“Through the cycles of the year and its holy days, the lifecycle and its rites of passage, Jewish tradition gives us meaningful and beautiful ceremonies that express and heighten the meaning of the times of our lives.” — Rabbi Arnie Gluck
We invite you to join us in worship at Temple Beth-El. You will find our services — and our community — welcoming, spiritual, and inspiring.
At Temple Beth-El, we worship according to the customs of Reform Judaism with a modest tilt toward the traditional. We deeply value time-honored texts, prayers, and melodies, yet we embrace contemporary readings and music for a mindful blend of past and present.
Our services are highly participatory. We encourage congregational engagement at all levels – whether by joining our choir or one of our three bands, chanting Torah on Shabbat, singing communally, or reading responsively. Inside our sanctuary, we find God in our fellowship with each other and renewal in our Jewish traditions.
Our worship services are open to all. Our sanctuary is fully accessible, with a ramp to the bimah and amplification aids for those needing auditory enhancement. Children of all ages are welcome; for parents with babies or toddlers bursting with youthful energy, we offer the option of participating in the service from a quiet room connected to the sanctuary. Additionally, we broadcast our services via LiveStream for those unable to attend.
Whether you join us for Shabbat, holidays and festivals, or life cycle services, you are always warmly welcome at Temple Beth-El.