Temple Israel of Great Neck

Where Tradition Meets Change


Shabbat Talk with Rabbi Geoffrey Goldberg, PHD

Saturday, February 24 at 12:45 PM

Join us for a "Shabbat Talk" in the Blue Room featuring Rabbi Geoffrey Goldberg, Ph.D.  The topic will be "The Ganze Megillah:  The Musical Sub-Text in the Chanting of Megillat Esther."  Click here for further details.



Temple Israel Players Performance of "Beauty and the Beast"

Saturday, March 24 & Sunday, March 25

The Temple Israel Players will be performing "Beauty and the Beast" on Saturday evening, March 24 & Sunday afternoon, March 25, 2018.  For further details, please contact Eileen Putterman at (516) 482-6527 or Mark Putter at (917) 855-4182.

Mixing Bowl with TIGN & GNCA

TIGN& GNCA spent Sunday, November 5 at the bowling alley together - Getting to know our neighbors should always be this much fun!  Click here to see more photos.

Men's Club Trip to the Jets Game

The weather didn't stop them...the Men’s Club trip to the Jets vs. the Atlanta Falcons game was not blessed with great weather......but who would've thought it would still be such a fun-filled day enjoyed by everyone. Click here to view the photo, smiles, and the glatt kosher tailgate BBQ.

Temple Israel of Great Neck 75th Anniversary Gala Tribute

We invite you to enjoy this video, which was shown at the 75th Anniversary Gala this past Saturday evening. At the Gala, we honored our congregation and all that the synagogue means to our members.

We hope that this video, inspired by scenes from the movie "When Harry Met Sally", inspires you as much as it did us. As we visited with congregants who joined Temple Israel through the years, what emerged was one theme: a love for our synagogue and for our congregation.

May we continue to be blessed for many years to come.

Lisa Goodwin and Veronica Lurvey

Click here to view the Gala Journal and here for photos.



If you would like to join the Temple Israel archive project, which aims to preserve the history of Temple Israel through the stories and reminiscences of its members, please submit your story and pictures vlurvey@hotmail.com.

Family Fun Fair 2017

Our first Annual Fun Fair was held on September 10 - if you missed it this year, plan to join us for the next one!  Click here to see some of the fun photos....we enjoyed live music, crafts, magic, face painting and much more!

Welcome Back Summer BBQ 2017

We noshed and chatted with old friends and new friends.  A great time was had by all ages!  If you missed it, don't forget to join us next year.  Click here to view the fun photos.

Sing-Along in the Park 2017

Click here to see the photos or watch the video below.

TIGN Family Goes to the LI Ducks Game

50 of us enjoyed a gorgeous summer evening at the Long Island Ducks. They lost but we had fun being together. Thank you to Seth Kurpiel for coordinating.

Our Rabbis visit with TIGN children at Camp Ramah in the in Berkshires


Yom Yerushalayim Concert 2017

A large crowd was on-hand on a sunny Sunday afternoon in May when Temple Israel brought a celebration of Yom Yerushalayim—marking the 50th anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem—to the community. The program, in Great Neck’s Jonathan Ielpi Park on Grace Avenue, featured Temple Israel Cantor Raphael Frieder and Cantor Magda Fishman of Temple Beth-El in Stamford, Connecticut—and lots of singing and dancing. Click here to see the photos.

Celebrate Israel Parade 2017

Celebrate Israel’s 69th Birthday and 53 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 4.  We have had the largest showing of any Conservative synagogue for the last four years.  Click here to view the photos or watch the video below.

Beth HaGan Art Show

The Beth HaGan Nursery School once again did an amazing job.  Click here to see more.

Israelfest 2017

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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.