Welcome to Temple Beth Or

Temple Beth Or (House of Light in Hebrew) is a Conservative congregation. We revere Jewish tradition in a modern, egalitarian way. As the spiritual center of our Jewish community, our aim is to create a Jewish environment that is warm and caring, meaningful and enriching. We are affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.

Temple Beth Or holds Shabbat services on Friday evenings and on Shabbat mornings, as well as Holiday services. Minyan is held weekday evenings, Monday – Thursday and Saturday night after Shabbat. Prayer services and other programs are held either online or in-person with online access. The students of our Kadima and USY youth groups are combined with the youth groups of Congregation B’nai Israel in Toms River and together they have many social, educational, cultural and religious events.

We offer a Jewish education for children including Bar/Bat Mitzvah training. Our Hebrew High School program is in combination with that of Congregation B’nai Israel. No child is turned away from receiving a religious education. For adults, there is an active Adult Education program with both morning and evening classes. We also have film festivals, guest lecturers, Shabbat Lunch, Learn sessions, and other programs on a variety of subjects. Our congregants volunteer for numerous community service projects.

Adult Education

Experience and participate in the various lectures and programs offered throughout the year by our Adult Education group. Come join in our commitment to life-long learning.

Youth Groups

Our youth groups participate in a variety of activities such as making hamantaschen for Purim or picking apples for Rosh Hashanah while fostering their Jewish identity in an informal social atmosphere.

Lifecycle Events

Whether celebrating a simcha or honoring a departed loved one we share these moments as a community to continue our spiritual commitment to the past while moving forward into the future together.

Get Involved in Our Community

Service Times

Services This Shabbat (March 1 & 2) services are in-person with Zoom access.

Friday, 7:15 PM; 
Saturday, 9:30 AM (beginning with Shocheyn Ad, Preliminary Services on your own) and 6:50 PM with Havdalah

Kabbalat Shabbat
7:15 PM 

Shabbat Morning
9:30 AM

*NOTE: If the weather on Friday is troubling, call the TBO Office by 12:00 Noon on Friday for the latest update on Shabbat services.

Biblical Readings:

This Shabbat – Torah Portion: Ki Tissa (Triennial Cycle – Shemot/Exodus 31:18-33:11) – One thing we learn is that people can lose faith even after a major religious experience and yet can come back through repentance.  Haftarah (following the Ashkenazic tradition, I Kings 18:1-39) is the story of the challenge put forward by the prophet Elijah to the people to believe in God and not a pagan god.

Candle Lighting – Friday at 5:33 PM, Shabbat ends at 6:34 PM

Join us for Kabbalat Shabbat and Shabbat Morning services in-person and online using ZOOM, unless **noted differently.

Please contact the Temple Beth Or office for further information @ 732-458-4700. 

Weekday Minyan (Mincha/Ma’ariv) on Zoom only
Monday – Thursday @ 5:00 PM (note new time)

Candle-lighting Times:

Save the Date!

We are sorry to announce we no longer hold BINGO.

Our prayers are with the people of Israel.  May the memories of those who died be forever a blessing. May those who are wounded have a complete recovery. May those who are captive as hostages be released safely. May all have peace.

Donate to help Israelis at this time of crisis through the special Israel Emergency Campaign coordinated by the Jewish Federation of Ocean County. 
Visit www.jewishoceancounty.org or mail a check to JFOC (in the memo line put: Israel Emergency Campaign), 1235A Route 70, Lakewood, NJ 08701.  Questions?  Call the JFOC Office at 732-363-0530.

Adult Education:  

Thursdays @ 7:30-9:00 PM – Hebrew Reading: Modern, Prayer and Biblical – online sessions for those who know the Hebrew letters and vowels – Practice reading and learn some Hebrew words with a modern Israeli newsletter and a prayer from the siddur and discuss the meanings with Rabbi Rubin.  Each session is independent. Use the same Zoom access as for TBO Services. 

  • Temple Beth Or’s Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting:
    April 28, 2024 – Elections

Sisterhood Meetings:
March 5, 2024 – Pre-Purim Party
April 7, 2024 – Women’s Seder
May 7, 2024 – Elections
May 10, 2024 – Sisterhood Shabbat & Dinner
June 2, 2024 – Shalom Party & Installation
June 7, 2024 – Graduation Cake & Celebration

Men’s Club Meetings:
Minyan at 9:00 AM
Meeting at 10:00 AM
March 17, 2024
April 14, 2024
May 19,  2024 – Elections
June 9, 2024
June 14, 2024 – Men’s Club Shabbat

Temple Beth Or Board Meetings:
March 20, 2024
April 25, 2024 
May 22, 2024
June 19, 2024
July 24, 2024
August 21, 2024
September 18, 2024



Sponsor a Shabbat Oneg, Kiddish Luncheon, or Private Event

All bookings must be made through Temple Beth Or/Sisterhood Catering Chairperson: 
Rachel Zycband at 732-581-4809

CONTACT TEMPLE BETH OR office @ 732-458-4700 or email to templebethorbrick@gmail.com.

Office hours:

Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

TBO Office closed the following dates:

April 23, 2024, Tuesday – Passover (1st day)
April 30, 2024, Tuesday – Passover (8th day)