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Temple Beth-El is in need of volunteers for several committees and other opportunities.  It is a great way to meet new people and to give back to our beloved Synagogue.  Please consider volunteering!  Please click HERE for more information.

Please click the links in the section below, or visit our calendar page where you will find the links to join our daily minyanim, Kabbalat Shabbat and Shabbat morning services.

Daily Morning or Evening Minyanim - Click HERE to join us for daily minyanim services via Zoom.

Kabbalat Shabbat and Shabbat Morning -

  • Click HERE to join us for Kabbalat Shabbat and Shabbat morning and Festival services via Zoom. 
  • Click HERE to sign up to read Torah on Shabbat and Festivals, or contact to help lead, read Torah, or request an honor. Shabbat and festival services are in-person as well. 

As of July 26, 2022 we have updated our guidelines for in-person events. 
You can read the guidelines 

Save the date! 

Educator and award-winning author Dori Weinstein is coming Ithaca to talk with our TBE and JCS students about writing and publishing and to share YaYa & YoYo, her popular Jewish children’s chapter book series.  Click on the poster for more information and your (optional) pre-order form.

Award for Jewish Teen Leaders - Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards

Diller Teen Awards - Recognizing Jewish Teens who are exceptional leaders in repairing the world.

Do you know an outstanding Jewish teen leader? 
Nominations are due December 22nd, click on the links for more details.

As we approach our 100th anniversary,
we find ourselves closer, stronger and better than ever.
Our Kol Nidre Appeal is in full swing!  Learn more HERE 

It's time for Scholarstream

We are excited to announce the full series of FREE ScholarStream learning in 5783! Beginning in August and spanning all the way up to Shavuot, the Conservative Movement seminaries and institutions are partnering to offer seven series that will bring our congregation face-to-face with the brightest and most engaging scholars our movement has to offer. Click HERE to email us for our coupon code and details.

Registration is Open for the 2022-2023 School Year.

Please log in and hit submit at the bottom of the form.

Having trouble logging in?  Questions? We're happy to help, please email us HERE

And check out our new teen program, No'ar!

Did you miss the recent discussion entitled "Music? On Shabbat?"  It was a great topic and interesting panel conversation, led by Rabbi Safman and Rabbi Brody. Just click HERE to view at your convenience.

While our Adult Education program is on a short break, there are still many learning opportunities for you here on the website.  You may browse our Science in the Synagogue archive HERE to view programs such as "What our DNA Tells Us About Our Jewish Origins and Migrations", " Abortion as Framed in Halacha: How Jewish and American Legal Perspectives Diverge" and more.

Rabbi Safman recently shared a list of Jewish resources dedicated to alleviating the plight of those suffering in Ukraine.  Please click HERE to see the list and learn what you can do to help. 

The Rabbi is In!

Have you been wanting to stop in to meet this “new” rabbi?  Have a topic you want to discuss or just want to say hi?  Rabbi Safman would love to meet with congregants (or prospective congregants) during her drop-in office hours on  Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m. or by appointment.  To schedule a meeting time in advance, please email her at:

(Please note the new e-address for scheduling and other non-pastoral matters).

Endowment Campaign 2021 - 2024
Information on the Endowment Campaign can be found HERE.
Donations can be made 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 navigate through Covid,
    we can always be reached via phone (607) 273-5775 and email. 
    Rabbi Rachel Safman – Congregational Rabbi
    Rabbi Suzanne Brody – Director of Education and Youth Programming

Wed, November 30 2022 6 Kislev 5783