Our Temple office will be closed on Monday, May 29, Memorial Day, and on Wednesday, May 31 in observance of Shavuot.
Please join us on Tuesday night at 7:00 pm for Shavuot Festival Service and Confirmation and Wednesday at 11:00 am for Shavuot Morning Service with Yizkor.


My heart is in the East, while I am at the edge of the West. – Yehuda Halevi

At Temple Beth El, we place central importance on our connection to Israel. Our goal is bring Temple Beth El members to Israel and bring Israel to Temple Beth El.


Summer Congregational Trips to Israel

Join congregants of all ages on our multi-generational trip as we explore the history, culture, and land of Israel. Explore the Old City, float in the Dead Sea, hang out with some camels, get your spirituality on in Tzfat, and celebrate a Temple Beth El B’nei Mitzvah as we connect with our Holy Land and build community with one another.

As with all itineraries, our is always in flux, but a draft  of our 2018 trip itinerary can be found on our trip website.

The website also contains pricing and registration details. The cost of the trip is dependent upon the number of registrants, sharing rooms, families vs. individuals, etc.  There are options for booking airline travel as part of our group or on your own.  The tour company will also provide us with an individual who will help us answer questions.

We will be holding informational sessions to help answer all of your questions. Join us to learn more about the trip and ask all of your questions!

·         Friday September 15th, 5:00 pm

·         Sunday September 17th, 11:00 am

·         Tuesday October 17th, 7:00 pm

For more information on our congregational trips to Israel, contact Shannon Tully, Clergy Assistant.



Temple Beth El is committed to supporting the Reform movement in Israel. We have an ongoing partnership with the Reform synagogue Birkat Shalom in Kibbutz Gezer. We support Birkat Shalom financially and with reciprocal visits.


The Israel Committee plans programs: to educate our congregants about the issues confronting Progressive Jewish in Israel; to develop an ongoing and supportive relationship with Birkat Shalom, our sister congregation located on Kibbutz Gezer; and to sponsor one or more yearly trips to Israel, involving Temple Beth El youth as well as adult congregants.
To find out more information about Temple Beth El and Israel contact our Israel Committee Co-chairs, Sis Kaplan, or Kelly Wilson.