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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.

PASSOVER AND THE JOY OF SPRING

  We wish you a joyous Passover season! Celebrate our freedom by helping to make the world a better place.

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TBE's 7th Annual Comedy Night,

Saturday, May 7 at 8 pm,

this year starring JUDY GOLD

Help make this a record-breaking fundraiser for Temple Beth-El >>

All net income from the event will support TBE operations.

Journal ad deadline April 8.

Advance tickets on sale now!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY

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

Sat Apr 30 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Torah Study
Sat Apr 30 @10:30AM -
Shabbat Morning Service And Yizkor

Morning minyan, including Yizkor for the close of Pesach

Sat Apr 30 @12:30PM - 04:30PM
Torah Scroll Care

Join us for all or part of our semi-annual check-in with our five Torah Scrolls.  We will unroll them and let them air, section by section.  We'll also check for any deterioration of the klaf or the lettering.

Please rsvp to Kay at kay@betheljc.org if you plan to help with this mitzvah.  No experience necessary

Sun May 01 @ 9:30AM - 12:00PM
Religious School
Fri May 06 @ 7:30PM -
First Friday Shabbat All-Ages Service

Birthday Blessings and more.

Sat May 07 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Torah Study
Sat May 07 @10:30AM -
Shabbat Morning Service

Morning minyan

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