Shabbat Service will be on Friday, August 1, at 8:00 pm.

Cantorial Soloist Genie Long will sing.

Bible Study is every Saturday at 9:00 am.

To view the sermons of our rabbis, click here.

The Monday Torah studies at noon at the Temple will continue in August.  Rabbi Ottenstein will lead the discussion on Monday, August 4 and 11  Rabbi Mecklenburger will be back from sabbatical and will lead the discussion on Monday, August 18 and 25.  Feel free to bring a lunch and join Rabbi Ottenstein!

Our Religious Brains

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Daytimers Event

Wednesday, August 13, at 12:00 pm

Jane Pawgan will present her inside look at this famous, exciting, notorious woman, Elizabeth Taylor, who has starred in numerous motion pictures and in the lives of her eight husbands.

Lunch will be catered by Sprouts and will include chips, a cookie, coffee or tea, and either pastrami on rye, a chicken salad sandwich, or a vegetarian sandwich.

Click here to register.

People of the Book

Tuesday, August 19, at 10:00 am

Join us on Tuesday, August 19, at 10:00 am to discuss Refuge Denied: The St. Louis Passengers and the Holocaust, by Sarah Ogilvie and Scott Miller.  Jane Pawgan will lead the discussion.  The ordeal of the refugee ship St. Louis has become a symbol of the world’s indifference to the plight of European Jewry on the eve of the Holocaust.  In the spring of 1939, more than nine hundred Jewish refugees boarded the St. Louis in Hamburg, Germany.  The ship was refused permission to dock in Cuba and Florida and 620 passengers were forced to return to mainland Europe, where half were murdered during the Holocaust.

BEJY Welcome Event

Sunday, August 31, at 10:15 am

Calling all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders to our first event of the year - bowling and laser tag at Alley Cats in Arlington.  Look for more information soon!


First Day of Religious School - Sunday, September 7

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9:30 - 9:45 amSign-in (students in classroom, parents in Gathering Area)
9:45 - 10:15 amOpening Ceremony in the Sanctuary
10:15 - 10:30 amBeth-El Children and Education Exhibit by Hollace Weiner
10:30 - 11:00 amClassroom open house for all students and their families
11:00 am - 12:00 pmParents' brunch and a Welcome reception for Rabbi Ottenstein in the Great Hall

High Holy Day Schedule

Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday, September 24 Evening Service8:00 pm

Thursday, September 25 Children's Service9:30 am
 Morning Service10:30 am

Rosh Hashanah Receptions:

This year, after the Evening Rosh Hashanah service, we will have two receptions:

1. In the Great Hall, will honor our Rabbinic families: Rabbi Ralph and Ann Mecklenburger and Rabbi Jordan Ottenstein and his wife, Marni Phon. 

2. In the Beth-El cafe and patio, we will have a reception for young professionals who are in their 30s and 20s, post-college graduation.  Appletinis, beer, wine, and snacks will be served.

Yom Kippur

Friday, October 3 Evening Service8:00 pm

Saturday, October 4 Children's Service9:30 am
 Morning Service10:30 am
 Music and Readings12:45 pm
 Afternoon Service2:00 pm
 Concluding Service4:00 pm

Click here for online Holy Day tickets, babysitting reservations, Break-the-Fast Contribution forms and more!

MRJ Matzo Ball Golf Tournament

Sunday, October 26, 2014, at 1:00 pm.

More information will be available soon.

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Become a member of Women of Reform Judaism!

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Join Rabbi Mecklenburger for his Torah study class on Monday at 12:00 pm.

The classes will take place on Mondays, June 3, 10, 17, and 24 at the Temple.