Temple Beth Am's services are currently operating VIRTUALLY. Click here to join our virtual Shabbat services.

At this time, our religious school is temporarily being held at a local synagogue.  Please contact Debbie Lesser for additional information.

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Here at Temple Beth Am we are continuing to take preventative measures to ensure the care and protection of our congregation. Classes, meetings, and activities are taking place virtually for the time being.  Please know that if you are home bound, worried, or need advice or guidance, our clergy and staff are here for you.

Please check the Temple Beth Am Facebook page for information about upcoming services, including both our virtual services, and our occasional outdoor services together.

GROWING & FOSTERING OUR JEWISH WORLD

The mission of Temple Beth Am is to provide a connection to other adults and children through worship, education and social justice in accordance with the values, faith and traditions of Reform Judaism.

We are committed to embracing and welcoming all into our Temple Beth Am family to ensure an environment which is friendly, inclusive and comfortable to our members and friends.

We strive for a culture of involvement and engagement through which lifelong friendships can grow and through which there exists a true feeling of home when entering this spiritual place.

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Temple Beth Am is entering an exciting new chapter in its history, as we prepare a new physical home for our congregation. We are continuing to hold services virtually and in person all the while taking preventative measures to ensure the care and protection of our congregation. Religious School is being held at a neighboring synagogue. Adult Education classes, meetings, activities and speakers are taking place virtually for the time being. All B’nai Mitzvahs are being held at a neighboring synagogue. Please know that if you are home bound, worried, or need advice or guidance, our clergy and staff are here for you.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. Tue 25

    Book CLub

    Jan 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Tue 25

    Board Meeting

    Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Tue 15

    Executive Committee Meeting

    Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Tue 22

    Book CLub

    Feb 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Tue 22

    Board Meeting

    Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Tue 15

    Executive Committee Meeting

    Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

The Worst Ninety Minutes in Jewish History

The Worst Ninety Minutes in Jewish History jemerman January 14, 2022

Eighty years ago on January 20, 1942, the infamous Wannsee Conference took place in a large lakeside three-story mansion in suburban Berlin. Fifteen Nazi German leaders attended the meeting that coordinated plans to "orderly execute" ---murder--- millions of Jews during World War II.

“Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children”

“Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children” jemerman January 11, 2022

The upcoming holiday of Tu BiShvat -- the birthday of the trees - brings back a memory of the American Museum of Natural History in New York. In the museum is an enormous cross-section of a giant sequoia tree. Standing before it is a sublime experience. The cross-section overwhelms you with its sheer size, inspiring questions about the size of the tree it was cut from.

How to Make Your First Tu BiShvat Seder Meaningful and Fun

How to Make Your First Tu BiShvat Seder Meaningful and Fun kbkaput January 3, 2022

As I thought about what would be involved if we did our own Tu BiShvat seder, it seemed interesting and fun. Tasting lots of fruits? Marking a time to appreciate, mindfully and respectfully, trees and the earth? Drinking wines and grape juices? Yes, please.

Best Jewish Films of 2021

Best Jewish Films of 2021 jemerman December 27, 2021

As 2021 draws to a close, it's a good time to reflect on the year in Jewish film and highlight six worthy of your attention. Two of the films here are from first-time filmmakers, another pair are Holocaust documentaries, and the final duo draw their tales from the past. Here is my list of the best Jewish films released in the U.S. in 2021.