Temple Beth El of Huntington is a welcoming, caring and vibrant Reform Jewish congregation of more than four hundred households. Our members include individuals and families with many diverse backgrounds; traditional and non-traditional families, interfaith families, members of the GLBT community, muti-cultural families, and members with disabilities, all who have joined Temple Beth El to pursue their Jewish journeys in a supportive and accepting community.
Led by our clergy, Rabbi Clopper and Cantor Zeitlen, our congregation nurtures and engenders progressive thinking as well as traditional values to create an environment that is both comfortable and stimulating.
A house of Worship - A house of Learning - A house of Gathering
We are inclusive and take great pride in our diversity. Our doors are always open - not only to our members, but to all people interested in Judaism. Please tour our website to learn more about our unique and exciting congregation. Please come and visit us so that we might get to know you personally, and you can get to know us.
Temple Beth El is conveniently located in Huntington, NY
Our address is:
660 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
TBE's NEW Basic Judaism Course!
Have your ever wanted to learn about the meaning of our holidays? Would
you like to feel more comfortable saying the blessings in your home?
Share the learning experiences with people who want to better understand our
rich Judaic religious beliefs and customs. Classes will meet twice
monthly. Cost is $36.00 per person for the course, which includes the
book. If you would like to join the class, call TBE at 421-5835, Ext. 200
or email Ann Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn to quilt during Knitzvah! Here's
your chance to learn and do a mitzvah at the same time! Beginning in December, Linda
Mont will be teaching anyone who would like to learn how to quilt during
Sisterhood's Knitzvah on the first Thursday of every month at 12:00 p.m. Linda will supply the material - you bring a
ruler, straight pins, a scissor, a gallon sized freezer bag, and if possible a
manilla file folder. If you would like
to join this class, please email Linda at email@example.com. Quilts made in class will be donated to the
Giving Doll, a program for children who are in the hospital because of a
From September through June, TBE observes the following monthly schedule for weekly Congregational Shabbat Services:
1st Friday - Family Shabbat with Junior Choir at 7 p.m.
2nd Friday - Shabbat Service with Senior Choir at 8 p.m
3rd Friday - Shabbat Service with Torah Reading at 8 p.m.
4th Friday - Kabbalat Shabbat in the Great Room at 6:15 p.m.
5th Friday - T.G.I.S., Folk Rock Service at 7 p.m. (only 4 or 5 times a year)
For more detailed information on our Shabbat Services please click here.
Tot Shabbat and Tot Havdalah - these services are geared to Temple Beth El's young families and are offered several times a year (learn more).
December 4th, TBE started its 10th year as a HIHI respite site. The
sign up board has been posted in the atrium. Please take the time to go over
and find a volunteer opportunity that interests you. Remember, it is the temple
family's participation in this very important program that has made it so
successful in the past. We look forward to its continued support. Thanks for
making a difference!!
Pantry here at Temple Beth El is very active and always in need of donations.
Many hungry people in our community rely on us each week. Please bring a
non-perishable food item or two (or three!) to donate each time you come to the
temple. Our less fortunate friends and neighbors need and will appreciate your
"Give and Receive"
Action Committee's "Give and Receive" Hotline helps meet the needs of
our community. If you would like to be part of this hotline program, or have
any questions, please email Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org . Only
when there is an emergency request for furniture, clothing, or housewares, will
you receive an e-mail with "Give and Receive" in the subject line.
Helping Hands is a program for Temple Beth El members who want to connect with and support each other. By registering on the attached form, your name will be added to a confidential list accessible by the Rabbi, Cantor, and Nanci Weber Schaeffer. From time to time they may call upon you with requests to help members who are in some type of need. Assistance may include: a meal, a ride, assistance with food shopping – a card, an email or a phone call. If you can help with a particular request, great! If not, keep us in mind if and when you can. Your support could mean so much to so many people. Through Tikkun Olam, together we can heal the world.
Please click here to sign up.
Men's Club Brotherhood - Sunday, December 7th at 9:15 a.m.
Back by popular demand! The Men's Club Brotherhood is proud to sponsor
"Rabbi in the Hot Seat". Here is your opportunity to ask Rabbi
Clopper all those burning questions about Judaism and Life that you have been
afraid to ask before. Contact Howard for
more information at email@example.com.
- Monday, December 9th at 12:00 p.m. with our own Sue Seiler, who will
discuss how Temple Beth El's Project HOPE (Helping Other People Eat) works and
volunteer opportunities. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Young Family Connection - Friday, December 13th at 5:30 p.m. -
join us for a Pot Luck Dinner and Young Family Shabbat. Please R.S.V.P.
and let us know how many people are coming what you will bring: a main
dish, side, salad or dessert. Contact Jen Freed at email@example.com.
Ideas, questions or comments are welcome!
Friends - Our next
workshop is Sunday, December 15th at 10:00 a.m. when we will explore ways to
"Jewishly" enrich our homes. This program is designed for
families with children from tiny tots age 5. Grandparents are also
welcome. R.S.V.P. to our Shalom Friends Educator, Robin Faiguenbaum, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sisterhood Cooking Class - Monday, January 6th from 7:00 to 9:00
p.m. As the days grow cold and short,
what better way to warm up than with a hot bowl of soup! Join Sisterhood member Jane Golub as she
teaches us the best ways to create a nourishing and fulfilling meal. R.S.V.P. is required to email@example.com.
The Rabbi Schatz
Library Research Fellowship Program for Congregational Youth gives budding Jewish
scholars from our congregation an opportunity to pursue research using the
resources of our Judaic library coupled with guidance from our clergy. Contact Rich Schoor at firstname.lastname@example.org or
our Library Coodinator, Jackie Hasson, at email@example.com for more
College Care Packages - Twice a year Temple
Beth El's College Committee sends care packages to our college students. Our
students have reported that they are so happy to receive these packages and to
have a bit of home with them at school!
If your student is in college, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with
the following information: college student's name, his/her current address and
an email address, so we can let them know to be on the lookout for a package.
TBE in the News - Read Rabbi
Clopper's article in the Huntington Patch about Chanukah and Thanksgiving (copy
and paste into your web browser) http://huntington.patch.com/groups/holidays
Please email Lisa at email@example.com if you would like to receive your copy of the temple's Bulletin online.
** TBE wishes to thank Karla Gudeon for the use of her artwork on our website. **
** For more information on Karla's work please click here.
** To view Temple Beth El's legal policy on links to outside websites from our website, please click here **