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.

2016 Yom Kippur Appeal: Your support is needed and deeply appreciated as we work to balance our budget and maintain our remarkable, century-old building. You can donate directly online or call the office if you have questions. All contributions are tax-deductible, and many employer match programs will multiply your support -- ask at work!

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.

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

  • Rabbi's Liturgy Class Class 3, November 3rd from 6:30 - 8:00 pm.  Class 4, November 17th from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. $120 for full sessions.
    Posted Oct 18, 2016, 7:53 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • Parent Workshop Join Rabbi Hoover on Saturday, November 19th at 10:00 am for a religious school parent workshop.  Topic to follow.
    Posted Oct 18, 2016, 7:50 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • November Sisterhood Lecture/Brunch, Nov. 5th at 10:00 am. PROTECTING YOUR ONLINE LIFESimple Steps to be More SecureTemple's techno-shammes in residence Michael T. Rose will be speaking at the November Sisterhood lecture, with recommendations for ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2016, 8:00 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • Potluck Dinner November 11th at 6:30 pm. Temple provides pizza and pasta, you bring a dairy or vegetarian side dish or dessert. Services to follow at 8:00 pm.
    Posted Oct 18, 2016, 7:46 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • November Torah Study Join us for Torah study in November on:Friday evenings, 11/8 & 11/18 at 7:00 pmSaturday morning, 11/12 at 10:00 am.
    Posted Oct 18, 2016, 7:44 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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