About Us

Temple Beth El is a special place. We are a warm and caring community that values and respects the individuality of its members and the diversity of its membership. We are an Egalitarian Conservative synagogue,  deeply committed to Jewish tradition, and take pride in the fact that both men and women may equally participate in our services . We offer a vast array of programs and activities, which encourage our members to find their own paths and craft their own approaches to living a Jewish life. We take Jewish education seriously, for ourselves and our children, which encourage our members to question and challenge. Our outstanding professional leadership values and relies on congregants as partners in determining our synagogue’s direction and planning/leading our programs.  We strive to be a sacred community that matters in our members’ lives and makes a difference in the larger world.

Whether you are considering joining our congregation, are a current member, or are seeking information about Judaism and our offerings, we encourage you to explore our web site and to visit us. Stay for a service, a program, or a lifetime. Become involved in learning, singing, or social activities, and find your place in the fabric of our community.

We are an inclusive community, with members from a wide range of backgrounds.  We welcome Jews by choice and interfaith families, who participate actively in Temple life. Our congregation includes LGBT members who joined Temple Beth El to pursue their Jewish journeys in a supportive and accepting community. We strive to be an accessible congregation, welcoming those with physical and learning disabilities as well as mental health challenges.

We are located in the Village of Patchogue, but draw our membership from many neighboring communities. We participate actively in the Patchogue community, including the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, our Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Day and the lighting of the Village menorah for Chanukah.   

Welcome to Temple Beth El. For more information or to speak to a member of our clergy, staff or lay leadership, please Contact Us. We look forward to hearing from you.