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.

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On July 9 2018, Temple Beth Emeth v'Ohr Progressive Shaari Zedek and Progressive Temple Beth Ahavath Sholom officially became  
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

  • Dinner and Talent Show Dinner & Talent Show – Sat., Oct. 27. Dinner at 5:30 pm, Havdalah at 6:40 pm, show at 7 pm. Dinner $18, show $20 (combined $35). Kids under 12: show ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2018, 11:49 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • Bibliodrama with Rabbi Heidi Hoover Bibliodrama is a method of immersing ourselves in characters from the Torah to find new insights into familiar stories.  We will explore characters from Genesis.  Five sessions, Oct. 25, Nov ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2018, 11:44 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • Movie at B'ShERT Movie Afternoon – 3 pm on Sun., Oct 28.  Celebrate Halloween early with House of Dracula.  $10 per person.
    Posted Oct 10, 2018, 11:37 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • Board Game Afternoon Board Game Afternoon – 3-6 pm on Sun., Oct. 21.  Bring yourself and a friend to the banquet hall with your favorite games for a fun afternoon.  Snacks will be ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2018, 11:36 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • Luncheon Honoring Rabbi Emeritus William Kloner Honor Rabbi Emeritus William Kloner – 11 am on Sat., Oct 20.  Shabbat Services followed by the dedication of the Community Room in honor of Rabbi Kloner’s longtime commitment to ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2018, 11:34 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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