Temple Beth El celebrates 90 years


Temple Beth El, a Conservative congregation, celebrated its 90th anniversary with gala at the Locust Avenue synagogue in Cedarhurst on Oct. 27.

Rabbi Sholom Stern, who came to be the temple’s spiritual leader in 1992, heads the congregation of 350 members that was the center of the Conservative Jewish movement after World War II.

“Our mission remains the same; to be able to teach Judaism in a way that will impact the lives of people, to instill a sense of pride in their heritage, to get people to embrace a traditional Jewish lifestyle and to be loyal to the commandments in our tradition,” Stern said previously.