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About Us

open community creates engaging & diverse jewish pathways

Located in St. Petersburg on Florida's beautiful west coast, Temple Beth-El is a Reform Jewish congregation that has served this area since 1928 and is focused on strengthening relationships and making connections. We are a welcoming Reform community for Jewish and interfaith households to experience an uplifting and joyful sense of belonging as we seek to connect our members with each other and the greater community and world around us.

Vice Presidents:

Stacy Conroy, Gerald Davis & Abby Sterensis


Richard Gram - TreasurerPam Sekeres - Corresponding Secretary

Doug Negretti - Immediate Past President


Board of Trustees

Rebecca Barancik, Joshua Bean, David Blum, Judy Ciurczak, Ben Diamond, Marjorie Friedman, Raida Goldman, Betty Gootson, Sharon Johnson Levy, Bonnie Lurie, Todd Pardoll & Leticia Pendygraft


Brotherhood Co-Presidents:

Lewis Kroll & Steve Jenkins 

STAFF - click a name or picture to contact them!



Bridget Siegel-Fultz
director of youth engagement

Marketing & integration coordinator 

tracy nash

Tovah feld
executive assistant to rabbi

cantor pamela siskin
director of pastoral care

randi nash-ortiz
Director of
early childhood education

Sarah Grace Nadler
Director of
Innovative Programming


Bobby Gerry
Maintenance team

Jeff Rairdon
Maintenance team

Locate us

Temple Beth-El
400 Pasadena Ave S
St. Petersburg, FL 33707




The Temple Beth-El we currently occupy was built in the early 60's by architect, Morris Lapidus, a Miami based architect who designed The Fontainebleau, Eden Roc Hotels, and other iconic 50's and 60's buildings now symbolic of Florida's history. His work is now considered historically significant and is known for whimsical details like curved glass walls and nonlinear shapes (much like you will find in our main sanctuary.)  The sanctuary seats 350 worshippers, while the rest of our site includes a large social hall for simchas and congregational events (seating 270 for dinner and 450 for performances), a library (seating 80) and the Founder's Hall, a youth, education and programming center built in 2001 (seating 80 in our all purpose room, 100 in the courtyard outside the Founder's Hall, 100 outside the all purpose room, and 25 in the Founder's Hall Foyer).



Wed, January 29 2020 3 Sh'vat 5780