Become a Member

At Temple Beth El, we try to make a big place feel like family. Each person’s story becomes part of our people’s story. We are a community where children laugh and sing, where students young and old see the glimmering sparks of the Torah. At Temple Beth El, kids grow up and adults keep growing up. We do the energizing work of lifting up the voice of the Hebrew prophets in our own day. We are restless for justice and committed to compassion. We are here for one another in sorrow and in joy. We are a community of sacred encounter, a home to healing and hope.

Welcome home. This is your Temple. Each of us make Temple Beth El what it is. The building we worship in, our history, and our traditions serve as sources of pride. It is our members who come and give of themselves that make Temple Beth El home to so many. We are partners in a rich history. We are co-creators of a bright Jewish future. Temple Beth El is a place to belong and become.

Benefits of Membership

  • Life cycles with clergy. Temple Beth El clergy are honored to be present to enhance the richness and meaning of your Jewish life cycle experiences. From birth to death, marriage to b’nei mitzvah, in the good times and the challenging, they are available to offer support and guidance. Our clergy are committed to the spiritual wellbeing of congregants in all the significant moments of their lives.
  • Religious education. Enroll your children in Charlotte’s largest and most dynamic Jewish Religious School and youth experiences, carrying them from kindergarten to B’nei Mitzvah, and beyond. Members can also benefit from special rates when enrolling their children in the Charlotte Jewish Preschool and Hebrew High.
  • Congregant support. You will receive support from our Hineynu Care team, which brings our members together to console one another in times of hardship and celebrate together in times of joy.
  • Community connection. We work hard to build a relationship-based community, where you will be known, loved, and cared for. You can access our network of lay-led small group communities (TriBEs) where congregants share Jewish experiences, meaningful conversations, and celebrations with each other.
  • High Holy Days. Tickets to all High Holy Day services, as well as parking passes, are included in your My Temple Commitment. Guest tickets are available for an additional fee.
  • Discounted rates for programming and events. You will receive special pricing for Shabbat dinners, adult education courses, room rentals, and other programs offered throughout the year.
  • Jewish life in Charlotte. As a member of Temple Beth El, you are contributing to the enhancement of local Jewish life. Our community is home to innovative and collaborative Jewish experiences that radiate through Shalom Park and beyond.

My Temple Commitment

For any community to thrive, we must all do our part. My Temple Commitment is Temple’s primary source of revenue. Our annual commitments pay for our clergy and staff salaries, portions of youth and adult education, cover our day-to-day operating expenses, care for our building, and underwrite many of our programs. While Temple’s leadership is committed to keeping membership accessible, we are also dedicated to financially supporting the congregation in ways that serve our membership and helps us uphold our mission.

We ask that all members confirm their My Temple Commitment for 2024-2025 as soon as possible, and by July 15 at the latest. Please make your My Temple Commitment and enroll in auto-renewal so we can process your Temple Commitment with greater ease next year.

Commitment Review

Temple Beth El does not want membership to be a financial burden for our members. Our confidential Commitment Review process ensures that decisions about financial support are made respectfully and consistently. The process involves filling out a form that will be reviewed by a small group of members, who will not receive your name or any other identifying information. The Commitment Review system is designed to support all TBE commitments, including My Temple Commitment, Religious School tuition, Hebrew High tuition, and B’nei Mitzvah fees. We ask that all Commitment Review forms be submitted as soon as possible.

Questions? Contact Amy Fine, Membership and Engagement Manager or call 704-366-1948.

Stay Connected

To keep you informed, we send a weekly e-newsletter, monthly cohort emails, and we use a variety of social media to help members remain connected and engaged with Temple Beth El.  When special events or announcements are sent out, we urge you to follow-up, RSVP, attend and participate in what interests you.