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Beth El Congregation

Judaism Rooted in the Desert

1118 West Glendale Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Phone: (602) 944-3359


One of the greatest assets of Beth El is our flourishing Tefillah Services: Shabbat morning, afternoon, and evening, as well as daily and holiday services. Many of our members, participate and enjoy attending our warm, friendly, and exciting prayer services. Our services welcome everyone, and try to fill the needs of the young as well as the older individual at Beth El.

We offer Learner’s Minyanim to help those who have not had the opportunity to learn the the traditional prayer service on their own, those who are looking for new meaning in prayer, or those just looking for a smaller service aside from the main sanctuary. The participants of the minyan fulfill a very important need of facilitating mourners in fulfilling the mitzvah of saying Kaddish.


A New Shabbat & Festival Siddur – Siddur Hadash – the counterpart to the Mahzor we use on the High Holy Days – is now the Siddur we use each Shabbat morning in the Shapiro Sanctuary. Published in 1997, it is both contemporary and bound to history, reflecting the best Jewish Tradition has to offer. With its gender neutral translations and readings and vast transliterations, the text is easy to follow and – to use a phrase from the world of technology – “user friendly.” The introductory b’rakhot and psalms to introduce the Shabbat morning service begin at 9 a.m. (not 8:45), with Kaddish shortly thereafter. A second Kaddish is recited immediatly prior to the Torah service at 9:45. Please join us each Shabbat morning for the uplifting and life- filled service beginning at 9 a.m. with Siddur Hadash.

Please check the home page for correct Saturday minyan times.

Havurot, families and newcomers are welcome and encouraged to attend. For further information please contact the Beth El Office at 602-944-3359 or email or better yet, just show up!

Minyan Times

  • Weekday Morning Minyan 7:15am M-F
  • Weekday Evening Minyan 5:45 pm S-F
  • Shabbat Morning 9am-12ish
  • Kabbalat Shabbat 5:45 pm
  • Shabbat Evening Please check the home page for correct times as they change with the season
  • Sunday & Holiday Morning Minyan 8:15 am
  • Sunday & Holiday Evening Minyan 5:45 pm

Our quaint and personal minyan meets every morning at 7:15 AM, evening 5:45 in the Roth Chapel. On Sundays and Holidays services begin at 8:15 AM. If you do not know the service, our warm community will be happy to teach you and help you learn. We welcome all, young and old, experienced and new. It is after all a mitzvah in Judaism to not only daven three times a day, but to fill a minyan. This service is also supportive to our congregants needing to fulfill the obligation of saying Kaddish after the passing of a loved one. We hope to see you there.