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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 April 26, 2023 we have updated our in-person guidelines. 
You can read the guidelines 




"Write for yourself a Torah....."

On the weekend of June 23-25 the Jewish community of Ithaca will have the opportunity to participate in one of the most concrete and profound acts of Jewish devotion, the creation (or, in this case, repair) of a Torah scroll.  Renowned Jewish educator and soferet stam (certified scribe) Julie Seltzer will be our scholar-in-residence, leading the Tikkun v’Or and Temple Beth-El communities in learning about the Jewish scribal tradition and leading them in restoring their sacred Torah scrolls.

Adult and youth members of either congregation and members of the greater Ithaca Jewish community are invited to take part in the classes and workshop at no charge but with advanced registration.  Details and registration are HERE


Farewell Luncheon in Honor of Rabbi Safman and Family

Please share a meal with us on Saturday, June 10 after Shabbat services to honor Rabbi Safman and her family for their 3 years of service to the Temple Beth-El community. We wish them well on their new journey. Come join the fun.
RSVP HERE - everyone is welcome.




And Don't Miss Sisterhood's Annual Dinner!

Please join Sisterhood on Wednesday, June 14 at the Boatyard Grill.  The welcome
reception begins at 5:30, followed by a beautiful meal under the tent and loads of entertainment. 




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 and click HERE for more information.

Registration is Open for the 2022-2023 School Year.

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And check out our 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. 

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

Sat, June 10 2023 21 Sivan 5783