PLEASE NOTE:  we have a new temple phone number.

(843) 325-0389



Richard Dimentstein - President

Joy Birnbaum - Vice President

Tish Richter - Secretary

Michele Bennett - Treasurer

Dear Members and Friends of Temple Beth Elohim,

We continue to welcome the Sabbath via Zoom and not in our own sanctuary.  It is so sad to think of our temple sitting empty these evenings.

Although we continue to virtually join together for Shabbat, our Tzedakah Box will remain empty. A couple of the charities that we have been supporting distribute food to children and others in need (Back Pack Buddies and Helping Hand).  The donations they usually receive are down and the need for their distributions have increased.  Their funds are very low.

Even though we are not at temple to place our donations, we could collect funds from our members and friends and distribute them where they are needed.  Please consider sending a donation by making a check payable to TEMPLE BETH ELOHIM, marking the memo line Tzedakah and mailing it to:

Temple Beth Elohim
P. O. Box 571
Georgetown, SC  29442-0571

You now have the option of donating and paying dues online through PayPal.  You may click on the Membership tab above to make your donation by indicating "other" and typing in the note, "Tzedakah."

Stay safe.  Stay healthy.
Shabbat shalom,

Richard Dimentstein, President

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel famously said,

“Some are guilty; all are responsible.”
George Floyd was murdered by an officer of the law whose duty was to protect him; he died crying out for his mother, begging to breathe. Ruach Elohim, the Divine Spirit, can be understood as the Breath of Life, a gift from the Creator of All Life. To deny a human being breath is idolatrous – and George Floyd’s murder comes after countless Black and Brown people have similarly been killed and countless others have suffered the brutal systems of racism in our country. Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel famously said, “Some are guilty; all are responsible.”

From the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism



TEMPLE BETH ELOHIM                                     

             A Reform Congregation                                                                                           ...a blend of faith and friendship
                  Georgetown, SC                                                                                                                  for over 100 years.



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  Temple Beth Elohim has Lay Leaders who conduct Shabbat Services every Friday night.  We are grateful for their commitment and leadership and the unique individuality each brings to our services.  They are:

Joy & Seymour Birnbaum

​Michele Gershman-Bennett

Lynne & Michael Davidson

Richard Dimentstein

Andy Friedman

Shirley Giegerich

Eileen Kramer

Ariane Lieberman

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