Name: Temple Beth El
Address: 3980 Sonoma Springs Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88011-7049
Denominational affiliation: Reform
Member units (households): 100-200
What percentage of members are older than 50? 85%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? Friday nights, 30 people; Saturday mornings, 8-10 people.
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 1:30
Shabbat dress code: Casual
Daily services? No
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? Yes, we have our own building
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? Yes
Language of service: Mostly English with Hebrew singing.
Is another language offered in the prayer book? Hebrew and English
Children’s programming: Yes
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes
Are services streamed online? No
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? Yes, available here.
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? 30%
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? Yes, the rabbi will officiate and attend.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? No, we are fully egalitarian.
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