We want to build a community based on inclusiveness, where everyone is welcome regardless of age, marital status, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, Jew-by-choice, or Jew-by-birth. When Temple Beth El was founded in 1947, its members dedicated themselves to the creation of a home for living Judaism – a place where newcomers feel welcome, where Jewish ideals are made real, and where education is the key that unlocks the door to a lifetime of Jewish fulfillment and commitment. We are proud of this tradition and hope that your association with us will be spiritually and emotionally satisfying.
Update on in person services
At this point in time, all mandates for wearing masks have been lifted. We continue to encourage anyone who would like to wear a mask to do so. Masks will be available for those who would like one. We also ask that anyone with a fever or other potential COVID-19 or Non COVID-19 symptoms consider joining us on Zoom or Facebook Livestream instead and take good care of yourselves. Onegs following the services are also an important part of the Shabbat experience. We would like to start this soon.
Also, don’t forget about our upcoming congregational meeting on May 22 starting at 2:00 PM. Show up at 1:00 PM to enjoy our ice cream happy hour!
The Shofar is Temple Beth El’s monthly newsletter. Rabbi Klein and our president each write a column and the calendar will keep you up to date about coming events. Here is a link to the current edition as well as links to previous issues.
We welcome everyone to attend our weekly Friday evening Shabbat services and can’t wait until we can we can all be together in person. In the meantime, please join us each Friday evening at 7:00 at our Sha-Zoom services. You can join with this Zoom link: TBE Servicce
Our religious school meets every Sunday morning (Wednesday as well for B’nai Mitzvah students). ALL ARE WELCOME as well to participate in Jewish Wisdom Classes each Saturday at 4:30 PM via Zoom. Starting in December, we will also study T’fillah (Prayer) every Tuesday at 9am for a half hour, via Zoom and livestreamed on Facebook.
Want to fulfill your membership commitment? Want to honor someone special? Want to recognize a special or life-cycle event? You can do that at: TBE Support. We accept Visa, Master Card and debit cards. Or you can use you checking account. You can even set-up automatic monthly or quarterly payments.
The Shofar, our monthly newsletter, has a calendar of that months upcoming events. You can also use our on-line calendar at: TBE Events. On this calendar, you can click on any event and have it saved to your Google or iCalendar. That way you never miss anything that might be of interest to you.
Temple Beth El has been the voice of Reform Judaism in the Bakersfield area since 1947. If you are looking for a Jewish experience, please consider joining Temple Beth El. You can email Rabbi Klein, Laura Wolfe or Tim Fromm our membership chairs, for answers to any questions you may have. You can get a head=start by filling our our on-line membership application.