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.

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.

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 (note that there are generally no Saturday morning services when NYC public schools are not in session). 5/13 Sisterhood Brunch lecture featuring temple president Jeff Levinson.

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.

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

  • Shavuot Festival Morning Service Shavuot festival morning service with yizkor will be held on Wednesday, May 31st at 10:30 am.
    Posted May 2, 2017, 8:46 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • May Potluck - 5/19 Join us on Friday evening, May 19th at 6:30 pm for our monthly potluck dinner.  This month, you bring your favorite cold salad (vegetarian or dairy) or dairy side ...
    Posted May 2, 2017, 8:44 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • Religious School and Memorial Day weekend There is no religious school on Saturday, May 27th due to the Memorial Day Holiday.
    Posted May 2, 2017, 8:40 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • TBE 106th Anniversary Dinner Dance honoring Michael T. Rose Join us on Saturday, June 24th at 7:00 pm for our 106th Anniversary Dinner Dance honoring Michael T. Rose.  Our event will be held at Vetro in Howard Beach ...
    Posted May 2, 2017, 8:37 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • Sisterhood Our May Sisterhood Brunch & lecture will be held on Saturday morning, May 13th at 10:00 am. The speaker is our temple president Jeffrey Levinson.
    Posted May 8, 2017, 8:55 AM by Michael T. Rose
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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! We also offer 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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