• Feel embraced

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

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

    “Know from where you have come to know what your legacy will be.” Pirkei Avot 3:1
  • Share life’s journey

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

    Make a difference

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

Featured Events

BBQ and Barachu

06 Sep 2019 | 05:30 pm
Come join us for TBE’s annual BBQ and Barachu end-of-summer celebration. Enjoy a FREE declicious BBQ dinner at 5:30 pm, and then welcome
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Unorthodox LIVE in Stamford

19 Sep 2019 | 07:30 pm
This year’s Hyacinthe and Harold E. Hoffman Memorial Lecture brings to Stamford a live taping of the world’s leading Jewish podcast.
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TBE News

Sponsor a Shabbat Bag for Hospital Patients

As a project of the Stamford Board of Rabbis, each synagogue in Stamford will deliver Shabbat Bags to all Jewish patients at Stamford Hospital on a...
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You Shop. Amazon Gives.

Support Temple Beth El when you shop on Amazon.com Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Temple Beth El when you shop...
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Calendar of Activities

Jul
24
Wed
2019
Executive Committee Meeting
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm
Jul
26
Fri
2019
Kabbalat Shabbat
Jul 26 @ 7:30 pm
Jul
27
Sat
2019
Shabbat Services
Jul 27 @ 9:30 am
Aug
2
Fri
2019
Kabbalat Shabbat
Aug 2 @ 7:30 pm
Aug
3
Sat
2019
Shabbat Services
Aug 3 @ 9:30 am
Aug
7
Wed
2019
Board of Trustees Meeting
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm
Aug
9
Fri
2019
Kabbalat Shabbat
Aug 9 @ 7:30 pm
Aug
10
Sat
2019
Shabbat Services
Aug 10 @ 9:30 am
Erev Tisha B’Av
Aug 10 @ 9:00 pm
Tisha B’Av Services
Aug 10 @ 9:00 pm

Each year on the 9th of Av — sometime in July or August — the Jewish calendar plunges into the deepest mourning. It’s the anniversary of the destruction of the First Temple by the Babylonians and of the Second Temple by the Romans, along with several other tragedies in our ancient and recent history.

Jews in the world over mark the day with fasting and the somber chanting of the Book of Lamentations, Eicha. We sit in a darkened room, in a circle on the floor, reading and singing by the light of a flame or flashlight. We reflect on the tragedies our people have endured, and we struggle, together, to learn lessons for the future.

Join your fellow congregants and friends from The Conservative Synagogue in Westport and Congregation Beth El in Norwalk for this meaningful observance.