About Us

Our Jewish community was organized over 100 years ago. Our congregation has a 50-year history at this location

Jews by birth, Jews by choice, and non-Jews wishing to explore Judaism are welcome to attend our services and programs.

We are proud and happy to explain our worship and history.

Temple Beth El is the focal point for Jewish Community in the Greater Battle Creek Area.

Since our founding we served the spiritual and religious needs of our congregation through worship, study, charitable works, and commemorating life events.

We continue to offer opportunities for leadership, fellowship, and learning.

We are the local affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism and part of the Progressive Judaism worldwide movement. We work closely with other congregations and Jewish organizations to enrich and preserve Jewish living in Western Michigan.

Our building includes sanctuary seating over 150, rooms for study, a Temple library, social hall, and kitchen and parking facilities. Our social hall and sanctuary have been recently refurbished.

Our membership supports these efforts through the payment of dues. Donations to the Temple are tax deductible.

A Board of Trustees governs our congregation. Its officers elected by the membership.

The Board arranges for the services of the Cantor or Rabbi as our spiritual leader. It also administers the functions of the congregation.