Welcome to Temple Beth Sholom
B’ruchim Haba-im! Temple Beth Sholom is more than a synagogue. In many ways it is a family. For most of us it is our “home away from home.” Founded in 1950, we have a rich history and have been a mainstay of Reform Judaism in Northeast Queens.
We are a congregation that holds high the belief that every person is created b’tzelem Elohim—in the image of God. As such, we welcome every Jew to our community, regardless of background: interfaith couples, blended families, Jews-by-choice, individuals of all ages, races and sexual orientation. We encourage everyone to learn, discover, and explore new areas of Jewish living as we deepen our relationship with God and the Jewish people.
As a Reform synagogue, we meld the richness of our Jewish tradition with modernity. We strive to be inclusive and to honor the ideals of an ever-changing and growing Reform Judaism. We are dedicated to the core principles of Judaism: the worship of God, tikkun haolam— working to better the world around us, and lifelong Jewish learning.
Our congregation considers education one of the most important Jewish values. We have an exemplary Religious and Hebrew school, which serves students from ages 3 through 18. Our school’s mission is to instill in our children a love of Judaism and to make them feel comfortable in whatever synagogue they may find themselves. But education doesn’t stop there, with our children. We offer outstanding Adult education programs, from Adult Hebrew to our weekly Shabbat Torah study classes. Temple Beth Sholom is the perfect place to experience all the joys of being Jewish. Come grow with us!