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.
In October 2018, the online Belmont Citizen-Herald featured the work of Beth El Temple Center's Open Hearts, Open Doors: Refugee Response Effort with RIAC, the Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center. As described in the article, our assistance includes donating household items and furniture, helping immigrant families become familiar with the Boston area and practice their English, and assisting them in finding jobs and housing. In the process, on-going friendships are built. Read the full article here.
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.