Temple Beth El is the largest Reform Jewish Congregation in the Rockland, and one of the larger ones in the Northern New Jersey region.   Our new Rabbi Michael Churgel, Cantor Arlene Frank, and our lay leadership welcome you to join us.



Rabbi Churgel

In November, we welcomed Rabbi Michael Churgel as the 3rd Senior Rabbi in the history of Temple Beth El at a special installation service. 

Youth Group

Youth Group


Our Temple Youth Group, SVFTY, hosted over a hundred Jewish Youth from the National Federation of Temple Youth's Garden-Empire (NJ-NY) Region.  Our Hagigah Kallah was a huge success.  

Our new site is still under construction

Our new site is still under construction

Please be patient

Welcome to the brand new Temple Beth El website. We're still working on building out parts of the site. If you find something wrong, send a note via our Contact form. Thanks! Photo credit

L'Shana Tovah

L'Shana Tovah

L'Shanah Tovah

A Happy New Year to your family from Temple Beth El!

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Attention Athletes and Volunteers!

If you are a High School Senior, who's an athlete and a member of Temple Beth El, learn about this upcoming event.



Volunteer to Help the Homeless

Temple Beth Torah in conjunction with Helping Hands will once again provide food and shelter for the homeless during the upcoming winter. Temple Beth El is invited to join other volunteers to provide a hot dinner and shelter for the night at TBT! Learn More...

Book Club - Dec 7th



Hilllah Meller, Director of Development for ARZA has agreed to facilitate the program. All are welcome! Bagels and coffee will be served. 

Join us Sunday, December 7th, 10:30 - 12 Noon at Temple Beth El. 

Hillá Meller is Director of Development for ARZA. Hillá grew up Haifa, and attended the Leo Baeck Education Center, where she became involved with the reform movement as a teenager. Hillá holds a BA in History from Yale University, and a MA in Communications from Georgetown University. She is deeply passionate about issues of gender equality, freedom of religion, and coexistence in Israel.

Rockland Jewish Initiative Grants for New Members

Temple Beth El is excited to be participating in this year's Rockland Jewish Initiative New Member Grants program. Qualifying new members can receive up to a $500 grant towards synagogue membership or religious school tuition. This is for families with no synagogue affiliation in Rockland County within the past 3 years.

To take advantage of the offer, or to get a tour of our newly renovated facility, contact the Temple Office at (845)-356-2000. You can learn more at the Rockland Jewish Federation's website.


Our members and clergy welcome you to Temple Beth El, a 67 year-young Reform Jewish community located in central Rockland County, NY, serving Rockland and Northern New Jersey. 


Photo Gallery

See photos from our 2013 Simchat Torah celebration as well as our youth group's 2013 Kallah.


Youth Group

Combined social, educational, religious and social action programs to create opportunities for the synagogue’s children to create lasting friendships. Learn more about SVFTY



Read more about what's going on in our synagogue and community. 


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