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Yom Shishi, 26 Adar 5777

Our historic building was constructed in 1883 and is the oldest synagogue west of the Mississippi in continuous use, and the 14th oldest in the nation.

Shabbat Services are held every Friday night at 7:30 and visitors are always welcome.

Our congregation includes 25+ families, with members of all ages. Temple Beth El is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. 

Please contact us if you would like additional information.

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Temple Beth El
318 Monroe St
PO Box 1576
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 635-3088

Upcoming Events

Purim Service March 10th at 7:30 pm 
Sam Slaughter will read the Megillah

Purim is celebrated with a public reading of the Book of Esther, which tells the story of the holiday. Under the rule of King Ahashverosh, Haman, the king's prime minister, plots to exterminate all of the Jews of Persia. His plan is foiled by Queen Esther and her cousin Mordechai, who ultimately save the Jews of Persia from destruction. The reading of the megillah typically is a rowdy affair, punctuated by booing and noise-making when Haman's name is read aloud. We hope you can join us for this holiday celebration. Costumes and noisemakers are encouraged!