Welcome… Come as you are!

Welcome to our 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.

Temple Beth Emeth v'Ohr Progressive Shaari Zedek and Progressive Temple Beth Ahavath Sholom are becoming one new congregation, Beth Shalom v'Emeth Reform Temple — it's B'ShERT! More here!

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.

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.

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

  • Second Night Community Seder - March 31 - 6:00pm
    Posted Mar 16, 2018, 5:00 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • Second Night Seder Second night SederSaturday, March 31, 2018 at 6 PMLead by:  Rabbi Heidi Hoover, Cantor Suzanne Bernstein  and Cantorial Soloist Nonie Schuster$70 per adult, $36 for children under ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2018, 5:28 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • Light Lunch and Book Discussion - March, 17 Come to shabbat morning service (11:00 am) followed by kiddush, light lunch and a discussion of The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman.  In the Temple community room, bring ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2018, 10:08 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • THE BROOKLYN DODGES The Brotherhood of B'Shert presents a lecture by Ron Schweiger on:  The Brooklyn Dodgers.  Sunday, March 18th at 3 pm in the Temple banquet hall.  No charge. Snacks will ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2018, 10:03 AM by Alice Hyatt
  • Ditmas Snark 2 - March 10th at 8 pm Ditmas Snark 2, a night of comedy.  Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.  Purchase tickets at bshert.org or ditmas.snark-2.brownpapertickets.com.   Call the Temple ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2018, 9:48 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!

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.

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

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