Temple Israel of Great Neck

Where Tradition Meets Change


Simhat Torah Celebration

Monday evening, October 5

6:00 PM – 6:45 PM – Come join the Marvelous Morah Mojdeh and Morah Yve in an interactive service for Preschool and Kindergarten Children and their parents in the Crystal Ballroom.  There will be stories, songs, our own Torah parade, and a special snack! 

6:15 PMMinhaMa’ariv and Hakafot in the Main Sanctuary (parading, singing and dancing with the Torahs) for school-aged children, teens and adults, led by Rabbis Stecker and Schweber and Cantor Frieder.  Awesome chocolate for the kids!

Tuesday, October 6

9:00 AM - Join us on Simhat Torah, when we honor Rebecca Friedman-Charry, Keyvan Frouzan, and David Scherr.  A kiddush luncheon will follow in the Main Ballroom.  Click here read more about our honorees.

Golf, Tennis and Games Outing

EXTENDED Registration deadline - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Contact Leon Silverberg in the Synagogue office, 482-7800 ext. 1103, Adam Covitt or Marc Langsner.  Click here for further details.

TIGN Presents Author Seth Siegel

Wednesday, October 28

Seth M. Siegel author of Let There Be Water: Israel's Solution for a Water-Starved World, will be speaking at 8:15 PM in the Crystal Ballroom.  Open to the public - No charge. Sponsored by TILL.

In remarkable contrast to California’s current struggle to cope with water scarcity, Israel has stood resilient against far more challenging odds.  In Let There be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World, Seth M. Siegel describes Israel’s innovations as coming not just from science and engineering, but also from public policy.  Renowned environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. calls the book “a blueprint for the planet” and what Michael Bloomberg hails as “essential reading.” 
Seth M. Siegel is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times.  Mr. Siegel has also been a guest on NBC’s Today Show, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and CNBC. Temple Israel is delighted to host his first appearance on Long Island.  Click here to read Gary Rosenblatt' review of Let There Be Water: Israel's Solution for a Water-Starved World in the Jewish Week.

TIGN New Tree of Life

Commemorate a joyous life cycle event by purchasing a leaf, pomegranate or stone on our Tree of Life. Create a lasting tribute to a loved one's special occasion while supporting your congregation. Please see the brochure for ordering information. Note that leaves may be purchased at the discounted price of $270 prior to January 1, 2016.  Call the Synagogue office for additional information.  Click here for the brochure.

Jewish National Fund - Plant a Tree in Israel

As a member congregation of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and affiliate of the Jewish National Fund, Temple Israel of Great Neck is offering you the opportunity to earn money for the synagogue when you participate in one of the following:

* Plant Trees in Israel in honor of friends or loved ones.
* Make a donation to any of JNF's many projects in Israel.
* Purchase anything from the JNF store.

It's easy, quick and doesn't cost you anything extra! Just click here to get started.

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 2015

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.  Click here to see this year's photos.

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.