September 17 2014



Celebrating Sixty Years of Service to the Jewish Community

TEMPLE BETH-EL OF BELLMORE was established in 1951 to serve the Jewish community of North Bellmore and Bellmore.  Currently, we have members living in the North Merrick, Merrick, Wantagh and East Meadow areas of Long Island, NY as well as many associate members living in other states.

Our Mission

TempleBeth-El is a Conservative synagogue affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.
As a Shabbat-centric synagogue, we espouse certain key principles:
Create a welcoming and nurturing environment to all those entering our synagogue.
Enhance our ritual observance and the performance of mitzvot.
Make chesed and tzedakah part of our daily lives.
Ensure a Jewish education for our children and offer opportunities for Jewish learning to our membership.
Support our congregants in times of need and share in their times of joy.
Commit to the betterment of our community through social action.
Support the State of Israel.
Be a resource to other organizations and the unaffiliated.
To get a feel for the kind of congregation we are, click here to read how TBE responded during Hurricane Sandy

Eitan Binet, Cantor

Howard Hoffman, Rabbi

David Hiesiger, Cantor Emeritus

Ira Minkoff, President

Shari Nadelman, Executive Vice-President


We are now bidding farewell to Rabbi Howard S. Hoffman, who has been a dynamic and motivating leader during his tenure with us as an Interim Rabbi.  During his two years with us he has superbly demonstrated all the qualities of a seasoned Rabbi in his conversation, his teaching, his organization and his counseling.  We will miss him and Elaine and wish them the best of everything in their now official retirement to Florida.

We are proud to announce the hiring of

Rabbi Howard D. Gorin

 as our new full-time Rabbi.

Click here for more information about Rabbi Gorin.

Temple Beth-El of Bellmore is a modern and traditional Conservative congregation, we offer

Morning and Evening Minyans

Friday Night, Shabbat Morning and Afternoon Services, and Talmud-Torah Study

Shabbes Shul Family Service and Lunch

Oneg Shabbat and Holiday Communal Meals

Children’s Religious Education

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Instruction and Preparation

Youth Group Activities Kadima and United Synagogue Youth (USY)

Adult Education

Assistance for all life-cycle events including baby namings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, aufrufs, weddings, and needs at the time of mourning.

United Synagogue Affiliation

Our Temple offers you an opportunity to learn about our Jewish heritage, traditions and beliefs. Our warm and involved community of friends and neighbors are waiting to welcome you

Temple Beth-El has a superb professional staff who can provide guidance and leadership during your membership.  Aside from the Rabbi and Cantor, our office staff  Ruth Tucker,  Phyllis Reich, and Laura Yablonsky are always ready and eager to assist anyone who asks.

Our Sisterhood and Men’s Club are vibrant and sponsor a variety of activities that enhance membership.

SISTERHOOD is a self-supporting, multi-faceted arm of the Temple. On-going programs include a two-year Bat Mitzvah course, Tuesday morning Women’s Institute and an active PTA.  In addition, Sisterhood supports a variety of social action projects and fundraising events.  MEN’S CLUB supports many Temple activities and has been particularly active in providing family outings and sports activities.

As a member, you are welcome to join the dedicated volunteers who serve as members of the above committees and other various action committees such as Adult Education, House Affairs, College, Social Action, Talk Temple Newsletter, Shabbes Shul, and more.

Our regular events include special programs that bring our members together to celebrate and participate in Jewish related activities.  These include:

A monthly SHABBES SHUL where families come together to celebrate anniversaries and birthdays and share in a Shabbes luncheon;

Chavurot where families meet at each other’s homes to share meals and engage in Jewish study;

An annual Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat where an invited guest lecturer brings insights into Judaism to our membership;

Holiday events for Slichos, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Chanukah, Purim, Pesach, Shavuot and Tisha B’Av.

Social programs including dances, concerts and bagel breakfasts

Our United Synagogue Youth Programs for children and teenagers that enable them to meet each other and young people from other congregations.

Temple Beth-El has an extensive LIBRARY with books, tapes and CD’s covering the gamut of Judaica.

Our JUDAICA SHOP offers a complete line of gifts and religious articles.

Our Social Hall is available for all your simchas and parties