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.
Beginning on Sunday evening, September 9th, our community will come together again for the beautiful, thought-provoking, and inspiring observance of the Days of Awe (sometimes called, the "High Holy Days"). As always, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur provide us with wonderful opportunities for self-reflection and for powerful moments of both individual and shared renewal. They also offer us a terrific opportunity to reconnect with old friends and hopefully make some new ones!
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.
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.