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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NEW December January Chayenu PDF

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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


 Sunday 12/17 Hanukah in Israel  The tour begins at 9:30am.  All welcome!  Flier with complete details HERE

The program culminates with a delicious Israeli style lunch at 12:15m along with a performance by the Vanaver Caravan.

RSVP here.





90th Anniversary Celebration Weekend 12/15-17 Then & Now: Holiness, Messiah & Afterlife with Scholar In Residence Dr. Benjamin Sommer, Professor of Bible at JTS.  See FLIER for details. 







BRIGHT NIGHTS our annual social action clothing distribtuion was a success. Thank you all for your support.





Have you voted on the update to Article 1?  Time is short, we tally the votes on 12/31/17.

Your vote does make a difference, as 75% of the congregation must vote on this ammendment.  More information and Proxy.  

Service Times

7:30pm 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.  


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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