TriBEs (Small Groups)
What are TriBEs?
TriBEs are small groups of Temple Beth El Members that help make our big community feel small. They help every person be a part of something sacred. Through playing together, praying together, learning together, acting together, caring for one another, and being accountable to each other, a large Temple becomes a small community where members can deepen connections and share Jewish experiences, conversations, and celebrations with other congregants.
TriBEs are lay-led micro communities designed to inspire us and transform our lives and the world around us, with deeper relationships and a greater experience of joy and meaning. TriBEs help to build a vibrant, inclusive community where members feel strongly connected to our congregation and to each other. We want TriBEs to foster relationships that motivate members to live active, meaningful, and impactful Jewish lives.
They are led by TriBE Leaders with the frequency, dates, and locations of meetings determined by the group in its first meeting. Some TriBEs will connect around common interests, affinities, geography, demographic, or profession. Other TriBEs will gather to discuss topics of deep concern or importance to their lives. All will engage in meaningful conversations and learning through curriculum provided by Temple Beth El.
TriBE Core Leadership
- Ellen Reich, Co-Chair
- Alison Levinson Co-Chair
- Andy Harkavy, Staff Liaison – Director of Congregational Engagement & Communications, 704-366-1948