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Virtual Services - All Are Welcome!

Daily Morning Minyan and Evening Maariv - Click HERE to join us online via Zoom for our virtual daily morning Minyan, evening Maariv, and Saturday evening Havdalah.

Friday Evening and Saturday Morning Shabbat  - Click HERE to join us for Shabbat services online via Zoom.  Click HERE to sign up to read Torah on Shabbat.


Join Us for an Evening of Jewish Stories, Poetry & Music!

The 22nd annual event!  Join us for an intimate evening (virtually) of entertainment on Saturday, March 6th at 7:30 PM.  Click HERE for more details.

Click HERE to register.


Science in the Synagogue

Ethical Dimensions of the COVID-19 Vaccine

On Sunday, March 7 at 7 PM, Temple Beth-El members Jennie Lavine (DPH, Tulane SPH) and David Evelyn (VP of Medical Affairs, Cayuga Medical Center) will be discussing with Rabbi Safman the communal and ethical dimensions of the decision to take the COVID vaccine...READ MORE

Click HERE to join by Zoom.


In Praise of Chametz: A Celebration of the Staple Grains and their Route to our Table

On Sunday, March 21 at 7 PM we will set the stage for Pesach by accompanying our own Jerry Davis (emeritus professor of Plant Biology, specializing in monocot systematics) exploring the domestication of grains and its implications for human populations...READ MORE

Click HERE to join by Zoom.


Special Virtual Event!

Dancing in God's Earthquake: The Coming Transformation of Religion
Thursday, March 18 at 7 PM
with Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Go to the event page for more information.


Racial Justice Series

Racial Justice programming continues at Temple Beth-El

Freedom from Economic Insecurity
Wednesday, March 31 @ 7:30 PM

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Passover Events

Read about the exciting events planned for Passover! 

You can now sell your Chametz online HERE.

Religious School Equal Exchange Passover Fundraiser

Read about the Religious School Passover Fundraiser!

Purchase Equal Exchange coffee and chocolate HERE.


Religious School Meme-a-lot Esther

Watch the Religious School's modern re-telling of the Purim story here


Cayuga Medical Center Appreciation Gift

Please consider a donation to help our front line medical workers and staff at the Cayuga Medical Center.

Click HERE for more information on how to participate in this fundraiser.


Dungeons and Dreidels

You can still join this epic campaign!

A Jewish-themed multi-player role playing game (think: Dungeons and Dragons) suitable for all ages

Sundays @ 1 PM
January 10 thru March 21, 2021

Click HERE for more information.


We welcome the arrival of Rabbi Rachel Safman!
Read about Rabbi Safman's journey to Ithaca HERE.


  • “My house will be called a house of prayer for all people” (Isaiah 56:7).  Read Temple Beth-El's statement on diversity and inclusion  HERE.
  • A kidney transplant success story.
  • As we continue to operate virtually, we can be reached as follows:
    Phone: 607 273-5775
    Rabbi Rachel Safman – Congregational Rabbi
    Rabbi Suzanne Brody – Director of Education and Youth Programming
    Jane Griffith – Administrative Secretary

    Read about our limited re-opening announcement HERE.

Sun, March 7 2021 23 Adar 5781