“Every human being is created in the image of God and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.”
– Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Every individual has a unique role to play in the world and that every person’s contributions are essential to the unfolding of the Divine plan. We must strive to see the good in others and to treat everyone with compassion and respect. At Temple Beth El, we welcome people of all backgrounds, identities, gender and abilities to join our community, and we work to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone can participate fully in Jewish life. We believe that diversity is a strength and that by embracing and celebrating our differences, we can create a more just and equitable world.
At Temple Beth El, we are dedicated to ensuring accessibility and accommodations for all members of our community. We believe in embracing diversity and fostering an inclusive environment through our various initiatives. Our Conversion Institute offers guidance and support to those interested in exploring Judaism and undergoing the conversion process. We are committed to providing a safe and supportive space for LGBTQ+ individuals, offering resources and support for their unique journeys. Recognizing the importance of addressing social justice issues, we actively engage in anti-racism and social justice workshops to promote understanding and equality. We proudly stand with Hispanics United Against Hatred, working together to combat prejudice and discrimination. At Temple Beth El, we strive to create a community where everyone feels welcome, accepted, and valued, actively working towards a more inclusive and just society.
Accessibility and Accommodations
At TBE, we prioritize accessibility and strive to create an inclusive environment for all. Our venue is equipped with accessibility features and accommodations to ensure that everyone can participate fully in our events and services. We are committed to removing barriers and making our space welcoming and accessible to individuals with disabilities, ensuring that everyone feels valued and included.
Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
Embracing diversity is at the core of our values. We actively promote diversity and inclusion initiatives to foster a sense of belonging within our community. Through engaging programs, cultural celebrations, and educational events, we celebrate the richness of our diverse backgrounds and perspectives. At TBE, we believe that embracing our differences strengthens our collective bond and enriches our shared experiences.
For those on a journey to embrace Judaism, our Conversion Institute provides a supportive and comprehensive program. Guided by our knowledgeable clergy and community members, you’ll explore Jewish history, traditions, and rituals, deepening your connection to Jewish faith and culture. Embark on a transformative experience as you prepare to join the Jewish community.
Temple Beth El’s conversion institute aims to be the Palm Beach County extension of the conversion institute from Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus in Aventura, FL.
Two sets of classes (18 sessions each) are scheduled each year, with one beginning in August and the other in January.
A class in Spanish is also available up request.
The classes explore the differences between Judaism and Christianity, the Jewish life cycle, the Jewish calendar, Jewish ritual, prayer, Jewish history, modern Israel, Jewish Ethics and the Holocaust. Students will also learn how to read Hebrew and many of the rituals of Jewish life. Classes meet on Wednesday nights.
The class is not a “conversion” class in the sense that the class itself does not convert the candidates. Conversion must be supervised by a sponsoring Rabbi, a member of the Rabbinical Assembly, who works directly with the conversion candidate to help him/her through the process. If you do not have a sponsoring Rabbi, we will help you obtain one.
The chairperson of the Institute in Dade is Rabbi Emeritus, Rabbi Ed Farber.
Conversions that are done through this Institute are accepted by all movements of Judaism outside of Orthodoxy and are recognized by the State of Israel.
Please contact Rabbi Bogomolni for further information by clicking the sign up button:
Next Cohort: - Conversion Class Schedule
LGBTQ+ Support and Resources
TBE is proud to be an affirming space for the LGBTQ+ community. We provide a supportive and inclusive environment where individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities are embraced and celebrated. Our clergy, staff, and community members offer support, resources, and programming specifically tailored to the unique needs and experiences of the LGBTQ+ community, ensuring that everyone feels welcome and valued.
Anti-Racism and Social Justice Workshops
We are committed to dismantling systemic racism and fostering social justice. Through thought-provoking workshops and educational initiatives, we encourage open dialogue and empower our community to actively confront and address issues of racism and injustice. By engaging in these important conversations and taking meaningful action, we strive to create a more equitable and just society for all.
Hispanics United Against Hatred
TBE proudly stands in solidarity with our Hispanic community members, united against hatred and discrimination. We actively support and advocate for the rights and well-being of our Hispanic neighbors, fostering an inclusive environment where their voices are heard and their contributions are celebrated. Through community partnerships, educational programs, and cultural events, we work to combat prejudice and build bridges of understanding and respect.
At TBE, we are dedicated to fostering a culture of inclusivity, where every individual is valued, respected, and embraced. We invite you to join our diverse and vibrant community, where together we can create a more inclusive and compassionate world.