right time. Read on for the description of our First Friday series, our regular second week service, our Tefillah Band services on the third Friday, and so on. Our Saturday morning services always start at 10:00am.
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