Community

Table of Contents:

Social Action
Brotherhood
Sisterhood
Youth
Mitzvah Corp


 

Social Action

The mission of the Social Action Committee is to engage our Temple Beth El community in meaningful relationships that will make Judaism’s commitment to the principles of Tikkun Olam (locally and globally) an integral part of our everyday life. Our goals are to: to promote social justice and Jewish values, to promote education and understanding of the issues, and to take action on relevant issues of concern.

Our Social Action Committee (SAC) has been hard at work over the summer to get our new year off to a terrific start.  There’s something for everyone in the varied activities planned for September and October.  We hope you’ll find something to engage you in Tikkun Olam at Temple Beth El.  Feel free to contact SAC Co-Chairs Rhonda Sattin ([email protected] or 860-539-9197) or Robin Warren ([email protected] or 727-417-2987) if you’re interested in joining the SAC or want more information on how you can get involved.

 

Brotherhood

Temple Beth-El encourages male congregants to join Brotherhood, our service group that happens to be a lot of fun.

Unlike most synagogues, men do much of the cooking at Temple Beth-El. Dressed in our ‘Boyz in the Hood’ jackets, we offer affordable and tasty fare for Bar and Bat Mitzvah luncheons, serve lox and bagels before and during Sunday Religious School, prepare sophisticated hors d'oeuvres for the annual Beth-El Art Festival reception, fill more than 150 member stomachs at the our annual Temple Day and Mitzvah Day events, and lovingly cater other special and member events.

All this activity builds a spirit of camaraderie and fraternity that offers a great support framework for all our members. We look forward to welcoming you to our Temple Beth-El Brotherhood!

BROTHERHOOD SCHMOOZE: Join Brotherhood on Sundays (when religious school is in session) at 9:15 am for breakfast, discussion of interest, and current events.  A $5 donation per person is recommended.

 

Sisterhood

Our mission is to support the congregational family of Temple Beth-El through a variety of activities and initiatives.  As a member of our Sisterhood you are poised to receive the best Jewish experience that our community has to offer. 

We support our Children's activities through involvement in our Religious School, Preschool, BEEFY (our Temple Youth Group), and providing camp scholarships. We support our Congregation by providing Friday night Oneg Shabbat, the Judaica Shop, Bimah Flowers and Life Cycle Event Gifts.

We support our Community through involvement in our Social Action programs, Adult Education and Women's Wellness programs, and supporting the Braille Society of Pinellas County.

Furthermore, Sisterhood’s financial & volunteer support makes a difference in Membership, Religious Living, Programming and Fundraising.
We welcome you to join us as we sow the seeds of friendship and sisterhood.

 

Youth

We have youth groups for grades 5 to 12.  Our youth groups are dedicated to engaging our congregation’s youth in activities that establish a strong connection to their Temple, Jewish heritage, and the greater Jewish community.  

 

Mitzvah Corps

Can you spare a couple of hours a week or month? It doesn’t take much time & effort to help show your community that you care. Temple Beth-El congregants can volunteer to provide support to fellow congregants in their time of need. We need volunteers to occasionally drive someone to a doctor’s appointment or to Temple! Interested? Mitzvah Corp is comprised of congregant volunteers, who support fellow congregants during both times of joy and sadness.

Visit www.templebeth-el.com/mitzvahcorps to sign up.

Do you need:

  • visits at home or in the hospital?
  • occasional transportation to doctor's appointments, Shabbat services, or Temple activities?
  • help caring for a relative?
  • assistance with a Shiva service?
  • calls from a friendly volunteer?
     

If so, contact the Mitzvah Corps at: 347-6136 or send a message directly to Rabbi Torop  *all contacts are confidential*