March 02, 2015   11 Adar 5775

Temple Beth-El, Jersey City, NJ

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Interior of main sanctuary (photo by Leo Ferreira)

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Temple Beth-El is the Reform Jewish congregation of Jersey City, across the Hudson River from New York City. Our temple has long been known for the friendliness, enthusiasm, and community involvement of its members, as well as its impressive 1920's-era synagogue.

A Reform congregation and a member of the Union for Reform Judaism since 1914, Temple Beth-El was founded in 1864 on York Street, in downtown Jersey City. In 1925-6, we built and moved into our magnificent sanctuary at what is now the corner of Harrison Avenue and Kennedy Boulevard.

We are a small, liberal congregation. Diversity is one of our strengths. Our joint religious school (with Temple Beth Am of Bayonne) serves families from a half-dozen cities along the Western bank of the Hudson. Interfaith, multi-ethnic, single parent, gay and lesbian families are warmly welcomed. Come visit, and see how perfectly you will fit into this community.

Temple Beth-El is honored to support the Hudson Jewish Community Forum.
Participate in the preservation and celebration of a rich, vibrant, diverse Jewish community in Hudson County.

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Let's Get Together  

Temple Beth-El's beautiful MARCH NEWSLETTER is online now.



PURIM'S ALMOST HERE! Mark your calendars to join us for an optional pre-Purim Pizza Party at 6. The Megillah reading, hamentaschen and this year's FABULOUS spiel based on Disney's popular "Frozen." begins at 7:00, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 at temple. Please RSVP for the Pizza Party to office@betheljc.org. Suggested payment to offset pizza cost, $5 per person, up to $18 per family. Come in costume, frozen or thawed.




Find out how Shakespeare , Donald Duck, Klingons, Lawyers, Phoenicians (and Jews around the world) say the Four Questions! Join us for a FREE presentation by Judaism, Passover and language, speech researcher Dr. Murray Spiegel. Learn how to make your next seder the most fun and interesting it’s ever been. SUNDAY, MARCH 8th at 4PM , RSVP to office@betheljc.org or call 201 333 4229, Drop-ins welcome too! Read more HERE>>>




Make Temple Beth-El's Communal Seder part of your Passover this year. All ages will enjoy making the traditional story come to life and relevant to our time. It all starts at 6:00 PM, Tuesday, April 4. Click HERE>> to make your reservations.




For that special person who has everything - how about dedicating a High Holy Day prayerbook in his or her honor? Only $36 and you will be doing a mitzvah too. Read all about it on the page in the
December newsletter or go right to the online order form.
Upcoming Events at Temple Beth-El  
March 2015
03/04 -  Purim Pizza Feast (6:00 PM to 7:00 PM)
03/07 -  Torah Study - Verse by Verse (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
03/08 -  Religious School (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
Free and Open to the Community.
03/14 -  Torah Study - Verse by Verse (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
03/14 -  Shabbat Morning Worship (10:30 AM to 11:30 AM)
03/15 -  Religious School (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
03/19 -  Chai Mitzvah Study Group (7:30 PM)
03/21 -  Torah Study - Verse by Verse (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
03/21 -  Shabbat Morning Worship (10:30 AM to 11:30 AM)
03/22 -  Religious School (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
03/28 -  Torah Study - Verse by Verse (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
03/28 -  Passover Tot Shabbat (10:30 AM)
03/28 -  Shabbat Morning Worship (10:30 AM to 11:30 AM)
03/29 -  Religious School (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
April 2015
04/04 -  Torah Study - Verse by Verse (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
04/04 -  Shabbat Morning Worship (10:30 AM to 11:30 AM)
04/04 -  Temple Second Seder (6:00 PM)
04/05 -  NO Religious School (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
04/11 -  Torah Study - Verse by Verse (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
04/11 -  Shabbat Morning Worship (10:30 AM to 11:30 AM)
04/12 -  Religious School (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
Cong. B’nai Jacob


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