Contact Information

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

Phone: 845-735-5858

Office Hours, starting 9/1/19:
Monday - 9:15 am- 3:15 pm
Tuesday - 9:15 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday - 9:15 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday - 9:15 am- 3:15 pm
Friday:  - 9:15 am- 3:15 pm

Summer Office Hours, until 8/31/19:
Monday - Friday
9:30am - 3:30pm


Community Resource Links

 Beth Am Temple is a
proud member of the
Union for Reform Judaism

Rockland Jewish Federation
is a proud supporter of
our Keshet program





Beth Am Temple is a
proud supporter of the
Rockland JCC


We have many active committees at Beth Am. Below is a listing of the committees, their upcoming activities, meeting times and chairpeople. Please feel free to join us at any time and get involved. We would love to have you!



The Adult Education Committee, in cooperation with the Rabbi, promotes educational activities, and plans courses, programs, and events to increase knowledge of Jewish religion, culture and heritage.

Contact: Jill Green,


The Beautification Committee was formed as an offshoot of the Building and Grounds Committee to oversee and implement any design choices necessary to enhance our temple setting. Our immediate goal is the completion of our Sanctuary Redesign Plan.  With Phase 1 (Bima reconstruction) and Phase 2 (seating) completed, we are now working on Phase 3 (walls and lighting).

Beautification meets on the second Monday of each month at 7:30 PM. Please join us.

Chairs:  Marcia Greenberg, and Diane Sussman


BINGO (2018 revised schedule)

Beth Am hosts Bingo games every Tuesday night and two Sunday nights per month

Bingo is a lot of fun for workers and participants alike.

Help Is Needed: It is also a very important fundraiser for the Temple which exists only due to the dedication of the volunteers.

Contact Cheryl Rudnitsky ( or Temple office for information about volunteering (easy and fun) or playing.

Doors open at 5:30 pm and Games begin at 7:30 pm

See the Bingo page for current information.


The Budget and Finance Committee monitors the financial condition of the temple by maintaining a detailed accounting of income and expenses. This committee is also responsible for preparation of an annual budget.

Chair: Adam Simpson,


The Building and Grounds Committee evaluates, recommends and facilitates all work relating to the maintenance, upkeep and improvements to our building and property, including oversight of the Temple custodian and seasonal contractors. Our objectives for 2009 are the creation of a Temple Maintenance Manual and the implementation of Energy Conservation projects.

Building and Grounds meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 8:00 PM.




The Cemetery Committee is responsible for the management of the Temple cemetery. It offers cemetery plots for sale to members of the Temple and arranges for grave openings and the construction of foundations for memorial monuments.  In addition, it approves all plans for such monuments.

To get to the cemetary, enter 77 Van Wyck Rd, Blauvelt, NY in your favorite map search website or gps.
It will be located across the street from this address.

The Cemetery Committee meets on an ‘as needed’ basis.

Chair: Bob Dworkin

Brochure: please click here


The Fund Raising Committee organizes and produces a variety of events throughout the year which are both profitable to the Temple and enjoyable to our members.

The Fundraising Committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM.



The Membership Committee actively seeks to grow our congregation by disseminating information about our Temple community to prospective new members. It strives to help new and present members alike become an integral part of our Temple family. It also develops programs for the retention of existing members.

The Membership Committee meets on the first Monday of each month at 7:30 PM.

Chair: Diane Weiss,


The Marketing Committee is responsible for the publication of a regular Temple Bulletin, for arranging coverage of Temple events by local news media and for the design and publication of advertising. This is done in cooperation with other Beth Am Temple committees, arms, organizations and the clergy as appropriate.

The Marketing Committee meets on an ‘as needed’ basis.

Chair:  Wayne Brown


The Religious School Committee takes responsibility for the education of our children. With the advice and cooperation of the Rabbi and the Principal it establishes all regulations necessary for the governing of the school. It helps formulate educational goals and evaluates the progress of the school. Additionally, it reviews the school’s budget and the hiring of personnel.

The Religious School Committee usually meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 8:00 PM.
Please check the online calendar for the actual meeting date and time.

Chair: Jill Post


The Ritual Committee, in cooperation with the Rabbi and the Cantor, establishes, reviews, and facilitates the rituals and observances of all Temple worship services, Festivals and Holy Days. It is responsible for maintaining the Torah scrolls, crowns, mantles and other ritual items. The Ritual Committee may discuss and decide matters pertaining to the Temple Sanctuary and liturgical materials, including prayer books. Additionally, where possible, the committee promotes practices to enhance the values of Jewish living extending into the home.

The Ritual Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:00 PM.

Chair: Marcia Greenberg,


The Social Action Committee heightens awareness and acts upon opportunities to help others in the community through projects and donations. Social Action provides the motivation for congregants to volunteer their time and services in order to address important human needs.

Please contact the chair for meeting times.

Chair: Bobbi Chertok and Diane Sussman



The Technology Committee maintains and repairs the Temple’s computers and local area network. It selects and installs software.  It maintains the email system. Additionally, it reviews all requests of purchase for hardware and software to be used at the Temple.

The Technology Committee meets on an ‘as needed’ basis.

Chair: Eric Sharrin,


The website committee maintains the content of the website and works hand in hand with the Technology Committee and the Marketing Committee as needed.

Webmasters: Stephen Kaplan & Eric Sharrin,