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!
The Women of Reform Judaism of BETC offers opportunities to play an active role in the Temple community.
As an affiliate of Women of Reform Judaism of North America, we are part of a network representing more than 65,000 women in over 500 women's groups in North America and around the world. Two of our members serve on the Board of WRJ North America, and one sits on the executive committee.
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, Rob Kagan. 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!
Our FUNdraising team of enthusiastic, friendly people is pleased to bring you a great selection of activities, designed to appeal to a variety of interests. We are confident that you will find at least one event that is just your style, and we cannot wait to see you there.
Beth Middlers are people somewhere in mid-life who celebrate holidays and get together around Jewish cultural events and themes, meet other people and socialize. Beth Middlers are empty nesters or near empty nesters, many without kids, married/partnered or single. Often people at this time in their lives are transitioning -- redefining themselves and their relationship to BETC. It’s a great time to come along and be part of the BETC community.
The Beth El Chaverim is a social group whose mission is to provide a robust and active temple experience for members of the BETC and wider Jewish community in their 20s and 30s. Through social events, educational experiences, and volunteering opportunities, we seek to foster a thriving community of younger adults within the temple membership, as well as connect with the broader community of young Jewish adults in the area.