Augusta, Maine

Yom Shlishi, 21 Elul 5774
  • A welcoming community
  • A diverse community
  • A learning community
  • A Maine community
  • A welcoming community
  • A diverse community
  • A learning community
  • A Maine community

Upcoming Events


6:00pm Sep.17.2014 - 8:00pm Sep.17.2014
Board Meeting


Sep.20.2014 7:00pm - 7:30pm


7:30pm Sep.20.2014 - 8:00pm Sep.20.2014


Sep.20.2014 8:00pm - 9:30pm


Sep.21.2014 9:30am - 12:00pm
Hebrew School


Sep.22.2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Choir practice


7:30pm Sep.24.2014 - 9:00pm Sep.24.2014
Erev Rosh Hashanah

The Rabbi's Corner

Counting down to Rosh Hashanah — Reflections on the month of Elul

As we approach Rosh Hashanah, I invite you to take some time to reflect on your health, your tzedakah, your family, and your spiritual goals for the upcoming year. You may use the questions below to help you think deeply about where you are as a new Jewish year dawns. Read more...


What's Happening at TBE

Join us for a special selichot service on Sept. 20

selichotTBE is hosting an innovative Selichot program to prepare for the High Holidays. We will begin with a brief, family-friendly service during which the Torah covers will be changed to white. After services we will join together for socializing and desserts.


At 8pm we will have a panel discussion about teshuvah, the Hebrew word for repentance. During this season, we focus on righting wrongs that we have done to other people by apologizing and making sure we do not repeat the same mistakes again. We will hear what repentance, forgiveness, and restitution might look like in other areas—history, the environment, and law. We will have three panelists:

Chris Myers Asch: Historian and author

Maureen Drouin: Executive Director, Maine Conservation Voters

Peter C. Fessenden: Chapter 13 Trustee for the District of Maine 


7:00pm            Family-friendly Selichot Service preparing ourselves for the High Holidays

7:30pm            Desserts

8:00pm            Panel Program: Teshuvah from Different Perspectives


You may download the full High Holiday Schedule here.

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. 


entranceClick below to read about the latest happenings at Temple Beth El. 

• September 2014

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