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.

High Holy Day Services 2017/5778
For tickets, please call the Temple office at 718-282-1596.

Our holiday services begin with Selichot on 9/16 at 7:30 pm, and continue with Erev Rosh Hashanah on Wednesday 9/20 at 8:00 PM, followed by Rosh Hashanah festival morning services on the 21st (and 22nd) at 10 am. The Rosh Hashanah family service will be at 1:30 pm Thursday 9/21, followed by Tashlich at 2:30 pm.


Kol Nidre is Friday, 9/29 at 7:30 pm. Yom Kippur observance is all day on September 30th starting at 10:00 am (Family Service at 1:15 pm).

All HHD services will be live-streamed on Facebook for the convenience of our members who are unable to attend in person.


Emergency Response to Hurricanes Harvey & Irma

We mourn the loss of life and the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in south Texas and surrounding areas, and by Hurricane Irma in the Lesser Antilles, Florida Keys and western Florida. You can help in some of the ways listed here by the URJ, including donations to NECHAMA and other relief groups. Greene Family Camp is also housing displaced families & accepting donations. Gift cards are being collected by Houston-area congregations, and also by PTBAS.

Consolidation with PTBAS

Starting in October of this year, Temple Beth Emeth and Progressive Temple Beth Ahavath Sholom will join forces and become one congregation. More here!

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, including our Religious School students and families, resume at 11 am on September 9th.

Saturday morning services resume on September 9 for the first day of religious school.

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.

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 templebeth83@aol.com with any questions about accessibility

Recent Announcements

  • High Holy Days at TBE Tickets are now available for the High Holy Days.  Please call Alice at the Temple office to purchase your tickets, 718-282-1596.  Tickets are not needed for family services ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2017, 8:14 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • September Torah Study Friday evening, September 8th, 7:00 pm.  Saturday morning, September 16th, 9:45 am.
    Posted Sep 6, 2017, 8:08 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • Potluck - Friday, September 15th Join us at 6:30 pm for our Shabbat Potluck.  Temple provides chicken, you bring a non dairy/vegetarian dish or dessert.  Torah service 8:00 pm.  All are welcome
    Posted Sep 6, 2017, 8:06 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • Religious school welcome back breakfast, Sept. 9th Religious School welcome back breakfast, Sept. 9th.  Breakfast, 9:30 am, religious school, 9:45 am, services, 11:00 am.  PLEASE NOTE NEW TIMES.  All are welcome, tell a friend
    Posted Sep 7, 2017, 5:08 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • Religious School - Welcome Back 9/9/17 We look forward to seeing our returning and new families for the First day of religious school on Saturday, September 9th! You can register your children for classes at the ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2017, 5:03 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! 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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