Chavurot - Groups

Chavurot are groups of people within the congregation who get together regularly (usually monthly) to study, celebrate, and socialize.


Brotherhood exists to perform and promote acts of lovingkindness for the poor and the rich, for the frail and the healthy, for the elderly and the young.

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Roger Ojeda, Brotherhood President


Sisterhood is the organization of the women of Temple Beth-El who come together in friendship for programs that support the Temple, the community, and each other.

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Linda Harris and Shannon Seglin,
Sisterhood Co-Presidents

Shabbat Lunch Chavurah

Our Shabbat Chavurah takes place one Saturday a month and currently varies due to pandemic.  See our bulletin for more details.

Kol Simchah - Volunteer Choir

Members of Kol Simchah make music together that enhances the worship experience, encourages congregants to participate and opens pathways for kedushah, holy moments for the community. 

For More Information
Cantor Sharon Kohn  | 210-733-9135 ext. 103 | email



Temple Beth-El’s group for people in their 20s and 30s, is dedicated to creating Jewish community by connecting to Judaism, arts and culture, spirituality, tradition, the city of San Antonio, and to each other! We create authentic Jewish experiences through social, intellectual, spiritual, and recreational programming based on what YOU want.

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Rabbi Marina Yergin | Email


Married, single, with kids at home or without — if you are craving community, friends new and old and an opportunity to get out of the house, then TBE30s40s50s is just right for you!

Sisterhood Membership

Sisterhood Installation &
Awards Luncheon

Join us for a program and lunch as we present Sisterhood’s Or Tamid Award, our most distinguished honor, to Sharon Teich—and install our slate of officers.

Temple Cooking Project

For those who find satisfaction in cooking for people in need.

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Amy Strickland  | Email
Shirley Swanson |  Email
Patricia Marcus|  Email

Dinner & A Movie Chavurah

Enjoy a movie and talk about it over dinner with old and new friends.

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Clarance Dickinson  | 210-885-2136 | Email

Shabbat Torah Study

Saturday mornings at 9:00 am, usually led by one of our clergy.

Recovery Chavurah

A resource group for those in recovery.

TBE60s+ Singles

The mission of TBE60s+ Singles is to renew old friendships, make new friends, and enrich our synagogue life, while adhering to the “3 Es” of Entertainment, Eating, and Education. You need not be a Temple member to participate!

Sunday FunDay

A Sunday morning playgroup for children ages 0-4. Drop in for story time, music, snacks, and free play with your newest Temple friends. Meets most Sunday mornings during Religious School, from 9:30 am – 12 noon. Drop in for a bit or stay all morning!

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Billy Bloomberg  | 210-733-9135 ext. 112 | Email

Bagels & Books Book Group

Organized by the Bendiner Library Committee for those who enjoy reading.

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Mark Ingram  | Email

TBE Book Chavurah

A group of readers who meet every other month and vote on the book selection.

Young Women's Chavurah

A discussion group for young adult women.

For More Information
Rabbi Marina Yergin  | 210-733-9135 ext. 102 | Email