Welcome to B'ShERT… 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.

On July 9 2018, Temple Beth Emeth v'Ohr Progressive Shaari Zedek and Progressive Temple Beth Ahavath Sholom officially became  
B'ShERT: 
Beth Shalom v'Emeth Reform Temple
Visit our new site in progress at bshert.org

We Are All Made in God’s Image 
Schedule of Weekly ServicesThere is a community event or Torah study every Friday evening at 7 pm, followed by services at 8 pm. Please call the office for the most up-to-date schedule. Saturday morning services are at 11 am; on most Saturday mornings, there is a Family Service in the sanctuary and a simultaneous Minyan Service in the community room. When there is a bar or bat mitzvah or a holiday, there is one Shabbat service only (sometimes referred to as a combined service), and it takes place in the sanctuary.

Find Us: Our temple is located at 83 Marlborough Road, at the corner of Marlborough and Church Ave. The entrance is at the right side of the building on Marlborough Road at the ramp.

Giving Reminder: Your tax-deductible support is needed and deeply appreciated as we work to balance our budget and maintain our historic, century-old building. You can donate directly online or by mail. All contributions are tax-deductible, and many employer match programs will multiply your support.

Accessibility: We would like to do our best to welcome and accommodate all. 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 office@bshert.org with any questions about accessibility

Recent Announcements

  • Brotherhood Indoor Picnic - Jan. 13, 2019  3 to 6 pm.  Brotherhood will supply hot dogs and drinks; you bring any kosher style goodies you’d like to eat. Bring cards and games.  $5/advance, $7.50 ...
    Posted Dec 21, 2018, 4:53 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • Light Lunch and Book Discussion - 1/12/19 12:30 pm  Following Shabbat morning services there will be a light lunch and a discussion on Promised Land, A Novel of Israel by Martin Fletcher.  Bring a friend. All ...
    Posted Dec 21, 2018, 4:52 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • Potluck - January 4, 2019 Join us for a Shabbat chicken potluck at 6:30 pm, January 4.  Temple provides chicken and challah, you bring a non-dairy side dish, vegetarian dish or dessert.  All ...
    Posted Dec 21, 2018, 4:50 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • Policy Discussion on Gentrification Policy Discussion on Gentrification – 3 pm on Sun., Jan. 27. B’ShERT will present a panel discussion on "Gentrification: How It Impacts Neighborhoods & What Leaders and Citizens Can Do to ...
    Posted Dec 21, 2018, 4:48 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • Interfaith Remembrance of the Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre Dear Temple family and friends,Sh'loshim is the Hebrew word for 30, and in Jewish tradition it refers to the 30 days after the death of a loved one ...
    Posted Nov 27, 2018, 4:56 AM by Alice Hyatt
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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.

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!

Rabbi William Kloner z''l
The entire community mourns the passing of our beloved Rabbi Emeritus on October 12, 2017.

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