Temple Beth El Religious Services
Temple Beth El has several different services geared to meeting the needs of different audiences. We create a meaningful and relevant religious context of the Torah in our daily lives in each of our services.
Our prayer services are a combination of English and Hebrew prayers, along with creative readings. As an egalitarian congregation, women take part fully and equally in all aspects of the service, including reading Torah and being included in the Minyan.
The Temple has a cantor during the High Holidays. During most of the year, many of our congregants step forward as prayer leaders, Torah readers, and Haftorah readers. Periodically our congregants or other guest speakers provide the D’var Torah sermon thoughts.
Junior Congregation services are held monthly. Our membership has enjoyed watching our children build the skills necessary for Bar/ Bat Mitzvah and beyond.
During the summer, we hold 1 to 2 Friday night “covered dish in the park” Shabbat events. We reserve a pavilion in a local park, and following the service, congregants share a delicious pot-luck dairy and vegetarian dinner.
Through religious services, religious school, and adult education, the congregation strives to develop a sense of family and community among members and encourage growth and understanding of Jewish identity.