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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.

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First Fridays at TBE

June 1, 2018

6:30 Pot Luck Dinner

We welcome your entree, salad or veggie side dish (home made or store-bought) for about 8 people.

No pork, shellfish or dairy and meat in the same dish, please.  If you can, your RSVP to office@betheljc.org helps us with the planning.

7:30 All-Ages Shabbat Service with

June Birthday Blessings.

Oneg Shabbat sponsored by Lyle Hysen and Lisa Chernick in honor of Juliet Hysen's Bat Mitzvah.

June 29 - special Shabbat Serivce honoring our Introduction to Judiasm course participants, followed by Special Oneg Shabbat in gratitude of the service of Rabbi Beal and Student Cantor Jennifer Benrey.

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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 May 25 @ 7:00PM -
EARLY Shabbat Evening Service

Come by to greet Shabbat, pray, and share desserts at the Oneg Shabbat. Lay-le service.

Sat May 26 @10:30AM -
Shabbat Morning Service

Shabbat Morning Service

Mon May 28 @12:00AM
Memorial Day
Fri Jun 01 @ 6:30PM - 07:30PM
Pot Luck Dinner

Please join us for Shabbat dinner with the TBE Community. Please RSVP to office@betheljc.org

Fri Jun 01 @ 7:30PM - 08:30PM
All Ages Shabbat Evening

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

Sat Jun 02 @10:30AM -
Shabbat Morning Service / Hysen Bat Mitzvah

Juliet Hysen will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah.  Shabbat Morning Service


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