Prospective Members

Thank you for your interest in Beth El Temple Center. BETC is a welcoming and inclusive Jewish community, filled with warmth and energy. We hope you will learn about Beth El by experiencing some of our programs and attending services.

Throughout the year, we offer many opportunities to connect with fellow congregants and to deepen your relationship to Judaism. In addition to a mix of traditional and creative worship services filled with music, BETC offers an adult education program, an outstanding religious school program, weekly Torah study with Rabbi Kraus, social justice activities, family education and more!

Our vision is of a vibrant Jewish religious community where the temple culture and activities support a sense of community and provide multiple levels of connections throughout the community. We endeavor to be a place where all are treated with kavod (respect), and where all we do is imbued with a thread of holiness. We have a deep respect for diverse perspectives and life experiences, and we support our members in their individual quests for meaningful Jewish lives.

One of our priorities is to ensure that new members feel welcome and included when they join our congregation.  We hold a New Member Events series, designed to introduce you to clergy, temple leadership, and other new members, and to help you get the most out of your BETC experience.  See the attached flyer of events we have planned this year specifically for new members

Finding a synagogue that is right for you takes exploration. We would be delighted to help you in that process by sharing our knowledge about Beth El Temple Center and our community. Feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions, or fill out our Information Request Form.

We look forward to meeting you!
 
Colleen Olphert and Jonathan Carr
Co-Chairs, New Member Committee

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SAVE THE DATES

Here are some important dates for New Member functions. As you join Beth El, you will find a wide and perhaps overwhelming range of activities and groups to be involved in. The New Member Committee hopes that these New Member Events will be both enjoyable and helpful as you begin your time as members of the congregation. 

Havdalah
Saturday, November 21, 2020
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Enjoy a light dinner with other new members, a look at life in BETC with Rabbi Kraus and where you can play a role.  We’ll end with a brief Havdalah service.

Babysitting and pizza provided for kids.

 

Who is BETC?
Sunday, January 24, 2021
9:00 – 10:30 am

Come together and meet other new members, along with temple leaders.  We will give you a brief introduction to BETC’s structure, in the hopes of helping you see how your interests might best be met in our congregation. 

Babysitting provided.

 

Wine and Cheese
Sunday, April 25, 2021
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Join us for a relaxed evening at a member’s home.  We’ll look back at our year together and see

Please note, if COVID-19 conditions keep us from being together in person, we will still hold these events online, so please save the dates!

 

The Essence of Our Congregation

View a video that captures the essense of who we are.

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Contact Info

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