11 Pillars

Music and Culture

“Music is a universal language that transcends boundaries and connects us to something greater than ourselves.”
– Debbie Friedman

Music is a way to connect with the Divine and that the arts are a means of elevating the soul. Engaging with Jewish culture is a way to connect with our heritage and deepen our understanding of Jewish identity.

At Temple Beth El, we foster a vibrant and inclusive community where the power of music and the arts is celebrated through various engaging programs and services. From heart-pounding drum circles that ignite a sense of unity to our soul-stirring choir performances that uplift the spirit, we create opportunities for individuals to connect with the Divine through the transformative experience of music. 

Temple Beth El

Our spirited sing-alongs bring joy and togetherness, while our captivating shows and musicals showcase the richness of Jewish culture and storytelling. Led by our talented and musically trained Rabbi/Cantor Gastón, our Shabbat services are filled with lively melodies, encouraging congregational participation, and a deep sense of joy. These vibrant cultural events and musical experiences provide every individual with a chance to explore their spiritual journey, strengthen their Jewish identity, and deepen their connection to our shared heritage. By immersing ourselves in the enchanting world of Jewish music and the arts, we transcend boundaries and open our hearts to the Divine presence, enriching our spiritual lives and fostering a strong sense of belonging within the dynamic tapestry of Temple Beth El.

Music Programs and Performances

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of music through our diverse range of programs and exhilarating performances. From classical concerts, world music, eclectic to contemporary ensembles, our venue resonates with the melodies that touch the soul. Experience the transformative power of music and witness extraordinary talent on our stage.

Cultural Events and Celebrations

Embark on a cultural journey with us as we celebrate the rich tapestry of traditions and Jewish heritage. Through vibrant festivals, lively dances, and captivating displays of artistry, we invite you to explore and appreciate the diverse cultures that shape our community. Join us in fostering unity and understanding through the vibrant beauty of cultural events.

Authors and Speakers Series

Expand your horizons and engage in thought-provoking conversations through our esteemed Authors and Speakers Series. From renowned authors to inspiring speakers, our venue becomes a hub of intellectual exploration. Immerse yourself in stimulating discussions and gain new perspectives that ignite your imagination and broaden your understanding of the world.

Book Club

Rediscover the joy of reading as part of our vibrant Book Club. Delve into literary masterpieces, engaging in lively discussions that unlock hidden treasures within the pages. Connect with fellow book enthusiasts and share your passion for literature as we collectively embark on literary journeys that nourish the mind and enrich the soul.

Art Exhibitions and Installations

Immerse yourself in the realm of artistic expression through our captivating art exhibitions and installations. From contemporary works to timeless classics, our venue becomes a sanctuary for visual inspiration. Experience the transformative power of art as it sparks dialogue, evokes emotions, and encourages introspection.

Film Screenings and Discussions

Embark on cinematic adventures with our curated film screenings and engaging discussions. Explore a diverse range of films, from thought-provoking documentaries to captivating narratives, that challenge conventions and shed light on untold stories. Engage in conversations that broaden your cinematic horizons and inspire new perspectives.

Singing Voices Gathering

Experience the magic of harmonious voices coming together at our Singing Voices Gathering. Join a community of passionate singers as we celebrate the joy of music and the power of collective vocals. Whether you’re a seasoned vocalist or simply love to sing, our inclusive and supportive environment welcomes all. Unleash your voice, connect with others, and create beautiful melodies that resonate deep within the soul. Together, let’s create moments of pure harmony and create memories that will linger in our hearts forever.

Drum Circles

Feel the rhythm of life pulsating through our vibrant drum circles. Join the collective energy as we gather to create captivating beats and embrace the spirit of unity. Immerse yourself in the primal power of drumming, connecting with others through the primal language of rhythm.

Youth Talent

Nurture the talents of our young performers as they take center stage to showcase their remarkable abilities. Our venue provides a supportive and encouraging environment for youth to shine and share their unique gifts with the world: From participating in our Shabbat services to being part of our annual musicals. Witness the future generation of artists, musicians, and performers as they captivate audiences with their boundless potential.

Jewish Music Library Lounge

Discover a sanctuary for music enthusiasts in our inviting Jewish Music Library Lounge. Immerse yourself in a curated collection of Jewish melodies and rhythms, spanning across genres and eras. Unwind, explore, and connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for music. Let the tranquil atmosphere inspire your own musical journey as you delve into the depths of our extensive music library.

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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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