Located at 2 Concord Ave. for 60 years since 1952, Beth El Temple Center is holding an open house for new and prospective members on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 9 at 10:30 a.m.
The event will give those interested in joining the Reform synagogue a chance to see facilities and be greeted by Rabbi Jonathan Kraus, the staff and other leaders and members of the Temple.
Visitors can tour the sanctuary, renovated in 2010, the classrooms, offices, large hall for parties and concerts, full kitchen, and new playground, all conveniently located on the Belmont/Cambridge line.
Around 400 families and individuals from Belmont and Arlington, Cambridge, Watertown, and Lexington call Beth El their spiritual home. They educate their children here and participate in Sabbath and holiday services, an active Sisterhood and Brotherhood, movie nights, family retreats, book clubs, a band, a choir and even a men’s softball team.
More than 200 children attend Hebrew School, from kindergarten age through high school, and the Temple also promotes adult classes in Jewish studies and observances, as well as the Hebrew language.
The Temple is a member of the Union of Reform Judaism and subscribes to its charter of reaching out to intermarried families, as well as to the gay and lesbian community.
Attendees will meet Rabbi Kraus and Family Education Director Susan Morrell, who will explain why Beth El Temple Center is a fine place for families and individuals.
For more information about this event, call the Temple office at 617-484-6668 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting or contact Jane.Levin@verizon.net or Rob.Steinberg@comcast.net