Temple Beth El's Youth program is for youngsters in grades 5 through 12. Our youth lounge, gymnasium and social hall provide a place for children and teenagers to meet and discuss topics relevant to them and to have fun. The youth group is affiliated with other groups in Suffolk County and the Metropolitan area so our children have the opportunity to meet and socialize with Jewish teenagers from the surrounding areas. We attend dances, sports activities, informative weekends, and host them as well. Our Youth Program is an integral part of the greater Patchogue Jewish Community.
Temple Beth El's Sisterhood is affiliated with the National Women's League for Conservative Judaism.
Programs include Israeli Affairs, Jewish Family Living, Social Action, Community Welfare, Youth Programming, Holiday Workshops, Shabbat Dinners, Israeli Craft and Fashion Shows, Art Exhibits, Auctions, Book Fairs, Trips, and Holiday Parties.
Sisterhood supports our Religious School, Torah Fund, the Jewish Theological Seminary, and other community, civic and welfare organizations.
The Men's Club is an association in which men of the community gather socially, athletically, and spiritually. Social functions include Square Dances, Sock Hops, Military Bridge Nights, trips to Atlantic City, and Family Fishing Trips.
The Softball Team, a group of well-seasoned veterans, strives each year for success. A fun time is our best reward. Rookie players are always welcome.
The Beth El Adult Club is a group of interested men and women who felt the need for a Jewish retired adults club in our community. JASA (Jewish Association for Services for the Aged) gave the club the needed moral support and some financial help by partially sponsoring bus trips, entertainment, and speakers.
The aim of this club is to permeate a fraternal, social, and cultural spirit in our adult Jewish community and to assist and cooperate with other such community organizations.
Meetings are normally held the second and fourth Thursdays of every month. Coffee and bagels are available at each meeting. New members are welcome.
The Patchogue Chapter of Hadassah is active in Jewish education, youth activities, the Hadassah hospital, and Israeli and Zionist affairs.
Our chapter is composed of dedicated women and their families actively working towards these goals.
The Patchogue Chevra Kadisha, the Hebrew Burial Society, is an integral part of our Jewish Community. This group of dedicated men and women is constantly and unfailingly prepared to assist bereaved families in every possible way. These community-minded people are literally on call 24 hours a day, never stinting in their efforts to help ease a most difficult time. They skillfully and quietly arrange all the details from the moment of the person's passing through interment itself.
Temple Beth El features a substantial library run by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic group of volunteers with an excellent collection of books for adults and for children.
The Sisterhood of Temple Beth El maintains a gift shop that includes an excellent assortment of items for religious holidays, children's toys with a Jewish theme, and a varied choice of gift items. Contact the temple office at +1-631-475-1882 for information on gift shop hours.
Image of Temple Beth El: Drawn by Will Ryder