Augusta, Maine

Yom Sheini, 18 Kislev 5776
  • A Maine community
  • A welcoming community
  • A diverse community
  • A learning community
  • A Maine community
  • A welcoming community
  • A diverse community
  • A learning community

The Rabbi's Corner

September 8, 2015: Why we are marching in "America's Journey for Justice"

We are participating in the N.A.A.C.P.’s “America's Journey for Justice” is, individually and as part of the collective of 140+ Reform rabbis, a giant step for Justice. This 40 day march from Selma, AL to Washington, D.C., with 5 final days in DC, focused on racial and structural inequality under the banner, “Our Lives, Our Votes, Our Jobs and Our Schools Matter,” is more than a Journey of many rabbis over 860 miles. With at least one rabbi marching every day of the American Journey for Justice, a sacred scroll of the Torah will experience the entire length of this journey. Our sefer Torah that teaches of our 40 year journey through the wilderness will accompany us on this 40-day journey for the justice our Torah demands.  Why are we working for racial justice at this time? Why are we marching? Read more...

Upcoming Events at TBE


12.01.2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


12.02.2015 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


12.04.2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


12.05.2015 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


12.05.2015 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

What's Happening at TBE

Read Rabbi Asch's Erev Rosh Hashanah sermon

Read Rabbi Asch's Rosh Hashanah sermon

Read Rabbi Asch's Kol Nidre sermon

Read Rabbi Asch's Yom Kippur sermon

TBE 75th anniversary logoTBE's 75th Anniversary

Saturday, October 24th

5:45pm — until...

Calumet Club, Augusta

Temple Beth El will be celebrating our 75th Anniversary this fall. The committee is hard at work planning the wonderful events, which will include a gala dinner on Saturday, October 24, 2015. Tickets are $75 and may be purchased by calling or emailing the Temple office.

TBE-kiddush-cupTo commemorate this momentous occasion, we have commissioned Toby Rosenberg, a noted Maine Judaica ceramic artist, to produce a beautiful Kiddush cup. We will have cups available to view in June. The cup will cost $75, some of which will be a fund raiser for the Temple. The cup may also be personalized with your family name in gold for an additional $10. This would also be a wonderful gift for children and grandchildren to celebrate our existence in Central Maine for 75 years. L’dor v’dor!

Cups must be preordered to receive them by the date of the gala. You may download an order form here. Look for additional news of our Anniversary in future emails and Newsletters.

Who We Are

Temple Beth El is a diverse, welcoming community that embraces inclusiveness, promotes lifelong Jewish learning, and encourages active participation in Jewish life in Central Maine. We are committed to the progressive ideals of Reform Judaism, and we welcome members and visitors who represent a wide range of Jewish experiences. We seek to deepen our members’ connections to Judaism, foster a spirit of community within our congregation, and engage in social action in the world beyond our synagogue. 


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