Prayer is a language that each of us speaks and hears in a different way. When we pray together, we try to find meaning within the chorus of diverse voices. With engaging sermons, stimulating teachings, and the occasional humorous story, our Rabbi connects lessons from the past to our lives today.
Temple Beth El offers a wide range of spiritual experiences, reflecting the varied tastes and needs of our congregation. We have services Friday nights for Shabbat, Saturday morning Shabbat for B’nai Mitzvah, on High Holy Days and other holidays, religious community events and commemorative occasions.
Our services are fully egalitarian (men and women participate equally). We believe we have found a healthy balance between the traditional and the creative. We use both traditional and contemporary melodies, supported by a wonderful choir. People who attend vary from those with Orthodox backgrounds to Jewish by choice.
Guests (Jewish and other affiliations) are welcome at services and other Temple events. Many of our congregational families are multi-faith, and we are appreciative of their non-Jewish members’ participation in Temple life.