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.




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.  Services start at 7:00 PM except our “family night” service on the first Friday of the month at 6:00 PM.  We are, once again, having in-person services.  Masks are optional and recommended for those with compromised immune systems. if you still feel uncomfortable being in-person, you can join us on Zoom with this:  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 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.



You have waited long enough!  Announcing Norma’s Latke Brunch, December 18, 2022.  You can look for the mail-in form in the October Shofar if you want to send in a check, or you can go to Latke Brunch to fill out your order form and pay with your Visa or MasterCard.  Eat in person or pick up your latkes and take them home to your family, neighbors and friends.  Good Eating!