Shabbat services are every Friday night at 7:00 pm; Saturday morning at 11 am, followed by Torah Study.
High Holy Days Services
NOTE: All of the following information will also be sent to TBE members by US Mail.
We are grateful to be able to hold in-person services this year, albeit on a smaller scale and subject to continuous improvement in the COVID-19 situation. Please read the following information carefully. If it becomes necessary, we will hold all services virtually.
High Holy Days Service Times
Erev Rosh Hashanah. Monday, September 6. 7:00 pm
Rosh Hashanah Day. Tuesday, September 7. 10:00 am
Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre. Wednesday, September 15. 7:00 pm
Yom Kippur Morning/Yizkor. Wednesday, September 16. 10:00 am
Yom Kippur Afternoon. Thursday, September 16. 4:00 pm
Break-the-fast is on your own with family and friends. We will offer juice and challah after Neilah.
For those who are unable or prefer not to attend in person, services will be available on YouTube. All services will be available on our website www.templebethelbradenton.org. Please let us know if you plan to attend virtually so we can mail you any related material.
Safety and Security Information
- Capacity will be limited to 150 persons in the building.
- You must register to attend. Priority will be given to Temple Beth El members. Registration information is listed below. Only those on the registration list will be seated.
- For High Holy Days safety, admission cards and photo ID will be required at each service.
- Due to COVID-19, unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated people are required to wear masks. For fully vaccinated people, masks are optional.
- If for some reason you are not feeling well on the day of a service you have planned to attend, we request that you stay home and watch the services on YouTube.
You may register online by clicking here or by calling the office (941-755-4900). Whether you register by phone or online, the following information will be required: name of each individual in your party, address, phone number, and e-mail address of the head of household (if you have e-mail), and which services you plan on attending. For those who register online, all admission cards will be e-mailed to you; all others will be sent via general mail. We encourage online registration if possible.
Please note: admission cards are for security; they are not “tickets.” We do not charge for High Holy Days seating, but instead, rely on the generosity of those who attend our High Holy Days services. This makes it possible to keep our doors open all year round and to serve the entire Jewish population in Manatee County. Whether you attend in person or virtually, please be especially generous with your Yizkor and High Holy Days/Kol Nidre donations.
High Holy Days / Kol Nidre Donations
Yizkor Book / Book of Remembrance
All names for the Yizkor Book must be received 10 days prior to Rosh Hashanah (no later than Friday, August 27, 2021).
About Temple Beth El
Temple Beth El is a small Reform congregation led by Rabbi Michael Sternfield and Cantor Deborah Bard. We are an inclusive community that welcomes everyone, regardless of their religious orientation or degree of observance. We serve the local Jewish population, our membership, and the community at large. Our goal is to unite people of diverse backgrounds to celebrate our common bond. We encourage interfaith families to participate as full members. We see ourselves as family and gather each week for Shabbat services, and for fun family events, interesting lectures, dinners, films, and performances. Please consider joining us.
For access to any of Rabbi Steinfield’ s Zoom sessions, click here
For access to any of Cantor Bard’s Zoom sessions, click here
Upcoming Programs (COVID-safe)
Alef Bet Hebrew Class for Adults. A series of classes led by Cantor Bard focusing on learning beginning Hebrew. \ Textbook: “ A Reading and Prayer Primer”, Behrman House Publications. The Zoom link is coming soon.
Please take a short survey before viewing the July 16th. service.
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
- 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.