New Programs Coming to Temple Beth El West Palm Beach
At Temple Beth El West Palm Beach, we are dedicated to providing our community with meaningful, engaging, and inspiring programs that promote life-long learning, spiritual growth, and meaningful connections. Whether you are looking to learn more about Judaism and Jewish culture, explore conversion, need for pastoral care and counseling, celebrate life cycle events, pre-marital counseling, or celebrate the holidays with friends and family, we have something for everyone.
We are excited to announce that we have launched several new programs to help our members of the community engage in learning, exploration, and celebration. Our adult education classes offer a range of topics including Jewish studies, Jewish Mysticism, Torah & Psychology, Secrets of the Holidays, music, world affairs and much more. Those looking to explore conversion can take part in our Beth El Conversion Institute, while our Beth El En Español program offers the opportunity to learn in Spanish. Our Temple Beth El Holiday Celebrations, L’Chaim Time, Mindfulness Shabbat, Rabbi’s Classes, Reflections & Havdalah and Torah and Takeout programs offer a variety of experiences to celebrate and explore our Jewish heritage.
We invite you to join us in learning and celebrating Jewish culture. With our new programs, we hope to provide our community with a deeper understanding and appreciation of Judaism.
Temple Beth El Programs:
Judaism values life-long learning. Learning as an adult can stimulate deeper participation in Jewish life and generate new meaning for many other aspects of one’s life. It links individuals to a vibrant global community, and to the wisdom and life experiences of the Jewish People spanning centuries.
Temple Beth El promotes pluralistic and inclusive adult learning in both formal and experiential settings. Our courses expand your knowledge on a range of topics from Jewish studies, Jewish Mysticism, Torah & Psychology, Secrets of the Holidays, music, world affairs and much more.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah CLUB (BMC@TBE)
A special program that is unique to Temple Beth El.
BMC is a program that prepare the children and their family towards the Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony. Each participant who graduates from the program and celebrates the Bar/Bat Mitzvah at TBE will receive a generous check of $1000.
BMC@TBE is a family journey in which we support each other, parents with the Synagogue clergy and staff by your side. BMC programs, events, and activities are carefully curated to suit the needs of each cohort, understanding that each participant enters their Jewish experience from a different perspective. At Temple Beth El, we are keenly aware of and sensitive to the needs of each family, and we pride ourselves on serving our community with dignity and love. During BMC, families will experience Shabbat & Holidays through the warmth of our musical experiences, explore sacred text through the lens of Judaism and, discover the richness and fulness of our faith, understand the spiritual side of Bar/Bat Mitzvah, learn the deep meaning of the prayers and the connection to the creation.
In addition, in BMC, families will have the opportunity to engage with holocaust survivors, perform acts of kindness, social action and learn about our homeland, Israel.
BMC meets weekly throughout the school year, with encounters occurring on and off campus when we have field trips.
Beth El En Español
No hay nada más bello en esta tierra que aprender en tu propia lengua, el idioma de tu corazón y tu alma. Por eso para Temple Beth El es de suma importancia poder darte esta oportunidad de aprender en Español. Temple Beth El tiene la bendición de ser liderada por el rabino Argentino Gastón Bogomolni y su esposa Marcela (Colombiana) ambos bilingües. Ya sean clases, consultas, o counseling pastoral y espiritual pueden comunicarse con la oficina para obtener más información.
Beth El Conversion Institute
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.
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.
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 upon request.
Temple Beth El Holiday Celebrations
Holidays are very important to our Temple Beth El family. The best way to keep up to date about what’s going on is by visiting our Holiday’s Page.
Young Jewish professionals now have a place to meet, relax and mingle with their peers. Whether to network, talk sports or just “schmooze”, Temple Beth El provides the place and atmosphere to hang out, have a drink and a nosh with other young professionals who may be established in South Florida or perhaps have relocated from the elsewhere.
During this class you will have the opportunity to learn ancient concepts like Kabbalah, Torah Mindfulness, breathing techniques and contemplation. Our purpose is to support self-awareness. You will learn how to be mindful of the prayers and will start to connect with the energy of Shabbat and with your higher self.
Temple Beth El promotes pluralistic and inclusive adult learning in both formal and experiential settings. Our classes expand your knowledge on a range of topics from Jewish studies, Jewish Mysticism, Kabbalah, Torah & Psychology, Secrets of the Holidays, music, world affairs and much more.
Reflections & Havdalah
A brainchild of Rabbi Gastón and Marcela Bogomolni, Reflections & Havdalah is an opportunity to get spiritually ready for the new week among friends in an intimate way. Reflections & Havdalah offers us the opportunity to reflect on the stories, people, and experiences that are hidden or overlooked, both within ourselves and within the wider world, and then invites us to hold space to honor these untold stories. Reflections & Havdalah is mainly held at people’s homes, always ending the night and Shabbat with a spiritual and musical Havdalah with some nosh.
Torah and Takeout
Join Alan Bell on Fridays at noon each week for Torah and Takeout. He will give you insights into this week’s Torah portion before Saturday morning Shabbat.