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Beth El Temple Center is operating with restrictions due to COVID-19. Please contact the temple administrator with any questions.

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.

Register for Religious School - 2020-2021

Registration for BETC Religious School has begun, for Rishonim through 12th grade. New and returning students can visit betc.me/schoolreg to register.  Returning families can use the unique code sent to them via email to register. If you need your code sent again or have any other questions, please contact Lara Rubinstein-Hathaway (School Administrator) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.(617) 484-6668, ext. 300.  See the attached flyer for important dates.

Jonathan Jacoby Tikkun Olam Award - 2020

Nominations are now open for the fifth annual Jonathan Jacoby Tikkun Olam Awards. 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."  One adult and one youth member will be selected for the award each year.

We hope many of you will consider nominating fellow congregants for this award. Click on Continue Reading for details on the nomination process. 

Climate Team sponsors Temple fundraiser

The Beth El Temple Center Climate Team's latest initative can benefit the environment and BETC at the same time!  Divert your home food scraps from the landfill; turn them into compost with weekly curbside pick-up service by Black Earth Compost.  Read about the program here.

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Contact Info

Beth El Temple Center
2 Concord Ave
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 484-6668
[email protected]