Serving Hudson County’s Progressive Jewish Community for Over 150 Years

Temple Beth-El and COVID-19

To keep our employees healthy, most are working from home with adjusted hours and limited access to files. Our phones and emails are up and running.

Our hearts ache to be together again, back to the lives and community we enjoy.

Pikuach Nefesh (the preservation of human life) is hands-down, the most important value in Judaism. Temple Beth-El takes this virus very seriously and has made the following adjustments in our programming. We hope you will stay connected with us each and every step of the way as we bond together as a congregation as follows:

Shabbat Services

Rest for the body. Refreshment for the soul. Nourishment for the spirit. Healing for the heart. Inspiration for life.

FRIDAY EVENING – KABBALAT SHABBAT

Join us for Kabbalat Shabbat Services Livestreamed over Zoom – 8pm every Friday night until further notice.

To keep us all healthy and safe, Temple Beth-El will be continuing our Kabbalat Shabbat services through Zoom live video conferencing.

Join us via Zoom on your phone, tablet or desktop. Phone in: 929.205.6099, Meeting ID: 775 213 809.

To follow the service with a digital flip book siddur, click here.

Our First Friday Family Services will continue at 8:00 pm on the first Friday of each month. Our Pot Luck Dinners are suspended until further notice.

Newcomers and visitors of any religious backgrounds are always welcome.

Shabbat Shalom and we hope to see you all on Zoom.

SATURDAY MORNING – STUDY AND PRAYER

All Shabbat morning services are suspended until further notice. Watch the calendar for virtual Tot Shabbat schedule.

Prayers For Healing

If you or a loved one are ill and would like to be added to our misheberach l’cholim list (prayer for healing), please let Rabbi Moritt know at rabbimoritt@betheljc.org.

We are happy to pray for the healing of body, spirit, psyche and relationship of anyone of any religion. Please include the Hebrew name of the person/people in your prayers (if known) and your phone number so we can be in touch.

As eager as we are to pray for your healing, we are especially happy when we can take you off the list, fully restored. Please remember to let us know that, too.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tutoring

All bar/bat mitzvah tutoring will continue as scheduled via Zoom until further notice.

Download the program from zoom.us if you have not already.

For tutoring with Rabbi Moritt, click this link in your browser. If you need to use the phone instead, call (929) 205-6099; meeting ID: 848 568 733.

While Morah Marian is on medical leave, her bar/bat mitzvah tutoring is being covered by Cantor Miranda Beckenstein. Please contact her at cantormandi@betheljc.org.

Please remember Rabbi Moritt and Cantor Mandi schedule their meetings independently. If you need to reschedule or make an appointment, reach out to them by email. Morah Marian will not be checking emails while she is on medical leave.

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