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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.

Mark your calendars:

Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 10:30 am

Tot Shabbat "All about Pesach"

For Young Families


Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm

11th Annual Communal Passover Seder (2nd Night)

Join Student Cantor Jen Benrey and Friends


Guarantee your seats now


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

Sat Mar 25 @10:30AM -
Shabbat Morning Service - Ben Silver will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah

Shabbat Morning Service

Sun Mar 26 @ 9:30AM - 12:00PM
Religious School
Fri Mar 31 @ 8:00PM -
Shabbat Evening Service

Join us for a casual Shabbat evening service. Oneg Shabbat sponsored by Phil and Iris Rivo in honor of Lily's Bat Mitzvah.

Fri Mar 31 @ 8:30PM -
Shabbat Dinner Hosted by the Rivo Family

Join Phil, Iris, Lilly and Sam for a festive Shabbat dinner in honor of Lily's Bat Mitzvah.  Please RSVP with number attending to office@betheljc.org.

Sat Apr 01 @10:30AM -
Shabbat Morning Service. Lily Rivo will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah

Lily Rivo will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah.

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