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.
Have you or someone you are close to experienced any challenges or frustrations with healthcare - especially regarding costs, access to care, or quality? If so, we invite you to share your story as part of a “listening campaign,” organized through our work with the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO). Continue Reading for background and details on upcoming events.
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.
Beth E Temple Center's Open Hearts, Open Doors: Refugee Response Effort has been honored with an Irving J. Fain Social Justice Award by the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism. These awards recognize congregations and groups "for their engaging, innovative, and impactful social action work." The Award was presented at the URJ Biennial in Boston.