Who We Are
A Message from Rabbi Asher Knight:
A Special Place for Every Person
Welcome to Temple Beth El: to warmth, to relationship, to a journey towards wholeness in our lives and the world. We are delighted to welcome you here in our Jewish home, where we try to make a big place feel like family, where each person’s story becomes part of our people’s story. It’s a community where little children laugh and sing their way down the halls, where students young and old strike glimmering sparks from the study of Torah, where kids grow up and adults keep growing up.
Here at Temple Beth El 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. Welcome to our community of sacred encounter, a home to healing and hope. Welcome home.
Temple Beth El, founded in 1943 and affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, is a dynamic center for Jewish religious, cultural and educational development in Charlotte, North Carolina. Through a wide variety of engagement opportunities, congregants and guests enjoy worship services, intellectual enrichment, and cultural events. We reach out to each of our members because everyone is important to us. We welcome unaffiliated Jews who seek to return to the Jewish faith and make the religious journey available to all who desire to live a Jewish life. We are a:
- Beit Knesset, a house of gathering, connecting you with Jews of every age and background.
- Beit Midrash, a house of study, learning from sacred texts, adding meaning to your life.
- Beit Tefillah, a house of prayer, providing a place for meditation, singing, praying and reflecting.
Temple Beth El’s Clergy want to lead you on your own spiritual and intellectual journey and are here to guide each family member through lifecycle milestones and daily Jewish life. Just as you have walked through the windows of this website, may you soon walk through Temple Beth El’s doors so we can warmly welcome you to our community.