Temple Israel of Great Neck

Where Tradition Meets Change


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.


Order Your Mishloach Manot Now!

Monday, February 27

Sisterhood is making plans for Purim now! Please compose your Mishloach Manot lists by Monday, February 27 for Purim packages and cards sent in your name by Sisterhood to all your friends and family. Please contact Iris Adler at 482-4421 with your Mishloach Manot lists and Stacee Bernstein at 773-4316 to order your cards.  Click here for details.

Removing the Stigma - Mental Illness

Saturday, March 4 at 12:45 PM

Please join us for a very special “Shabbat Talk” in the Blue Room.  The topic will be “Mental Illness” with Janet Susin and Ellen Ritz from NAMI (National Allaiance on Mental Illness) and Nancy Schlessel, Director of Program Services, the Friendship Network.  Light refreshments will be served.  All are welcome.

Click here for details.

Annual Rabbinic Dialogue 2017

Sunday, March 5 at 10:00 AM, Sanctuary

Temple Israel Men's Club, Men's Club of Great Neck Synagogue, Congregation Beth Hadassah and Temple Beth-El's Brotherhood are co-sponsoring our annual Rabbinic Dialogue which will be held on Sunday, March 5 at Temple Israel of Great Neck featuring our own Rabbi Howard Stecker together with Rabbi Dale Polakoff, Rabbi Yamin Levy and Rabbis Tara and Meir Feldman. Open to the community.

Temple Israel Film Series Showing of Out of Faith

Sunday, March 5 at 7:00 PM (Crystal Ballroom)

Temple Israel Film Series continues with the showing of Out of Faith.  Leah is a Holocaust survivor.  Her oldest grandson, Danny, is married to a non-Jew and they are expecting their first child.  Leah and Danny have not spoken in six years.  Another granddaughter is about to marry a non-Jew.  This documentary follows the Welbel family for three years as they grapple with the memory of the Holocaust, interfaith marriage, and family love and loyalty.  The film goes beyond Jewish questions to explore what it means for the USA to be a country of immigrants.

Our Community-Wide Purim Celebrations 2017

Saturday, March 12

Don’t miss an evening of Community-Wide Purim Celebrations on Saturday, March 12 beginning at 5:40 PM with Minhah, Ma'ariv and a full megillah reading. There will be a service for Pre-Schoolers, Kindergartners and their families at 6:45 PM, and at 6:45 PM there will be a megillah reading. There will be a costume parade for kids and a costume contest for adults after the megillah reading.  Click here for details.

Temple Israel Players Production 2017

Saturday, March 18 at 8:30 PM & Sunday, March 19 at 4:00 PM

The Temple Israel Players presents of “Broadway Sail  Away”.  Tickets are on sale now!  To reserve your seat, call Kathy in the Synagogue office at 482-7800 ext. 1109.  Click here for further details.

Shabbat of Men's Voices

Friday night, April 7 & Saturday, April 8

We are encouraging male members of Temple Israel ages 13-85 to
participate in the congregation’s Shabbat HaGever, the all-men conducted weekend of services.  The service provides an opportunity for men to sing together, and to give everyone an opportunity to expand their knowledge. Classes leading up to the service will include both communal and individual work. Part of the class will cover learning congregational tunes and the other part will focus on the part each participant will lead. Classes are held Wednesdays at 8:15 PM, following the evening minyan through the first week of April.  We share some snacks, a bottle of scotch, and we study and learn together.  Click here for further details.

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.