Temple Israel of Great Neck

Where Tradition Meets Change


Vote Mercaz

Sunday, April 26 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Crystal Ballroom

Time is running out.  The polling ends April 30, eight days away.  Vote for Conservative Judaism at VoteMercaz.org.  It takes less than 10 minutes.  Temple Israel is holding an event this Sunday morning between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM in the Crystal Ballroom to get people to vote on the spot.  Please encourage whomever has not voted yet to drop in, get a bagel and vote.

Annual Rabbi Mordecai Waxman Memorial Lecture 2015

Friday, May 8 & Saturday, May 9

Join us for the Annual Rabbi Mordecai Waxman Memorial Lecture with this year's guest speaker, Rabbi Noam E. Marans, American Jewish Committee's (AJC) Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations, overseeing national interfaith outreach, dialogue and advocacy.  A lecture led by Rabbi Marans will follow the Friday congregational shabbat dinner at 7:30 PM.  Services will be held at 6:30 PM.  Cost for dinner: TIGN Members: $18/Adult; $12/Child & Non-Members: $25/adult; $15/child.  Please RSVP to Susan in the Synagogue Office at 482-7800.  A Shabbat Talk with Rabbi Marans, on dramatic shifts in American religions and the implications for support of Israel, will be held on Saturday afternoon at 12:30 PM.

A Voice Among the Silent 2015

Sunday, May 17, 7:00 PM in the Crystal Ballroom

After the film there will be a panel discussion moderated by ALAN KLINGER, President of Temple Israel.  The post-screening panel will include FILMMAKER SHULI ESHEL and PROFESSOR LAUREL LEFF.  Shuli Eshel is an Israeli born Chicago filmmaker who has won awards for her groundbreaking documentaries about the arts, politics, social and historical subjects.  Eshel's “A Voice Among the Silent” had its World premiere in Manhattan and Great Neck this past October. Visit www.avoiceamongthesilent.com.  Professor Laurel Leff is a noted Holocaust historian. Professor Leff is the author of Buried by the Times: The Holocaust and America's Most Important Newspaper. She is an Associate Professor of Journalism, Associate Director of Jewish Studies and the Stotsky Professor of Jewish Historical and Cultural Studies at Northeastern University.  Click here for further details.

Start Your Day Off Right

You are cordially invited to come and join us for the weekday minyan:

Monday & Thursday at 6:45 AM
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday at 7:00 AM
and on Sunday Mornings minyan is at 8:15 AM.  At the conclusion of Sunday minyan join us for coffee, tea, fresh bagels and cream cheese in the Blue Room (This is ongoing every Sunday except for Fast Days).

Welcome Back Summer BBQ 2014

Temple Israel officially welcomes back the congregation back for the fall season at its annual barbeque, hosted by the officers and members of the Board of Trustees.  The BBQ is held in the Courtyard and gives members a chance to catch up with friends after a busy summer, over good food and conversation.  

Celebrate Israel Parade 2014

Celebrate Israel’s 66th Birthday and 50 Years of the Celebrate Israel Parade.  The Temple Israel family marched up Fifth Avenue in this year's Celebrate Israel Parade which took place on Sunday, June 1.  We have had the largest showing of any Conservative synagogue for the last three years. Click here to see our winning video from the Celebrate Israel Parade Video Contest on the topic: “March with Me/Us in the Celebrate Israel Parade on June 1”.  Click here to see photos from the 2013 parade.

Our Purim Celebration 2014

Purim at Temple Israel was not only a time for the Megillah reading, but also a time for members, lay leaders and our clergy to show off their "Puim finest".  Our 2014 super hero theme was a hit this year.  Click here to see more photos.

Waxman High School & Youth House Trip to Prague and Israel

Temple Israel sent 34 Waxman High School teens on a tour of Prague and Israel during their February school break, led by Rabbi Seth Adelson, Danny Miskin and Moji Pourmoradi. The group came home with life-long experiences.

World Wide Wrap

Every year Temple Israel join thousands of Jews around the world to celebrate and teach the mitzvah of tefillin.  This event is sponsored by the Men's Club.

9/11 Memorial Service

Each year since the terrorist strikes a special memorial service is held for the congregation and community sponsored by the Men's Club.  Members of the congregation meet in the Temple Israel lobby and walk to the Village of Saddle Rock's 9/11 Memorial Bridge, which has a commanding view of the World Trade Center as well as the disaster which struck it on September 11, 2001.

Waxman High School and Youth House Geniza Day

The Waxman High School and Youth House held a Geniza Day in August, marked by a number of teens, parents and Rabbi Seth Adelson, who sorted through old religious books and objects, digging a huge hole and ceremoniously burying the sacred items outside the WaxmanYouth House.

Waxman High School and Youth House

The Waxman Hebrew High School and Youth House provides a wide variety of ways for teens to be connected, engaged, and active in our extraordinary teen-aged Jewish community.

Great Neck Memorial Day Parade

We represent our country’s fallen heroes by marching in the Great Neck Memorial Day Parade every year!  See more photo...

Yom Ha'atzmaut March for Israel

Temple Israel marches with Israel on Yom Ha'atzmaut — Israel Independence Day.