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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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October 23 at 5:30 pm


co-sponsored with Jewish Young Adults

of Jersey City

Join us for the last night of Sukkot on Sunday evening, October 23rd at 5:30 pm as we share Sushi Dinner in our temple sukkah, followed by 6:30 Torah celebration in the Sanctuary. RSVP's required for the dinner. Click here. Cost: $15 per adult, $10 ages 5-13. Can't make dinner? Simchat Torah celebration open to all! 


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Sophisticated Sips


Saturday, November 19, 2016

7:00 PM


Benefit for Temple Beth-El


Tickets $30 until November 17

$40 at the door

Includes Five Tastings

Choose from Champagne, Wine, Cordials and Gourmet Chocolate 

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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 Oct 22 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Torah Study
Sat Oct 22 @10:30AM -
Shabbat morning minyan
Sun Oct 23 @ 9:30AM - 12:00PM
Religious School
Sun Oct 23 @ 5:30PM -

Jewish Young Adults of Jersey City and Temple Beth-El hold a joint Sushi Dinner in the Sukkah (and Social Hall) at 5:30 pm followed by 6:30 pm Simchat Torah celebration with song, dancing with Torahs, and unrolling the Torah scroll around the sanctuary! For all ages.  RSVP for the dinner to office@betheljc.org  Dinner Cost:  $15 per adult, $10 per child. Not coming to dinner? Join us at 6:30 for Simchat Torah!

Fri Oct 28 @ 8:00PM -
Shabbat Evening Service
Sat Oct 29 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Torah Study
Sat Oct 29 @10:30AM -
Shabbat morning minyan
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