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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.

Celebrate Chanukah with BETC

Whether you’re joining us in person or on Zoom, we look forward to celebrating Chanukah with you! For those who come to BETC on Sunday (Nov 28) and Wednesday (Dec 1) nights; it will be wonderful to see you.  If you’re joining us on Zoom, remember to have your Chanukiah ready and open this “Chanukah Songs & Blessings” attachment.  Check the full schedule of events and find a collection of additional holiday resources.  Happy Chanukah!!

Jonathan Jacoby Tikkun Olam Award Recipients - 2021

On Friday, October 22nd as part of the Social Action Shabbat Service, the sixth annual Jonathan Jacoby Tikkun Olam Awards were presented to Lisa Hodsdon, Amy Kirsch, Abby Klingbeil, Lauren Lichtel, Tracy Podol, and Shea Brams. The award was created in 2016 to honor long-time Temple member and now resident of California, Jonathan Jacoby.  Jonathan exemplifies the power that each of us has to “repair the world,” inspiring many in the Congregation both to do more and to do better -- to care, stay involved, and make a difference in the lives of others. This year's honorees follow in his footsteps, and serve as role models to us all. Read more about their work in the program booklet .

Climate Team sponsors Temple fundraiser

Beth El Temple Center's Climate Team has organized an ongoing initiative that 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]