For some people membership in a synagogue means attending Shabbat services, or sending children to Religious School.  For others it means being challenged with the choice of where to go first when play rehearsal and a committee meeting are on the same evening.  We recognize the concept of being a member is not the same for everyone and that Conservative Judaism looks and feels different for families of nursery school children, for teens, for empty nesters and also singles.

Our members have varied backgrounds and even come from different countries.  Our differences are celebrated by sharing our recipes, marching together in the Celebrate Israel Day Parade and deconstructing with our clergy what it means to be Jewish in the 21st century.  We spend time together in kiddush and at shiva visits sharing both in the smahot (joys) and the tears.

For more information about being a member at Temple Israel, either call us or email us and you will be contacted by Ofra Panzer, chair of the Membership Team at Temple Israel.  Ofra will meet with you at your convenience to hear more about what you are looking for.  She will help decide if Temple Israel is the place you can be comfortable in your Jewish journey.  Or, you can contact Ofra directly at (516) 840-2848 or by email at

We look forward to crossing paths and introducing you to the Temple Israel community.