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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


A Season of Faith and Understanding

  • Posted on March 26, 2018

Oneonta is a small but diverse community even when it comes to faith. Choosing to respect and understand one another, including how we pray, strengthens our bonds. Our unique religious beliefs and identities form the basis for promoting a more …

Women’s Club News

  • Posted on March 25, 2018

The Women’s Club met with six women in attendance on Sunday, April 8, 2018. We ate lunch then discussed the differences between the Sisterhood and Women’s Club and then discussed the book club selection, A Marriage of Opposites by Alice …

Men’s Club Breakfast and Discussion

  • Posted on March 25, 2018

Men’s Club Breakfast is the third Sunday of the month.

In February, the Men’s Club Breakfast will be held 10 am Sunday, May 20th in the downstairs social hall.





Lord’s Table community feeding program

  • Posted on March 25, 2018

The Lord’s Table

I’m so grateful to the volunteers who came on April 12th to serve dinner to, and clean up after, almost 40 diners at the community feeding service. Thank you Deb Marcus, Sheila Birkett, Alice Lichtenstein, and Irene …

Rabbi Molly Karp’s Adult Education Classes

  • Posted on March 25, 2018

Classes follow 9:30 am Torah Study

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

May “Lunch and Learn”

Saturday, May 5th and 19th at noon

Our Lunch and Learn Program will introduce Mindfulness Practice

Social Action Committee

  • Posted on October 29, 2017

The Sufi Sunni Muslim community of Osmanli Dergahi invited representatives from local religious, business, government, educational, health and law enforcement entities to a gathering on October 2nd at the Tulip and Rose Cafe in Franklin.  I attended, on behalf …

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)

Religious School Calendar

  • Posted on September 5, 2016

(Sundays from 9 a.m. to noon)


September 10, 17, 24                                                                                                                       

October 1, 15, 22, 29 (8th is Columbus day weekend)                                                 

November 5, 12, 19   (26th is Thanksgiving weekend)                                                 

December 3, 10, …

Chesed Committee

  • Posted on September 5, 2016

We are very pleased to announce the re emergence of the Chesed Committee. “Chesed,” meaning Deeds of Loving Kindness, will be providing help and support to Temple members in times of need and in times of joy.  Anne Green and Bernadette