Bethany has taken on the role of Director of Programming and Jewish Education. In this new position, she is responsible for Adult Education, Programming, Religious School and the supervision of staff (excluding Rabbi and Pam). You can also direct general concerns you have to her, and she will help you resolve them. Over the past two years, Rebbetzin Bethany has taught numerous adult education classes, expanded our service offerings, built relationships both within Temple Beth-El and in our community, and brought her passion for prayer to daily and Shabbat services. Bethany brings to this new role seven years of post-graduate education in Jewish studies that she acquired through living in multiple countries.

She brings an expansive view of Judaism and draws on both her own experience as well as the deep network she has of other creative Jewish leaders to enrich Temple Beth-El’s programming. She also has many years of experience in nonprofit administration. She jokingly says that she has, at some point in her life, done every job in our building, except that of a Rabbi. Our board saw all these skills as a huge asset to our team. Please join us in welcoming her.

Contact Bethany regarding anything related to congregant concerns of any type, ideas you have about prayer services, adult education, religious school and adult programming. Email her at You can also dial her directly at 205.313.0606 or make an appointment here.