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Temple Beth-El

This community is a dwelling place for progressive Judaism that is welcoming to all who wish to worship, study, celebrate and grow within the Jewish tradition.

Newcomer to the area? Seeking to reconnect to your Judaism? We are a vibrant inter-generational Reform congregation that brings together Jews from many backgrounds. Diversity is one of our strengths. Our members come from Hudson County and beyond, seeking Jewish community, learning, celebration and opportunities to better the world. Interfaith, multi-ethnic, single parent, gay and lesbian individuals and families are warmly welcomed. Come visit, and see how perfectly you will fit into this community.

Mark your calendars:
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High Holidays begin Wednesday Evening at 8

View the full schedule here

 

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Not a Member? Our Doors are Open to You for the High Holidays

Attend with our compliments! Please register here   ( http://www.betheljc.org/worship/highholydays/hhtix )and we'll send you all the info - and look forward to seeing you throughout the holiday season.

Terumah

Terumah is Temple Beth-El's Annual Voluntary Financial Commitment Program

Terumah is the name of Temple Beth-El’s new approach to dues. In the Torah, terumah indicated a “free-will” offering, not a required one. We pride ourselves on removing barriers at Temple Beth-El as we welcome those of all backgrounds. Allowing members to set their own financial commitment opens the doors even wider to all, regardless of financial situation. Everyone may give as much as they are able and no one has to ask for reduced dues.  Learn more about Terumah
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Moving Forward to Our Second 150 Years

In September 2014, after much study and consideration, our congregation voted overwhelmingly to stay at our current location, and to renovate our beautiful sanctuary building.  Blessed with an inspired design by award-winnng architects Joshua Zinder and Michel Landau, we have embarked on Kadimah! ("forward" in Hebrew), a capital campaign to fund this project.  We are currently in our internal fundraising phase, and expect to move into our public phase in February, 2016.  Have ideas or thoughts about how to help?  Contact our program administrator, Robb Kushner at admin@tbefriends.org

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We take seriously our obligation to be "fixers" of the world, promoting social justice. Our congregation is a founding member of Jersey City Together, an interfaith community organizing group founded in 2015 with a focus on homelessness, affordable housing, youth opportunities and public safety.  We are also involved in refugee resettlement, hunger issues, LGBT rights, interreligious understanding and protecting the earth.

Upcoming Events

Fri Sep 22 @10:00AM -
Morning Service

Morning service for day 2 of Rosh Hashanah.

Fri Sep 22 @10:00AM -
Rosh Hashanah Day 2

Day 2 of Rosh Hashanah.

Fri Sep 22 @ 8:00PM -
Shabbat Evening Services

Come by to greet Shabbat, pray, and share desserts at the Oneg Shabbat.

Sat Sep 23 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Text Study

Most will be led by Rabbi Beal, witth some led by lay-leaders.  No Hebrew expertise or previous text study experience required. Please join us for a session. Warning: text study does become habit-forming.

Sat Sep 23 @10:30AM -
Shabbat Morning Service - Sidney Wright will be Called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah
Sun Sep 24 @ 9:30AM - 12:00PM
Religious School

Religious School at Temple Beth El.

Fri Sep 29 @ 7:30PM -
Kol Nidre

Kol Nidre on the eve of Yom Kippur.

Sat Sep 30 @12:00AM
Yom Kippur Day

Yom Kippur Day.

Sat Sep 30 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Text Study

Most will be led by Rabbi Beal, witth some led by lay-leaders.  No Hebrew expertise or previous text study experience required. Please join us for a session. Warning: text study does become habit-forming.

Sat Sep 30 @10:00AM -
Morning Service

Morning service on Yom Kippur Day.

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