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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.

***Currently our services are all on Zoom- Please contact us if you would like the code***

Tu BiShvat – New Year for Trees

Tu BiShvat or the “New Year of the Trees” is Jewish Arbor Day. The holiday is observed on the 15th (tu) of the Hebrew month of Shvat. Scholars believe that originally Tu BiShvat was an agricultural festival, marking the emergence of spring. In the 17th century, Kabbalists created a ritual for Tu BiShvat that is similar to a Passover Seder Today, many Jews hold a modern version of the Tu BiShvat seder each year. The holiday also has become a tree-planting festival in Israel, in which Israelis and Jews around the world plant trees in honor or in memory of loved ones and friends. 

Zoom Shabbat continues for now

Temple Beth El has temporarily moved our regular Shabbat Services to the on-line format using Zoom.  If you would like to join us on Zoom please send an email through the contact form above, and we will be happy to send you the zoom code.

We look forward to the day when we can be together in person again. On a positive note, we have enjoyed seeing many of our former members and physically distant members join us on Friday nights.

Upcoming Events

  1. Fri 22

    1/22 Zoom Shabbat

    Reader – Jerry
    Jan 22 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Fri 29

    1/29 Zoom Shabbat – TuBishvat

    Reader – Harvey
    Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Fri 05

    2/5 Zoom Shabbat

    Reader – Mark
    Feb 05 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Fri 12

    2/12 Zoom Shabbat

    Reader Allen H
    Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Fri 19

    2/19 Zoom Shabbat

    Reader Lauren
    Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Fri 26

    2/26 Zoom Shabbat – Purim

    Reader Steve
    Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm