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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.


Temple Israel of Lawrence Join us for Shabbat services, every Friday night at 8:00 p.m., unless announced otherwise.


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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 the Google Play.

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All Temple Events found on our “Upcoming Events” page are postponed. Services are being held remotely

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Adult Education Events
Dec. 2 – 7:30 pm – Carl Laemmle, The Film, Screening – this is the story of the German-Jewish immigrant who founded Universal Pictures and saved over 300 families from Nazi Germany.
Dec. 6 – 10:30 am – Jewish Sports Heritage Association Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony to Sir Ben Helfgott. Sir Ben Helfgott is a Polish Holocaust survivor, two-time British Olympian and the only known Holocaust survivor to compete in the Olympics.
Dec. 9 – 7:30 pm – The Spy Behind Home Plate Movie Screening – the true story of Moe Berg, major league baseball player, lawyer, and spy, he played for five teams and spied for one country.
Dec. 16. – 7:30 pm – An Evening with Kid Bess – KidBess is a musical and visual artist based in Upstate NY. Recognized for passionate performance, textured vocals, and open-hearted lyrics, she performs on upright bass and guitar. Previously of the Falconers and Milkweed, KidBess (Bess Greenberg), debuted as a solo performer in the summer of 2016 and formed the full band KidBess and The Magic Ring in winter of 2017.

Upcoming Events

The week at a Glance
Monday, November 23rd – 7:00PM – Virtual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service with The First Presbyterian Church of Far Rockaway, formerly known as The Russell Sage Memorial Church and will be hosted by Temple Israel.
There will be no Temple programs on Wednesday, November 25th and Thursday, November 26th
Thursday, November 26th – Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday, November 27th – 7:00PM – Zoom Meeting – Shabbat Service with Rabbi Jay and Cantor Galina.
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.

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A Look at Judeo-Catholic Relations

Rabbi Jay Rosenbaum from New York has worked with many Popes, including Pope Francis. He examines Judeo-Catholic relations plus the U.S. Embassy’s move to Jerusalem.

Welcome to 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.
Our members are active in a wide spectrum of social action activities to enrich and enlighten our world and our neighborhood.

Join us for Shabbat services, Friday night at 8:00 p.m. Services are at 8:00 p.m. unless otherwise announced.
The Congregational Choir leads services the last Friday of the month.
Every Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m., please join us for Torah Study led by Rabbi Rosenbaum.

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About Us

Jay Rosenbaum
Jay Rosenbaum
Galina Makaveyev
Galina Makaveyev
Dr. Douglas Segan
Dr. Douglas Segan

These are just a few of the people that have helped Temple Israel of Lawrence serve reform Jews and the Five Towns community for over 100 years.

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Find Us

We’d love to have you come and join us. We’re easy to find. Temple Israel of Lawrence is located at 140 Central Avenue, Lawrence, NY