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About Us

Temple Beth Torah is a vibrant Reform Jewish Congregation located in the west-central Palm Beach County Village of Wellington.

We’re actively engaged in the lives of some 1,100 people – –  more than 100 young children in our accredited preschool, some 250 kids from kindergarten to grade 12 in our religious school programs, dozens of kids in our NFTY youth programs, and 750 adults that call this their spiritual home.  And we are active in our community and in the greater Jewish community of south Florida.

Our worship services and festival observances are filled with music and we try to make them inspiring, inclusive and invigorating. Friends of all ages will find a caring connection at Temple Beth Torah. We are a member of the Union for Reform Judaism – the synagogue arm of the Reform Movement – strengthening  900  congregations throughout North America.

On Fridays our Erev Shabbat worship service begins at 7:00 PM.  On Saturday mornings our lay-led Torah Study begins at 8:45 AM. Our Shabbat Morning worship service begins at 10:00 AM. Please check our calendar for more details. We cordially invite you to join us.

We look forward to greeting you.  Shalom!

rabbi andrew rosenkranz & cantor jennifer duretz peled

On behalf of our congregation, I welcome you to a wonderful place of Jewish worship, celebration, education and culture. Temple Beth Torah is the spiritual home for so many Jewish families and individuals living in and around the Wellington area. I trust that when you walk through our doors, you too will sense the warmth and energy that is a part of our kehilah kedushah ~ our sacred community.

We are committed to creating positive Jewish identities for our children, learning opportunities for our adults, and positive worship experiences for everyone. We are also committed to creating a community that is caring of one another, with an understanding that in times of sadness we need to be there with each other. We are proud that our congregational family includes men and women irrespective of age, marital or family status, faith tradition of origin, or financial means. We welcome all communities, including those with special needs, young professionals, and seniors. Interfaith families have a place with us as well.

In the words of the prophet Isaiah, “"My House shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples." (Isaiah 56:7)

L’shalom,

Rabbi Rosenkranz

 

Cantor Jennifer Duretz Peled, or Cantor Jenn as she prefers to be called, began her tenure as our sh’lichat tzibbur – our representative to God in prayer – on July 1, 2016. She was the cantor at Congregation Keneseth Israel in Allentown, PA for five years before joining our congregation. Prior to that she was the cantor at Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater, FL for three years.

Cantor Jenn knew when she made her first trip to Israel, during a Taglit Birthright Israel trip, that she wanted to bring her love of Judaism and music together. She is an unwavering supporter of Israel and has traveled there 19 times!

Cantor Jenn studied at Universitat Haifa in Israel where she loved living among such a diverse population of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. She studied Opera Performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she was the recipient of the Emma Lou Young Vocal Award. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Voice Performance with a concentration in Opera at the University of West Florida where she was a two time recipient of the prestigious Samuel Gittenstein Vocal Award.

During her cantorial studies, Cantor Jenn was the NFTY-STR Songleading Advisor for four years. She was the Music Educator and High Holiday Family Service Leader at Main Line Reform Temple in Wynnewood, PA. She was the music educator and Junior Congregation leader at Congregation Adath Jeshurun in Elkins Park, PA. She spent two summers at Camp Tawonga as Head Songleader, three summers at URJ Camp Coleman as Head Songleader, and one summer at Machaneh Ramah Yomi as Head Songleader. During her final year of school, Cantor Jenn interned at Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater where she subsequently was appointed Cantor. Cantor Jenn received her Cantorial Investiture in 2008 from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She also received a Masters degree in Cantorial Studies and a Masters in Jewish Music from Gratz College in 2008, where she was the Abramson Fellow. She is a member of the Reform Movement’s American Conference of Cantors.

Along with her passion for music, Cantor Jenn has a love for Jewish education and creating memorable moments for our children in the religious school.

Cantor Jenn is married to Rabbi Matan Peled, and together they have twin sons, Noam and Shai, who are in kindergarten and attend our religious school!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3P-IWG2mwo

Mon, December 10 2018 2 Tevet 5779