Welcome to Temple Beth El, your home for Conservative Judaism here in Birmingham, Alabama.
TBE is a warm and engaging congregation with a proud tradition of practicing chesed, tzedekah and tikkun olam (kindness, justice and repairing the world – respectively). Whether you know all Hebrew prayers by heart or can barely remember our holidays, we welcome you as one of our own.
As Temple president, I see it as my job to make sure that you can have an enjoyable and meaningful spiritual experience here with us. If you prefer practicing your faith through prayer, we have morning and evening Minyan seven days a week, 52 weeks a year, as well as Shabbat services every Friday evening and Saturday morning. If you believe faith comes through acts of charity, some friendly like-minded congregants will work right beside you on community volunteer projects. If cooking blintzes or brisket in a kosher kitchen feeds your own religious soul, the Temple Sisterhood will welcome you with open arms. These are just a few examples of what TBE does every year.
I’m here as a prime resource for you. Rabbi Stephen Slater, Executive Director Bob Greenberg, Music & Youth Director Sarah Metzger, TBE staff and scores of volunteers are also there for you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your ideas, thoughts and feedback.
Dan is a lifelong Alabamian. He joined TBE in 1996; met his future wife, Karen, here at TBE; got married at TBE; and in June 2018 became TBE President. He is city clerk for Tarrant, Ala., property tax consultant, as well as local high school baseball umpire.