Friday, July 11th
5:30pm  Preneg and Kiddush Wine Bar. Join us for a nosh and some wine before services.
6:15pm Summer Shabbat Worship Service

Saturday, July 12th

Torah Study and FIJI together- Workshop
11:00am Shabbat Morning Worship Service in the Blumenthal Sanctuary


A Shabbat to Honor Sara Schreibman

Friday, August 8, 2014
6:15 Summer Shabbat Service
7:30 Shabbat Dinner ($30 per person)

Join us as we celebrate Shabbat in our magnificent Temple Beth El to thank Sara for her ten years of devoted service as our  Executive Director and for the many gifts she has brought to Temple Beth El.
Thank Sara for overseeing the crafting of our building and offer her blessings as she starts her new role as Director of Development and Communications and ensures that our home has the strongest foundations for our congregational family for decades to come.

RSVP for dinner by July 30th or make a donation online in Sara's honor


Join a relaxed, totally casual group of Temple Beth El people for a weekend of refreshment and renewal. Enjoy meaningful, engaging, and musical moments of prayer and reflection for Shabbat. Abundant opportunities are available for kids and families: hiking, exploring nature, and MORE! Havdalah, campfires, smores, and the Blue Ridge Mountains await you! Click HERE


Digging deeper into the worldwide dialogue on Israel
In encouraging you to go beyond the sound bites of the media, Stefan Pienkny of the Israel Committee has researched and written the following:
"One Step Towards Peace: Scarlett Johansson, the SodaStream Controversy, and BDS (Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions)"

Watering Tamar’s Garden
Tamar Myers has created a wonderful garden which greets all who enter
Temple Beth El.  During the summer, the garden needs more love
and attention due to the extreme heat.  If you are able to help with
watering, please email Tamar HERE or call 704-543-1659.

Read our Blog at www.Torahbuzz.org


Uptown Talmud- Wednesdays, July 9, July 23, August 13,
September 3, September 17-          Noon at Bechtler Museum Cafe, 420 S. Tryon St.

South Park Talmud
- Wednesdays, July 16, August 6, August 27, September 10-
Noon at Rooster's Wood-Fired Kitchen

Jolt of Judaism- Saturdays, August 2, September 6-
1:45pm at Bella Fresco Cafe & Gelateria, 8200 Providence Rd.

See more information about Sacred Study events HERE.


We are pleased to announce that David Czarlinsky has been selected as a member of the 2014 cohort of the URJ Kutz Camp’s prestigious Kutz Fellowship. URJ Kutz Camp, located in Warwick, NY, is our movement’s teen leadership development summer program. David will work with his peers alongside adult mentors in camp, including many influential leaders of the URJ. Upon returning home, he will work with Rabbi Judy to create a program to meet the interests of our unengaged, under-engaged, and disengaged teens. We are tremendously proud of David!

Shabbat Dinners Out!
Once a month – ALL summer long!
Welcome Shabbat with your TBE friends & make some new ones too!

Friday, July 18th at 7:45PM
Cafe Monte- 6700 Fairview Road
*RSVP: by Thursday, July 17th @ 10AM
RSVP HERE or call 704-749-3070

Friday, August 15th at 7:45PM
At the home of Rick & Ellen Lipson
Cost: $18.00 per person & BYOB
*RSVP: by Wednesday, August 13th @ 10AM
RSVP HERE or call 704-749-3070

*Cancelations must be received by Thursday @ 10AM!
(Individual Dinner Checks will be issued)

Save the Date for Future Shabbat Dinner Out: Friday 9/19


Marco Vasquez who is in charge of Building Services, cares for our physical building and fills it with warmth.  He is so appreciated that Eliza and Hannah Lieberman in this photo dragged Marco out for some party pictures after a Bar Mitzvah celebration. Thank you Marco for your endless hard work and for making Beth El congregants feel like family.  When people say Beth El is warm and welcoming, it is large part because of you.

Temple Beth El Graduating Seniors
Mazel Tov Class of 2014! We could not be any prouder.


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Celebrating Our Temple Beth El Teens: Past, Present & Future
At Temple Beth El, we not only teach our children, we turn our children into teachers. For more than 20 years, our teens have become madrichim (assistant teachers), B'nei Mitzvah tutors, shadows for special needs students, and technology, art and music assistants. What started out as a few interested teenagers helping out has grown into a multifaceted program that engages over 150 teens during the school year.

In affirming our commitment to our Beth El teen madrichim of the past, present and future, we are working to financially secure the program through both our Steven Gainsboro Teen Educator Fund and our Madrichim Endowment. To make a donation to these funds, click here.

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Fridays from 8 to 9am. For more information click here

Hundreds of Our Children Enjoy Religious School!

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Temple Beth El's 70th Birthday

On Friday, November 8, 2013 our year-long birthday celebration culminated with a Shabbat celebrating Temple Beth El's Leadership- past, present and future. The sermon was given by an honored guest- Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism. The worship service was followed by a festive Oneg.

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Temple Beth El is one of 10 participating community partners in Charlotte's Create Your Jewish Legacy (CJL) initiative. Through CJL we have committed ourselves to be a part of an effort to build a strong, vibrant community now and in the future with bequests for permanent endowments. CJL promotes the message that all of us, regardless of age, wealth, or affiliation, have the ability to make a difference for future generations. Our CJL model, led by the Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community (FCJC) is modeled after successful programs already established in more than 30 cities include San Diego, Kansas City, Hartford, St. Louis and Richmond. Click HERE to learn how you can leave your own Jewish legacy and support Temple Beth El.


Foundation of Shalom Park is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that owns and manages the properties and facilities for most of the organizations that are located on the central campus of Shalom Park, which includes: Temple Israel, Temple Beth El, the Levine Jewish Community Center, Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte, Jewish Family Services, Temple Israel Religious School, Temple Beth El Religious School, Consolidated High School of Jewish Studies,
Charlotte Jewish Preschool, Charlotte Jewish Day School, Levine-Sklut Judaic Library & Resource Center,
and the Charlotte Jewish News. Go to www.shalomcharlotte.org for more information


The Place to Be on Wednesday Nights!

The Consolidated High School of Jewish Studies of Charlotte is a supplementary Jewish high school for students in grades 8-12, sponsored by Temple Beth El and Temple Israel, and open to all Jewish teens in Charlotte. CHS offers courses in all aspects of Judaism and a unique opportunity for students to interact with their peers. CHS also offers diverse social and community-service activities. CHS students are encouraged to develop strong Jewish values and a sense of unity with the Jewish People. Go to www.hebrewhigh.org for more information.


The Charlotte Jewish Preschool, a joint venture between Temple Israel, Temple Beth El and the Levine Jewish Community Center, provides students with a foundation in the Jewish faith within a safe, nurturing, educational environment. Visit www.cjpkids.org for more information.


The American Hebrew Academy is the only Jewish college prep boarding high school in the United States. The campus is located on 100-picturesque acres in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Academy attracts students from all over the world, and currently enrolls students from 23 states and 13 countries. Ninety-Two percent of all families, whose children attend the Academy, NEVER even considered a boarding school until they visited this remarkable school
. Here is a link to a short movie that gives a convincing case for the American Hebrew Academy and why more people should consider this extraordinary option. www.americanhebrewacademy.org/movie


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Our Temple, in conjunction with Shalom Bayit and United Family Services’ Victim Assistance Program, is collecting cell phones for victims – or potential victims - of domestic violence. Unwanted cell phones will be reprogrammed to call 911 and used in the event of an emergency. Simply bring the cell phone and battery charger (in a bag or box, if possible) to the office for collection. For more information check www.shalombayit-nc.org.


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