Thank you for your interest in Beth El Temple Center. BETC is a welcoming and inclusive Jewish community, filled with warmth and energy. We hope you will learn about Beth El by experiencing some of our programs and attending services.
Throughout the year, we offer many opportunities to connect with fellow congregants and to deepen your relationship to Judaism. In addition to a mix of traditional and creative worship services filled with music, BETC offers an adult education program, an outstanding religious school program, weekly Torah study with Rabbi Kraus, social justice activities, family education and more!
Women of Reform Judaism
Are you interested in supporting women’s rights and reproductive rights?
Are you interested in supporting Jewish education and youth programs?
Then become a member of Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) of Beth El Temple Center!
As a member of Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ)/Sisterhood, you will be part of a network representing more than 65,000 women in over 500 women’s groups in North America and around the world. Our members contribute so much to the BETC community. WRJ strives to be an inclusive community for all the women of Beth El Temple Center— married, single, divorced, widowed, with and without children — celebrating individuality, recognizing a diversity of needs, and encouraging personal and collective growth, in mind, body, and spirit. Each woman’s thoughts are valuable in shaping sisterhood into an organization which truly represents our entire community of women.
Please follow the BETC Bulletin and emails for specific monthly programs. Please visit and support our Judaica Gift Shop in the Temple lobby.
Whether you like to discuss books, participate in a men’s seder, schmooze, play on a sports team or play poker, help set up our Temple sukkah, or prepare Hanukkah packages for Jewish soldiers serving overseas – BETC’s Brotherhood wants you! Through our Brotherhood programs, men of all ages who are members of our congregation contribute to the community, both within and outside of the Temple, organize popular events, and make lasting friendships.
The BethElders, a group of Beth El Temple members 55 years of age and older on the cutting edge of senescence declare the following:
Beth El Federation of Temple Youth (BEFTY) is Beth El Temple Center’s youth group for teens in 8th-12th grade. BEFTY is led by an energetic group of dedicated teen leaders, with the guidance of our BEFTY advisor, Aaron Gurvis. BEFTY is a great place to come to meet new people, connect with old friends, and have an awesome time while participating in exciting programming and activities!
Join the Choir!
The Beth El Temple Center Choir is involved throughout the year singing at the Temple, in the Belmont Community, and in the greater Boston community.It is a great way to meet other congregants and to perform beautiful Jewish music. The Choir is open to all our congregants without auditioning and there is no sight-singing necessary.You can also choose the rehearsals and programs that best fit your schedule and come to only those that work for you.So this year, make the Choir part of your life and lift your voice with us in song!
On the third Friday of each month we will have our T'fillah band shabbat service with marvelous music and dance. We hope you will join us in song and worship for these very lively and moving services!