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.
Discover wonderful hidden treasures at Beth El Temple Center’s gala auction and premier fundraising event on Saturday, May 11. The event will include an online auction, silent and live auctions, live gypsy jazz music, and delicious food.
In April, our beloved Rabbi Emeritus, Earl Grollman, will be honored by the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) with its “Lifetime Achievement Award.” The award honors “…an outstanding individual in the area of death, dying, grief and loss who has had a national or international impact on the field and has dedicated his/her professional life to the development and improvement of death education, caring for the dying person, and grief counseling.”
Like so many people around the world, I became caught up in the drama of Pope Francis's election last month. The process was a fascinating and, at times, deeply moving opportunity to witness the evolution of Roman Catholic identity world-wide. For a church that has suffered so many wounds (too many of them self-inflicted) in recent years, it was lovely to witness all the excitement and hope engendered by the opening of this potential new chapter.
For Rosh Hodesh Nissan, Abby Fisher and other representatives from the Women of Reform Judaism joined the group Women of the Wall in donning tallitot while praying at the women's section of the Kotel. This monthly activity lead by the Women of the Wall was also supported this time by three members of the Knesset and marked the first time in years that no women were detained by police.
Fri, May 24 8:00 pm
Sat, May 25 9:00 am
Sat, May 25 10:00 am
Sun, May 26 8:30 am
Fri, May 31 8:00 pm