Beth El Temple Center is a Reform congregation of over 350 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.
On November 26, 2017, Beth El Temple Center was featured on Chagigah, the Jewish culture and music program on Emerson College's award-winning radio station, WERS-FM. Chagigah host Hal Slifer interviewed Rabbi Jonathan Kraus, Cantor Louise Treitman, and President Randy Gollub about their involvement with Beth El and asked each for a musical recommendation. Continue Reading to listen to excerpts from the program.
Beth E Temple Center's Open Hearts, Open Doors: Refugee Response Effort has been honored with an Irving J. Fain Social Justice Award by the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism. These awards recognize congregations and groups "for their engaging, innovative, and impactful social action work." The Award was presented at the URJ Biennial in Boston.
Dedicate a set of Beth El Temple Center’s new High Holiday prayerbooks, Mishkan Hanefesh.
Contribute to revitalizing our High Holiday worship experience by donating a set of new prayerbooks. You can dedicate one or more sets of Mishkan Hanefesh to honor loved ones, mark special celebrations, or show appreciation. We hope that everyone will participate in this campaign for this “beautiful and thoughtful” book, as described by one of our members. Make your gift at: www.betheltemplecenter.org/mkhn
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