Welcome to Beth Israel

The Oldest and Most Vibrant Reform Congregation in Southeastern New Jersey
“Building Our Future Together”
Beth Israel
2501 Shore Road
Northfield, NJ 08225
(609) 641-3600


We are lifelong Jewish learners. We learn in a variety of ways, and that’s why at Beth Israel, we offer a variety of experiences. However you like to learn, you’ll find programs that fit your interests and learning style. 


Founded in 1890, Beth Israel is a Reform congregation where generations of families have found a meaningful Jewish Experience.


“Tzedakah and acts of kindness are the equivalent of all the mitzvoth of the Torah.”
Your Generosity helps support Beth Israel. Your donation of any amount means so much.


Our sanctuary features the original stained glass windows designed in 1913 for our prior home in Atlantic City. These windows were restored in 1985 when we relocated to Northfield. Our pews, purchased in 2003, were made on Kibbutz Lavi in Israel



About Us


Welcome to Beth Israel, the only URJ Reform Congregation in Southeastern New Jersey. Founded in 1890, Beth Israel has been home to generations of families who are seeking a meaningful Jewish experience. However your family may be structured, we welcome you. Importantly, both men and women participate fully in all areas of worship and lifecycle events.


Our Mission

As members of our caring and joyful community, we discover personal meaning through diverse opportunities to enrich and sanctify our relationships, explore our connections with the Divine, celebrate Jewish Life and Torah, and be a force for healing and justice in our world. We invite you to join us in embracing the possibilities.

Experience beth israel

Upcoming Events

Community. Caring. Common Cause.

From social action to social events, Beth Israel offers a wealth of programming that will appeal to every generation.

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What’s Going on at Beth israel

Upcoming Special Events & Happenings

Shabbat Shir MLK Service Jan. 17

The community is invited for an evening of worship and song in celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at Beth Israel, 2501 Shore Road, Northfield, N.J.  Choirs and clergy from local places of worship will take...

JPlace Adult Shabbat Dinner Jan. 10 – “Shtisel”

Join us for a JPlace Adult Shabbat Dinner on Friday, Jan. 10 following 5:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Services. There will be a discussion of Season One of the Israeli TV series, "Shtisel" on Netflix. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for guests.

Pot of Gold Tickets

Pot of Gold tickets are now available in the Temple office. Tickets are $100 each, with a chance to win 1st prize (up to $5,000 cash), or 2nd through 6th place (up to $1,000 cash each). The drawing is on Jan. 25, 2020, and the winner need not be present to win. All...