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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.

Privacy Policy

Temple Beth-El (TBE) is firmly committed to maintaining the privacy of visitors to its website and to the privacy of the members of this congregation. This privacy policy explains the practices we use. If you have questions that are not covered here, please contact us at: info@betheljc.org">info@betheljc.org. By using our website, you consent to the terms and conditions of this privacy policy. Temple Beth-El reserves the right to modify its privacy policy from time to time.

Information Collection and Use
Temple Beth-El believes that personally identifying information, such as your name, postal and e-mail address or telephone number, is private and confidential. You can have general access to our site without providing any personally identifying information. There are forms on our website through which we collect personally identifying information only when you voluntarily submit it, such as when you e-mail comments, request information, sign up for a discussion group or e-newsletter, or register for an event.

Information in Temple Beth-El's Database
Temple Beth-El maintains a centralized database of the members of our congregregation and those who have expressed interest in joining. This database is used for mailing our bulletin and other publications of general interest, as well as administrative notices. Use of this information is governed by the opt-in/opt-out policies outlined below.

Release of Information to Third Parties
Temple Beth-El does not release your personally identifying information to third parties unless you have given us permission to do so or unless such release is required to comply with the law or to protect the rights or safety of Temple Beth-El or our website users. Information that is collected will not be sold, shared, or rented to any outside company or organization. Information that is collected will be used solely for the purpose for which it is given or to inform you of TBE events and resources. Should you wish to opt-out of receiving any e-mails from Temple Beth-El please send an e-mail to unsubscribe@betheljc.org">unsubscribe@betheljc.org with the word "Unsubscribe" in the subject line.

Use of Material on Our Sites
All content, with the exclusion of material attributed to or hyperlinked to external sites, is the property of Temple Beth-El and may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the written permission of Temple Beth-El. Please send requests to webmaster@betheljc.org.

Links to Other Sites
The website covered by this policy contains links to other sites. Temple Beth-El is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other such websites and does not assume responsibility for the content of the material on other sites.

Registration
On certain parts of our site (mainly registration forms), users are required to give contact information (such as their names and e-mail addresses) and unique identifiers (such as passwords, account numbers). This information is used to send users the information they request and/or to fulfill orders that are created online. The contact information may also be used to contact the visitor when necessary. Unique identifiers (such as account numbers and passwords) are collected for use to identify users in our record system. Congregational or account information submitted by users may be used to verify and protect users identity when they are conducting online transactions through our Web site. Temple Beth-El may use contact information to distribute news it deems of general interest to Reform Jews. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings (see the choice/opt-out section).

Online Surveys
Our online surveys may ask visitors for contact information (such as e-mail addresses). We may use contact data from our surveys to send the user information about Temple Beth-El. The user's contact information may also be used to contact the visitor when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings (see the choice/opt-out section below).

Information that is collected online in surveys becomes the property of the Temple Beth-El. TBE does not sell, market or distribute this information and will not use it for purposes other than indicated in this privacy policy.

Security
The sites covered by this policy have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control: http://www.betheljc.org uses secure servers furnished by our web host, EdgeWeb Hosting (http://edgewebhosting.net), when transferring personal and financial information across its server. Therefore, information transferred by users on non-secure parts of Temple Beth-El's site is done at the users discretion.

Temple Beth-El's Website is Housed on the Union for Reform Judaism's Website
Union member congregations that house their Web sites with the Union are required to abide by the Union's privacy policy.

Choice/Opt-Out

Temple Beth-El gives users the following options for removing, updating or correcting their information from our database to not receive future communications.

  1. You can send an e-mail to unsubscribe@betheljc.org with the word "Unsubscribe" in the subject line and indicate you do not want to receive an individual newsletter or any e-mail or written mail from Temple Beth-El. You may also use this address to correct your contact information.
  2. You can send mail to the following postal address:

Temple Beth-El
2419 JF Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07304

Contacting the Web Site/Webmaster

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact:

Webmaster
Temple Beth-El
2419 JF Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07304

webmaster@betheljc.org

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

Tue Dec 12 @12:00AM
Erev Chanukah 1st
Tue Dec 12 @ 5:00PM - 06:00PM
Temple Chanukah Candle Lighting
Tue Dec 12 @ 6:30PM - 07:30PM
Building Committee Meeting
Wed Dec 13 @12:00AM
Chanukah 2nd Candle
Thu Dec 14 @12:00AM
Chanukah 3rd Candle
Thu Dec 14 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Latke Prep
Fri Dec 15 @12:00AM
Chanukah 4th Candle
Fri Dec 15 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Chanukah Family Shabbat Service and Latke Party to Follow
Fri Dec 15 @ 8:00PM - 09:30PM
Shabbat Evening Services

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

Sat Dec 16 @12:00AM
Chanukah 5th Candle
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