Augusta, Maine

Yom Rishon, 29 Kislev 5778
  • A welcoming community
  • A learning community
  • A diverse community
  • A Maine community
  • A welcoming community
  • A learning community
  • A diverse community
  • A Maine community

The Rabbi's Corner

November 1, 2017: The cycle of Jewish seasons

As the weather outside is (finally) changing, we also experience changes in our liturgical and ritual life. We end our summer prayers for dew and move into our winter prayers for wind and rain on Shemini Atzeret, the eighth day of Sukkot. Read more...

Upcoming Events at TBE

12.19.2017 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Addie's Attic Volunteering
12.20.2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Design committee
12.23.2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Shabbat Services
12.23.2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Kiddush Lunch
12.24.2017 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
No Hebrew School
12.25.2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Christmas Dinner

What's Happening at TBE

wine crowdSave the Date!
20th Anniversary Ice Storm Wine Tasting & Silent Auction
Jan. 27, 2018 

Temple Beth El has fun plans to celebrate our 20th Ice Storm Memorial Wine Tasting. In honor of the occasion, our own sommelier Syd Sewall is selecting vintages with a “Great Wines, Past and Present” theme. The tasting will be accompanied by delectable international cuisine. We are thrilled to welcome back the musical stylings of Ethan Bessey’s band.

We need your contributions for the Silent Auction

To once again make this a more robust fundraiser for the Temple, we are bringing back the Silent Auction. Please think creatively about donations. Our goal is to feature at least 50 items, with a wide range of bidding opportunities. Some things to consider include:

  • Treasures: art, crafts, sports or other memorabilia, etc.
  • Food: jams, jellies, cookies, cakes – you know what people like!
  • Experiences: gourmet or themed dinner at your home; tickets to sports events; tickets to music, dance or theater performances; use of a vacation home; a guided hike; a boat ride, etc.
  • Services: music or art lessons; pet sitting; baby sitting; a photo shoot; graphic design; legal or financial consultation, etc.

We would love to know about your donation commitment by the end of December and have all items at the Temple by Sunday, January 7, 2018. To help us plan, please send/email this form to Fran Rudoff as soon as possible, but no later than December 31, 2017: PO Box 71, Litchfield, ME 04350 or frudoff@gmail.com, 207-582-3826.

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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• November-December 2017

• October 2017

• September 2017

• August 2017