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).

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 ClergyOffice@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:

Judy Reitman, Sister of Dan Reitman (Diane), Aunt of Elizabeth Waller (Michael), Great Aunt of Sam, Toby, and Andrew Waller, and recent participant of our congregational trip to Israel, on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

Shirley Gallant Rosenthal, wife of Hal Rosenthal, mother of Barry Gallant (Maddy), Jeff Gallant (Melissa), and Bruce Gallant, grandmother of Dana, Jacqueline, Marisa, Robert, Nathaniel, and Jaimie Gallant on September 2, 2017. The funeral will take place in New Jersey.

Leslie Rachelle Gordon, Wife of Barry Dean Gordon, Mother of Faye Paula Whipkey (Dan), and Pamela Dyan Gagnon (Gary), Grandmother of Brooke Whipkey, Ross Whipkey, Harris Gagnon, and Leo Gagnon, on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.


Mazel tov to:

Whitney & Mitchell Feld on the birth of their son, Cooper Lewis on August 15, 2017. Proud Grandparents are Dr. Lenny & Barbara Feld and David & Karen Thompson. Proud Aunt and Uncle are Kim & Greg Lewis. Proud Great Grandparents are Annette & Bernie Schuller and Nilah Lewis. Bruno & Betty Illfelder, Jack Lewis, and Nola & Leroy Thompson are Great Grandparents of blessed memory.

Michael Cohen and Dana Fortson who were engaged on Saturday, May 6 while hiking in the mountains of North Carolina. Michael’s proud parents are Steve and Kathe Cohen of Charlotte.

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:

Devorah Beeri, Devorah bat Nachman, of blessed memory. Wife of Avri, mother of Limor, Yossi and Gali on Sunday, September 2. Shiva will be observed at the residence of Avri Beeri with evening services at 7:30 pm through Thursday September 7th.

Mae Goldman, Mother of Bruce (Hannah) Goldman of Denville, Shlomo (Chana) Goldman of New Square, NY, and Pamela (Bruce) Silberman of Columbus, Ohio; Grandmother of 17;
Great-grandmother of 82; Great-great-grandmother of 3. The funeral was held Sunday, September 3rd in New Jersey. Shiva will be observed Sunday, September 3rd
through Friday, September 8th in New Jersey.

Francine Feiss on August 23rd. Sister of Ed (Leslie) Rusgo, and Aunt of Allison Rusgo. The funeral will be held August 24th, in Elmont, New York. Shiva will be observed in New York.

Joshua Andrew Schulman on Monday, August 21st, Son of Larry (Andrea Domingue) Schulman and Grandson of Dorothy Schulman; and
Dorothy Schulman on Tuesday, August 22nd, Mother of Larry (Andrea Domingue) Schulman and Grandmother of Joshua Andrew Schulman.