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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Mission Statement

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

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News & Events

JOIN us in deepening our sacred experiences by dedicating a copy/ies of the Lev Shalem High Holiday machzor in memory of, or in honor of someone special.  We will use this prayer book during the 2018 High Holidays.  FLIER for ordering with further information.






CLUB KATAN: EXPERIENCE JOYFUL JUDAISM with a new free children's program at TBE Shabbat, Sunday School, and Holiday programs for children ages 2-8 free and open to the entire community!  FLIER  Contact Rabbi Miriam Hyman at 845-454-0570 for more information





Save the date!  SHOFAR OVER THE HUDSON takes place on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Waryas Park near the Children's Museum pavilion. Family programs begin at 10:30am and the Shofar program begins at 11:30am.  All are welcome to this community event.  INFO





WHEN OLD WOUNDS SURFACE:  SELICHOT is Saturday evening, September 1 at 8pm. We screen the internet hit Cobra Kai - The Karate Kid Saga Continues. Experience one of pop-culture’s best portrayals of, "the playing out of old wounds.” This Selichot program and service is a collaboration between Temple Beth-El and Congregation Shir Chadash. The program takes pllace at Congregation Shir CHadash on Rt 55 in Lagrangeville. 




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Service Times

8:00pm Friday evening, 9:30am Saturdays

7:30am weekday morning minyan. Evening/Sunday minyan by request.  


Office Hours

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


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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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