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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 Services

Shabbat Service is on Friday, August 26, at 7:30 pm.

High Holy Day Information 2016/5777

We are excited for the upcoming holidays, to view additional dates, times, and to make contributions please take a look at our flyer.

**Our website will allow you to make payments shortly, to make an immediate contribution please fill out the last page of the flyer and mail it back to the Temple or give us a call.



Please join us on Wednesday, August 17, at 12:00 pm at the Temple
Daytimers will be showing the movie Evita.

Free program. Please bring your own brown bag lunch.

The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan PerĂ³n, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina. Coffee, tea, and snack will be provided.

You are welcome to come without a reservation, however, we really need to know how many will be attending so we can be sure to set up adequate seating.

For reservations, call Larry Steckler (817-927-2736). The Sylvia Wolens Daytimers is a program of Beth-El Congregation, with support from the Jewish Federation.



NEW College Outreach Program!

Keep your students involved and up-to-date with Beth-El's latest news and events while away at college:

Beth-El will start its new College Outreach program this fall semester. The purpose of this new program is to stay connected with our members and their families no matter where they are located. We hope to stay in touch with all of our college students, so come into our office and fill out a form so we can plan college visits with the rabbi's, send packages, keep them involved while away, and celebrate graduations along with them and their families. We are also looking for volunteers to help put together packages for students who are signed up in our program.

For an online form you can print and fill out from home, click here

If interested in volunteering for our College Outreach program or for additional information please contact Rabbi Zimmerman at 817-332-7141 or


Young Families are going to the Splash Pad!



Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016

Location: Beth-El/Lil Goldman Early Learning Center

Time: 12:15 - 2:15 pm

Bring: Swimsuits and towels

Price: $5 per child donation is suggested






After Religious School, we will gather in the Great Hall for lunch, then walk together to Lil Goldman Early Learning Center's splash pad. A special treat will follow!

RSVP to the Temple by August 25, 2016, at 817-332-7141.

Religious School

The first day of Religious School is August 28th!

Mark your calendars, come see all that is new in our school, and expect to find an important and meaningful year for you and your children as we will dive into the theme:

Why Should We Be Proud to Be Jewish?

To register your children for the 2016 - 2017 school year, please click here

Life and Legacy Program


Life and Legacy Program

Beth-El Congregation’s Life & Legacy Program is a platform to steward donors and promote after-lifetime giving to benefit Beth-El Congregation or other Jewish entities in the local community.

Beth-El Congregation has, to this point in time, recognized individuals and families who have included the congregation in their estate planning as Pillars of Beth-El. Through their generosity, they have planted seeds for those who will come after them, helping ensure that the congregation will remain a strong home of worship, education, and service. Life & Legacy continues and builds on the Pillars of Beth-El. A legacy gift will not only continue your financial support of the congregation, it will signify to your loved ones and the entire community the importance of the passage of values from one generation to the next.

The Life & Legacy process is very easy. You may express your plan for an after-life gift by completing a letter of intent. The letter of intent is not a legal obligation, and may be changed or modified at any time at your discretion. You do not need to know the giving vehicle or amount of your legacy commitment when you complete the letter. You have up to a full year in which to formalize your intent.

Beth-El Congregation’s Life & Legacy Program is being kick-started as part of a two year long partnership program offered by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, Jewish Federations of North America, and the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth & Tarrant County, that provides training, support and monetary incentives to motivate organizations to secure meaningful after-lifetime legacy gifts.

The Beth-El Congregation Life & Legacy team is comprised of:

  • Michael Appleman (817-877-2803)
  • Steve Katten (817-307-7694)
  • Howard Bellet (817-937-4613)
  • Beth-El President Laurie Kelfer (817-821-7422)
Feel free to contact any of them if you have questions or wish to discuss the Life & Legacy Program further.


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 July 12, 2016.  Click here for more information.