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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

Confirmation Shabbat is on Friday, April 29, at 7:30 pm.

The Beth-El Choir will sing.

 

Dance Group

Jewish/Israeli Community Dance Group

Sunday, April 24, 12:30 pm
Wednesday, April 27, 7:00 pm
in the Great Hall at Beth-El

A night of dancing, friends, and healthy food--what could be better for your body and soul?

"Praise God with drum and dance." ~Psalm 150:4

It's free and no dance experience is needed!  All ages are welcome, so bring your family and friends.  Funded by the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County.

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Click here to see pictures from the dance class!

 

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Sunday, May 1, at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Temple parking lot.

No sign-up sheets - just walk up and donate!  Must be 17 years old or older to participate.

 

Community Yom HaShoah Observance

Yom HaShoah Community Observance

Wednesday, May 4, at 7:00 am, at Beth-El Congregation.

Please join the entire community for Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Paul Kessler was born in Slovakia and now lives in Fort Worth. He was five years old when the Nazis entered the country. He and his mother were saved and hidden by courageous farmers. Paul will speak to us about the lessons of the Holocaust and encourage us and our young people to stand against hate and prejudice. We will also hold a memorial service for the millions of Holocaust victims led by our community rabbis and cantors. Program co-chairs Charlotte Ray and Howard Rosenthal invite you and your teenagers to join us for this very important remembrance.

Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, with financial support from the Dan Danciger/Fort Worth Hebrew Day School Supporting Foundation and the Multicultural Alliance.

 

Daytimers

Daytimers

Please join us on Wednesday, April 20, at 12:00 pm at the Temple for a free program: "Paul Anka: Night of a Lifetime" DVD.

Direct from the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Paul Anka singing seventy-one minutes of his favorites, including, Diana, Times of Your Life, Mack the Knife, Put Your Head on My Shoulder, Puppy Love, Lonely Boy, She’s a Lady, You Are My Destiny, Johnny’s Theme, Hold Me Til Morning Comes, It Doesn’t Matter Any More, and lots more.  You do not want to miss this special afternoon.

Lunch will be catered by Ming Wok and will include brown rice, egg roll, coffee, tea, and one of the following: beef chow mein, chicken with mushrooms, or veggies and bean curd.

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

Online reservations will be available soon.

 

Second Night Seder

Second Night Seder

Saturday, April 23, at 6:00 pm.

Join us for our Community Second-Night Seder!

Please RSVP by Monday, April 18!  The price goes up by $7 per person after that date.

 

Online reservation is now closed.
 

 

Community Yom HaZikaron Observance

Community Yom HaZikaron Observance

Tuesday, May 10, at 6:15 pm, at Ahavath Sholom.

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

Every year, our Yom HaZikaron committee creates a beautiful and meaningful memorial service to honor the fallen soldiers of Israel and victims of terror. This year promises to be no different. Program chair Rivka Marco urges you to come together with us to remember our fallen Jewish family in Israel and around the world.

Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, with financial support from the Dan Danciger/Fort Worth Hebrew Day School Supporting Foundation.

 

Tinokot and Parents Discussion

Tinkokot and Parents Discussion

Sunday, May 1, at 9:30 am.

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

Join us for the enlightening program -- The Seder as an interactive learning experience.  Click here for more information.

9:30 - 10:00 am - Children and parents together in the Bride's Room.
10:05 - 10:30 am - Parents schmooze and nosh in the Great Hall.
10:35 - 11:00 am - Parents meet in the Library for discussion with Rabbi Mecklenburger
 

 

Annual Dinner and Meeting

Annual Dinner and Meeting

Sunday, May 15, at the Temple

Come join us as we honor the people and committees that keep our congregation thriving.  We will vote in our new president, officers, and board members.

    5:45 pm  --  Frozen Margaritas and /Wine & Cheese
    6:15 pm  --  Dinner
    7:00 pm  --  Annual Meeting

The price with reservations (and payment in advance) is $18 per person.  The price at the door is $28 per person.
Free to attend the meeting only.

Dinner will be catered by Blue Mesa Grill.

Babysitting will be provided at no charge if you register by Tuesday, May 10.

Please click here to register.

 

Community Yom Ha'atma'ut Observance

Community Yom Ha'atma'ut Observance

Sunday, May 15, at 12:30 am, at Ahavath Sholom.

Celebrate Israeli Independence Day at Ahavath Sholom.

It’s time to celebrate Israel! Moshe and Shuli Dayan, dynamic Israeli singing duo, will rock our world with their music and invite us to sing along. As a special treat they are bringing mentalist Marom Mor to amaze us! Program co-chairs Rachel Yaacobi and David Nudleman are very excited to invite you to this lively event. So come out, nosh on a free Israeli lunch, sing with Moshe and Shuli, see what all our community members are up to in the Community Shuk, and be prepared to celebrate Israel’s 68th birthday in style! Special note: while the opening ceremony and lunch will start at 12:30 pm please note that there will be pre-event activities for the kids starting at noon.
Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, with financial support from the Dan Danciger/Fort Worth Hebrew Day School Supporting Foundation.

 

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.