Mark Your Calendar for TBE’s Biggest Event of the Year!

We are excited to announce that this year’s Temple Community Celebration, Temple Beth El’s most important (and festive!) fundraising event of the year, will take place the evening of Saturday, June 3, 2023. This year’s theme is “Grateful to Gather”, an appropriate mantra for an evening where the temple community will gather together to enjoy food, drink, music, and celebration.

An important part of the Temple Community Celebration involves recognizing community members who have given of themselves year after year in service to our temple.  This year we are honoring Linda & Art Mont; The Eigs: Elaine & Barry and Daniel & Lynne; and Phoebe Krane & Sandy Hoffman. Each of these couples has devoted countless hours of their time and energy to Temple Beth El throughout the years and has been vital to making Temple Beth El the special place that it has been, and continues to be.

This year’s event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with intimate gatherings at temple partner homes where guests will enjoy light fare and drinks in a relaxed setting that will allow them to reconnect with familiar faces and meet new friends. Each guest will be assigned to a temple partner’s home. Everyone will then all come together as a congregation back at the temple to enjoy some lively music, a multitude of delicious desserts, some wine and coffee, and a special ceremony celebrating our honorees. Guests can come to only the temple portion of the evening if they so choose. The honoree ceremony will also be livestreamed at no charge for those who are not able to join in person.


Tickets will be $50 per person, with the opportunity to make additional donations to the temple. Certain sponsor levels will receive two free tickets. All donors will be able to offer a tribute message to our honorees and their names will be included on the digital and framed Scroll of Honor.

Formal invitations have been mailed to each partner household in mid-April, and partners can also R.S.V.P. and donate at any time by visiting the special Temple Community Celebration website at, where you will also find much more information about this year’s exciting event, including background on each of our honorees and what makes them so special to our Temple Beth El community. You can also R.S.V.P. and donate by completing the donation form [on the next page] and returning it to the temple.

Once again, we are also providing a Business Directory that will be available to all on the Temple Community Celebration website. If you have a business, communicating your products and/or services to our entire Temple congregation is a great way to get the word out! Additionally, consider talking with the local businesses you patronize and encourage them to also support the temple. A Business Directory listing is just $100 and includes a display on the electronic and printed Scroll of Honor, plus each business will be listed on the Business Listing page with a link back to its own website. Contact Lisa in the temple office for the Business Listing ad form.

We encourage all temple partners to purchase tickets and to donate as this is the biggest temple fundraiser of the year and represents an integral portion of the temple’s yearly revenue.  Questions? Email Patti Kresner and Harlee Richmond, our Temple Community Celebration Co-Chairs, at We can’t wait to celebrate with everyone on June 3rd!