Marlys Lehman, member since 1960
For us, joining Beth El was a return to reform roots (for one of us) after being at a conservative Temple for some time. Our family trip to Israel led by the Cantor helped us feel really connected and we became very close to some of the families we traveled with. Our involvement in a Chavurah keeps us feeling connected. We enjoy being at Beth El in large part because of the friendships we’ve made. The down to earth nature of the Beth El community and the Temple’s commitment to social action are two of the most important reasons why we joined and why we keep coming. (Parents to four boys, ages 17, 15, 11, and 9).
Susan Oliff and Ron Lieberman, members since 2006
Temple Beth El has become an important community for my son Richard and I. There is a warmth among congregants that carries over into the services which are lead with thought and care. Temple Beth El is our second home.
Laura Rodgers, member since 2000
We’ve been members since 1998, when our oldest child was attending nursery school. We joined a Chavurah with other families who are now are dearest friends, and together we serve on many volunteer committees. Temple Beth El is an integral part of our social and spiritual life.
David and Carolyn Fischer, members since 1998
Our family joined Temple Beth El shortly after moving to the area. I had just given birth to my first son, and we were looking for a congregational home to affiliate with. Over the years TBE has been so much more than a place for worship to our family. Our two boys have grown up in the hallways -from nursery school and religious school, the sanctuary and all the wonderful programs and events over the years. It is our second home! The bonds we have made with our beloved Chavurah extended family strengthen and nurture our souls. I can’t imagine living in the Northern Valley without belonging to this wonderful and warm synagogue.
Dana Hall, member since 2000