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.
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.
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.