• Welcome

    “How goodly are your tents, O Jacob, your dwelling places, O Israel.” Numbers 24:5
  • Worship

    “The world rests on three things: Torah, prayer and acts of loving kindness.” Pirkei Avot 1:2
  • Learning

    “Know from where you have come to know what your legacy will be.” Pirkei Avot 3:1
  • Life cycle

    “To every thing there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Kohelet 3:1
  • Homeless Shelter


    “If I am only for myself, what am I? If not now, when?” Rabbi Hillel

Featured Events

Maximizing Social Security Benefits

08 Mar 2015 | 09:45 am - 11:00 am
Temple Beth El Sisterhood and Men’s Club are co-sponsoring a complimentary educational workshop, “Maximizing Social Security Benefits.” When to collect Social Security may be the single most important decision you make when it comes to your retirement. There are a number of
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Shabbat Across Stamford

13 Mar 2015 | 05:45 pm
Enjoy a joyous, inspirational Shabbat complete with a delicious kosher dinner, with singing and learning. Jews — singles, couples and families — of every affiliation (and no affiliation) are welcome. Babysitting and programming for children and teens will be provided. Join us for: Candle
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From Rosenfeld to Robeson

19 Mar 2015 | 07:30 pm
Presented by the National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene Starring Elmore James an Zalmen Miotek. With a special guest appearance by Cantor Magda Fishman. After an extraordinary debut at the Singer Festival in Warsaw, Poland, Broadway and international opera star, Elmore James and Artistic
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Comedy Night Live!

21 Mar 2015 | 08:00 pm
Enjoy a fun-filled night with friends and congregants at TBE’s Comedy Night Live! The event features Robyn Schall, as seen on Gotham Comedy Live and Caroline’s on Broadway, and Billy Garan, as seen on NBC, Showtime and A&E. It’s BYOB with coffee and dessert served. To
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Interfaith Seder

26 Mar 2015 | 07:00 pm
Befriending the Stranger and Fostering Peace in a World of Hostility “You set a table for me in the presence of my enemies…” — Psalm 23 Temple Beth El and the Interfaith Council of Southwestern Connecticut warmly invite you to an Interfaith Seder. Join Rabbi Hammerman, Pastor
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Cantor’s Concert

14 Jun 2015 | 07:00 pm
Enjoy an evening of “Our Favorite Things” featuring Cantor Magda Fishman, Cantor Randy Herman and other musical guests. Save the date! Details to follow.
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Calendar of Activities

Family Purim Service
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

purimThe entire community is invited to the Megillah reading and costume parade at Temple Beth El, immediately followed by our annual Purim Carnival.

Annual Purim Carnival
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

purim-carnivalJoin us for TBE’s annual Purim carnival featuring a bounce house, giant slide, games, prizes, photo booth, popcorn, cotton candy, free hamantaschan and more! Come in costume. Bring your friends.

Entrance fee:

  • $20 per child 5 & older
  • $10 per child 4 & younger
  • $40 maximum per family

Price of admission includes three food tickets. Additional tickets for more pizza, soda and snacks are available for purchase.

Bring a mac & cheese box as your grogger, and we’ll donate it to a food bank. Bring a non-perishable food item (pasta, cans, etc.) for Person-to-Person and receive a free prize ticket for each donated item.

Mar 5 all-day
Kabbalat Shabbat
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm
Shabbat Services
Mar 7 @ 9:30 am
LGBTQIA Group Meeting
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

lgbtqiaThe newly formed LGBTQIA Group at Temple Beth El invites the Jewish LGBTQIA community in Fairfield County to an evening of friendship, wine and dessert.

The group was formed at TBE to create a welcoming environment where the Jewish LGBTQIA community can socialize, celebrate Jewish life, learn together and share experiences.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Rabbi Hammerman.

Maximizing Social Security Benefits Workshop
Mar 8 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

TBE Sisterhood and Men’s Club are co-sponsoring an educational workshop: “Maximizing Social Security Benefits.”

The workshop is free of charge and open to the community.

For more information, go to Featured Events.

Hot Topics for Cold Months
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm

Join Rabbi Hammerman in his study to explore the topic of Marriage Equality as seen through a Jewish lens.

To RSVP, contact the TBE Education Office at (203) 322-6901, x306, or by e-mail.

Board of Trustees Meeting
Mar 11 @ 7:30 pm
Shabbat Across Stamford
Mar 13 @ 5:45 pm

ujf-sasIn place of our regular Kabbalat Shabbat service, join with Jews of every affiliation across Stamford to celebrate a joyous and inspirational Shabbat with dinner, singing and learning.

For more information about the program and to make reservations, click the image.