Beth Am Temple

60 East Madison Avenue
Pearl River, NY 10965

P: 845-735-5858

  • Rabbi: Daniel Pernick
  • Cantor: Marcy Kadin
  • President: Maris Taylor
  • Educator: Karen Herskowitz

Our Reform temple, which warmly embraces Jewish tradition, has been serving the Jewish communities of Rockland and Bergen counties since 1963. Our name, which means “House of the People,” reflects the value we place on every temple member. Led by Rabbi Daniel Pernick and Cantor Marcy Kadin, we strive to keep our Jewish traditions fresh and meaningful. Almost all of our worship services offer the option of in-person attendance or streaming online. Our fully-transliterated prayer book makes worship accessible to all.

Our goal is to provide a spiritual and supportive home for congregants of varying lifestyles and backgrounds. Our sanctuary bimah features a wall of Jerusalem stone, reflecting the Jewish tradition of praying while facing Jerusalem. Our warm and heimish congregation offers spirituality, creativity, and many opportunities for adult learning.

Our commitment to community means that we treat all members equally; we have no reserved seating for any service. Our religious school students lead the entire service on their Bar/Bat Mitzvah day. However, the focus of our K-12 school is to provide a well-rounded Jewish education for one’s entire life, not just one day.

Most of our B’nai Mitzvah continue their Jewish education in our Hebrew High School. We are very focused on Social Action, Programming, and Adult Education. We love to travel and look forward to our tenth congregational trip to Israel as soon as conditions permit.

Beth Am Temple is committed to transmitting the Jewish values of God, Torah, and Israel. We are a warm and welcoming community for Jewish and interfaith families, couples, and singles. People constantly tell us we are a wonderfully unique congregation