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.

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.

Fall Classes: Our Religious School begins the Fall session on the Saturday after NYC schools reopen, Saturday 9/10. Join us for a welcome brunch at 9:30 am, followed by classes at 10 and a parent orientation session.

High Holidays: Although the holidays aren't until late on the secular calendar, it's not too soon to check in with the office! Special first-time attendee tickets are available for those new to our community. Our HHD observances will begin with Selichot on Saturday September 24.

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.


Religious School (Fall Session starts 9/10/16)
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 or download an application form.

Recent Announcements

  • Meditation Mondays with Rabbi Hoover Rabbi Hoover will lead "Meditation Monday," from 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm. She will offer a Jewish Kavvanah (intention), and we will sit together focusing on our breath for ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2016, 2:23 PM by Michael Rose
  • Potluck Dinner Join us for our first Potluck of the fall on Friday evening, September 9th at 6:30 pm, with Shabbat services to follow at 8 pm. Temple provides chicken, wine ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2016, 6:25 AM by Michael Rose
  • Religious School/Welcome Back Breakfast Religious school will begin on Saturday, September 10th. Join Rabbi Heidi and the religious school staff at 9:30 am for our welcome back breakfast, including registration for new students ...
    Posted Aug 17, 2016, 6:06 AM by Michael Rose
  • Torah Study - August & September No Torah Study 8/19Will meet August 26, September 2, 16 & 23, 7:00 pm
    Posted Aug 17, 2016, 6:09 AM by Michael Rose
  • Jewish Readers Thinking Group Wednesday, September 28th at 7:30 pm with Rabbi Heidi Hoover.
    Posted Aug 5, 2016, 7:05 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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