Our synagogue is a Bet T’fillah. Our inspirational religious services are warm and participatory. Our congregation provides men and women with equal opportunities for religious expression.
Our synagogue is a Bet Midrash. We stimulate lifelong learning of Judaism, its values and traditions by providing the highest quality educational programs for adults, teenagers and children.
Our synagogue is a Bet K’nesset. We encourage participation by all members in our diverse cultural programs and activities. We support our local Jewish community, the State of Israel and Jews around the world. Our congregation is a large extended family that shares in the joys of life cycle events and supports each other in times of need.



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 the previous three years of 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

Temple Beth El offers K-12 religious school at no charge for members and non-members alike.  School will begin again in September.  We also have regular Torah Study each Saturday at 4:00 PM via Zoom.  We are currently studying Pirkei Avot.  You can join at:  Torah Study




Want to pay your member dues?  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 or Heber Cruz Berber, our membership chair, for answers to any questions you may have.  You can get a head=start by filling our our on-line membership application.