Today is December 15, 2017 -

  • Find us on Facebook

Temple Beth El

Offering Conservative Jewish worship since 1935

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

Messages from the Rabbi

December 2017

  • Posted on November 28, 2017


Many of us have had the experience of doing the mitzvah of Bikkur Cholim, visiting the sick.   This mitzvah is considered to be so important that our tradition teaches that it is one of the obligations that are without …

Rabbi Molly Karp’s Adult Education Classes

  • Posted on November 28, 2017

Classes follow 9:30 am Torah Study

Torah study is interactive
No preparation required
We read the weekly portion together

December “Lunch and Learn”

Saturday, December 2nd and 16th

Our Lunch and Learn Program will introduce Mindfulness Practice for veterans

November 2017

  • Posted on October 29, 2017


On Yom Kippur I spoke about lashon hara, gossip.  Continuing our community work on the Jewish Middah (soul trait) of Shmirat HaLashon, the Guarding of Speech, I would like to re-share with you here the 10 steps to …

October 2017

  • Posted on September 26, 2017


As we discussed during the High Holy Days, Leviticus 19:17 teaches: “You shall not hate your kinsfolk in your heart; rebuke your kinsman and do not incur guilt because of him”. This year we are working as a community …

September 2017

  • Posted on August 29, 2017


We will celebrate Shabbat as a community on Friday night September 1st at 6:00 PM, followed by our first potluck dinner of the year, and on Friday September 15th at 7:30. I hope that you …

Rabbi Karp’s Schedule

  • Posted on August 15, 2017

Rabbi Karp will be in Oneonta on the following Friday-Saturday dates:
She will be available at other times by phone and by e-mail.

2017 – 2018 Dates of Visits to Temple Beth El (tentative)

8/17-19                        Board Meeting (Thursday)

August 2017

  • Posted on August 8, 2017

Welcome back!

August and Labor Day Weekend are chock-full of events designed to get us back together as a community, and allow new folks to get to know us.

We will celebrate Shabbat as a community on Friday night August

June 2017

  • Posted on May 31, 2017


On Saturday morning, June 10th, at 10:00 am, we will celebrate the Bar Mitzvah of Max Gelbsman.  The Gelbsman family are active, long-time, multi-generational members of the congregation.  Please do plan on being there to celebrate …

May 2017

  • Posted on April 29, 2017

On April 22, over 100 people from the Oneonta community gathered for an interfaith event dedicated to American principles of democracy and religious freedom. The theme of the event was the repudiation of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, but more importantly honoring

April 2017

  • Posted on April 2, 2017


             This month we celebrate Passover, the foundational event of the People of Israel.  The book of Exodus tells the story of the ancient Israelites’ bondage in the land of Egypt and their liberation from that bondage to serve …

Page 1 of 212