- Temple Beth El (TBE), a small, vibrant synagogue located in the state's capital city of Augusta, is the only Reform Jewish congregation in Central Maine. We are the center of Jewish activity for approximately 117 member households living within a 50+ mile radius of Augusta, and for dozens of other non-member Jews. TBE offers a range of religious, cultural, and social activities that belie our small size. Our congregation encompasses all age groups; we have a robust and growing Hebrew School program (Pre-K through a teen group), an active adult community, and a significant group of seniors, many of whom live in Maine year-round. We hold regular services and study sessions for Shabbat and holidays, and host numerous adult education programs, including adult B'nai Mitzvah classes, conversions groups, a chavurah, visiting scholars, Torah study, lectures, annual Ice Storm Wine Tasting, and theater trips. Through the temple, our rabbi and congregants also engage in community and social justice activities. If you have any questions, please contact Janna, our secretary, or Rabbi Susan Bulba Carvutto (see Contact Us link at left). We very much look forward to meeing you!