Upcoming Events

Friday, August 16th 8:00 p.m.

Woodstock Flyer

Friday, August 16th 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 7th 11:00 a.m.

Art Shamsky and Erick Sherman, After the Miracle, The Lasting Brotherhood of the ’69 Mets

Art Shamsky “‘After the Miracle’ Book & Author, Art Shamsky, ’69 Mets outfielder.


Art Shamsky, ’69 Mets outfielder, will discuss his new book, “After the Miracle, the Lasting Friendship of the ’69 Mets,” on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., at Temple Israel of Lawrence, 140 Central Avenue, Lawrence, N.Y. 11559. This event is FREE and open to the public.

“After the Miracle” is the inside account of an iconic team in baseball history, the 1969 N.Y. Mets, told by ’69 Mets outfielder Art Shamsky, Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver and other teammates as they reminisce about what happened and where they are today.

Art was a major part of the “Miracle Mets” who won the 1969 World Championship. During the championship season, Art batted .300, and led the Mets in the NL Playoffs batting .537 vs. the Braves.

Art will be signing copies of “After the Miracle” and his other book “The Magnificent Seasons.”

Warren Heller of “Living Legends Memorabilia & Collectibles” will be present selling Mets and other sports memorabilia, and there will also be a silent auction.

Kosher snacks will be served. We ask that you register in advance, either by calling the Temple Israel of Lawrence Office at (516) 239-1140 or by emailing alan.freedman@tilny.org.

Sunday, January 6th 12:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 30th (Dinner 5:30 p.m. & Service 7:00 p.m.)

— Welcoming New Members to the Congregation
— Celebrating The Consecration of newly enrolled Religious School Students
— The Beginning of the Torah Reading Cycle


Dance with the Torahs in the Sanctuary

All newly enrolled students in the religious school will receive a beautiful Torah Scroll, consecration certificate and be blessed by the Rabbi


Reservations for dinner a must—New Members are guests of the Congregation.
Covert: $32.00 per Adult—$5.00 per child (under 16 years of age)

Crudite Platter with Fresh Spinach Dip
Pineapple Tree
Chicken Balsamico with fresh herbs
Sliced Flank Steak with Teriyaki Marinade – Mushrooms & Onions
Pasta Primavera
String Beans Almondine Aioli
Roasted Potatoes
Platter of Fresh Dinner Rolls
Piccolo Pear Salad, Fresh Pears, Cranberries, Candies Walnuts, – Blue Cheese on the side with Raspberry Vinegrette Dressing on the side
Dessert Medley – Fresh Baked Miniature Pastries with Mini Assorted Fruit Tarts and Assorted Cookies

Tuesday, October 30th 7:30 p.m.

Colonel Jacobs was an adviser to a Vietnamese infantry battalion when it came under devastating fire that disabled the commander. Although bleeding from severe head wounds, then First Lieutenant Jacobs took command, withdrew the unit to safety and returned again and again under intense fire to rescue the wounded and perform life-saving first aid. He saved the lives of a U.S. adviser and 13 allied soldiers.
Jacobs served on the faculty of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the National War College in Washington, D.C. He is currently a military analyst for NBC/MSNBC.
Join us for a very special pre-Veterans’ Day evening with Colonel Jacobs as he discusses his military experiences. The event is Free and open to the public. However, we do ask that you register in advance, by calling the Temple Israel Office at (516) 239-1140, or by emailing Alan at alan.freedman@tilny.org.

Friday, August 3rd 6:00 p.m.

Monday, July 30th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Cooking Club Night

Thursday, June 7th 7:30 p.m.

All adults are welcome to join us for a Free Introductory Israeli Folk Dance Class with Honey Goldfein, on Thursday, June 14, at Temple Israel of Lawrence, 140 Central Avenue, Lawrence, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. The class will offer basic Israeli dances, and the dance steps that are used. The dances will include a circle, line, and maybe even partner dances, depending on the audience. Honey Goldfein has been teaching Israeli Folk Dancing exclusively on Long Island, in the NY Metro area, and as a guest teacher in communities throughout the U.S. since 1977. She ran the popular outdoor Israeli Dance program held in Eisenhower Park and then in Cedar Creek Park from 1974-1998. Even though the class is free, we ask that you register by May 31. Please call the Temple Israel Office at (516) 239-1140 to register, or should you have any questions.

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Sunday, April 29th 10:30 a.m.

Jewish Sports Heritage Association Induction Ceremony will be held at Temple Israel on Sunday morning, April 29, starting at 10:30 am. Eight Jewish greats from the world of sports will be inducted and five others will receive individual awards. This event is open to the public and admission is free.

Thursday, November 16th 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 25th 7:30 p.m.

Friday, October 13th (Dinner 6:30 p.m. & Service 7:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, September 27th 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 17th 9:00 a.m.


Wednesday, August 30th 7:30 p.m.

Pre-Labor Day Summer

Join us for a Pre-Labor Day celebration as we Wine & Dine to kick-off the Labor Day weekend.
Please join us for a wonderful evening with good friends and good food.

Wine & Dine

Sunday, August 20th 6:00 p.m.

Jewish Community Night at NYCFC Soccer Club

Dear Temple Israel Members,

Jewish Community Night at Yankee Stadium with the N.Y. City Football (soccer) Club vs. the New England Revolution.

Tickets are $25.00/person.

If you are interested in attending, please let me know as soon as you can, and how many tickets you would be interested in buying.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you.

Alan Freedman
Executive Director

Friday, August 11th 6:00 p.m.

Temple Am Echad & Temple Israel Present…

Join us for a Shabbat service on the beach, followed by an Oneg, and a BBQ dinner (food, beverages, and dessert).
Chairs provided, parking included, casual beach attire, bring a sweatshirt in case it’s cool that evening.

WhereSunny Atlantic Beach Club (2035 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, NY 11509)
When: Friday, August 11, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $10.00/adult, $5.00/child, Family cap of $25.00
RSVP: by August 4th! 516-239-1140 (Theresa)

In case of rain, we will move indoors at Sunny Atlantic.

Thank you, Dana and Howard Taub of Sunny Atlantic, and to the families of Temple Am Echad and Temple Israel for subsidizing this event.

Friday, July 28th 7:30 p.m.

Shabbat Services in Honor of Joan Brickman

Dear Friends,
Joan Brickman, who has given so much to the congregation over her many years of membership, serving on our Board of Trustees, shared many events including her adult Bat Mitzvah with me, will be resettling in Texas in the coming weeks to be with her family.  Her family’s history of service to the congregation is stellar.  As many of you recall, I am sure, her mother, Elaine Pokart, a blessed memory, was a lay leader of our congregation serving as president of Temple Israel in addition to serving for many years on our Board of Trustees.

Please join with me as I bless Joan on our Bimah during the service and at the special oneg to follow in her honor.

Rabbi Jay H. Rosenbaum

Wednesday, June 7th 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 31st 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 21st 6:30 p.m.

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Naomi Kutin seems like a typical nine-year-old girl until her passion for powerlifting transforms her life with world record-breaking championships and national news headlines. “Supergirl” follows Naomi’s unique coming-of-age story as she fights to hold on to her title while navigating the perils of adolescence – from strict religious obligations to cyber-bullying, and health issues which could jeopardize her future in powerlifting.

“Supergirl,” took three years to complete, and it shows Naomi preparing for her bat mitzvah, her daily family life, her ups and downs as a teenager, as well as the challenges that come with combining competition and observance.
The film will be shown at Temple Israel of Lawrence, 140 Central Avenue, Lawrence, on Sunday, May 21, starting at 6:30 p.m. The screening is free to all youth ages 16 and under, $2.00/adult suggested donation. If a group from the Temple attends, there will be no charge for the adults who attend. After the screening, there will be a Q & A session with Naomi and her family. Space is limited and advance registration is strongly recommended.
Contact alan.freedman@tilny.org
This program is sponsored by Jewish Sports Heritage Association, The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC, and Temple Israel of Lawrence.

Friday, June 16th (Dinner 6:30 p.m. & Service 7:30 p.m.)

Sunday, April 30th 10:30 a.m.

How often do you get the opportunity to meet an actual NFL player, let alone 2, and right here in Lawrence! Geoff & Mitchell Schwartz, the first Jewish brothers to play in the NFL at the same time since 1923, will be at Temple Israel this Sunday, April 30, at 10:30 a.m. The Schwartzes will be discussing their new book, “Eat My Schwartz,” about life in the NFL, food, family and their Jewish faith.

This is your chance to meet two Jewish athletes, who help dispel the idea that Jews aren’t athletes. Copies of their book will be available to purchase and they will be available to take pictures with those in attendance – each brother is over 6’ 5″ tall and weigh over 300 lbs. There will be snacks after the talk and giveaways for all the children who attend.