Life Cycle Events

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under a heaven.”  – Ecclesiastes 3:1

Temple Beth El is a Kehilah K’doshah, a sacred community, which lifts up the joyous moments of our lives and helps us through challenging times. From welcoming children into the Jewish community through Brit Milah and Brit Bat, to guiding young adults as they become b’nei mitzvah, to celebrating the sanctification of relationships under the chuppah, our clergy and staff look forward to helping you strengthen the foundation of your Jewish home and rejoicing with you. Beth El is also here to provide support for those confronting illness, loss, and other life trials.  We strive to surround those in need with comfort, support, and strength.


Benay Kleeger Chandler, mother of Sharon (Andrew) Chandler Bodenheimer and Steven Chandler. Funeral Service will be held at Temple Israel on Sunday, July 20th at 11:00am with interment to follow at the Hebrew Cemetery. Shiva Minyan will be held on Sunday, July 20th at 5:45pm at the Bodenheimer Residence: 2300 Hemby Place, Charlotte, NC.

Richie Fierstein, stepfather of Lori Handler, died July 10, 2014. The funeral will take place on Sunday, July 13, 2014 in Florida.

Millie Green, member of Temple Beth El from 1960-95, died on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.  A memorial service was held in Overland Park, KS.

Dorothy Trodlier, mother of Marsha Small, died July 2, 2014. The funeral will be on Monday, July 7, 2014 in Texas.

Temple member, Lewis Frank Spitzer, husband of Toby Spitzer, died on June 29, 2014. The funeral was at Temple Israel on July 1, 2014. Shiva minyan Thursday, July 3 at Temple Israel at 7:30pm.

Michael Smith, brother of Harvey Smith, died on June 25, 2014. The funeral was in New York.

Helene Toby Hauss, sister of Carl Scheer, died June 20, 2014. The funeral was out of town.

A Special Thank You
We want to thank you for your prayers, donations, hospital visits and your thoughtfulness during Julie’s illness. Those of you who sent food for complete Passover made sure we kept our faith through this trying period.  God bless you. – Mae and Julie Goldman

Mazel Tov

Mazel Tov to Mollie and Howard Braverman on the birth of their grandson, Nathan Daniel Baum, on June 17, 2014. Proud parents are Robyn and Craig Baum.

Mazel Tov to Rachel and Darren Pierce on the birth of their son, Micah Johnathan Pierce, born on May 27, 2014.