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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.


Mark your calendars:

And it was evening and it was morning, the first day…

A Jew’s day begins at sunset

Friday, January 25

7:00 pm

Kabbalat Shabbat, followed by Oneg Shabbat. Come join us for a casual service and song.

Saturday, January 26
9:00 am Introduction to Judaism Class (registration closed. Contact Rabbi Moritt at rabbimoritt@betheljc.org for information about the next one.)
10:30 am Services will be held at Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield (no services at Temple Beth-El) as the opening of a day of study and fellowship with other Reform congregations in our area.

Registration ($45/person) and more information at: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=DVsPt2

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TBE’s Food Pantry

Family Promise at TBE

Seriously?? No, not at All!

It’s Borscht X – a great evening of comedy

all to benefit Temple Beth-El


Saturday night, April 6 at 8 PM

Click HERE>>> for tickets, journal placement,

and everything you want to know

  • 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

  • Lari NJTogether webTikkun Olam

    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.

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