• Food Festival
    Food Festival Thank you everyone for your support! Our next Food Festival is Sunday, 2/25/18!
  • Lecture and Cultural Programs
    Lecture and Cultural Programs
  • L'chaim League
    L'chaim League Enriching Our Jewish Community
  • Social Concerns
    Social Concerns

Mitzvah Day is a day when we hope every one of our families will be engaged in doing a mitzvah. Judaism believes that we are commanded to do Tikkun Olam, the repair of the world, and Mitzvah Day is one way to get started. It is surely a time to live the commandment, “Love your neighbor.”

Every mitzvah is an act of redemption. We hope Mitzvah Day will inspire us to go beyond the day’s events and make every day a Mitzvah Day. Let April 2nd be a new beginning for you. At the end of the day, everyone will gather back at the Temple for a brief celebration and for us to share our experiences.

One day will not perfect the world, but one day the world will be perfect. Each good deed brings us one step closer. Multiply that single deed by hundreds, and the value of Mitzvah Day becomes clear. We can - all of us together - make the world a better place. So please save the date of April 2 and watch for more information and sign-up forms (online and paper copies will be available soon!) for our 1st Mitzvah Day! 

Mitzvah Day is sponsored by the Social Justice Committee 

To learn more about the volunteer opportunities or to sign up, please click HERE.

Tikkkun Olan – improving our world – is one of Judaism’s core concept.  Working towards social and economic justice has been considered to be not just a good thing to do, but a divine imperative.  Here at Temple Beth Or, our Social Concerns program is active in the life of our community, and welcomes volunteers.  We regularly cook meals for shut-ins; provide “bedtime bundles” for Child Protect, volunteer at community agencies and support a number of community agencies that do important work in the field.  Our future plans include a full-day “Mitzvah Day” program in the spring of ’16.

We also help provide information on agencies that do home repairs for the elderly and poor, Meals on Wheels, cooking meals for distribution through the Council on Aging, and helping the Salvation Army at Christmas time.

During the Thanksgiving season, we join with the First United Methodist Church and Church of the Ascension for a joint Interfaith Thanksgiving service, and give attendees the opportunity to contribute to local, national and international charities. 

 For further information on our Social Action program, contact our committee chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


foodfestcollage2Since 2004, our annual Jewish Food Festival and Treasure Market has become a Montgomery tradition. Our 2018 festival will be on Sunday, February 25th.

To see our 2017 menu, click here.

We could not do this without our wonderful corporate sponsors: THANK YOU!!!



Temple Beth Or offers a rich and varied program, primarily endowed by the Rothschild-Blachschleger Lecture and Culture Fund.

IMG 0208-XLThe Fund provides for the temple’s membership in the Jewish Book Network, through which several authors each year visit Montgomery and speak at the Temple.  Some recent speakers include Harold Kushner, Martin Fletcher, Penina Schram and Lawrence Hoffman.  Cultural events such as a Sukkot concert by renowned songleader and composer Dan Nichols have also been sponsored by the Fund.

IMG 7355-LThe temple also sponsors periodic recitals, such as a recent performance of Sephardic music by our member and soloist Turia Stark Williams. 

The Fund parallels the Rothschild-Blachschleger Library Fund that has also brought in local scholars and historians to speak about the Jewish historical experience in Alabama.  Additional lectures are offered periodically by the Israeli Shaliach – a program sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Central Alabama – or by Rabbi Stevens as part of his adult education program.

coverarttoptextThe Lucien Loeb L’Chaim League is a social organization open to members of both Temple Beth Or and Agudath Israel Etz Ahayem aged 50 and up that offers a wide variety of activities, such as:

  • Trips to theaters, museums, gardens, wineries, and special tours
  • Luncheons off and on site with guest speakers, authors, and book reviews
  • Regular visitations and holiday gift bags to our homebound seniors
  • Community service projects, such as our annual Thanksgiving luncheon and Bingo at the Capital Heights Place Senior Home

It’s a great way to maintain a Jewish connection to our community! 

Check our Calendar for upcoming events.  For additional information, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us, or call 334 262-3314, ext 223.