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WHO WE ARE

Temple Judea of Bucks County, located in the Furlong section of Doylestown Township, Pennsylvania, is a Reform congregation offering a spiritual Jewish home and a vibrant, friendly, and welcoming community.

Our doors are open to all, including LGBTQ and interfaith individuals and families. We are a friendly, inclusive congregation, offering varied and exciting programs year-round. Our dynamic programming includes weekly Shabbat services and Torah study, a lively religious school, an award-winning preschool, and year-round opportunities to celebrate Jewish holidays and lifecycle events.

We offer many other innovative and varied programs for all ages, including our popular speaker series, musical performances, and social gatherings. Both our preschool and religious school share a reputation for excellence.  We offer support to each other, and we have forged strong connections with those of other religious backgrounds through our participation in a regional interfaith group.

We invite you to visit us and to worship, learn, and gather with our community!

 
 

Our Story

Temple Judea was the first synagogue in Doylestown, and remains the center of Jewish life in Bucks County. Our congregation has now grown to over 200 families.

Temple Judea was founded in 1959 by 15 families seeking the same things we still want today: meaningful worship, an excellent Jewish education for our children, a deep connection to our Jewish history and to Israel, and a warm community that offers opportunities to form lasting friendships.

In 1967, the congregation dedicated a new building on Swamp Road in Doylestown. James A. Michener, the noted author and Bucks County resident, spoke at the dedication of that building which served Temple Judea well for 40 years.

In 2013, the congregation carried our Torah scrolls in joyous procession from our old home to our current beautiful and more spacious home on Rogers Road in Furlong, Pennsylvania.

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