Welcome… Come as you are!

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. 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.

Friday night services begin at 8.

Religious School

We approach every child as an individual—from personalized Hebrew instruction to enabling them to help conduct Shabbat morning services. Our focus on each child successfully integrates children with special needs.

Shabbat morning classes focus on community-building and Jewish learning in a lively, interactive setting. During the week, students meet with a partner and their teacher for Hebrew lessons by videochat. Lessons are supplemented with online Hebrew games. For more information about educational opportunities at the Temple, please visit our Education page.


Recent Announcements

  • Purim Carnival/Megillah Reading Congregational Megillah Reading for Purim Wednesday evening, March 4th  8 pm: Congregation-participation Megillah Reading Come in costume—it’s not just for kids! Family Purim Celebration Saturday, March 7th ...
    Posted Feb 25, 2015, 8:00 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • Temple Congregant's Interview on WNYC Click link regarding Temple congregant Ron Schweiger's interview on WNYC.http://www.wnyc.org/story/unhip-means-inexpensive-and-quiet-flatlands-brooklyn/=
    Posted Feb 23, 2015, 6:18 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • Shabbat Across America SHABBAT ACROSS AMERICA RETURNS TO Temple Beth Emeth v’Ohr Progressive Shaari Zedek When:        Friday, March 13, 2015 Where:      83 Marlborough Road (corner of Church Ave.) Time:         Dinner at 6 ...
    Posted Feb 6, 2015, 5:47 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • Shabbat Schmooze Friday, February 20th at 7:00 pm.  Enjoy some appetizers, wine and good conversation.  Services to follow at 8:00 pm.
    Posted Feb 6, 2015, 5:33 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • February Torah Study Friday, February 13th, 27th at 7:00 pmFeb. 13th - Judges chapters 17 & 18Feb. 27th - Judges chapters 19-21
    Posted Feb 6, 2015, 5:33 AM by Alice Hyatt
Showing posts 1 - 5 of 74. View more »

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.

Visit Us on Facebook

We welcome your support. All contributions to Temple Beth Emeth are tax-deductible.