Temple Israel of Great Neck

Where Tradition Meets Change


Family Summer Outing

Sunday, July 23 from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (POSTPONED)

In Support of the Saportas Family

Thursday, August 4 at 7:30 PM
Temple Israel of Great Neck
Cost: $36/person

Unlock the secrets to braiding a beautiful challah.  We will explore various challah braiding techniques and their significance from simple to simply stunning! No previous baking experience required.  Click here for further details and here for the registration form.

In Loving Memory of Cherie Maytal Saportas
*Proceeds will go directly to the Saportas Family*


Tish'ah Be'av Commemoration

Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14

Temple Israel invites you to observe Tish'ah Be'av - Commemorating the Destruction of the First Temple (in 586 BCE) and the Second Temple (in 70 CE) in Jerusalem, and the Exile of the Jewish People on Saturday at 7:45 PM and Sunday beginning with Shaharit at 8:15 AM, Minhah and Ma'ariv at 7:45 PM.  Fast ends at 8:38 PM.  Services will be led by Rabbi Stecker, Rabbi Schweber and Cantor Frieder.  Click here of further details.

Honey for the Holidays

Place your order by Monday, August 29.

Sisterhood will once again be offering "Honey for the Holidays".  Share the sweetness of the New Year with a gift to your family and friends!  Click here for details and the order form.

Fundraising Events You Don't Want to Miss

Have your confidential paper waste shredded, go to a Long Island Ducks game, get tickets to the performance of Der Yiddisher Mikado, or commemorate a joyous life cycle event by purchasing a leaf, pomegranate or stone on our Tree of Life.  Click here for all the details.

World Wide Wrap 2016

Every year Temple Israel join thousands of Jews around the world to celebrate and teach the mitzvah of tefillin.  This year, once again, the Temple Israel Men's Club, led by Rabbi Howard Stecker, Rabbi Daniel Schweber, Rabbi Amy Roth and Cantor Raphael Frieder joined Jews around the world to celebrate this mitzvah.  This event is sponsored by Temple Israel Men's Club.   Click here to see more.

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
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

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.

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.