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

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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
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.
May 4th, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Hebrew Reading Course
May 5th – 7:30PM – 8:30 PM
Celebrity mentalist Oz Pearlman. Get ready to be blown away by Oz’s world-class sleight-of-hand and mind-reading abilities.
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
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 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
June 11th, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Special Shabbat Service Honoring Rabbi Jay Rosenbaum


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, May 7th – 7:00PM – Zoom Meeting – Virtual Shabbat Service with Rabbi Jay and Cantor Galina.
Saturday, May 8th – 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.  Cantor Galina will guide and connect us with our sacred tunes and melodies.  Together we will say the Sh’ma, the Mi Sheberach Prayer for Healing and the Kaddish for our beloved departed.
This week’s Torah portion: B’har        https://reformjudaism.org/learning/torah-study/text/bhar
This week’s Torah portion: B’chukotai      https://reformjudaism.org/learning/torah-study/text/bchukotai
Sunday, May 9th – Happy Mother’s Day!
Tuesday, May 11th – 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, May 12th – 7:30PM – Temple Israel, Lawrence cordially invites you to join us for the Virtual Book & Author Talk The Dairy Restaurant with Ben Katchor.  In The Dairy Restaurant, Ben Katchor illuminates the unique historical confluence of events and ideas that led to the proliferation of the dairy restaurant in New York City.
Thursday, May 13th – 7:30PM – Strolling Down Memory Lane with Cantor Galina, Elaine Prusack and special guests.
Friday, May 14th – 5:00PM – Zoom Meeting – Virtual Tot Shabbat Service – Shavuot Celebration with Rabbi Jay, Cantor Galina and Vice President Penny Schuster.
Friday, May 14th – 7:00PM – Zoom Meeting – Virtual Shabbat Service – Hebrew High Confirmation and Shavuot Celebration with Rabbi Jay and Cantor Galina.  Religious School Awards/Moving Up Ceremony and Honoring Our Teachers.

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!


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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.