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Temple Beth El 5150 Calkins Road, Flint, Michigan Phone: 810 720 9494  
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Bruchim HaBa'im - Welcome to Temple Beth El  


We are an evolving, Reform Jewish presence in Genesee County
that is inviting, vibrant and inclusive.


We are an open community committed to espousing
and strengthening progressive Jewish values.


We manifest this through Jewish study, meaningful prayer,
and socially responsible actions.

We look forward to welcoming you in person to this special place,
Temple Beth

"How awesome is this place! 
This is none other than the House of God."  

(B'reishit/Genesis 28:17)

Upcoming Events  


Friday August 29 - 7.30pm - Gary Flinn leading the service.  

It's Birthday and Anniversary Shabbat this week.

Friday Sept. 5 - 7pm - Regular service


Saturday Sept. 6 - 1.30pm – 5pm
Food Bank of Eastern Michigan 
Interfaith service project


Friday Sept. 12 - 7.00pm - Grand Blanc service 
at Amy Gottlieb's - please RSVP to Amy on 953 0706
or and
please bring something for the Oneg


Friday Sept. 19 - 7.30pm - Learners' service


Sat. Sept. 20 - 8pm - Slichot combined with CBI - at Temple, 

followed by movie and refreshments


Wed. Sept. 24 - 8pm - Erev Rosh Hashanah


Thurs. Sept. 25 - 10.30am - Rosh Hashanah morning


Thurs. Sept. 25 - 10am - 10.45am - Rosh Hashanah b'Yachad
joint service for children 2 years and older, held at CBI

Friday Sept. 26 - 7.30pm - Shabbat Shuvah 
Birthday/Anniversary Shabbat


Sunday Sept. 28 - 1pm - Memorial service at Flint Memorial Park

Friday Oct. 3 - 8pm - Kol Nidrei

Saturday Oct. 4 - 10.30am - Yom Kippur morning

Saturday Oct. 4 - 10.00am - 10.45am - Yom Kippur b'Yachad - joint service for children 2 years and older, held at CBI

Saturday October 4 - 2.30pm - afternoon service, Yizkor, Neilah (concluding service), Havdalah, Break-the-Fast



A view of our Temple - Inside  
Services at Temple Beth El  



Temple Beth El holds services on Erev Shabbat (Shabbat evening) at 7:30 pm at Temple Beth El on most weeks.  Sometimes (usually the first Shabbat of the month) the service begins at 7pm.  Please check the website calendar for up-to-date information.

Some services are lead by our Ivriah (religious school) students. Some are lead by our FLRTY (Flint Reform Temple Youth) members. Some services are held in Grand Blanc, a nearby suburb, and on those occasions, no service is held at Temple Beth El. Please consult the home page for updated details on forthcoming services.

With the exception of the High Holydays, Temple Beth El celebrates the Jewish festivals on the closest Shabbat to the festival.

Temple Beth El holds an Erev Rosh Hashanah service, a Rosh Hashanah morning service, a Kol Nidrei service, and all-day services on Yom Kippur.

In addition, on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur mornings, there is a short service for the 2 - 8 year-olds and their significant others! 

Please contact the Temple office:
810 720 9494 for further details.






 Temple Beth El

Office Hours


Monday 9:30 - 3:00PM

Tuesday 9:30 - 12:30PM

Thursday 9:30 - 3:00PM

Friday 9:00AM – 12:00PM

Please call (810) 720-9494

For more information

Rental Fees for Temple Beth El  

The fees for renting areas at the Temple are as follows:

Social Hall: Members (& Jewish Organizations) $400.00  Non Members $600.00

Library: Members (& Jewish Organizations) $85.00  Non Members $125.00

Sanctuary only (Secular Events) Members (& Jewish Organizations) $50.00
Non Members $150.00
Please call the office (810) 720-9494



In Judaism, the act of Tzedakah is an obligation.  There are many ways in which we can fulfill that duty.  One very simple and meaningful way is to sponsor a food basket in honor of or in memory of someone.  The Women’s Shelter at the YWCA provides support to women and children who are victims of domestic violence.  When sponsoring a food basket, you, yourself are giving much needed things such as food and personal hygiene items.  It lets them know that someone cares about them.  For $25 you can fulfill part of your Jewish obligation in giving to this charity.  Your name, along with your honoree’s name will be read during the Shabbat services in which you are sponsoring the food basket.  Your name and your honoree’s name will also be in Rabbi’s weekly e-mail as well as in the Bulletin.  With the High Holy Days just around the corner, there is no better time than now to perform this mitzvah.


On any Friday evening, it is always nice to have flowers brighten up the bima.  For $25 you can brighten up the Shabbat in honor of someone or in memory of someone. 


I am available to take your calls at:

 810-733-1129 or 810-287-9179

or you may e-mail me at .   

I am looking forward to hearing from you. 



Nancy Epstein



Upcoming Events  


September is National Hunger Action Month and there are several exciting opportunities at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.

Temple Beth El is participating with the Greater Flint Interfaith Circle in a volunteer project at the Food Bank.  The event takes place Saturday, September, 6.  Pastor Deb Conrad will be speaking about food injustice from 1:30pm to 2pm and we will be put to work from 2pm - 5pm.  The Food Bank is opening specially during these hours to accommodate our group.  Please consider representing TBE and joining our greater community to volunteer for those in need.  Families with young children are welcome to arrive closer to 2pm.  They would like a tentative head count so they can properly prepare.  You can RSVP by August 29 to Rachel Smith via email at 

or phone (810) 964-6416
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