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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.

First Friday Pot-Luck and

All-Ages Shabbat Service



Friday, July 1 at 6:30 pm - What better way to start off the long weekend than with good food, good conversation and an easy move into Shabbat?  Bring your special veggie, chicken or fish entree or a salad or a side dish.  No pork or shellfish, please.  RSVPs are very helpful at office@betheljc.org .

At 7:30 pm, join us for an All-Ages Shabbat service, including July birthday blessings. 





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 Jul 01 @ 6:30PM - 07:30PM
Pot luck Dinner

Please join us for Shabbat dinner with the TBE Community. Please RSVP to office@betheljc.org and let us know if you'll be bringing an entree, a salad or a side dish.  No pork, shellfish or meat and dairy in the same dish, please. 

Fri Jul 01 @ 7:30PM -
First Friday Shabbat All-Ages Service

Birthday Blessings and more.

Sat Jul 02 @ 8:00AM - 09:00AM
NO Torah Study this week
Sat Jul 02 @10:30AM -
NO Morning Service
Fri Jul 08 @ 8:00PM -
Shabbat Evening Service
Sat Jul 09 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Torah Study
Sat Jul 09 @10:30AM - 12:00AM
Shabbat Morning Service

Morning minyan

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