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 February March 2018 Bulletin

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

Celebrate Tu B'Shevat

Beyond Borders: Environmental Cooperation in Israel. Alumni from the Arava Institute join us to discuss the cross-cultural community and environmental studies at the Arava Institute, where students from Israel, Palestine, Jordan and around the world come together to collaborate on environmental solutions.


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News & Events


February 28 is PURIM and the TBE festive celebration.  This year's theme is Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.  Flier with Info. Don't delay, get your costume ready today!  The Community Purim Carnival takes place on Sunday, Feb. 25 10am - 12:30pm here at Temple Beth-El.  Flier here.





Take Note...  Community joint Shabbaton featuring best selling author Anita Diamant.  Friday -Sunday, April 13, 14, 15.  FLIER with info  Want to help out? Contact us!






Shabbat School includes lots going on for adults as well as kids.  Warm up with coffee in the lobby, enjoy services, shmooze with Reb Victor, learn Hebrew and more.  Join us Saturday, Feb. 24 for Great Expectations, A review of the High Holidays faciliated by Rabbi Victor.  Bring your thoughts and ideas. Delicious kiddush lunch follows services, all welcome. 




Passover is soon approaching.  The TBE Kitchen will be kashered again this year, so if you would like to cook in a Kosher for Pesach kitchen to prepare, give us a call to setup a date or email the office.

Service Times

7:30pm Friday evening, 9:30am Saturdays

March 1st Friday services revert to 8:00pm weekly.

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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