Jewish Life on Campus: Engaging the Next Generation of Jews
Thursday, February 11, 8:15 PM in the Blue Room
Join us for "Jewish Life on Campus: Engaging the Next Generation of Jews" - A conversation with Rabbi Julie Roth, Executive Director of the Center for Jewish Life at Princeton University. Rabbi Roth will share her perspective on the challenges and successes of working with Jewish college students, including: Navigating different views about Israel, supporting a range of observance and belief among Jewish students, and reaching the marginally affiliated. Sponsored by TILL.
New Strategic Planning Task Forces
You can play a role in shaping Temple Israel’s future...
Temple Israel’s Strategic Planning Committee invites you to join a Task Force to plan for the congregation’s future. To join a Task Force and for additional information contact chairs:
• Lynn Weitzman at 773-2814
• Larry Greengrass at 466-6296
Click here for further details.
Beit Tefila Israeli at TIGN
Beit Tefila Israeli (BTI) is a non-Orthodox synagogue community led by Rabbi Esteban Gottfried and Cantor Atalya Levi. BTI’s mission is to create, and sustain an indigenous Israeli Judaism relevant to non-Orthodox Israelis.
On December 9, the fourth night of Hanukkah, Temple Israel of Great Neck was proud to host Beit Tefila Israeli so we could experience them firsthand. We heard new arrangements to traditional prayers. Many of these new arrangements were composed by Israeli composers. We heard contemporary songs with prayerful words and modern and traditional prayers sung to popular tunes such as the Beatles. Our spirits and minds were entertained and touched.
Thank you to Bracha and Marty Werber and the Israel Affairs Committee for their generous support. Thank you to Rebecca Friedman-Charry for coordinating the event. Click here to see more.
TIGN Religious School Celebrating Hanukkah
Beth HaGan Torah Science Fair
The annual Beth HaGan Science Torah Fair is always a spectacular event displaying creative artwork linked to topics studied in the Torah by our pre-schoolers. Click here to view more photos.
The Temple Israel Players Auditions for "West Side Story"
The Temple Israel Players performance of "West Side Story" will be held on Saturday evening, April 9 and Sunday afternoon, April 10. Questions? Contact Ron Klempner, Mark Putter, Carol Smolinsky, Lois Sazer or Eileen Putterman or call the Synagogue office.
Waxman High School and Youth House Geniza Day
The Waxman High School and Youth House holds a Geniza Day in the summer, marked by a number of teens, parents and a member of our clergy. They sort through old religious books and objects, digg a huge hole and ceremoniously bury the sacred items outside the WaxmanYouth House.