Community Relations

Temple Beth El takes pride in its active role in the Charlotte interfaith and broader community.  Our Temple actively partners with MeckMIN (Mecklenburg Metropolitan Interfaith Network) and we are in the 23rd year of our annual Comparative Religion series. Temple Beth El’s clergy connect and collaborate regularly with clergy colleagues across the state, both Jewish and interfaith.

If you are interested in visiting Temple Beth El for a tour of the building or to join us for worship, please contact the TBE Clergy Office or call the main office: 704-366-1948.

A community-wide educational event designed for adults interested in interfaith programming. Temple Beth El hosts the Comparative Religion Series annually in partnership with MeckMIN.

An example of recent topics:

  • In the Beginning: Exploring the Origin Stories of Faith
  • The Path of Healing
  • Spirituality: How Do You Connect With Your Higher Power?
  • U.S. Minority Religions: Jewish, Islamic, and Buddhist perspectives on Religion and Politics
  • Christian Approaches to Religion and Politics: Conservative Protestant, Liberal Protestant, and Roman Catholic Viewpoints
  • The Vision of the Black Church: Civil Rights to Moral Monday
  • Changing Legal Lines Across the Decades: Legal Experts on Religion and Politics
  • Pews to Polls: The Use of Religion in Politics (Conservative Religious and Liberal Religious Politicians)
  • How the Pendulum Swings: An Historical Overview on Religion and Politics
  • Am I My Brother’s Keeper? Roots of Ethical Responsibility

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

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).