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We nurture many groups within our larger community to create more meaningful, interwoven relationships among those in our Temple family.

Through shared interests, goals, and passions, our groups forge common bonds as we strengthen our individual pursuits and our congregational growth.

 

MADISON’S JEWS’ NEXT DOR

Madison is a dynamic place to be a young professional! Our group for 20- and 30-somethings finds ways to make being young and Jewish in Madison even more fun. Madison’s Jews’ Next Dor (dor means “generation” in Hebrew) is a vibrant part of our community, sharing weeknight dinners, seders, and game nights.

Learn more and find Madison’s Jews’ Next Dor on Facebook.

 

SISTERHOOD (WOMEN OF REFORM JUDAISM)

Our Sisterhood welcomes all women in our congregation to join as members, and the entire congregation is invited to Sisterhood programs and events. With Sisterhood, you'll learn, share, and connect while helping one another and our community.  Learn more and join Sisterhood.

 

MEN'S CLUB

The Temple Beth El Men’s Club is a group of men of all ages who get together to do mitzvah projects, socialize, connect, and learn together. Our activities include a monthly book club, an annual retreat, sukkah building, and ushering at High Holy Day services. Contact Men’s Club to join.

 

SOCIAL ACTION

The Social Action Committee organizes programs and projects that engage the congregation in the Jewish mandates of social justice and tikkun olam, making our world a better place.

Learn more about our mitzvah activities.
 

URGENCY OF NOW

The Temple Beth El Board of Trustees voted unanimously to sign on to the Brit Olam (Covenant with the World) to join the Union for Reform Judaism’s Urgency of Now (UON) Initiative. The UON Initiative focuses on building power and momentum across North America by engaging Reform congregations in issue-specific social justice work that enables congregants to benefit and learn from one another. The Union for Reform Judaism’s (URJ) social justice arm, the Religious Action Center (“the RAC”) launched this initiative because developing a strong network of active and empowered congregations is imperative to the sacred work of tikkun olam, repair of the world. Through this Initiative, we can come together as a congregation, initiate important and sometimes challenging conversations about critical social justice work that best fits our Temple community.  Temple’s UON Initiative has three Action Teams: (1) Immigrant Rights; (2) Transgender Rights; and (3) Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System.

To receive updates and additional information, please fill out our interest form.

 

CARING

The Caring Committee assists the clergy in acts of comfort and kindness for the members of the congregation. We to make Temple Beth El a place where every congregant can feel supported and thought of in times of need. Our Caring Committee consists of a direct service task force and a steering committee.

Let us know about opportunities to serve our congregants or join us to care for others.

 

KESHER/ISRAEL

The mission of this committee is to enhance the commonality of Jewish life between Israel and the Diaspora. We seek to establish and strengthen relationships between members of Temple Beth El and members of Progressive congregations and institutions in Israel.

Learn more about how we create connections with Israel.

 

YOUTH

We offer exciting opportunities for 3-18 year olds to participate in youth groups and events. We believe participating in social activities, social justice and worship programming with other Jews is the best way to keep our kids engaged and invested in their Judaism and to help improve our world. Learn more about our youth groups.

 

ADULT EDUCATION

Adult education is an important part of communal life at Temple Beth El. We believe that a lifelong thirst for knowledge and critical exploration of topics—biblical or contemporary—helps us to maintain a vital connection to our Judaism and to each other. We aim to involve members of all ages in classes, lectures, discussions, and hands-on workshops.

 

CAFÉ PANIM

If there’s Religious School on a Sunday, there’s Café Panim, run by dedicated volunteers, providing snacks, coffee, and a space for our parents to get to know each other and share advice and experiences. Parents can hook into our Wi-Fi, work on laptops, or go low tech to simply read, knit, or chat.

 

SINGLES CREATING COMMUNITY

Monthly coffees and dinners bring our singles together regularly to share life’s joys and struggles. If you’re single, this group is for you!

 

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Please contact the rabbi if you are interested in joining the cancer support group.

 

For additional committees, visit our leadership page.

July 18, 2018 6 Av 5778