Our Mission Statement

Temple Beth Israel is a small and vibrant Reform Jewish congregation and a vital resource for Jewish life in northern New York.  We welcome diverse traditions and lifestyles into our congregational family and offer a meaningful Jewish experience to all who enter our doors.  Every individual enriches our community and our Jewish identity and has a spiritual home in Temple Beth Israel.


We share the responsibility and commitment to provide:

A sanctuary for worship and a place for reflection, comfort and peace

A house of learning for ourselves, our children, and our neighbors

A gathering place to celebrate our culture, holidays, and life-cycle events

A community that inspires us, individually and collectively, to contribute to the well being of the world.