Welcome to Temple Beth El

Shabbat services are every Friday night at 7:00 pm; Saturday morning at 11 am, followed by Torah Study.

While we are closed during this time of the CO-VID 19 pandemic, Rabbi Michael Sternfield and Cantor Deborah Bard will provide a Friday night service on a YouTube video and a Saturday morning Torah study via Zoom, which will be provided each week. Check back here to access the Shabbat services.

Upcoming Programs (COVID-safe)

Tuesdays at noon starting January 12. Lunch and Learn with the Rabbi. Bring your lunch and an inquisitive mind. The sessions will focus on a different topic each time. Via Zoom. 

Thursday, January 14 Rosh Chodesh – Celebration of the new moon. Join with Cantor Bard and the Women of Beth El for a bit of shared celebration and learning at 6:30 pm on. We count our blessings and look with optimism to the new month of Sh’vat. If you like, you can have dinner as we celebrate together. Led by Cantor Bard. Please RSVP here to get the Zoom link or if you have any questions.  

Monday January 25, at 7 pm. The first of four sessions: Alef Bet Hebrew class focusing on learning beginning Hebrew. Will use the textbook, A Reading and Prayer Primer, edited by Sol Scharfstein. KTAV Publishing, 1989, Order directly online from KTAV Publishing or from Amazon. Please RSVP here to get the Zoom link. 

Once a month film and discussion with the Rabbi following the movie. Reserve the date for January 27th at 7 pm. The film will be announced. Watch for it. 

Friday, 29th – the traditional “Sabbath of Song” Shabbat Shira. On YouTube. You will receive your regular email announcement with the YouTube link. 

Here is a link to view our Chanukah Party held on Dec. 13 at the Temple. It was wonderful to see everyone there and participating.

Shabbat Service
Shabbat Service
  • Tu BiShvat
  • Men's Club Shabbat
  • TBE Choir

Upcoming Events

December 24th at 7 pm – International Film and Discussion with the Rabbi. Held via Zoom.

Temple Beth El is a Reform Synagogue in Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida. Its members are warm, friendly and inviting. We welcome people from all over Manatee County and its surrounding areas who are looking for a place to worship, study, socialize and learn. We would love for you to come see…

Temple Beth El is a reform congregation. The synagogue offers inspiring and participatory Friday night Erev Shabbat services, Saturday morning services with dynamic Torah discussion, all major holidays are celebrated including High Holiday Services. 

  • Family Chanukah and Menorah Lighting
  • Passover Seder
  • High Holiday Services (no cost)
  • Hebrew School
  • Havdalah
  • Selichot
  • Sukkot
  • Purim
  • Bar and Bat Mitzvah
  • Interfaith Weddings
  • International Film Series and Congregational dinners prepared by our own Chef Rabbi
  • Mitzvah projects and Community outreach

Listen to recordings of our own Cantor Deborah Bard as she sings L’cha Dodi, Etz Chaim He, and Oseh Shalom.

L’cha Dodi
Etz Chaim He
Oseh Shalom