Our Vision for Worship
Everyone is welcome at our services, whether you already are a member of the congregation, considering joining us or just want to visit. Rabbi Kraus and Cantor Robins lead Shabbat services on most Friday evenings and Saturday mornings throughout the year (some Shabbat services are led by congregants). At each service, we strive to create a worship experience that is warm, welcoming, filled with beautiful and varied music, invites active participation and, we hope, is inspiring to all.
While we are firmly rooted in the richness of Jewish tradition, we enjoy infusing that ancient tradition with new life by reinterpreting it in fresh ways. When our observance is more traditional, we work hard to make the tradition accessible for those of us less familiar with such practices. Most importantly, we cherish the caring, diverse spiritual community we are building together. We feel privileged to be exploring and strengthening our relationships with our own sense of meaning, with one another, with the Jewish tradition and with God in such a loving community.
Throughout the year, we invite various groups within the community to take a turn leading our worship services. These groups include members of our older Hebrew School classes, who lead a few of our Shabbat evening or morning services. We also look forward to services created and led by our high school youth group (BEFTY), our Brotherhood and Sisterhood and our Social Action Committee. These services give us the opportunity to express gratitude for the leadership of these individuals and to celebrate the Jewish spiritual roots of their work in our community and beyond.
We are proud that our sanctuary is now handicapped-accessible and are glad to offer large print prayer books and hearing assistance devices to those who would find them helpful. Ask an usher at any service if you need assistance.
For more information
If you have any questions about worship at Beth El Temple Center, please contact:
Please check the Temple worship calendar for service times, as they vary. We look forward to seeing you and celebrating with you at services!