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.
The BETC Board of Trustees has designated a special section (R2) within the beautiful, new Beit Olam East Cemetery in Wayland MA for our congregation. Special pricing is available now through November 2016. See this flyer for a summary, or read on for further details including FAQs.
The nomination period for the first annual Jonathan Jacoby Tikkun Olam Awards is now closed. Award recipients will be announced at the Social Action Shabbat service, Friday October 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm. These awards were created by the Social Action Committee to honor long-time Temple member, Jonathan Jacoby, who set an example for us all by his dedication to the work of tikkun olam, "repairing the world."
In early October, our community will gather once again for the beautiful, thought-provoking, and inspiring observance of the Days of Awe (sometimes called, the "High Holy Days"). As always, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur provide us with wonderful opportunities for self-reflection and for powerful moments of both personal and communal renewal.
To engage in joyful, participatory, musical and spiritually meaningful worship.
To promote lifelong learning and teaching about Torah, God, Israel, Hebrew Jewish history, culture and values.
To repair the world by promoting peace and justice among all people through social action, tzedakah, and acts of lovingkindness.
To be a welcoming, caring Reform Jewish community for people of diverse backgrounds and traditions, and to connect with the larger Jewish community.
Fri, Oct 28 8:00pm
Sat, Oct 29 9:00am
Sat, Oct 29 10:00am
Sun, Oct 30 9:00am
Fri, Nov 4