rabbi blessing a bat mitzvah
photo by Harvey Wang

We welcome new members to B’ShERT — fill out an application now!

Your participation in our community — whether as a parent of religious school-aged children, a member engaged in study and social events, or a part of the Brooklyn “reverse diaspora” of older adults returning to the borough of their youth — is encouraged and supported. (Existing members can manage their information within our congregational database via our member portal here.)

Our programs and services are accessible both in person and (where feasible) on Zoom/YouTube, so geography or mobility need not limit your participation in the B’ShERT community. We have members & friends joining our services, adult education and affiliate programs from as far away as California, Ireland and Maine — or from as close as our surrounding blocks in Ditmas Park.

Temple welcomes all those seeking a religious home in the Jewish faith, including singles and all kinds of families–with or without children, straight/LGBTIQ+, whether both partners are Jewish or not. We cherish the egalitarian ideals of the Reform movement and are pleased to engage with the Brooklyn communities surrounding us.

We suggest joining our congregation for Friday night or Saturday morning services to meet fellow congregants and our clergy. Note, however, that Shabbat is not always the easiest time to get a one-on-one chat with Rabbi, so we also suggest calling the office to make an appointment.

Our dues structure is both reasonable and flexible. Member benefits include High Holiday tickets, lifecycle events officiated by our Rabbi, and more. We acknowledge the different financial circumstances of young people, families, and older adults. Please contact the office for a membership form including all dues, religious school tuition, and other obligations of membership, or apply for membership online here.

New in 2022: As our community has expanded to the digital sphere, we now offer an Associate Membership to those who wish to be an official part of our Temple while being unable to participate with us in Brooklyn. Associate Membership is an option only for those who do not live in NYC. See details here.