August 29, 2014   3 Elul 5774

Temple Beth-El, Jersey City, NJ

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Be our guest for the High Holy Days!

We have an open door policy at all services. No charge. Just request tickets online HERE >>> and we’ll mail you a household ticket to be our guest the Temple Beth-El community for an inspiring Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Whether you are new to the area or just ready to re-connect to your Jewish roots, we’re here for you. Single? Young couples? Empty Nesters? Families? Seniors? LGBTQ? We strive to be a caring community not only on the High Holy Days, but every week of the year.

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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The most effective way to donate to Temple Beth-El is to send us a check. 100% of your donation will go to TBE. If you prefer the convenience of a credit card, you may now make your donations on-line. The credit card companies will deduct up to a 5% fee. Click on the "Donate Now" button below to make a donation via VISA or Master Card.

Bring your friends  

Our new fiscal year began on July 1. Celebrate by making sure your pledge is in on time. Remember, give until it feels good! If you've already made your Terumah pledge for the new year, thank you and Welcome Back. If you haven't please take time to do it now, so you won't miss a minute of all the activity going on at temple.

Click HERE>>> to make your pledge and initial payment now. We'll be glad you did!


September 7, 2014 10:00 am- 2:00 pm @The Liberty Science Center
PJ Library of Hudson County is a Jewish family engagement program providing free monthly Jewish books to families raising Jewish children ages 6 months to 8 years old. This program is appropriate for both current PJ families and those interested in signing up. RSVP to with number of adults and children. $10 per family online in advance at or $15 per family at the door. Read more HERE>>>

Upcoming Events at Temple Beth-El  
August 2014
08/29 -  Shabbat Evening Service (8:00 PM)
08/30 -  Torah Study - Verse by Verse (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
08/30 -  Shabbat Morning Worship (10:30 AM to 11:30 AM)
September 2014
09/06 -  Torah Study - Verse by Verse (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
09/06 -  Shabbat Morning Worship (10:30 AM to 11:30 AM)
09/13 -  Torah Study - Verse by Verse (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
09/13 -  Shabbat Morning Worship (10:30 AM to 11:30 AM)
09/14 -  Opening day of Religious School (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
NO SCHOOL Nov. 30,Dec. 28, Feb. 15, April 5.
09/20 -  Torah Study - Verse by Verse (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
09/20 -  Shabbat Morning Worship (10:30 AM to 11:30 AM)
09/20 -  Selichot (7:00 PM)
Documentary “I Shall Not Be Silent” with discussion, dessert, Havdalah & Selichot prayers
09/21 -  Religious School (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
NO SCHOOL Nov. 30,Dec. 28, Feb. 15, April 5.
09/24 -  Erev Rosh Hashanah Service (8:00 PM)
09/25 -  Tashlich (4:15 PM)
09/28 -  Religious School (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
October 2014
10/03 -  Kol Nidre - Erev Yom Kippur (7:30 PM)
10/04 -  Morning Service - Yom Kippur (10:00 AM)
10/04 -  Family Service - Yom Kippur (1:30 PM)
10/04 -  Music & Private Prayer (1:30 PM)
10/04 -  Yizkor Service - Yom Kippur (3:00 PM)
10/04 -  Afternoon Service - Yom Kippur (4:00 PM)
10/05 -  Religious School (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
10/12 -  Religious School (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM)

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