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.
Join the Beth El Temple Center community for our annual Spring Gala on Saturday, April 28th at 7pm. Our theme this year is "Celebrating Our Quilt of Many Colors, Honoring Our Diversity". Our formal gala event will feature hors d'oeuvres, desserts, a cash bar, music, raffles, and other surprises.
Register online or via the response card you received with your invitation.
Film, Insights, Discussion & Dessert
Saturday, May 12 – 7:30 pm
Join us for the third Paula Lerner Visiting Artist Program! Award-winning filmmakers James Rutenbeck and Nina Alvarez will present their documentary, Class of '27, a compelling film about three communities in depressed rural America that come together against the odds to help their children grow into successful graduates. BETC member Joseph Tovares, himself an award-winning documentary producer, will moderate a discussion with the filmmakers to delve into the challenges of presenting these intimate stories while preserving the dignity and humanity of the subjects.
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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.