L'Shanah Tovah! The Clergy & Staff of Temple Beth El wish you a happy, healthy, and sweet New Year.
We look forward to welcoming the year 5778 with you at Rosh Hashanah services.

Temple offices will be closed on Wednesday,(9/20), Thursday, (9/21), and Friday, (9/22) and will reopen on Monday, (9/25).


Chanukah (alternately spelled Hanukkah), meaning “dedication” in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Maccabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and “rededication” of the Temple in Jerusalem. The modern home celebration of Chanukah centers around the lighting of the hanukkiyah, a special menorah for Chanukah; foods prepared in oil including latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts); and special songs and games.Chanukah

This year (5777 or 2016), Chanukah begins at sundown on December 24 and continues through January 1.

Please join us for the community-wide Chanukah celebration on December 28 and for Temple Beth El’s Chanukah Shabbat Service on December 30, as well as many other special Chanukah events all week. Temple offices are open normal hours during Chanukah.

Please visit the URJ Chanukah Page for more information, history, customs, delicious recipes, and family activities to celebrate Chanukah.

Shop at our Discovered Traditions Gift Shop and special Chanukah Room for all your Chanukah needs.  Proceeds benefit our religious school and youth programs.

View all upcoming holiday events:

  • 09/21/2017
    5:15 pm - 6:00 pm