- Temple Beth-El, located in Providence's historic East Side, has been serving Reform Jewish families in Rhode Island for over one hundred and fifty years. The roots of the our congregation go back to 1849 when a small group of Providence Jews, calling themselves "Sons of Israel," gathered for daily services. Today's Temple Beth-El family, nearly 1,200 households, reflects the changing composition of contemporary American Jewry. The Temple's Religious School has an enrollment of over 300 students and continues to grow. In addition all are invited to K'tantan, a program for young children and their parents about once a month. We offer exciting adult learning opportunities as well as a daily minyan and weekly Shabbat services.