Welcome To Temple Beth El!

Opportunities for Engagement

Gifts to Bat/Bar Mitzvahs:  Sisterhood and Men’s Club join together to give an Etz Hayim Chumash to each child celebrating their Bat/Bar Mitzvah with us at Temple Beth El.

 P.A.D. Project is community service at its best!  For this project, we partner with the National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Rochester section.  Our Temple members donate feminine hygiene products, and then assemble kits which are donated to teens and women in the Rochester area.  Most of us are lucky enough not to realize that this is a desperate need for many in our community.  These are absolute necessities.  Girls are missing school; women are missing work.  We are trying to help.

 Scholarships toward Pre-College and College Study in Israel – Sisterhood offers a needs-based scholarship for an Israel Immersion program.  Scholarships are available to pre-college and college students, whose families are members in good standing with Temple Beth El Sisterhood.  Scholarship recipients must commit to participating in the educational/ enrichment program at Temple Beth El and/or make a “contribution in kind” to the Temple Beth El community.

 Shiva Comfort Packages were conceptualized and developed by our Sisterhood, and the idea is spreading.  It’s a package of non-perishable items that are quite useful to those who will be “sitting shiva” in their home.  From disposable tableware to ritual washing equipment to educational material, this package helps make a difficult time a little easier for the mourners.  Sisterhood delivers a bag to Temple Beth El families who will be “sitting shiva” in the Rochester area.

 Sisterhood Shabbat is sponsored each year by Sisterhood.  It’s a special Shabbat service and kiddush presented by Sisterhood.  This is an opportunity for women to learn prayer skills and participate at whatever level they choose.

 Torah Fund is an annual campaign, led by WLCJ, to support the Jewish Theological Seminary and other higher learning institutes associated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.  Funds go toward building improvements, scholarships, and special projects.  As a thank-you, Torah Fund Benefactors receive a distinctive annual designer pin.