Our Groups

Temple Beth-El’s many social groups offer members a host of opportunities to indulge their passions with like-minded congregants, meet new people, make new friends, and strengthen our Jewish community.

Adult Choir (Kolot El) – Add your voice to Temple Beth-El’s chorale group. The adult choir, Kolot El, sings at monthly Shabbat services, during holiday services, and at special events throughout the year. The choir rehearses Wednesday evenings. Contact Cantor Simkin.

Baby Boomers –Socialize, build friendships, and rekindle relationships with your fellow Boomers. Contact Susan Goldberg.

The Bands – If you play an instrument, we encourage you to join one of our three instrumental groups: The Tefillah Band plays at Shabbat and holiday services, and at special events. Guitara B’Ivrit provides occasional accompaniment to the cantor. And the new Family Service Band plays at the monthly Family service. Contact Henry Nerenberg.

Book Club (TBE Reads) – If you love digging in to a good book, this group is for you. Book choices are made by members on a rotating basis. Contact Debbie Herman.

Brotherhood – Our male members build life-long friendships while contributing to the temple community. The Brotherhood also sponsors the Youth Scholarship Fund. Learn more.

Game Night – Try your hand at a new board game or bring a favorite from home. This once-monthly gathering is where grown-ups have fun. Contact Alan Leventhal.

Jewish Spirituality – Using meditation, breathing, focus, and discussion, this group seeks to help participants connect with the divine spark within and to experience holiness in daily life. Contact Mike Herzog.

Kids Choir (Soufganiyot) – Children with an interest in singing are encouraged to lend their voices and joyous spirits to our congregation’s worship and special events. Contact Cantor Simkin.

Mah Jongg – Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, you’re welcome at our weekly Mah Jongg group. Contact Eileen Ruderman.

Renaissance – If you’re over fifty, this fun-loving group’s social, educational, cultural, and service opportunities are for you. Contact Harriett Thaler.

Sisterhood – Sisterhood is a service organization that provides Jewish cultural, spiritual, social, and educational enrichment to the women of our community and the community at large. Learn more.

TBE Connects – Do you like cycling? How about tennis? This group connects people with shared interests. If you have an idea for bringing people together, contact Debbie Herman.

Wise Aging – Join fellow congregants in a program specifically designed to meet the social, emotional, and spiritual needs of Jewish seekers entering their second adulthood. Contact Sarah Gluck.

Yad Chazakah – Our commitment to making Torah accessible is evident in the number of regular Torah readers we have. Each year, more than fifty individuals—students and adults—chant from the Torah during Shabbat and holiday services. If you would like to learn to chant Torah, contact Cantor Simkin.

Young Family – This is the group for families with children in grade two or younger. Enjoy experiences such as age-appropriate Shabbat worship, holiday-related crafts in the sukkah, or hang-time in the Café on Sunday mornings. Contact Lisa Friedman.