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Top Ten Reasons To Join Temple Beth El

  1. Temple Beth El welcomes all who wish to participate in Jewish life – singles, couples and families in all their forms.  Ours is a congenial and enriching community that respects diversity and embraces the opportunity to share common interests, whether spiritual, social, religious or intellectual.
  2. Caring and gifted Clergy that share in our joys, inspire us through their words and deeds, and offer comfort and assistance in times of trouble and sadness. 
  3. Vibrant religious school program emphasizing experiential learning and family education, and a wide array of youth-led programming.
  4. Early Childhood Center– a warm and stimulating environment, a nurturing staff, and a curriculum filled with child-centered and developmentally appropriate activities that are safe, fun and friendly.
  5. Family oriented worship including monthly Friday night Tot Shabbat and family Shabbat worship services.
  6. Deeply meaningful High Holy Day services filled with reflection, prayer, celebration and community.  Plus holiday and festival celebrations for children and adults -- Chanukah, Purim, Passover, and don’t forget Shabbat!
  7. Adult programming that ranges from an annual Scholar-In-Residence program featuring prominent figures in the Jewish spiritual, intellectual and political arenas to Sunday morning classes with our clergy.  Plus mah jong, yoga, cooking, parenting discussions and other programs that build connections and community. Many programs are conveniently held during nursery and religious school hours.
  8. Deep core commitment to tikkun olam, social action and social justice, including social advocacy, community organizing and helping those in need through gemilut chasadim, acts of loving kindness.
  9. Bright and airy Social/Catering Hall – among the largest in Westchester County -- with related facilities for life cycle and other celebrations, including Bridal Suite and state-of-the-art catering kitchen, now available for rental. 
  10. Connections with our friends and neighbors in the broader community through Interfaith initiatives such as our Martin Luther King services and Joint Heritage Seder with the Antioch Baptist Church; joint programs with the Upper Westchester Muslim Society; participation in Interfaith Thanksgiving celebrations; and community service activities.