December 18, 2014   26 Kislev 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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Let's Get Together  


30-minute Chanukah in the 'Hood

Bringing temple members (and friends) together - one neighborhood at a time

RSVP now for a week of celebrations around the area from Weehawken to Port Liberte, from Hamilton Park to Paulus Hook, and lots in between! Choose from 12 homes as temple members invite you in for Chanukah candlelighting and cookies. A chance for members to meet and get to know each other. Non-members welcome too. CLICK HERE TO RSVP



ANNUAL CHANUKAH SHABBAT AND LATKE PARTY.
SAVE THE DATE: Friday, December 19 @ 7:30 PM
Latkes & Candlelighting Led by Rabbi Hachen, Student Cantor Elaya and Ben Rauch for all ages! Please bring your family’s Chanukah menorah & candles so we can make this year’s Festival of Lights the brightest one ever! All are welcome — family, friends and neighbors. No charge


AFor 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  
December 2014
12/18 -  Chanukah in the 'Hood next to Grove PATH (6:30 PM to 7:00 PM)
12/18 -  Chanukah in the 'Hood in Jersey City Heights (7:30 PM to 8:00 PM)
12/18 -  Chanukah in the 'Hood in Port Liberte (7:30 PM to 8:00 PM)
12/19 -  Homeless Memorial Service (12:00 PM)
Chanukah Shabbat Service, Menorah Lighting, and Latke Party
12/20 -  Torah Study - Verse by Verse (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
12/20 -  Shabbat Morning Worship (10:30 AM to 11:30 AM)
12/21 -  CHANUKAH FAMILY DAY (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
12/21 -  Religious School (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
12/21 -  Chanukah in the 'Hood near Van Vorst Park (7:00 PM to 7:30 PM)
12/21 -  Chanukah in the 'Hood in Weehawken (7:30 PM to 8:00 PM)
12/23 -  Chanukah in the 'Hood facing Hamilton Park (7:00 PM to 7:30 PM)
12/23 -  Chanukah in the 'Hood near Van Vorst Park (7:00 PM to 7:30 PM)
12/25 -  TBE Office Closed (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
12/27 -  Torah Study - Verse by Verse (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
12/27 -  Shabbat Morning Worship (10:30 AM to 11:30 AM)
12/28 -  NO Religious School (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
January 2015
01/01 -  TBE Office Closed (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
01/02 -  First Friday All Ages Service (7:30 PM)
01/03 -  Torah Study - Verse by Verse (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
01/03 -  Shabbat Morning Worship (10:30 AM to 11:30 AM)
01/04 -  Religious School (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
01/09 -  Shabbat Evening Service (8:00 PM)
01/10 -  Torah Study - Verse by Verse (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
01/10 -  Shabbat Morning Worship (10:30 AM to 11:30 AM)
01/11 -  Religious School (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
01/15 -  Chai Mitzvah Study Group (7:30 PM to 9:15 PM)
01/16 -  Shabbat Evening Service (8:00 PM)
01/17 -  Torah Study - Verse by Verse (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
01/17 -  Shabbat Morning Worship (10:30 AM to 11:30 AM)
01/18 -  Religious School (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
01/23 -  Shabbat Evening Service (8:00 PM)
01/24 -  Torah Study - Verse by Verse (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
01/24 -  Shabbat Morning Worship (10:30 AM to 11:30 AM)
01/25 -  Religious School (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
01/30 -  Shabbat Evening Service (8:00 PM)
01/31 -  Torah Study - Verse by Verse (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
01/31 -  Shabbat Morning Worship (10:30 AM to 11:30 AM)
February 2015
02/01 -  Religious School (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM)


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