Temple Israel of Lawrence Temple Israel of Lawrence is a reform congregation in which Jews of all denominations, dual-faith families, singles, and students are welcome.

ABOUT US

Interfaith Shabbat Service Temple Israel of Lawrence, First Presbyterian Church of Far Rockaway, Islamic Center of Long Island, Westbury, and the Jewish Community Relations Council - Long Island

Zoom Service

Make A Donation

Show your support for Temple Israel of Lawrence by making a donation today.

We Welcome New Members and Embrace Diversity!

Are you looking to join a synagogue? We are a warm, family-friendly Reform congregation in which Jews of all denominations, dual-faith families, singles, and students are welcome.
Our multigenerational programs include culinary adventures, Torah study group, volunteer choir, book club, Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation, Adult Confirmation preparation, and social action programs.
Our members are active in a wide spectrum of social action activities to enrich and enlighten our world and our neighborhood.
Come join our Temple Family. Please contact the Temple Israel Office at (516) 239-1140 or office@tilny.org.

Learn More

Hebrew Union College offers various webinars of interest http://huc.edu/huc-connect-2021-calendar-view
Adult Education Events, Thursday Social Gathering and HUC events-All times are EDT
Tuesday, March 23rd, 7:30 PM
Adult Education: “A Taste of Hebrew Aleph-Bet” Note new meeting night.
March 24th, 7:30 PM
John Kenrick will discuss Sammy Davis, Jr., who sang and danced his way to fame on stage and screen. As an African American Jew, he smashed racial and religious barriers along the way.
Thursday, March 25th, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Join Cantor Galina and Elaine Prusack as Jon Lipow, Temple Israel’s member presents to you our first Virtual Jewish Book Club. Our first book will be On Division by Goldie Goldbloom.
Friday, March 26th, 5:00 PM
Tot Shabbat with Rabbi Jay and Cantor Galina.
Friday, March 26th, 7:00 PM
Zoom Meeting – Shabbat and Pre-Passover Interfaith Model Seder.
March 31st, 7:30 PM
Bess Greenberg, who was a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar at the International Center for Photography, documented the Old City of Jerusalem in photographs, and in this presentation, she will display and discuss these photos.
April 6th, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Hebrew Reading Course
April 7th, 7:30 PM
Jews & Baseball: An American Love Story explores the connection between Jewish Americans and baseball, one of our nation’s most iconic institutions. More than a film about sports, it is a story of immigration, assimilation, bigotry, heroism, the passing on of traditions, and the shattering of stereotypes.
April 8th, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Choir Rehearsal
April 14th, 7:30 PM
Glickman is the triumphant story of Marty Glickman, a record-setting Jewish sprinter who, on the day of his race at the 1936 Nazi Olympics, was dropped from America’s relay team. Marty went on to become a beloved sports announcer in New York as he revolutionized sports broadcasting.
April 15th
a special program for Yom Ha-Atzmaut in honor of Israel’s Independence Day as Itamar Ben-David, an Israel tour guide with 14 years’ experience leads us on our journey.
Sunday, April 18th – 10:00AM – Our Friends at Temple Avodah in Oceanside have cordially invited us to join them for a talk by our very own Alan Freedman on “Jewish Sports Legends.”  Alan Freedman will talk about why the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame was created and why he created the Jewish Sports Heritage Association.
April 20th, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Hebrew Reading Course
April 21st, 7:30 PM
After Munich – The world watched live on television as the Palestinian terrorist group Black September stormed the Israeli athletes’ quarters at the 1972 Munich Olympics, taking eleven hostages that they would later kill. Four women, an athlete, a widow, and two undercover agents boresight to the tragedy, changing their lives forever.
April 22nd, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Choir Rehearsal
April 23rd, 7:00 PM
Congregational Choir Leads Shabbat Service in Song
April 27th, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Hebrew Reading Course
April 28th, 7:30 PM
On The Map tells the story of the 1977 Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team, the one that brought the first European Cup to Israel and became “The Team of the Nation.” Still demoralized after the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Israel was hungry for a collective uplifting event. On The Map recounts the story of how one Tel Aviv team no one thought could win toppled the four-time defending European Champions and put Israel firmly on the map.
April 29th
Strolled Down Memory Lane: Proud Member of Temple Israel for 25 years and more”. Virtual celebration of those who have made a difference in our congregation throughout their leadership work.
May 4th, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Hebrew Reading Course
May 6th, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Choir Rehearsal
May 11th, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Hebrew Reading Course
May 13th, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Reunion with former B’nai Mitzvah students
May 14th
Shabbat Shavuot Service & Hebrew High School Confirmation
May 18th, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Hebrew Reading Course
May 20th, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Choir Rehearsal
May 21st, 7:00 PM
Congregational Choir Leads Shabbat Service in Song, 7:00 PM (Tentative)
May 25th, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Hebrew Reading Course
May 27th, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Book Club


If you would like to support our programs, if you know someone who would like to receive invitations to our future events or have questions about these or any temple event, please call the Temple Israel office at 516-239-1140 or please email our Executive Director, Alan Freedman, at alan.freedman@tilny.org.
We greatly appreciate your support.

Upcoming Events

The week at a Glance (All times are EDT)

Friday, April 16th – 7:00PM  – Zoom Meeting – Virtual Yom Ha’Atzmaut Shabbat Service – Israel Independence Day Celebration with Rabbi Jay and Cantor Galina.
Saturday, April 17th – 9:30AM  – Virtual Shabbat morning Torah Study with Rabbi Jay and Cantor Galina.  Rabbi Jay will lead us in an enlightening and lively discussion of this week’s Torah portions and thought-provoking issues of the day.  At Torah Study, we will say the Sh’ma, the Mi Sheberach Prayer for Healing and the Kaddish for our beloved departed.
This week’s Torah portions: Tazria and M’tzora         https://reformjudaism.org/learning/torah-study/text/tazria
https://reformjudaism.org/learning/torah-study/text/mtzora
Sunday, April 18th – 10:00AM – Our Friends at Temple Avodah in Oceanside have cordially invited us to join them for a talk by our very own Alan Freedman on “Jewish Sports Legends.”  Alan Freedman will talk about why the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame was created and why he created the Jewish Sports Heritage Association.
Monday, April 19th – 7:45PM – Board Meeting on Zoom.  All Temple members are strongly encouraged to zoom in for this meeting (but only Board Members may vote).
Tuesday, April 20th – 7:30PM – Introduction to Hebrew Reading classes to be taught by Cantor Galina.  Learn the shapes and sounds of the Hebrew alphabet. No background in Hebrew is required.  Please email Cantor Galina at cantorgalina@gmail.com or call the office at (516) 239-1140 to register.  This is a complementary class for members and friends, so please spread the word.
Wednesday, April 21st – Temple Israel cordially invites you to the virtual screening of After Munich. The film will be available to screen in your own home.  The link for the film will be sent to you and you will have a 48-hour window of time to watch the film, which is part of Jewish Sports Heritage Movies Month.
Thursday, April 22nd –  7:30PM – 8:30PM – Congregational Choir Rehearsal.  New Choir members are always welcome to join.
Friday, April 23rd – 7:00PM  – Zoom Meeting – Virtual Shabbat Service with Rabbi Jay, Cantor Galina and Choir.


Emails will be sent to you with log-in information.
At Torah Study, we will say the Sh’ma, the Mi Sheberach Prayer for Healing, and the Kaddish for our beloved departed.
Torah Study is held every Saturday 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
The program begins and ends with the recitation of the Mourners Kaddish as is traditional.
All are invited to participate in our weekly Torah Study.
Please contact alan.freedman@tilny.org for access information to our programs.
If you would like to support our programs or if you know someone who would like to be invited to our future events, please call the Temple Israel office at (516) 239-1140 or please email our Executive Director, Alan Freedman at alan.freedman@tilny.org.
We greatly appreciate your engagement and support. If you will be ordering items on Amazon, please log into AmazonSmile and designate Temple Israel of Lawrence as your designated charity. Thank you so much!

URJ | Union for Reform JudaismAmazon Smile Logo

TILNY’s New YouTube Channel

YouTube LogoZoom Logo
All Temple Israel services are being held virtually using Zoom. An email will be sent out each week with a link to the Zoom virtual service. In that email, there will also be a way to phone into the Zoom virtual service if you do not own a digital device.
If you own a computer, you can download the Zoom Client. If you have an iPad or iPhone, you can download the Zoom app from the Apple App Store. If you own an Android tablet or phone, you can download the Zoom app from Google Play.