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Our Jewish Community is grief stricken. We stand in solidarity with our black brothers and sisters in the Jewish community and beyond, as we all mourn the violent death of George Floyd. Our community rejects racism and bigotry in all its forms in our society.

Along with Civil Rights leaders, local officials, and other religious leaders, we express our respect and empathy for every human being as we are taught that each person is created B'Tzelem Elohim (in the sacred image of God). We renew our commitment to pursue justice and to work together for meaningful and lasting systemic change.

Our tradition teaches: "Do not stand idly by while your neighbor bleeds" (Leviticus 19:16). Therefore, we will uphold our responsibility to work alongside our neighbors to build a more equitable, caring, and just world.

Capital District Board of Rabbis
Jewish Family Services of Northeastern New York
Albany Jewish Community Center
Schenectady Jewish Community Center
Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York

Link to a video celebrating Beth El's 90th AnniversarySee our wonderful video celebrating 90 years of Beth El!


You "belong" here in every sense of the word. Just come to enjoy our services or one of our programs - membership is welcomed but not required.

We are a laid back, egalitarian congregation with traditional conservative values. Our family of congregants include people from all levels of observance and we welcome people of any background or upbringing.

We invite you to explore this Web site and we invite you to visit us. You already belong to Temple Beth El -

Temple Beth El is the only affiliated Conservative congregation in Rensselaer County.

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Being Light and Love

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.
   Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
   Be kind anyway

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies.
   Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you.
   Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight.
   Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, people may be jealous.
   Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow.
   Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough.
   Give the world the best you have got anyway.

You see in the final analysis it is between you and G-D.
   It was never between you and them anyway.

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