Temple Israel of Great Neck

Where Tradition Meets Change


Shabbat Talk with Rabbi Abby Sosland

Saturday, January 21 beginning at 12:45 PM

In 1959, social psychologists French and Raven identified five types of power that are used to make change: legitimate, reward, expert, referent, and coercive, teaching that leadership does not require an official title.  From Rebecca to Deborah, Miriam to Yael, Biblical women offer a wide range of models of how we gain influence and mediate our power in the world.

In solidarity with women's events being held across the nation.  All are welcome.  Open to the community.

Click here for details.

Temple Israel Film Series Showing of Son of Saul

Saturday, January 21 at 7:30 PM (Crystal Ballroom)

Temple Israel Film Series continues with the showing of Son of Saul.  This Academy Award winning (Best Foreign 2016) film directed by Laszlo Nemes is an intense but emotionally rewarding film exploring humanity with the Holocaust as a backdrop.  Is it possible to remain human in the midst of darkness and gross inhumanity?

Sisterhood Program with Dr. Meena Bose

Monday, January 23 at 12:00 PM

Sisterhood presents “How Will the White House Govern in 2017” with guest speaker: Dr. Meena Bose, Executive Dean of public policy and public service programs at Hofstra University’s Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, and Director of the Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency at Hofstra University.  Free to paid-up Sisterhood members.  Guests: $18/person.  To RSVP, please contact Karen at 487-3048 or Laura by Thursday, January 19.

Tu Bishevat and Shabbat Shirah Celebration

Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11

Join us for a Tu Bishevat Service and Dinner on Friday evening.  An enhanced N'Ranenah Service will be held at 6:00 PM followed by a communal shabbat dinner (prior RSVP for needed for dinner) featuring separate Tu Bishevat celebrations for children and adults led by our teens  On Saturday morning, Cantor Frieder will be joined by a group of professional singers adding more song to the service.  Space is limited.  Click here for 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

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.

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.