On October 30, Temple Beth El hosted over 250 people from the greater Oneonta area to mourn the tragic killing at Congregation Etz Chaim-Or L’Simcha in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Rabbi Karp was joined on the bimah by guest speakers Rev. Dr. Cynthia Walton-Leavitt of the Red Door Church (Presbyterian), Omar Siddiqi (Sufi/Islam), Ani Samten (Tibetan Buddhism), and Lee Fisher of the NAACP. Through Jewish prayers, readings, and music, we were joined in solidarity to reaffirm America’s values of liberty, equality, and peace.
Temple Beth El is an egalitarian congregation serving the Jewish community of the northern Catskills since 1935. We join together for prayer, celebrations, and life-cycle events in our beautiful synagogue at 83 Chestnut Street in Oneonta, New York.
As a community representing a variety of Jewish experiences, we are dedicated to the continuity of Jewish life and the shared expression of our traditions, values and culture in its many forms. Through prayer, learning, social events, commitment to each other and service to the community, we encourage a life-long connection to Judaism. Each member, at every age and at all levels of knowledge and practice, is supported, challenged, and encouraged to seek an increased understanding of her/himself and Judaism. Our Rabbi, Temple President, Board of Directors, Religious School Director, lay leadership, Men’s Club, Sisterhood, and religious school support our congregation’s goals and objectives.
Temple Beth El is located approximately halfway between Albany and Binghamton in historic downtown Oneonta and boasts members from several surrounding counties. We welcome you to join us. Wheelchair accessible.
Click here for a map showing Oneonta’s location in upstate NY
Temple Beth El is affiliated with The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.