When are prayer services?
Temple Israel offers twice daily minyan, Shabbat, and Holiday services. The schedule varies by day and time of year and take place both in-person and on live stream. Please click here for a full calendar.
Is Temple Israel of Great Neck considered Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, or something else?
Temple Israel is Conservative, egalitarian, and is affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.
I’m not a member. May I participate in religious services and programs?
All members of the community are encouraged to participate in all that Temple Israel has to offer. Some programs may require a fee, but these will be noted. Please check our website for the updated schedule, or contact email@example.com to be added to our programming email list.
I or my partner are not Jewish. May I/we still participate?
Temple Israel welcomes everyone. Please attend any and all programs and services. If you have questions about ritual practices, please contact our senior rabbi, Rabbi Howard Stecker (firstname.lastname@example.org)or call (516) 482-7800.
Who may I contact about membership?
Ofra Panzer is the chair of the Membership Committee at Temple Israel. Ofra will meet with you at your convenience to hear more about what you are looking for. She will help you decide if Temple Israel is the place you can be comfortable in your Jewish journey. You can contact Ofra directly at (516) 840-2848 or by email at email@example.com. Please also feel free to call the synagogue office at (516) 482-7800 with any questions.
Do you offer early childhood education programs?
Yes! Our Beth HaGan nursery school is a highly accredited five-day-per-week program for children ages 2 – 4 years. More information can be found by clicking here or by calling the office at (516) 482-7800 to speak with Rachel Mathless, our Beth HaGan Director.
Do you offer religious school education for children?
Our Kulanu Religious School, a joint program between Temple Israel and Temple Beth-El, offers after-school education 2 days per week for grades kindergarten through seventh grade. Upon Kulanu graduation, many students enroll in our Waxman Hebrew High School which continues through twelfth grade.
What should I do in the case of a pastoral emergency?
Please call the synagogue at (516) 482-7800. If the office is open, please speak with the first available member of our staff. If the office is closed, wait for the announcement to begin, then press 6. Your call will be directed appropriately.
Do you offer catering?
Yes! Lederman Caterers is the exclusive caterer at Temple Israel of Great Neck. Please contact them directly for more information. Phone: (516) 466-2222 or (516) 829-6666. Email: info@LedermanCaterers.com