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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:
Barrow Mansion

 Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7 PM

Downtown Shabbat at Barrow Mansion

Co-sponsored with Jewish Young Adults of Jersey City and Honeymoon Israel

RSVP's preferred to office@betheljc.org but drop-ins welcome.

Address: 87 Wayne Street, Jersey City

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Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 8 PM

Temple Beth-El's 8th Annual All Points Borscht Comedy Night

Hosted by Phil Rivo and STARRING Johnny Lampert, Gary Vider and Carliostro

Click HERE for your advance tickets.

Or, if you can't make it, sweeten your regrets with a donation.

Many thanks, and keep that smile on your face...  


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 Apr 28 @ 7:00PM -
Downtown Shabbat at Barrow Mansion. Co-sponsored with Jewish Young Adults of Jersey City and Honeymoon Israel
Fri Apr 28 @ 8:00PM -
Shabbat Evening Services

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

Sat Apr 29 @10:30AM -
Shabbat Morning Service with baby naming of Jordyn Miriam Falk

Shabbat Morning Service with baby naming of Jordyn Miriam Falk, daughter of Sarah and David Falk

Sun Apr 30 @ 9:30AM - 12:00PM
Religious School
Fri May 05 @ 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 May 05 @ 7:30PM -
First Friday Shabbat Service

All Ages Shabbat Service. 

Sat May 06 @10:30AM -
Shabbat Morning Service. Joshua Schulman will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah
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