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Welcome to Beth-El Congregation

A Reform Synagogue Serving Metropolitan Tarrant County

Building the Jewish Future

At Beth-El Congregation, we strive to meet the spiritual, educational, social, and religious needs of our members through the teachings and practice of Reform Judaism.  Our community supports the life events of our congregants and demonstrates diverse ways of caring and sharing.  We invite you to come to our Temple and join us for worship, study, tikkun olam (repair of the world) and friendship.

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Shabbat Services

Shabbat Service

Kabbalat Shabbat Early Service will be on Friday, March 27, at 5:45 pm.

Candles, Kiddush, and Snack at 5:45 pm.
Family Service, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders will participate, at 6:00 pm.
Guitar-accompanied music.


Introduction to Judaism Class

Introduction to Judaism Class

The 12th of 16 classes -- Monday, March 30, at 7:00 pm.

It's not too late to join!  If you are interested in conversion or if you need a refresher on the basics, contact Rabbi Ottenstein and join the class. Cost is $20 for books and supplies.


Second Night Seder

Second Night Seder

Saturday, April 4, at 6:00 pm.

Join us for our Community Second-Night Seder!

Please RSVP by Monday, March 30th!  The price goes up by $5 per person after that date.


Click here to register.


Tinokot and Parents Discussion

Tinkokot and Parents Discussion

Sunday, April 5, at 9:30 am, in the Bride's Room.

Children age 0 to 4 will play in a secure, loving environment, while parents have the opportunity to participate in a discussion led by Vivien Benjamin about the needs of young families.

Join us for the enlightening program!


Beth-El's 8 over 80 Celebration


Saturday, April 18, at Beth-El Congregation

Join us for an evening honoring eight remarkable people.

  • Kenneth Baum
  • Edwin Cohen
  • Edythe Cohen
  • Corrine Jacobson
  • Marcia Kurtz
  • Rosalyn Rosenthal
  • Paul Schwartz
  • Evelyn Siegel

This is a celebration of eight people for their lifetime commitment to Beth-El Congregation.

Benefitting Beth-El Congregation and continuing their legacy for the next generation.

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Click here to donate or purchase tickets.

Click here for Tribute Book ad samples.


Blue Tattoo

Remembering the Holocaust -  Blue Tattoo - Documentary movie

Sunday, April 12 - two showings:

9:45 am - in the Board Room - for the Adult Judaism Class
11:00 am - in the Youth Room - for grades 8-12 and their parents

Synopsis: In 2007,Dina and Joe set out on an uplifting journey of hope and discovery. She was a Holocaust survivor and he was a gifted singer/songwriter whose mission in life was to write songs about people he met in his travels through central New York State. Dina was born in Poland and lost her parents and 5 siblings in the Holocaust. She spent three years in the Auschwitz concentration camp and still wonders why she survived while millions died. She came to Elmira NY with her husband and young daughter in 1951. Her daughter asked about the blue tattoo on her arm. Dina explained in terms a 5-year-old could accept, protecting her innocence. Joe was so moved by her story that he wrote the song "Blue Tattoo." He has performed it internationally. The film "Blue Tattoo" is the story behind the song, and a remarkable partnership between two people from different backgrounds hoping to heal the world.


Community Yom HaShoah Observance

Yom HaShoah Community Observance

Wednesday, April 15, at 7:00 am, Beth Israel in Colleyville.

Please join the entire community for Holocaust Remembrance Day.




Wednesday, April 15, at 12:00 pm.

Join us for a presentation by Rabbi Jordan Ottenstein.

Many of us wonder about what it takes for someone to become a rabbi. We know it begins with an inner desire, and now we will have the opportunity to learn first hand about the entire process. Join us to hear this fascinating presentation.

Lunch will be catered by Boopa's Bagel Deli.

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Special Holocaust Program - Grades 4-7

I Never Saw Another Butterfly

Sunday, April 19, at 9:45 am, in the Beth-El Great Hall.
During Religious School.


This program will pair our students with a child who perished in the Holocaust.  Each student will learn about a particular child, paint a butterfly in his or her memory, and keep it at home to remember and never forget.


Community Yom HaZikaron Observance

Community Yom HaZikaron Observance

Tuesday, April 21, at 6:15 pm, at Ahavath Sholom.

The entire community will gather at Ahavath Sholom to observe Israel's Memorial Day.  Please join us.


Beneath the Helmet

Beneath the Helmet

Sunday, April 26, at 9:45 am, in the Beth-El Great Hall.

Join us for an amazing movie showing the human face of Isareli soldiers and the realities facing Israel.

All teens and adults are invited to see this movie.

Refreshments will be served.


Community Yom Ha'atma'ut Observance

Community Yom Ha'atma'ut Observance

Sunday, April 26, at 12:30 am, at the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County.

Celebrate Israeli Independence Day at the Jewish Federation building (4049 Kingsridge Road, accross the street from Beth-El and behind Ahavath Sholom).


Open Dor Event

Texas Rangers vx. the Oakland Athletics

Sunday, May 3, at 2:05 pm, at Globe Life Park.

The game starts at 2:05 pm. We have 20 seats reserved on the “All You Can Eat” porch which includes grilled chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn, nachos and soft drinks. Food service begins when the gates open and ends at the end of the 7th inning or 2.5 hours after the first pitch. The seats are located on the upper home run deck.

Our group rate ticket price is $42 per person. There is a $15 parking charge per car. Our group could rally at the Temple parking lot for carpooling, if you are interested.

To get your ticket, send checks to Sandra Hollander at 6921 Laurel Valley, Fort Worth, Texas, 76132.  For more information, call Sandra at 817-235-6227 or 817-294-9773.


Hall of Remembrance Exhibit

Hall of Remembrance Exhibit

The Archives Committee has placed an amazing exhibit in the Hall of Remembrance, which will run until June, 2015.  Click here for more information.

Successor Rabbi Search

Successor Rabbi Search

Rabbi Mecklenburger announced his retirement plans on January 20, 2015.  In an effort to keep the congregation informed about the search for a successor rabbi, we have created a web page that will be immediately updated when new information is available.

Click here for the Successor Rabbi Search web page.

Our Religious Brains

Our Religious Brains

Check out Rabbi Mecklenburger's book at

It is also available at Beth-El's Judaica Shop!


Click here for the Beth-El Live Streaming Worship Services

Streaming is available on a periodic basis; check this site for announcements.

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