CBE is a spiritual, cultural, and intellectual hub for Jewish life

Congregation Beth Elohim, fondly known as CBE, offers authentic, meaningful and outside the box Jewish experiences for those in our Brooklyn community and beyond.

We are deeply committed to education for all ages, community-building, spiritual life, and social justice. We are inspired to learn about our tradition while we engage with the present and positively impact our future. Our Reform congregation welcomes seekers from all Jewish movements, from other faiths, and at all levels of Jewish experience, including those who are new to our traditions and those who are questioning.

CBE Kids Summer 2020<br>Registration is now open!

CBE Kids Summer 2020
Registration is now open!

Summers at CBE Kids Day Camps are packed with a wide range of fun activities! We offer four unique day camp experiences for campers entering kindergarten through 9th grade.

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Integrity First for America: An Evening of Conversation and Song<br>February 5, 2020 at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary

Integrity First for America: An Evening of Conversation and Song
February 5, 2020 at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary

Join us as Rabbi Rachel Timoner discusses IFA's groundbreaking suit against white nationalist leaders with lead counsel Roberta Kaplan and IFA's Executive Director Amy Spitalnick. Then join Cantor Josh Breitzer and songleader Debbie Brukman in singing songs that will touch us, uplift us, and give us hope.

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Brooklyn By the Book: Andrea Bernstein, <em>American Oligarchs</em><br>February 6 at 7:30 PM

Brooklyn By the Book: Andrea Bernstein, American Oligarchs
February 6 at 7:30 PM

Andrea Bernstein joins us to present her new book, American Oligarchs, with Kai Wright and Michelle Goldberg. American Oligarchs is a multigenerational saga of two families who rose from immigrant roots to the pinnacle of U.S. power that tracks the unraveling of American democracy.


Joanie & Matt Havdalah Concert<br>Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 PM, Social Hall

Joanie & Matt Havdalah Concert
Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 PM, Social Hall

Multi-award winning duo Joanie & Matt join us for a special Havdalah concert, right here at CBE! Proceeds will benefit BESTY, CBE's amazing youth group.


CBE NEWS: What's Happening in Our Community

New York’s new “no-bail” law is not bad for the Jews - Op-Ed co-authored by Rabbi Rachel Timoner

Rabbi Timoner recently co-authored an op-ed in the Forward with Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in Manhattan […]

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CBE Signs On to Joint Statement by New York Jewish Organizations and Synagogues in Support of Bail Reform

CBE proudly signed on to a joint statement by New York Jewish organizations and synagogues in support of bail reform […]

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Rabbi Timoner Delivers Unity Prayer at African-American Clergy & Elected Officials Breakfast

Senior Rabbi of CBE Rachel Timoner was recently invited to help deliver the unity prayer at the African-American Clergy & […]

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Hashkiveinu - Friday Nights at CBE: Sounds of Shabbat

With each passing year, as with each passing day, we pray for peaceful transitions from work, to rest, to renewed […]

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CBE is a Place To


Come Together<br/><i>Beit K'nesset</i>

Come Together
Beit K'nesset

Open to people from all backgrounds and faiths, CBE is a hub for members and the community at-large. In good times and bad, we celebrate with and support one another.

Learn<br/><i>Beit Midrash</i>

Beit Midrash

From early childhood through adulthood, CBE offers ample learning opportunities for all ages and stages.

Spiritually Connect<br/><i>Beit Tefilah</i>

Spiritually Connect
Beit Tefilah

Dedicated to honoring Reform Jewish traditions, CBE provides a comfortable spiritual home for all who come through our doors.

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