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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.

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Thanks to everyone who contributed to its success.  If you bought or sold journal pages, planned the evening, cooked, performed,  attended, set up or cleaned up, we love you for your efforts. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS GIFTS OF TIME, TALENT AND GOOD HUMOR

 
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

Fri May 27 @ 8:00PM -
Shabbat Evening Service
Sat May 28 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Torah Study
Sat May 28 @10:30AM -
Shabbat Morning Service

Morning minyan

Fri Jun 03 @ 7:30PM -
First Friday Shabbat All-Ages Service

Birthday Blessings and more.  Oneg Shabbat after services sponsored by Jim and Toby Dowling in celebration of Molly's Bat Mitzvah.

Sat Jun 04 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Torah Study
Sat Jun 04 @10:30AM -
Shabbat Morning Service Bat Mitzvah, Molly Dowling

Morning minyan

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