The challenging winter has dealt a fatal blow to the boiler that heats our beautiful sanctuary. It has been stumbling along barely able to keep the room at 55 degrees since late January. The congregation is very grateful to our members and friends who have stepped up to help fund a new boiler.
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.
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For friends and family ...
Temple Beth Am (Bayonne) and Temple Beth-El (Jersey City) invite you to join us for:
“RHYMIN’ PURIM” SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 16, 111 Avenue B, Bayonne
9:30 Free Adult Breakfast with Rabbi Salkin’s Current Events “Quiz” and ****Sid Caesar Memorial Lecture: The 5 Best Jewish Jokes Ever**** Breakfast RSVP’s to firstname.lastname@example.org requested for non Beth Am members. 10:15 ALL AGES Megillah reading with Sing Along and more.
Temple Beth-El's fabulous comedy night - All Points Borscht V - Chai 5 - will be back on May 3, 2014.
Before then, you are invited to place an advertisement of greeting in the journal that we will distribute to all of our event guests. The journal is a great opportunity to place an ad for your business, send congratulations to temple beth-el, send a greeting from your family, or even include a personal photo of you or your family. We are sure you don’t want to miss the opportunity to be a part of the Borscht Journal.
This introductory course, taught by Rabbi Debra Hachen, will take place 7:30--9:15 pm Tuesday evenings, beginning October 29. The 20 week course covers history, beliefs, customs, prayer, holidays, culture, values, ethics, and theology of Judaism. Optional basic Hebrew reading from 7-7:30 pm. Open to the community.