April 26, 2015   7 Iyyar 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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Temple Beth-El's beautiful APRIL NEWSLETTER is online now.


After Pesach, we begin counting the Omer until Shavuot. And at Temple Beth-El, we also begin counting the days until our fabulous FUN-raising comedy night, All Points Borsht. This year's edition will be held on Saturday night, May 2nd .

Get your tickets here.

SUNDAY, APRIL 12th @ 3 PM

50th Annual Community Yom Ha'Shoah (Holocaust) Observance. Ann Monka will share her survival story. Cong. B'nai Jacob, West Side Ave. Click for details.

DOCUMENTARY FILM ON ISRAEL: APRIL 19th @ 4 PM

What is the historical connection of the Jewish people and the land of Israel? Body and Soul - The State of the Jewish Nation a new documentary examines this question. Q&A with filmmaker to follow. Suggested donation $10. Open to the community.




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  
April 2015
04/26 -  Religious School (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
04/30 -  Chai Mitzvah Study Group (7:30 PM)
May 2015
05/01 -  First Friday Potluck Shabbat dinner (6:30 PM to 7:30 PM)
Join us for a casual service and for May birthday blessings
05/02 -  Torah Study - Verse by Verse (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
05/02 -  Shabbat Morning Worship (10:30 AM to 11:30 AM)
05/02 -  50 Shades of Borscht (8:00 PM)
An evening of comedy to benefit Temple Beth-El. Hosted by Phil Rivo
05/03 -  Religious School (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
05/08 -  Shabbat Evening Service (8:00 PM)
05/09 -  Torah Study - Verse by Verse (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
05/09 -  Shabbat Morning Worship (10:30 AM to 11:30 AM)
05/10 -  Religious School (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
05/15 -  Shabbat Evening Service (8:00 PM)
05/16 -  Torah Study - Verse by Verse (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
05/16 -  Shabbat Morning Worship (10:30 AM to 11:30 AM)
05/16 -  Tot Shabbat (10:30 AM)
05/17 -  Religious School CLOSING DAY (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
05/21 -  Chai Mitzvah Study Group (7:30 PM)
05/22 -  Shabbat Evening Service (8:00 PM)
05/23 -  Torah Study - Verse by Verse (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
05/23 -  Shabbat Morning Worship (10:30 AM to 11:30 AM)
05/29 -  Shabbat Evening Service (8:00 PM)
05/30 -  Torah Study - Verse by Verse (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
05/30 -  Shabbat Morning Worship (10:30 AM to 11:30 AM)
June 2015
06/05 -  First Friday Potluck Shabbat dinner (6:30 PM to 7:30 PM)
06/05 -  Shabbat Evening Service (7:30 PM)
Join us for a casual service and for June birthday blessings
06/06 -  Torah Study - Verse by Verse (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
06/06 -  Shabbat Morning Worship (10:30 AM to 11:30 AM)


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