Lay Participation at Services

We welcome the participation of congregants in our worship services in a variety of ways. 


Audacious hospitality! We want everyone to feel welcome at Temple Beth-El. Greeting people as they enter the building or our sanctuary is very important.

Sign up to be a Greeter on Shabbat.


If you would like to participate in our service by reading Torah or by offering the D'var Torah click the link below.  If you have never written a D'var Torah (or if you have) we will give you resources and guide you along the way.

Reading of Torah or Writing and Delivering a D'var Torah


If you would like to light the Shabbat candles you can sign up using the link below. Instructions will be sent to you the week prior. You do not need to know Hebrew.

Lighting of Shabbat Candles


If you would like to offer the Torah Blessings, lift the Torah after it is read, or open the ark please use the link below.