Temple Beth El is a lively and active Reform Congregation of approximately 400 households serving the entire Northern Valley and beyond. We are a Jewish gathering place for those of all ages from nursery school children to the elders who founded our congregation.
At Beth El, we support each individual on his or her Jewish journey. We balance the richness of Jewish tradition with an appreciation of the gifts of modernity. We welcome Jews of all backgrounds and abilities, encouraging them to learn, discover, and explore new areas of Jewish living as they deepen their relationship with God and the Jewish people.
We believe that every Jew has something to offer to the community, and the temple has something to offer to every Jew. We encourage young families to lay the foundation for a Jewish life by reconnecting or deepening their Jewish identity through early temple affiliation. We encourage those with school age children to learn along with their children and be models of active Jewish living. We rely on our established members to provide vision and leadership while strengthening their Judaism with ongoing learning and worship. Our doors are open to all, and dues adjustments are made confidentially based on financial abilities.
We believe in worship that lifts the soul, stimulates the mind and bring us close to one another even as we seek the Divine Presence. Shabbat worship includes spirit-filled weekly Friday night services, monthly communal dinners, Shabbat morning worship when we warmly welcome our B'nei Mitzvah students to take their place as adults in our community, and a monthly Tot Shabbat on Saturday morning for preschoolers and their parents. High Holiday and Festival services keep us connected to the flow of the Jewish year and each holiday's unique message for our lives, from the stirring majesty of Rosh Hashanah to the outdoor prayers beneath our communal Sukkah.