Beth Am Temple

60 East Madison Avenue
P.O Box 1200
Pearl River, NY 10965

P: 845-735-5858

  • Rabbi: Daniel Pernick
  • Cantorial Student: Erica Rubin
  • Educator: Karen Herskowitz
  • President: Jill Green
  • Cantor Emerita: Marcy Kadin

Beth Am Temple is a Reform temple 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

This year, we are celebrating 60 years of serving the Jewish communities of Rockland and Bergen counties. Our name, which means “House of the People,” reflects the value we place on every temple member. Led by Rabbi Daniel Pernick, we strive to keep our Jewish traditions fresh and meaningful. We make worship accessible to everyone through streaming our services and using a fully-transliterated prayer book.

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 and social justice. We love to travel and just concluded our tenth congregational trip to Israel. We have been to Cuba and are planning a trip to Eastern Europe in 2024..

We have no reserved seating for any service and treat all members equally. Our small, but high-quality Religious School produces students capable of leading the entire service on their Bar/Bat Mitzvah day. Still, our education is focused on providing a well-rounded Jewish education for one’s entire life, not just for one day.

Our goal is to provide a spiritual and supportive home for congregants of all lifestyles and backgrounds from cradle to grave (we even have a beautiful and affordable cemetery in Blauvelt). We welcome you to join us and to be a part of our very special community. If not now, when?