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Beth El Temple Center is operating with restrictions due to COVID-19. Please contact the temple administrator with any questions. Please see our COVID Guidelines for more information.

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.

Religious School Registration 2022-2023

Calling All Religious School Families! Registration for the 2022-2023 (5783) school year is now open. We are pleased to welcome new and returning families to register for the Fall of 2022. Current religious school families have received an invitation via email to register their students. New families are invited to go directly to the registration page. Questions? Contact our Director of Religious Education, Joan Perlman, or call the temple office at (617) 484-6668.

"Coming to America" Stories

As we continue to focus our social action work on immigration and the support of refugees, we are enriched by the opportunity to share stories.

On March 27th we heard from several congregants about how they, or members of their family, were once strangers in a strange land. The storytellers had expert help in crafting their stories from Jeff Korn, who is a distinguished trainer, actor and BETC member.

Do you have a story about your own or a relative's journey to America?  We would love to hear it! We are gathering stories from members of our congregation, in hopes of printing a "Coming to America" collection.  Register to include your or your family member's story here or send an email with any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Climate Action Team sponsors Temple fundraiser

Beth El Temple Center's Climate Action 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]