Keeping the health and well-being of our entire community in mind, we are suspending on-site operations until further notice.
Our staff will hold regular weekday hours, working remotely, from 9:00am-5:00pm.

Community Relations

Temple BethIOOB.TBE-Cantor.and.Torah.for.web El takes pride in its active role in the Charlotte interfaith and broader community.  Our Temple was selected by Mecklenburg Ministries as the 2008 Interfaith Congregation of the Year.  We have a vibrant Community Relations Committee that is dedicated to providing forums to learn about other faiths, as we educate the broader community about our own.


The Community Relations Committee sponsors an annual Comparative Religion Series which runs on Tuesdays in the winter and draws upwards of 300 people each week to learn about Judaism, Christianity, Islam and many more faiths and their respective views on pertinent issues in our lives and in the world today.

Temple Beth El’s 22nd Annual Comparative Religion Series
Spirituality: How Do You Connect With Your Higher Power?

The 2019 Series will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on five Tuesday evenings, January 29 through March 5. (Snow Date of March 12) All sessions are held at Temple Beth El, 5101 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28226.

Click through to our calendar for more information.

The Ted and M.E. Hessberg Endowment supports community outreach programs. Donations may be made to these funds by making checks payable to: Temple Beth El -Ted and M.E. Hessberg Endowment. Thank you.


Temple Beth El has wonderful relationships with an abundance of religious houses of worship in our community. From visits to African American churches on Martin Luther King weekend, to visits to Myers Park Baptist when our clergy speak at services there, to simply visiting other house of faith as Temple Beth El representatives, you can help us to build bridges to the community beyond.


In support of the LGBTQ community, we have passed a resolution regarding House Bill 2 (See Temple Beth El Resolution HB2).


In 2007 Temple Beth El not only formally acknowledged that abuse does happen in the Jewish community, but resolved to address it by becoming a “safe haven” – a community that promotes safety, justice and healing; and by working to end it through education and awareness (see Resolution on Domestic Abuse).