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.
In 1931, a small group of dedicated Jewish families in Belmont and Watertown had a dream, to create a sacred Jewish home – a place where Jews in Belmont and neighboring communities could come to tell their stories, to share their lifecycle events and to grow and deepen as a people.
These visionary founders created a new congregation that would soon become Beth El Temple Center. The members engaged their first full-time Rabbi, Earl A. Grollman, and began planning for a building of their own.
In 1955, Beth El Temple Center at 2 Concord Avenue was dedicated and has served as our congregation’s center for worship, community, learning, and Tikkun Olum for over fifty years.
BETH EL TEMPLE CENTER
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