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Welcome to Beth-El Congregation

A Reform Synagogue Serving Metropolitan Tarrant County

Building the Jewish Future

At Beth-El Congregation, we strive to meet the spiritual, educational, social, and religious needs of our members through the teachings and practice of Reform Judaism.  Our community supports the life events of our congregants and demonstrates diverse ways of caring and sharing.  We invite you to come to our Temple and join us for worship, study, tikkun olam (repair of the world) and friendship.


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Shabbat Services

Shabbat Service

Ottensteins

Friday, August 18

7:30 pm Shabbat Service

Torah reading: Re'eh.

John Sauvey will lead the music.

 

Register for Religious School

First Day of Religious School - September 10, 2017

Religious School Logo

The first day of Religious School is Sunday, September 10, 2017!  School starts at 9:00 am.
 

Click here to learn all about this year's Religious School.

Click here to register your child(ren) for the Beth-El Religious School!

 

Pirke Avot

Wisdom from our Ancestors: Mishna Study

Pirke Avot

Wednesdays through Rosh Hashanah at 11:00 am

Every Wednesday through Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi Zimmerman and members of the Mishnah Class will continue to study this special book of the Talmud that explores moreal, religious, and ethical teachings essential to daily life.  Even if you have not joined prior Mishnah classes or can only attend one class, join us and prepare for the upcoming High Holy Day season with ancient reflections on lives meaningfully lived.

 

 

Parshat Hashavuah

A Weekly Dialog with the Torah Portion to prepare for Shabbat

Parshat Hashavuah

Thursday, August 17, at 12:00 pm

Join Rabbi Zimmerman for a summer class to prepare for Shabbat with the study of timely sections from the weekly Torah portion.  This dialogue with Torah goes back through hundreds of years of Torah conversations.  Rabbi Zimmerman will pick an ancient or modern commentary as our study source to seek new insight into Torah and its role in our lives.  Prepare for Shabbat as you engage with our sacred texts.

 

 

Sunday the Rabbi Sang Sondheim

An Evening of Broadway music, memories, and musings with Rabbi Adam Roffman

Orchard Theatre

Performance dates are Sundays, August 20 & 27, 7:30 pm, at Stage West
Rabbi Zimmerman will attend the August 20 performance.
Price: $30 per ticket; $100 for 4 tickets

Click here to purchase tickets for either show.
 

Having studied musical theatre at the internationally acclaimed Circle in the Square Theatre in New York, Rabbi Roffman embarked on a career in musical theatre before turning to his pursuit of the rabbinate. In this one-man show, he recounts his journey through the beloved musical theatre characters he played, ones that “got away” and those he only dreamed about.  The score is filled with Broadway classics from many shows
including Guys and Dolls, Pippin, Follies, Sweeney Todd, Company, Oliver!, Little Shop of Horrors, and Phantom of the Opera.
 
The proceeds benefit The Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County and the Orchard Theatre.

 

Havdallah at the Drive-In

Havdallah at the Drive-In

Drive-In Movie

Saturday, August 26 at Coyote Drive-In Movie Theater
(click here for map)

Drive to the screen of the movie you picked
Meet at the playground area near the snack bar any time after 7:00 pm to meet new friends from the Temple.
Join the rabbi at the playground area for Havdallah at 8:00 pm right before the movies begin.
Price:  $8 per adult, $5 for kids ages 5-11, kids under 5 are free.

 

You can buy your tickets that night, but we recommend getting tickets a couple of days in advance to guarantee your choice of movies.  Click here to purchase advance tickets and to get more information about the Drive-In.

Don't love movies?  Then come hang out at the bar area with friends and watch a sporting event.  Remember, this is a family event.  No unsupervised children allowed at this event, since there will not be chaperones.

 

BEJY Lock-In

Back to School Kick-off with Lock-in

Star of David

Saturday, August 26, after Havdallah at the Drive-In (approximately 11:00 pm)

Beth-El Junior Youth Group (all 6th-8th graders) will have a lock-in at the Temple after Havdallah at the Drive-In. Our most recent lock-in was a HUGE success with food, games, movies and more. Please watch your mail, email, and Facebook for full details.  Contact us if you have questions!,

 

YuCo - Youth Committee

Beth-El's Youth Committee

YuCo

Mission:  To engage the families of Beth-El Congregation by providing all youth with opportunities to participate and experience the feeling of community.
 

Sunday, September 10, 11:30 am
YuCo Meet-and-Greet at for all parents

Come chat with the Co-chairs and other members of the committee, youth group advisors and parents like you. Learn more about our vision, hear from kids what their involvement has meant in their lives and see how it all relates to you.

 

Sunday, September 10, 12:00 pm: 
Free hot lunch for Hebrew School Students

This is a free preview of our 2nd Sunday hot lunches.  No registration is required.  Check back for prices and registration link for the upcoming lunches.

 

Sunday, September 17, 12:30 - 3:30 pm: 
YuCo Back-to-School pool party at Hulen Bend Estates Amenities Center

All youth invited!

 

 

Selichot Scholar Weekend

Selichot Scholar Weekend - September 15-16

Curt Thompson, founder of Mimir Chamber Music Festival

Join us on Friday, September 15, at 7:30 pm, at Beth-El Congregation for a special Selichot Speaker, Rabbi Mark Washofsky

Saturday Morning, September 16
Congregation Beth-Shalom in Arlington

Saturday Evening, September 16
Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville

 

Rabbi Mark Washofsky Ph.D. is the Solomon B. Freehof Professor of Jewish Law and Practice at HUC-JIR in Cincinnati.  He guided the Reform Movement’s response committee for over two decades, has written extensively on Jewish law and the process of ancient and modern Jewish decision-making. He has been teaching and mentoring rabbinic students for over three decades as they confront the challenges of Jewish leadership in the twenty first century.  He has written dozens of essays and articles on topics as diverse as medieval halakhic literature, the application of legal theory to the study of Jewish law, Jewish bioethics, outreach and conversion.
We are honored to have Dr. Washofsky with us as our Tarrant County Reform Jewish community joins together for our annual Selichot scholar weekend. Specific topics and times will be in our September newsletter. Save these dates in your calendar for an exceptional weekend of learning opportunities.

 

Adult Hebrew Class

Adult Hebrew flyer

 

High Holy Days

2017 High Holy Days

Drive-In Movie

High Holy Days Schedule:

Rosh Hashanah

Service Date Time
Evening Service Wednesday, September 20 8:00 pm
Children's Service Thursday, September 21 9:30 am
Morning Service Thursday, September 21 10:30 am

Kever Avot

Cemetery Date Time
Hebrew Rest Cemetery Sunday, September 24 11:30 am
Greenwood Cemetery Sunday, September 24 12:30 pm

Yom Kippur

Service Date Time
Evening Service Friday, September 29 8:00 pm
Children's Service Saturday, September 30 9:30 am
Morning Service Saturday, September 30 10:30 am
Music and Reading (Chapel Saturday, September 30 12:45 pm
Discussion (Board Room) Saturday, September 30 12:45 pm
Afternoon Service Saturday, September 30 2:00 pm
Concluding Service Saturday, September 30 4:00 am

Click here to purchase High Holy Day tickets, contribute to the Floral Fund and Break-the-Fast and more, all online; or download and mail in your booklet now.

 

 

Texas Jewish Historical Society

Save the Date

Drive-In Movie

The Texas Jewish Historical Society will gather at Beth-El April 13-15, 2018

Would you like to volunteer for the Host Committee?  That will entail joining the group for Friday night dinner (catered by MRJ) and/or for a Saturday night BBQ at which Klezzoup!, the Temple's homegrown Klezmer musicians, will perform.

Local volunteers will be encouraged to mingle iwth out-of-towners during dinner, bring homemade dishes for the oneg Shabbat, and help iwth Registration.  Click here to volunteer.  The weekend's musical theme is "Orchestrating Our Heritage."

 

Life & Legacy Program

BETH-EL CONGREGATION LIFE & LEGACY PROGRAM

 

Beth-El Congregation’s Life & Legacy Program is a platform to steward donors and promote after-lifetime giving to benefit Beth-El Congregation or other Jewish entities in the local community. Beth-El Congregation has, to this point in time, recognized individuals and families who have included the congregation in their estate planning as Pillars of Beth-El. Through their generosity, they have planted seeds for those who will come after them, helping ensure that the congregation will remain a strong home of worship, education, and service. Life & Legacy continues and builds on the Pillars of Beth-El.  A legacy gift will not only continue your financial support of the congregation, it will signify to your loved ones and the entire community the importance of the passage of values from one generation to the next.

 

To continue reading about the Beth-El Life and Legacy Program, please click here

College Outreach Program

Are Your Students Enrolled?

Beth-El's College Outreach Program allows parents and students to Stay Conncted while studying at their Colleges and Universities. Click here to fill out the enrollment form or stop by the Temple today!

For more information, please contact Rabbi Zimmerman or Michelle Hartmann.

Click here for the Beth-El Live Streaming Worship Services

Streaming is available on a periodic basis; check this site for announcements.

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