Welcome to Temple Beth Emeth… Come as you are!

Welcome to Temple Beth Emeth v'Ohr Progressive Shaari Zedek, at home in Brooklyn, NY!
We are a Reform congregation dedicated to Judaism as a living and growing faith. Wherever you're coming from in your relationship with Judaism, this is a place to explore where you want to go.

We Are All Made in God’s Image 

Our community is a mix of people: married and single; with and without children; straight and LGBTQ; Jewish and not Jewish; many races, ethnicities, and ages; with and without disabilities. We value every soul, young to old, and every person’s contribution to our community.

We know that we are all in this together, and that we each have to find our individual way. We honor each other’s opinions and experiences, we enlighten one another, we agree and disagree. We tell our stories and build bonds of friendship.

2016 Yom Kippur Appeal: Your support is needed and deeply appreciated as we work to balance our budget and maintain our remarkable, century-old building. You can donate directly online or call the office if you have questions. All contributions are tax-deductible, and many employer match programs will multiply your support -- ask at work!

Schedule of ServicesFriday night services begin at 8. During the school year, Saturday morning religious school begins at 10 and services begin at 11:15.

Accessibility: We would like to do our best to welcome and accommodate anyone we can. Our building is not fully physically accessible for wheelchair users or those who cannot navigate stairs, but there is a ramp to the outside door, and the sanctuary, community room, and ground floor restrooms are accessible. Please call the temple office at 718-282-1596 or email templebeth83@aol.com with any questions about accessibility

Recent Announcements

  • New Member Service & Luncheon Please welcome our new members on December 3rd.  Service 11:15 am followed by lunch at 1;00 pm at the home of Susanna Stein & Melodie Winawer.  More info. to ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2016, 7:14 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • Sisterhood Brunch/Lecture - 12/10 This month's guest speaker will be congregant Harvey Wang.  Topic:  Harvey Wang's Career in Photography and Film.  Saturday morning, December 10th at 10:00 am.
    Posted Nov 16, 2016, 7:12 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • December Potluck Bring your favorite vegetarian hearty soup or casserole (please bring warm as we will not be able to use the kitchen) or dessert.  Friday evening, December 16th at 6:30 ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2016, 7:10 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • December Torah Study Friday evening, December 9th at 7:00 pm.  Services to follow.
    Posted Nov 16, 2016, 7:07 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • Liturgy Class 5 & 6 Liturgy class 5, December 1st, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.Liturgy class 6, December 15th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.
    Posted Nov 16, 2016, 7:06 AM by Alice Hyatt
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For Preschoolers!

Shalom Shabbat, our Friday morning Sabbath service for small folk, is every Friday from 10 am to 10:45 am in the Sanctuary. Introduce your little ones to the joy of Shabbat! Join Rabbi Heidi Hoover in celebrating the coming of Shabbat by singing your way through the Friday evening service, followed by the Shabbat blessings (with challah and juice!). No Jewish or Hebrew knowledge is necessary. 

Shalom Shabbat welcomes infants/preschool children and their grownups -- babysitters included! New in 2014, once-a-month Saturday morning Tot Shabbat programs!

Our Community
This is the community to which we bring our hunger for learning, our spirituality, our curiosity, and our skepticism; our bond to Judaism and, sometimes, our alienation from it. We use study and prayer as jumping-in places, as means to skip over small talk and superficiality to explore our relationship with that which is greater than ourselves, whether we name it “God,” “Judaism,” “the universe,” or something else. We take our texts seriously, and we also laugh a lot.

As a community, we continue to pray for the complete and full recovery of our beloved Rabbi Emeritus, William Kloner.




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