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 Wallach.
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 Cantor Wallach or 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.
Film Group – Engages in discussions of films of Jewish content or values. Contact Bob Krovetz to learn more.
KESHER (formerly College Connection) helps TBE’s young adults (ages 18 to 30) stay connected with their community and with each other. For further information, or to register a young adult in the program, contact Dana Shapiro. contact Dana Shapiro.
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 Wallach.
Ladles of Love – Nothing soothes the soul like homemade soup and sweet bread. Chefs of all ages are invited into Temple Beth-El’s kitchen to whip up the soups and breads delivered to congregants needing extra care, in times of joy and difficulty. Don’t like to cook? Volunteers are also needed to deliver our care packages. Learn More.
Mah Jongg – Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, you’re welcome at our weekly Mah Jongg group. Contact Eileen Ruderman.
Mindfulness and Meditation – 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.
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.
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 Wallach.
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.