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Temple Beth El

Offering Conservative Jewish worship since 1935

83 Chestnut Street/POBox 383
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 432-5522

Welcome to Temple Beth El

Amelia F. Wolf

Rabbi Intern

*** Important***

There is a schedule change for Rabbi Wolf’s November visit. She will be here on November 18th-20th.

Friday night services start at 7pm.

Mindful Outdoor Experience Offered November 6th by Stephanie Bauer

The EPA released a study recently stating that many Americans spend more than 90% of their lives indoors. Outdoor time can help us de-stress and quiet the mind. A simple walk in the woods can reduce our blood pressure, decrease our heart rate, and put us in a better mood.

Join Stephanie on Sunday, November 6 at 10:30 a.m. for a Mindful Outdoor Experience at Robert V. Riddell State Park. Stephanie trained for 9 days at the Kripalu School of Outdoor Leadership to lead Mindful walks and is excited to offer one to her friends at Temple Beth El.

We will meet at Riddell State Park parking lot. Coming from Oneonta, go east on I-88 to Exit 17. Turn left. Riddell Park parking lot is a quarter mile on the right. Coming from Schenevus area, go West on I-88 to Exit 17. Turn right. The parking lot is a quarter mile or less on the right.

The walk will be approximately 1 mile and last about 1 hour. Come to enjoy some Temple Beth

El camaraderie and fresh air.

Good news! Returning to In Person Services

As of this printing, according to Dr Richard Sternberg, our Covid advisor, transmission of the virus in Otsego County is at a low point. We will be able to meet in person for services going forward unless there is a change. For those attending in person we do recommend wearing masks, but it is not mandatory. However, to protect the elderly or those who are immunocompromised, we highly recommend it. For those who do not wish to attend in person, Zoom will be available.

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.