Temple Israel of Great Neck

Where Tradition Meets Change


Yom Yerushalyim Concert

Sunday, May 21 from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Temple Israel will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem Day (“Yom Yerushalyim”) at a festive outdoor concert.  Join us at the Jonathan L. Ielpi Firefighters Park for an unforgettable celebration featuring Cantor Raphael Frieder, Cantor Magda Fishman and the extraordinary Temple Israel Children’s Choir, accompanied by a band under the direction of Ronn Yedidia. The concert is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC.  Click here for more information.

Men's Club Beer Tasting

Thursday, May 25 at 7:30 PM in the Crystal Ballroom.
Join us for the Men's Club Beer Tasting with Rabbi Schweber.  To RSVP, please contact Marc Langsner

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot

Tuesday, May 30 beginning with minhah at 7:00 PM

Please join us the first night of Shavuot for an evening of celebration and learning. The Tikkun Leyl Shavuot topic will be “Do Jewish Values and Secular Politics Mix?” with keynote address by Rabbi Robert Goldenberg.  Dinner is free but please RSVP by Friday, May 26 to Jennifer at (516) 482-7800 Click here for further details. 

Flea Market

Sunday, June 11 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Come one, come all - Sell, browse and buy!  VENDORS WELCOME.  Tables are $18/ea. To reserve your table(s) please contact Jodi Engel at (516)482-7800, ext. 1105 by Friday, June 2.  Click here for further details and here for a list of some of the items that will be available for purchase.

Artificial Intelligence: Are Human Obsolete?

Monday, June 5 at 12:00 Noon

Sisterhood of Temple Israel presents “Artificial Intelligence – Are Humans Obsolete?" with guest speaker, Dr. Kevin LaGrandeur, Professor, NYIT, Fellow, Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology.  Join us for lunch – Free for paid-up Sisterhood members; guests: $18/person.  Please RSVP by Thursday, June 1 to Karen at 487-3048 or Laura at LauraB44@optonline.net.


Faith vs Reason

Tuesdays, June 6 & June 13 (tentative), 7:30 PM

Please join us for a mini-series on - Faith vs. Reason.  What do we do if our logical reasoning contradicts these tenets?  Can we uphold faith and reason simultaneously and if so how?  The discussion will be held off-site and the address will be given at time of RSVP. Sponsored by TILL.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Jodi Engel in the synagogue office at (516) 482-7800 ext. 1105.  Click here for further details.

Shabbat Sing-Along in the Park

Friday, June 9 from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (note new date)

You are invited to a special “Shabbat Sing Along in the Park” which will be held at Jonathan L. Ielpi Firefighters Park, led by Rabbis Amy Roth, Howard Stecker and Daniel Schweber.  The celebration, which is open to the community and geared towards families with children ages eight and younger, will feature songs from Sara Shonfeld, dancing and shabbat treats.  For additional information, or to RSVP, please contact Karel Tanenbaum at (516) 482-7800 ext. 1134.

Family Summer Kick-Off Picnic

Saturday, June 10, 12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM

You are invited to a Family Summer Kick-Off Picnic to be held in the Waxman Youth House (parking lot area) sponsored by Rabbi Schweber and his family.  There is no charge but please RSVP to Jennifer in the Synagogue office at (516) 482-7800 by Monday, June 5.

Waxman High School and Youth House Trip to Israel 2017


After a rather comfortable but long flight (the food was decent too) we landed at Ben Gurion Airport all smiles.  After passport control we went out to meet our excellent Israeli staff under the auspices of Ramah Israel.

Straight from the airport we went to the Israel Children's Museum in Holon.  The group was split in half for one of two interactive experiences to help us understand a little of what it means to live as a blind person or a deaf person.  After some down time at the museum cafe we drove to our hotel which is on a kibbutz on the water.  We took a beautiful dusk walk to a cliff side overlook.  We showered and enjoyed a warm meal.  We then spent time bonding as a complete group.  Click here to view some of the beautiful pictures being taken everyday.


Israel Needs Your Support

As you know, Israel has been battling severe fires for the past several days. Temple Israel is joining with Great Neck Synagogue, Temple Beth El of Great Neck and Young Israel of Great Neck in a community-wide emergency campaign to provide state of the art fire fighting equipment through the Jewish National Fund (JNF).

We hope you will join our community's united effort to bring relief to Israel during this crisis. You can donate directly through the following link http://support.jnf.org/goto/gnsfire.

To make a donation online to the "Israel Solidarity Fund", please click here and enter "JNF Fire-Fighting Campaign" in the "How would you like your name to be listed?" field, or if you prefer to send a check, please make it payable to the "Temple Israel of Great Neck" (note: "JNF Fire-Fighting Campaign" in the memo line on the check) and mail it to Temple Israel of Great Neck, 108 Old Mill Road, Great Neck, NY 11023.

Thank you for whatever help you can provide to Israel during this very difficult time.

Rabbi Howard Stecker

Rob Panzer, President

TIGN Religious School Celebrating Hanukkah
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).

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.

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.