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.

Community Lifecycles


Temple Beth El Lifecycle Events

If you are a member of Temple Beth El and have had a recent lifecycle event that you would like us to know about, please contact the Clergy office 704-749-3043 or Rabbi@templebethel.org

If you are a member of Temple Beth El who is need of pastoral support, please call our Clergy on Call line 704-576-5073. If it is a medical emergency, please dial 911.


We mourn the passing of:

Alice Coran on Monday, May 22, 2017. Mother of Robin (Richard) Becker, Grandmother of Lisa and Jaimie Becker. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 26 in Florida. Shiva minyan service will be held Monday, May 29 at 7:45 pm at the home of Robin Becker.

Gustave Dubbs, Father of Alison Levinson (Jack) and grandfather of Abby and Kate Levinson, on on May 10, 2017. The funeral was held in Sarasota, FL.

Judith Sutker, Mother of Ben (Lisa) Sutker, and Marissa (Joe) Clemmer, Grandmother of Ellie and Max Sutker and Kaylah and Peter Rowlatt, Sister of Frank Frazier, JB Frazier, and Andrea Frazier, on May 5, 2017.

Sandra Reznick, Mother of Laura Reznick (Alex Zhu), Grandmother of Aaron, Kevin, and Sarah
died on May 2, 2017. The funeral was held at Temple Beth Ami in Rockville, MD.

Bernard Manton, Husband of Rhoda Manton, Father of Adrienne Crossan, Alan “Albie” Manton (Roberta) and Frances Buchanan (John), Grandfather of Brian Crossan, Michael Crossan and Jacob Manton on April 28, 2017.

Victor Osborne, Brother of Jan Annenberg; Father of Andrew, of Gastonia, Richard of Charlotte, and Gale, also of Charlotte; Grandfather of Harry and Sophie Bergmann on April 27, 2017.


Mazel tov to:

Annette Bilczic on the birth of her granddaughter, Scarlet Eden Elimeliah on April 17 in New York.

Rachel and Roger Viquez on the birth of their daughter, Tali Rae, on April 17, 2017.

Sharon and Shai Fargian on the birth of their daughter, Maya Miriam, on April 17, 2017.

Eliza Lieberman, daughter of Katya Lezin and David Lieberman, who was elected as next year’s NFTY Religious and Cultural Vice President. Being a NFTY North American Board member is an incredible honor that comes with many responsibilities and duties. The Board works to both maintain and progress the Reform movement from generation to generation.


Other Community Lifecycle Events

Our community mourns the passing of:

Irving Shapiro on Wednesday, May 17th. Father of Norman (Dorothy) Shapiro and Stephanie (Stuart) Goldman, Grandfather of Stuart (Stacey) Shapiro, Amy (Ross) Udoff, Shelby (Lee) Litke, and Jamie (Jared Schreiber) Litke. Great-grandfather of Avery, Ethan, Olivia, Henry, Jacob, and Jordan.

Brad Grey on Sunday, May 14th. Brother of Michael (Beverly) Grey, Uncle of Drew and Jessica Grey, Stepson of Anita Grey.

Buddy (Nathaniel) Roberts on Tuesday, May 9th. Husband of Bernice Roberts, Father of Ellen (Mike Fisher) Roberts, Carol Shafranek, Stuart (Julie) Roberts, Grandfather of Eddie and Maura Ruhland, Ali Wheeler, Haley Shafranek, and Jason, Adam, and Benjamin Roberts. Great-Grandfather of 6.

Joel Goldman on Thursday, May 4th. Husband of Lottie Goldman; Father of Seth, Dana, Matthew; and Rhona and Sandee; Grandfather of 8; Great-grandfather of 3.


Mazel tov to:

Rebecca & Jason Dranove on the birth of baby girl, Eliza Sara, born on Sunday, April 23. Proud big sister is Leah; Proud grandparents include Heidi & Stephen Kramer (NC), and Heide & Paul Dranove (GA).

Keri & Craig Kaufmann on the birth of baby girl, Ellerie (Ellie) Mia, born on April 21. Proud big brother is Jack; Proud grandparents include Judy & Steve Kaufmann and Sheri Nusbaum (FL).

Myra & Tony Steech on the birth of baby boy, Asher Jean Steech, born on Thursday, April 20. The proud grandparents are Carmen Fragoso and Dan Steech. The proud great-grandfather is Trinidad Fragoso.