Welcome to Temple Beth El, Dubuque, Iowa.

Come visit and let's get personal.

475 West Locust St, Dubuque, IA. 52001        Map



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Mission: Temple Beth El

Temple Beth El is a Reform Jewish Congregation just west of the Mississippi River with about 30 member families. At over 150 years old, we seek to fulfill our religious and ethical goals for our members by being a center for spiritual fulfillment, life-long learning, cultural enrichment, community leadership, social responsibility, and by lovingly entrusting our Reform Jewish tradition from generation to generation. We are committed in our support of the Jewish people throughout the world.

Questions? Want to join? Wondering about things Jewish in Dubuque?
Just email. agarfield@hotmail.com

Temple Events Schedule 5778-5779


2019

June 15: Saturday Shabbat Morning service, 10:00 AM
June 15: Jewish Movie Series: The Last Suit. Dinner/Discussion Saturday night 6:00 PM
July 19: Shabbat service, 7:00 PM
July 20: Family School with Rabbi, 10:00 AM
July 20: Adult Hebrew with Rabbi, noon Dinner/Discussion Saturday night:
August 16: Shabbat service, 7:00 PM
August 17: Family School with Rabbi, 10:00 AM
August 17: Adult Hebrew with Rabbi, noon Dinner/Discussion Saturday night:
Rosh Hashanah begins on September 29 at 7 PM.
  Sunday, September 29: Erev Rosh Hashanah Service, 7:00 PM.
Yom Kippur begins on Tuesday, October 8, 7 PM.
  Tuesday October 8: Kol Nidrei Service, 7:00 PM
November 15: Shabbat service, 7:00 PM
November 16: Family School with Rabbi, 10:00 AM
November 16: Adult Hebrew with Rabbi, noon Dinner/Discussion Saturday night:
December 13: Shabbat service, 7:00 PM
December 14: Family School with Rabbi, 10:00 AM
December 14: Adult Hebrew with Rabbi, noon Dinner/Discussion Saturday night:

Greetings from Rabbi Jim Sagarin

It is with anticipation and excitement that I start my third year as rabbi for Temple Beth El of Dubuque.

Dubuque is a diverse city, with new people joining us and a welcoming congregation - all ingredients for spiritual growth and enrichment. It is my sincere hope that our journey together this year will be a fruitful one, marked by increased interconnectedness and understanding.

Of course there’s more to say, but I’ll leave that for another Temple newsletter. I look forward to seeing everyone!

Shalom U’vracha, Rabbi Jim
james.sagarin@gmail.com


Children of Abraham 2018-2019

It's our 8th year. Come and participate. Questions, contact agarfield@dbq.edu. Download and print the 2018-2019 poster as a pdf.  11 x 8.5"     17 x 11"

Telegraph Herald Images of 2018

Former Temple Beth El member Speaking at UPittsburgh about Tree of Life Synagogue Murders. 11-5-18

Kathryn Fleisher (former member) in front of thousands of onlookers at the University of Pittsburgh, delivered a heartfelt and impassioned speech denouncing violence and hate while calling for the community to stand up for love in the face of senseless tragedy. This Facebook video was shared by her proud father, Evan.

Huffington Post article describing the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism’s call for “commonsense” gun control and a ban on assault-style weapons. Kathryn is featured prominently. Article Here.

Former Temple Beth El member Speaking at UPittsburgh about Tree of Life Synagogue Murders. 11-5-18

Kathryn Fleisher (former member) in front of thousands of onlookers at the University of Pittsburgh, delivered a heartfelt and impassioned speech denouncing violence and hate while calling for the community to stand up for love in the face of senseless tragedy. This Facebook video was shared by her proud father, Evan.

Huffington Post article describing the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism’s call for “commonsense” gun control and a ban on assault-style weapons. Kathryn is featured prominently. Article Here.

Temple Beth El's Sukkot Service with Children of Abraham. 9-27-18

WOW. Talk about the pleasures of inviting the stranger... Over 100 people helped to build our Sukkah, dine with us, and have a Children of Abraham conversation. 9-27-18.

Frontpage TH Sunday article on Temple & Philip Glen's Bar Mitzvah. 5-2-18.
Part 1 : Part 2

Importance of Interfaith in Politics article in the Saturday Telegraph Herald, 9-2-17

Rosh Hashanah article in the Sunday Telegraph Herald, 10-5-16

Hanukkah article in the Sunday Telegraph Herald, 11-29-15

Interview with Becca Gottlieb, Rabbi Anne Persin and Alan Garfield


Seder, April 26, 2019.

Seder, April 26, 2019.

Visitor's Service, Shabbat, April 5, 2019. Special Holocaust reading by Ellie Landau.

Visitor's Service, Shabbat, April 5, 2019.
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