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.
Do you want a more in-depth knowledge of Israel? The Adult Learning Team is pleased to offer a two-year, Me'ah style class, called Tzion: Changing the Way You Feel About Israel By Studying Israel. We are thrilled to announce that the class will be taught by Rabbi David Starr, an excellent professor, loved by many BETC Meah participants!
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.
Can You Read This:
הַאִם אַתֶּם רוֹצִים לִקְרֹא כָּל הַחֲדָשׁוֹת מִישְׂרָאֵל
But don't know what it means
"Meh Chadash" returns for another year! Join Rabbi Kraus for a series of ten classes that will introduce you to reading and understanding modern Hebrew through studying a Hebrew-language newspaper. Follow the read more link for all the details!
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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