Welcome to Temple Beth El. We are an egalitarian Conservative
congregation who welcome all. We reach out to interfaith couples, young and not so young, singles and families. We are particularly child friendly. It is a
joy to watch our children, those just old enough to walk through those almost Bar or Bat Mitzvah age, participate in our Shabbat services. Join us and
enjoy a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Temple Beth El is on Oak Street, one block East of North Ocean Avenue, one block
North of Main Street in Patchogue, NY, on the South Shore of Long Island. North
Ocean Avenue (Rte. 83) can be reached from LIE Exit 63 South, or from the service
road of the Sunrise Highway (Rte. 27 turning south onto Rte. 83) between Rte. 112 and Waverly Ave.
Shabbat Evening Services 8 PM Friday (Family Service once per month at 7:30 pm) Shabbat Morning Services 9 AM Saturday Monday, Thursday and Rosh Hodesh Morning Services 7:15 AM (Services ...)
Temple Beth El runs a variety of exciting events throughout the year. Of particular note are
our well-attended honoree of the year
events held each Spring that have assumed a very special role for Patchogue Village and the
Town of Brookhaven and our annual Golf
Outing in the Fall. We hope you will be able to join us. For more information contact the
Cheap and Cheerful Events
Temple Beth El runs a series of inexpensive events that are fun for the entire family.
See the events calendar for information on upcoming events.
Over 100 years ago, a group of Jewish people met to establish a
synagogue to meet the needs of the then tiny Patchogue Jewish
community. A synagogue was built at the corner of Oak Street and
Jayne Avenue, which, to this day, remains the center of Jewish life
in this area. When originally built, it had a small balcony for
the women and was heated by a large, cantankerous, pot-bellied
In 1931, the community realized that it had outgrown its
quarters and plans were formulated to build a larger synagogue.
The new structure was completed in 1933 and dedicated by the
Lieutenant Governor of New York State, the Honorable Herbert H.
Lehman. The mortgage was burned in 1944.
A new addition to our temple was built in 1968. It includes
a modern sanctuary and a social hall, complete with bridal room
and facilities for a caterer. Today with our membership of
about 300 families, we are successfully meeting the needs of our
If you are interested in joining Temple Beth El of Patchogue, please
feel free to visit us and join us in services. Talk to the Rabbi
and members of the congregation. When you are ready to join,
please print out the Membership Application Form (172 KB PDF)
or request a paper copy from the Temple Office and fill it out.
Our dues are low and we offer half-price dues for your first year of