Elohim is a Reform Congregation for all our people. For more than 60 years TBE has aspired to make
Jewish life accessible for all who wish to join and be part of our dynamic,
warm and welcoming community.
Our mission is to provide a warm and
welcoming community that honors our traditions and seeks to explore and add
new meaning to our lives.
meaning house of God, is a forward-thinking, inclusive synagogue that serves
over 15 towns in the Metro West area of Boston and is proactively responsive to
the changing needs of our community.
We are proud
to extend an open door for everyone, including young families, single adults,
senior citizens, interfaith families, GBLT's.
We invite you
to learn about all the programs and activities that fill our halls and reach to
the farthest corners of our world. We hope you decide to join Temple Beth
In addition to knowing you’re part of a vibrant
and visionary congregation that is devoted to Torah-worship, Avodah-learning and Gemilut Hasadim-performing acts of loving kindness, your
rabbis and cantor available for your personal and life-cycle events
Holy Day tickets and Shabbat services
to all Temple events and holiday celebrations
regular offering of adult classes, groups and cultural programs
and youth activities for children (Religious School has an additional fee)
to Temple Bulletin and URJ’s Reform Jewish magazine
opportunity to purchase cemetery plots in TBE’s section of Beit Olam Cemetery –
knowledge and comfort that comes from being part of a caring community.
regarding joining Temple Beth Elohim please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the temple office at 781-235-8419.
Who will feel
comfortable at TBE?
Our members reflect the diversity of the area,
coming from all walks of life and many different religious backgrounds and
ethnicities. We welcome Jewish
singles, and single parents, interfaith families, Jews of color, and Jewish families
in all their diversity, including LGBTQ couples with or without children. Our programs are designed to meet the
diverse spiritual, religious, educational and social needs of our members.
How Can I Get
There are many ways to become involved at TBE
and to become acquainted with other congregants. During your membership process, we hope to get to know you
personally so that we can connect you with programs, groups and classes that
complement your interests. We offer a warm and inviting atmosphere in which you
can expand and explore your Jewish life.
I Don’t Read
Hebrew – How Can I Possibly Follow the Shabbat Worship Service?
prayer books are written for all levels of understanding. The text is written in three types of
wording: Hebrew, English transliteration, and English. Throughout the service
our Rabbis and Cantor guide the congregation through the prayer book so that
the congregant may follow the service in wording that is most comfortable to the
How Do I Meet
the Professionals Who Serve TBE?
We encourage you to get to know our rabbis,
cantor, educators, and professional staff by attending Shabbat services and by
your involvement in our programs and activities. We hope you will attend one of our new member gatherings
throughout each year. You may also
arrange a private appointment with any of our clergy or staff by calling the
How Do I
Become A Member of TBE? What is the Process?
hope you will join our community! Just email email@example.com or call us at 781-235-8419 for more information
and a membership packet.
Why Should I
Join Temple Beth Elohim?
At TBE we support one another with a caring
community and a culture of inclusiveness.
We have weekly worship opportunities, adult education, religious school
for children, youth group, many groups and activities and wonderful
opportunities to meet and connect with a diverse and very interesting group of
people. Not only are there many
programs to meet different needs, but there is an environment of warmth that
makes us not only a special congregation, but a true community.
I’d Like to
Join, but I Don’t Know Anyone at TBE.
We have many
opportunities for getting involved and meeting people, starting as soon as you
join. Probably the best way to get
to know people is to get involved.
Why Should I
Join Now? My Child is Only Two
It is never too soon to be a part of the Jewish
community. While we often think
that synagogues are around to “teach Judaism” to our children, the synagogues
greatest purpose is to support and enrich each of us so that our own confidence
as Jews can become the example from which our children will learn. Synagogues provide ongoing
opportunities to study, experience, and enjoy being connected to a Jewish
community. We support this by
offering reduced dues to young families and special programs like our
“tot-Shabbat” and Shir
Shabbat services and programs.
Complimentary babysitting is offered at most Friday Shabbat services and
high holiday services as well.
My Kids Are
Grown. What Do I Need a Temple For?
While we offer many
family-oriented programs that does not mean that we are only open to families
with younger children. In fact, so
many of our programs are for adults, as we seek to nurture a mature development
of spirituality and Jewish connection for people at every age of their lives. We focus on building community, with
WTBE [Women of Temple Beth Elohim], Brotherhood, adult education, film
showings, book groups, social justice and advocacy programs, and of course, our
regular worship experiences. TBE
endeavors to enhance your connection with other Jews and personal search for
connection and meaning.
What About My
No one will be denied membership due to
financial circumstances. All Jews,
or those with Jewish spouses or partners, are welcome to become members. Individuals and families who have
questions about our membership program may work with our membership office to
arrange for a mutually agreeable commitment of support.
We hope you will
choose to become part of our congregation and invite you to request a
membership packet by calling the temple office 781-235-8419 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spouse/Partner Is Jewish And I Am Not. If We Join Will I Be Welcome at TBE?
all family members are warmly welcomed at Temple Beth Elohim. We encourage members to attend services
and participate in programs as a family so that the family unit can become
closer and understand Jewish history, traditions and culture.
When We Join
TBE, Will My Non-Jewish Spouse Be Considered A Member?
Yes. When a family/joins TBE all immediate
family members/partner are considered full members. All non-Jewish
spouses/partners are welcomed and encouraged to participate on all levels
including our committees, attend classes and holiday events.
Do You Have
Other Interfaith Families at TBE?
TBE has many interfaith couples/families. Our goal is to welcome and include all
members regardless of their religious upbringing.
We look forward to
the opportunity to welcome you our community and tell you more about all the
different worship opportunities, programming and ways to get involved and
connected at TBE.
If you would like to
know more about becoming a member, please complete the Membership Interest Form
below or call the temple office 781-235-8419 to request a membership packet.