Welcome to Beth El - Poughkeepsie

  • Welcome

    Temple Beth El is a vibrant and egalitarian Conservative Jewish congregation serving the Jewish people of Dutchess and the Mid Hudson Valley for more than 80 years.

  • Celebrate

    Our award-winning religious school brings students together to learn and celebrate.

  • Community

    Shofar Over the Hudson combines the sound of the Shofar with the natural beauty of the Hudson River.  For centuries the sound of the Shofar has provided a moment of awakening and inspiration for the Jewish people.

  • History

    With expanding membership Temple Beth El needed a larger building.  In 1959 the congregation moved from Montgomery Street to our present home on 118 South Grand Avenue.

  • Goals

    A house of prayer: aiding our members in their search for meaning in life, fulfilling the spiritual needs and longing of our Jewish community, providing a path that brings us closer to each other and to God.

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Catch up on monthly TBE news including current programs, news from our staff and more.

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NEW:  DECEMBER 2016-JANUARY 2017 (Pdf)

Booklet version HERE


Mission Statement

Temple Beth-­El of Poughkeepsie, a Conservative synagogue in the beautiful Hudson Valley, welcomes people from a wide range of backgrounds. MORE


Photo Gallery

A section of our Sefer Haftarah, pictured on the upper left, is currently in the TBE lobby.  Stop by and take a look!

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News and Events

Shabbat Shira

Celebrate the Shabbat of Song (Shabbat Shirah) and Tu'Bishvat Feb. 10-11, with Rabbi Julia Andelman and Professor Eitan Fishbane from JTS. Fri.Eve Shabbat dinner reservation flier




Rabbi's Class

Cancelled 1/24 due to inclement weather

January 21 A House of Many Rooms

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Save the dates! Saturday, March 11 Megillah Reading and Sunday, March 12 Purim carnival. Watch for additional information






For more information about our Hebrew or Religious School programs contact Rabbi Miriam

Closings found on Cancellations.com


Service Times

First Fridays at 6:30pm, other Fridays at 7:30pm,  Saturdays at 9:30am

Morning minyan held weekdays at 7:30am. Evening / Sunday minyan held by request.  


Office Hours

Normal business hours are 9 to 5 Monday through Thursday and until noon on Friday.

In case of inclement weather, closings will be posted here.

TUESDAY, 1/24/17 TBE Office Closed due to inclement weather


Berney Library Catalog

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Support Us

There are many ways to support Temple Beth-El.  All members provide support through membership dues.  Details on the Dues structure are found HERE.

Besides dues, there are many SPECIAL FUNDS to which contributions may be made for specific purposes.  View our DONATION WISH LIST to itemize specific needs of Temple Beth-El.


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