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Welcome to Temple Israel Center



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Morning Minyan
Monday-Friday: 7:10 am  >>
Saturday: 9:00 am
Sunday: 9:00 am >>

Evening Minyan
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 pm
Friday & Saturday >>
Sunday: 8:00 pm

the week of:

March 18, 2017
21 Adar 5777 >>

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temple israel center presents the shaharit lecture series

Shaharit is a think tank that brings together Israelis from diverse ethnic, religious, and sociological backgrounds to create a different kind of Israeli politics by creating strong relationships and building trust. This lecture series offers a variety of speakers with unique viewpoints.

The next event is Monday, March 27, with featured speaker Tehila Nachalon Freidman, a Senior Shaharit Fellow. Click here for details about the March 27 session, and click here for an overview of the Shaharit Lecture Series.



Temple Israel Center is transitioning to the Conservative Movement’s new prayerbook, Siddur Lev Shalem.  We are offering our congregants the opportunity to make personal dedications (in honor of and/or in memory of...) for the siddurim.  This is a beautiful way to remember, honor, or recognize someone special by passing on the Jewish text from generation to generation.

Click here to dedicate a new siddur >>


So Shall You Make It:
Igniting Change in Congregational Learning
It seems congregational schools have always operated as they do today.  Is change possible? Nancy Parkes, TIC's Director of Congregational Learning, takes up the challenge.

The Shorashim Model
A documentary by the Jewish Education Project,
and companion article by Rachel Delia Benaim

My In-site-ful Journey to Temple Israel Center's Shorashim Model of Learning
by Suri Jacknis, Associate Director of the Department of Congregational Learning at The Jewish Education Project

Learning is Everywhere at Temple Israel Center
by Jason Edelstein
click here to read the article as it appeared in The Jewish Link>>

Changing the Negative Narrative of Synagogue Education
by Nancy Parkes

One Educator's Response...on the Findings of the Pew Report and the Jewish Future
by Nancy Parkes



The TIC community would like to stay in touch with our college/graduate students who are studying away from home. More>>

Our panel of nine caterers will suit any simhah! Learn more about our Catering Options and Event Spaces, and about Sponsoring a Kiddush.  

Religious Life

Please contact Ellen Salant to join our Minyan Initiative, a group of TIC volunteers who sign up to attend the daily evening minyan on a rotating basis. and commit one evening of their choice each month. Visit our Minyan Initiative Monthly Calendar.

Nursery School

Welcome to the TIC NURSERY SCHOOL, a nurturing community of growth and learning. We are dedicated to providing a unique, comprehensive, enriching environment in which our children can achieve their full potential—socially, emotionally, creatively, cognitively, physically, and Jewishly.

NEW "STAY & PLAY" extended hours are here! Learn more about this unique program. Contact Patty Goldstick, Nursery School Director, for additional information.

Shorashim (K-6)

Children in grades K-6 thrive in our SHORASHIM.

Register for the 2017-2018/5778 school year here >>

Also, check out Hug Ivrit, our optional Monday Hebrew Enrichment course for learners in Grades 2-6.

Check out the Jewish Education Project's new documentary about us!

View our 2016-2017 calendar, including school closings and special Shorashim & community events.  

Read our Family Handbook >>

Contact Lisa Schwartz, Shorashim Religious School Director, for more information.

Havurat Torah (7-12)

Teens in grades 7-12 continue their Jewish education in our high school program, HAVURAT TORAH, on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:45 pm, and  learn how the Jewish values they experience can inform the choices they make every day.  Jewish learning becomes relevant and meaningful as our teens build life-long fnedships within a caring community. 

Register for the 2017-2018/5778 school year here>>

View our 2016-2017 calendar >>

Contact Nancy Parkes, Director of Congregational Learning,  for more information.

Youth & Family Programs

SIGN UP to be a member of one of our YOUTH GROUPS: Halutzim (Grades K-2), Ruah (Grades 3-5), Kadima (Grades 6-8), or USY (Grades 9-12).

Learn more about our exciting Youth & Family programs!





TIC Selected for Inclusion Initiative
We are pleased to announce that  Temple Israel Center has been chosen to participate as a member of the USCJ Ruderman Inclusion Action Community.  Through this initiative, funded by the Ruderman Family Foundation, United Synagogue will work with fifteen affiliated kehillot,
sacred communities, over the course of the next eight months, to develop broad vision and action plans on inclusion within our Conservative Movement congregations.  more>>

Upcoming Events

spring book fair THROUGH this SUNDAY, MARCH 26

Children's books, graphic novels, Judaica, and so much more await you at the TIC Spring Book Fair. Doors open on Wednesday, March 22, at 10:00 AM and continue throughout the week. Click here for all the dates and times and to learn about a special author presentation. Shop early and often!


As you shop for your Passover items, remember that it's also time to sell something: your hametz. Click here for the convenient online form.

Also keep in mind those in the New York Metro area who need your help. Please make a donation to the New York Board of Rabbis Ma'ot Hittim Fund, which provides Passover support to the needy.

Click here for the TIC online donation form, select "Rabbi Tucker's Discretionary Fund," and write "ma'ot hittim" in the "Options" box. Thank you!


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