11 Pillars


“Israel was not created in order to disappear—Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.”
– John F. Kennedy

Israel is a sacred land that holds a special connection to the Divine and that supporting the state of Israel is a way to connect with our heritage and strengthen our community. Israel is an essential part of Jewish identity and history, and that supporting the Jewish people and the state of Israel is a way to fulfill our ethical responsibility to pursue justice and contribute to a world rooted in peace and harmony.

Temple Beth El

By supporting the Jewish people and the state of Israel, we actively engage in the ongoing story of resilience, preservation, and progress that Israel represents. Together, we strive to build bridges of understanding, cultivate a sense of unity, and promote a shared vision of a brighter future for all.

At Temple Beth El, we embrace the profound significance of Israel in our Jewish community. We foster a deep connection to Israel by integrating its rich heritage and contemporary developments into our programming and educational initiatives. Through engaging guest speakers, cultural events, and educational forums, we provide opportunities for our congregants to deepen their understanding of Israel’s historical and modern-day significance. Additionally, we actively support and participate in initiatives that contribute to the welfare and advancement of the Jewish people and the state of Israel. By fostering a sense of unity, promoting dialogue, and advocating for justice and peace, we strive to embody the values ingrained in our tradition and make a positive impact within our community and beyond. Together, we strengthen the enduring bond between Temple Beth El and Israel, working towards a brighter future rooted in shared values and a deep appreciation for our shared heritage.

Israel-related Programs and Events

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and rich history of Israel through our engaging and enlightening programs and events. From captivating lectures and informative workshops to captivating film screenings and lively discussions, we offer a diverse range of activities that celebrate the spirit of Israel. Discover the beauty of Israeli art, music, cuisine, and traditions while forging connections and deepening your understanding of this remarkable country.

Partnership with Israeli Communities

At TBE, we believe in building bridges and fostering meaningful relationships. Our strong partnership with Israeli communities allows us to connect with and support our brothers and sisters in Israel. Through collaborative initiatives, cultural exchanges, and shared experiences, we strengthen the bond between our congregation and Israel, creating a network of support, understanding, and shared values that transcends borders.

Study and Travel Opportunities

Embark on a transformative journey of discovery with our study and travel opportunities to Israel. Explore the sacred sites that have shaped the history of our faith, walk in the footsteps of our ancestors, and deepen your connection to the land of Israel. From educational tours led by knowledgeable guides to immersive study programs, these experiences provide a unique and enriching way to connect with Israel on a personal level.

Advocacy and Support for Israel

As passionate advocates for the State of Israel, we are committed to standing by its side and promoting its well-being. Through our advocacy efforts, we raise awareness about the challenges faced by Israel and work tirelessly to counter misinformation and prejudice. We offer a platform for open dialogue, fostering understanding and encouraging support for Israel’s democratic values, cultural heritage, and contributions to the world. Join us in making a difference and standing in solidarity with the people of Israel.

With our Israel-related programs, partnerships, study and travel opportunities, and advocacy initiatives, TBE provides a gateway to an expansive and meaningful connection with Israel. Experience the warmth and vitality of Israeli culture, forge lasting friendships, and deepen your appreciation for the land that holds a special place in our hearts. Together, let us celebrate, support, and strengthen the bonds between our congregation and the vibrant tapestry that is Israel.

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Links for Sukkot


Wednesday, Sept. 27
06:00PM - Sukkah Decoration, Israeli Food & Dance

Friday, Sept. 29
07:00PM - Sukkot Dinner In the Sukkah

Saturday, Sept. 30
06:00PM - Margaritas & Havdalah in the Sukkah

Wednesday, Oct. 04
06:00PM - YjPN & Adult Class with Rabbi Gastón followed by Simchat Beit Hashoeivah DJ DA

Thursday, Oct. 05
7:00PM - Kabbalah 101, Light Dinner

Friday, Oct. 06
7:00PM - Sukkot Dinner

Saturday, Oct. 07
8:30AM - Mindful Shemini Atzeret and Shabbat with Rebbetzin Marcela

6:00PM - Simchat Torah Festival celebration

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