Welcome to Temple Beth El – Jefferson City
Our historic building was constructed in 1883 and is the oldest synagogue west of the Mississippi in continuous use.
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.
Kindness in our Community
We are deeply saddened by the terrible loss of life at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. We are heartbroken for their members as well as the relatives and friends of all who were affected, including our student Rabbi Natalie Shribman. In the wake of the shooting, our congregation has received an outpouring of support from the Jefferson City community and beyond. We are humbled by the kind letters, calls, flowers and emails we have received. The kindness and support is very much appreciated and has really been heartwarming.
A one hour presentation about the Jewish faith and the history of the local synagogue will be held on Nov 15 at 7:00 pm at Temple Beth El. The program is free and open to the public.
The holiday of Hanukkah begins at sundown on Sunday, Dec 2nd and continues for 8 days. The congregation will have a pot luck supper and Hanukkah celebration on Dec 7th at 6:00 pm.