Some comments from members on why BETC is a special and important part of their lives:

"BETC is the center of my community involvement where I look for, and usually find, social, intellectual, political/social justice and spiritual connections. It is a place where I can share my interests in Judaism, Hebrew, Israel and issues facing the American Jewish Community. It keeps me engaged with values I consider to be most meaningful."Jonathan Jacoby

"BETC means a place to sit and be comfortable with 'my' people.  What’s special is the way the temple is organized to include everyone and welcome them." Liz Blumenthal

"BETC is where my family finds community.  My non-Jewish, Indian husband is a member of the Brotherhood!  My teenage children grew up in this welcoming community and are encouraged to discover what being Jewish means to them.  For me, BETC is the place I explore and grow my connections to my faith and ethnicity." Elissa Grad

"The BETC community is my home away from home – it is filled with other people, all on our own Jewish journeys, who want to share, support and nurture each other on our paths. BETC is special because it works so hard at supporting and caring about each individual – as a gay couple with a young child, the community was warm and welcoming –a place where we could celebrate (and be celebrated) through each of our milestones (Bar Mitzvah, wedding, graduations)." Lisa Weissmann

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Contact Info

Beth El Temple Center
2 Concord Ave
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 484-6668
[email protected]