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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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August 25 - Join us for a Special Farewell to Rabbi and Peter

Come by to greet Shabbat, pray, and share desserts at special Oneg Shabbat in celebration of Rabbi Hachen and Peter Weinrobe as they ready for their move to California.  Services at 8.


Special Labor Day Shabbat Schedule

Friday, September 1

Come join us at a lay-led service at 6:30, followed by an optional dinner out together at a JC restaurant.

Getting ready for the High Holidays

Not a Member? Our Doors are Open to You for the High Holidays

Attend with our compliments! Please register here ( http://www.betheljc.org/worship/highholydays/hhtix )and we'll send you all the info - and look forward to seeing you throughout the holiday season.


Yizkor Memorial Book

Orders for listings in the beautiful Yizkor Memorial booklet, distributed on Yom Kippur, are due by September 3.  Please click here for more details.


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 Aug 18 @ 8:00PM -
Shabbat Evening Services

 Rabbi Beal will lead services.  Come by to greet Shabbat, pray, and share desserts at the Oneg Shabbat, Sponsored by Elliott Berkowitz, Elaine and Charles Weidmann in loving memory of Esther Krieger on her Yarzeit

Sat Aug 19 @10:30AM -
Shabbat Morning Service

Shabbat Morning Service

Fri Aug 25 @ 7:00PM - 07:50PM
Reception to bid Farewell and All the Best to Rabbi Hachen

Join us in the Social Hall for a Farewell reception for Rabbi Hachen and Peter as they ready for their move to California.

Fri Aug 25 @ 8:00PM -
Shabbat Evening Services - Rabbi Hachen leading

Come by to greet Shabbat, pray, and share desserts at special Oneg Shabbat in celebration of Rabbi Hachen and Peter Weinrobe.

Sat Aug 26 @10:30AM -
Shabbat Morning Service

Shabbat Morning Service

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