October 09, 2015   26 Tishrei 5776

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.

Visit www.hudsonjewish.org for more information.

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Let's Get Together  

Temple Beth-El's OCTOBER NEWSLETTER is online now.

Saturday, October 3 at 10:30 am
Calling all 2-5 year olds and their siblings and grown-ups!
Come learn about the Sukkot harvest holiday. Wave the lulav and etrog, and add a decoration to the sukkah.
With songs, story and snack! Bring your Jewish friends!
RSVP’s preferred to office@betheljc.org.
Drop-ins ALWAYS welcome.

Sunday, October 4 at 7:00 pm
Simchat Torah Celebration in the Sanctuary
Have you ever seen the whole Torah?
Help us unroll the entire scroll around the room and read from the end and start again at the beginning!
Plus dancing with the Torahs and singing.
And dessert to follow.

Introduction to Judaism Class
Find out "What's in Judaism for Me?"
19 Thursday Evenings from 7:30-9:30 pm
October 8, 2015 – March 3, 2016 at Temple Beth-El
Tired of being “culturally Jewish, but not practicing?” Wondering if Judaism might fit your life better than the religion you grew up with? Wondering how to create a Jewish home or raise Jewish children? Survey Jewish history, philosophy and theology. Become familiar with the why and how of traditions and celebrations in home and synagogue.

Tuition: $260* plus textbooks
(Couples register together for no extra charge)

*Special Discounts and Scholarships available for TBE Members – ask Rabbi Hachen!
Register Online

The holidays are coming to a close, but you can still dedicate a High Holy Day prayerbook. Only $36 and you will be doing a mitzvah too. Go right to the online order form.

School Registration Open

The school year has started. Come talk to us about our classes, exciting field trips and family programs. If you are a current member family, go to http:// www.betheljc.org/officeforms/school_registration/ and register for this year.

If you are not yet a member, contact Rabbi Hachen at rabbihachen@betheljc.org or 201-333-4229 to discuss how we can partner with you in a dynamic contemporary approach to growing your child’s knowledge of Judaism, love of ethical living, and connection to Jewish heritage.

Upcoming Events at Temple Beth-El  
October 2015
10/10 -  Torah Study (9:30 AM)
10/11 -  Religious School (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
10/15 -  Intro to Judaism Course (7:30 PM to 9:30 PM)
10/16 -  Shabbat Evening Service (8:00 PM)
10/17 -  Torah Study (9:30 AM)
10/18 -  Religious School (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
10/22 -  Intro to Judaism Course (7:30 PM to 9:30 PM)
10/24 -  Torah Study (9:30 AM)
10/25 -  Religious School (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
10/29 -  Intro to Judaism Course (7:30 PM to 9:30 PM)
10/30 -  Shabbat Evening Service (8:00 PM)
10/31 -  Torah Study (9:30 AM)
November 2015
11/01 -  Religious School (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
11/05 -  Intro to Judaism Course (7:30 PM to 9:30 PM)
11/06 -  Shabbat Evening Service (8:00 PM)
11/07 -  Torah Study (9:30 AM)
11/12 -  Intro to Judaism Course (7:30 PM to 9:30 PM)
11/13 -  Shabbat Evening Service (8:00 PM)
11/14 -  Torah Study (9:30 AM)
11/15 -  Religious School (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
11/19 -  Intro to Judaism Course (7:30 PM to 9:30 PM)
11/20 -  Shabbat Evening Service (8:00 PM)
11/21 -  Torah Study (9:30 AM)
11/22 -  Religious School (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM)

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