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The Beth El Media Center is comprised primarily of the Dimond Library and The Arnold Fink Lifelong Learning Center. In the Dimond Libary you will find nonfiction and fiction, as well as the children's collection. The Arnold Fink Lifelong Learning Center includes a reference collection, genealogy collection, and seminar room (with multimedia and internet access). For additional information about The Media Center please send an email to [email protected].

The Media Center contains more than 2,000 books, DVDs, and videotapes.


The Beth El library catalog is available online through "Library Search," an online library resource. If you are looking for a specific title, or researching a topic, search the Beth El online catalog to determine if that title is part of the Beth El collection.


Beth El Library Blog


Online Research & Reference


Gale Virtual Reference Library

For online research, Temple members may access the "Encyclopedia Judaica" at the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Click here to go to the Gale Virtual Reference Library. For password, contact the Temple office.

The "Encyclopedia Judaica" provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to "Americana" and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures, Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2nd edition is important to scholars, general readers and students.

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Beth El is raising funds for a new playground?

Beth El is getting a new playground!  If you would like to donate towards this very worthy project, simply send your donations to Beth El Hebrew Congregation and notate "Playground."  If you donate on line, the playground fund is first on the list!


Lifelong Learning

Wednesdays during the school year
@ 7:00 PM
See calendar for exact dates and subjects



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Upcoming Events

Please sign up for Ushering at Beth El for Friday Night Services ​

This is a great opportunity to see and meet fellow congregants.Please use the link below to sign up: 



There are activities, meetings, services and seminars at Beth El each week, ranging from service opportunities to Jewish learning and education, drawing members and guests from throughout the Washington, D.C. area.

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