Part of a weekly series of posts profiling places of worship in Wellesley
Wellesley’s Jewish community does not have many local houses of worship compared to the plethora of churches in town, but Temple Beth Elohim has stepped up to the challenge of serving not just the Wellesley community, but much of the surrounding area as well.
The temple began as a Jewish community organization in 1949, however the group did not establish its own building for a temple until 1961. The current temple was built in 2010 in light of a steady increase in membership, and can be found at 10 Bethel Rd. near Schofield Elementary School.
Since 2000, Temple Beth Elohim has been headed by Senior Rabbi Joel Sisenwine. He has been widely recognized as a leader in the larger Jewish community, having served on several statewide and national councils.
Temple Beth Elohim is affiliated with the Union of Reform Judaism, a popular branch Judaism which boasts over 800,000 members.
Saturdays 10:30am & 5:00pm