In Support of the Saportas Family
Thursday, August 4 at 7:30 PM
Temple Israel of Great Neck
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.
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.
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
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.