Upcoming Events

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

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

Wednesday, June 7th 7:30 p.m.

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

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


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@templeisreal-lawrence.org.
This program is sponsored by Jewish Sports Heritage Association, The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC, and Temple Israel of Lawrence.

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.