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.
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Visit our Virtual Mall! Shop for things you would buy anyway, and help TBE at the same time. Click HERE>>>
You can help Temple Beth-El while you shop Amazon. Just begin your shopping trip here. Enter a word or phrase into the search box above, or just click on the word "Amazon". Either way, a percentage (usually 6%) of what you spend on Amazon in this visit will come back to Temple Beth-El. It helps TBE, and doesn't cost you ONE CENT!
Why visit BethEljc.org often?
Our new website is a pretty smart site! It updates itself constantly with fresh information about the Jewish world from the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). Just look for the banner like the one above that says "from the Union."
Come back regularly, and see what's new! L'hitraot! (see you soon!)
And Tell Your Friends...
Saturday, December 21 , join us for Tot Shabbat at 10:30 a.m.
CALLING ALL TODDLERS, PRESCHOOLERS AND K-2ND GRADERS Join in a very special song-filled hour of Shabbat songs and movement with MAMA DONI, Jewish children’s recording artist and performer. Come ready to move, dance, sing, and smile. Followed by snack and social time with other Jewish families from around Hudson County! Bring a friend – or two! RSVP’s preferred to email@example.com. Drop-ins ALWAYS welcome. Open to all!