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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

President’s Messages

President’s Column — February 2020

  • Posted on February 4, 2020

As President of Temple Beth El I have been getting emails from many people and organizations that I never had contact with before. TBE is well connected in the community of Oneonta. We receive messages from the Interfaith community of …

President’s Column — December 2019

  • Posted on December 30, 2019

It has been a few months now since we have welcomed Rabbi Hirschfeld to Temple Beth El. I can tell you all, that even though transitions can be difficult, we have negotiated this one easily.

Membership numbers are increasing. We …

President’s Column — November 2019

  • Posted on October 30, 2019

This message contains many of the ideas I expressed when I spoke at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and I think it is important to say these same things again because to me they are the heart of why we …

President’s Column — October 2019

  • Posted on October 30, 2019

This is a very busy month at Temple Beth El. Please refer to your Shofar and to our website to check the days and times for our planned services.

We have been enjoying the services of our new Rabbi this …

President’s Column – September 2019

  • Posted on August 15, 2019

Dear Congregants,

You may have already received an envelope from Temple Beth El in August.  It contains an important letter about Temple finances, a form for dues and other information, and a member address list which is only for your …

President’s Column — Summer 2019

  • Posted on June 30, 2019

I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude for being a part of the Temple Beth El community and having your support as this year’s President.  We have an active, committed Board of Trustees. We have a lovely building. We have …