As we approach Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Temple Beth-El will be instituting special arrangements due to the Coronavirus Pandemic: Rosh Hashanah Services from Friday night, September 18 through Sunday, September 20 at sundown will be for members only. Yom Kippur Services from Sunday night, September 27 through sundown Monday, September 28, will again be for members only.

Under the circumstances, we are sorry we cannot invite our neighbors to participate in Yizkor Services at the Temple on Monday, September 28, as we usually do. You are, however, welcome to stream the service from your homes. To do this, please call the temple office and you will be given the necessary information to participate.

We are sorry that we can only accommodate Temple Beth-El members this year and pray that next year we can greet everyone, in person, at Temple Beth-El.  -  Rabbi Matt Carl 


Governor Cuomo signed legislation (S08129/A10249) reconstituting the September 11 Workers Protection Task Force. Formed in 2005, the Task Force was created to obtain data regarding adverse health effects on workers who participated in rescue, recovery and response at the World Trade Center, identify limitations of existing programs for disabilities of such workers, and make recommendations to improve access and scope of these programs.

The Task Force has studied and issued reports regarding health impacts of exposure to toxins at Ground Zero, the limitations of existing laws and regulations for accidental disability retirement benefits and potential federal funding to assist the state with costs. The legislation extends the existence of the Task Force for five years through June 2025.