Temple Israel of Great Neck

Where Tradition Meets Change


High Holy Day Greeting from the Leadership at TIGN

To the Entire Temple Israel Family,

The clergy, professional staff and lay leadership of Temple Israel of Great Neck wish you and your loved ones a sweet New Year of strength, satisfaction and growth.

Thank you for all the ways you support and enhance our community every day.  May all of our prayers and actions in 5778 bring our families, our community, our people and our planet closer to a place of understanding, justice and peace.

We hope you appreciate the video below which was created by the Masorti Foundation for Conservative Judaism in Israel. It features the prayer Adon HaSelihot, acknowledging our shortcomings and asking God for forgiveness.  (Click here for the full text of the Hebrew and an English translation.) 

Shanah Tovah,

Rabbi Howard Stecker                    Rabbi Amy Roth
Cantor Raphael Frieder                  Rachel Mathless
Rabbi Daniel Schweber                  Avi Siegel
Robert Panzer, President               Leon Silverberg, Executive Director

Temple Israel of Great Neck 75th Anniversary Gala

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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


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).

Sing-Along in the Park 2017

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

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.