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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, lesbian and transgender individuals and families are warmly welcomed. Come visit, and see how perfectly you will fit into this community.

Mark your calendars:

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

A Jew’s day begins at Sunset

God gave the seventh day God’s blessing and hallowed it, for on it God ceased from all the work, that, by creating, God had made.

And on Shabbat, we stop for blessing…

Friday, November 9, 8:00 pm.  Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, November 10

9:00 am – Introduction to Judaism (last week to join the class)

10:30 am, Shabbat Morning services, followed by Torah Study and Beginning Hebrew.


Introduction to Judaism Begins

10/27/2018 at 9:00 am

New enrollment accepted through first three weeks of class.

We will meet weekly at Temple Beth-El on Shabbat morning at 9am. We will supplement our class sessions with Shabbat celebrations at Beth-El and class Shabbat dinners. An optional “learners service” will follow most classes.

Rabbi Moritt would like to meet with each student before registering. Please be in touch her at RabbiMoritt@betheljc.org if you are interested in joining the class or to set up a meeting.

  • 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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