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Temple Beth El

Offering Conservative Jewish worship since 1935

83 Chestnut Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 432-5522
Email: TBEOneonta@gmail.com

Welcome to Temple Beth El

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.

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On Friday night, December 19th at 7:30 PM, we will gather to celebrate Shabbat Chanukah. There will be a special surprise gift for the first 50 people who come, one that will enhance your enjoyment of the miracle of Chanukah!!!!! Please bring your menorah, candles and matches to light, and join us for a Chanukah potluck dinner that will include latkes and other Chanukah treats. All are welcome!! Please contact Judith Schnitman, or me (rabbimollykarp@gmail.com), to RSVP for the potluck.

We will light our menorahs together during services, and enjoy a freilich (lively) Chanukah song session accompanied by our wonderful ensemble.

On Saturday morning, December 20th, we will be exploring “The True History of Chanukah” during Torah study, and will read the Book of Judith together during Shabbat Lunch and Learn.Texts will be provided. Just bring your own meat- and shellfish-free lunch.

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Click here for a map showing Oneonta’s location in upstate NY

Temple Beth El is affiliated with The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.