My house shall be a house of prayer for all peoples.
Ahavat ger, welcoming the stranger, is among the most important tenets of Reform Judaism and here at Temple Beth-El, as well. We welcome Jews from all backgrounds and all are welcome at Temple Beth-El. We strive to serve the needs of singles and families, Jews of all races, cultures and sexual orientations, as well as Jews-by-Choice and interfaith families.
While the definition of Outreach is continuously evolving, so is our congregation. Our congregation reflects the rich diversity that is Jewish life in America today. A significant number of our members are in interfaith marriages, are Jews-by-Choice, have children who have intermarried, or were raised by interfaith parents. Many of Temple Beth-El’s members, who are not involved in an interfaith marriage themselves, deal with interfaith issues in their extended families, especially as they are planning life-cycle events.
Outreach is part of our temple’s guidelines. We welcome everyone into our congregation, and invite and respect choices. We do this through programming, events, socializing, and friendship.
We welcome interfaith families to explore Judaism and encourage you to be part of congregational life. Temple Beth-El is a family, and you are part of that family, too. We want everyone to feel comfortable and welcome at services, at events, in the halls, at committee meetings, always. We welcome your voice.
If you have any questions or would like more information about our Outreach/Inclusion Committee, please contact Rabbi Tara Feldman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OUTREACH / DIVERSITY