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.

Sisterhood Membership

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Robin Long and Patricia Marcus,
Sisterhood Co-Presidents

Shabbat Lunch Chavurah

Our Shabbat Chavurah takes place one Saturday a month and is free for congregants 65 and up. Please check our upcoming events page for the next one as well as special speakers. 

*Please note Shabbat Lunch Chavurah is on hold for summer and will pick up again in the fall.

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 Seth Ettinger  | 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

Ages 40-65

Married, single, with kids at home or without — if you’re between the ages of 40-65 and are craving community, friends new and old and an opportunity to get out of the house, then Branches is just right for you!

Young Married Couples

Join Rabbi Nathan and Rabbi Yergin to come together with other recently married young couples for fun social events!

Ages 18-25

Come together with other Young Jewish Adults at Temple Beth-El to meet and socialize with each other!

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Ross Halfant  | Email

Ages 65+

The true roots of our congregation! Join other 65+ year olds for dinners, museums tours, Tzedek days and more! 

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Ross Halfant  | Email

Jewish Latinx

Join together with other Hispanic and Latin members of our congregation to socialize and build strong connections!

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Ross Halfant  | Email

Jewish LGBTQ+

If you are part of the LGBTQ+ and Jewish, this group is for you! All ages are welcome together with this group.

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Ross Halfant  | Email

Parents of Temple Students

Whether your child is just starting out or finishing up their religious school studies at Temple, come together with other parents of Temple Kids!

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Rabbi Marina Yergin  | Email

Young Women's Chavurah

A discussion group for young adult women.

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TBE Sisterhood  | Email

Young Men's Chavurah

A discussion group for young adult men.

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TBE Brotherhood  | Email