Our Mission Statement
Temple Beth Torah is a congregation that embraces the philosophy and values of Judaism by:
- Spiritually, by celebrating the richness and traditions of Torah, prayer, holidays and life cycle events;
- Educationally, by encouraging learning, increasing Jewish knowledge and enriching understanding for children, teenagers and adults;
- Compassionately, by caring for our members and others in the Jewish community in times of need while also fostering positive relationships with our non-Jewish neighbors. Temple Beth Torah embraces the spirit of inclusion for Jewish individuals and families who represent a variety of backgrounds and family compositions.
Temple Beth Torah was founded in 1983 by a group of Jewish families who felt strongly that we needed a synagogue to serve the Humble-Kingwood area. Initially meeting at members houses and other venues, we purchased our current home in 1989. From the outset, Temple Beth Torah has been a driving force in the Jewish religious community in northeast Houston. In 1997, we completed a major renovation of our sanctuary which was designed and constructed by our members. Another major renovation occurred in 2013. Rabbi Dan Gordon became our spiritual leader in 1998, and for over 20 years has brought a strong cohesiveness to our community. We have regular Shabbat and holiday worship as well as an active religious school and adult education program. We are a charter member of Humble Area Assistance Ministries (HAAM) participating in their “Meals on Wheels” program, and we collect food and supplies for their food pantry. We also support FamilyTime, a local support organization with a shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic abuse. Most importantly, TBT is a family. We support each other and care about each as we keep Judaism alive in our small corner of the world.