A conservative, egalitarian synagogue

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:

September 16, 2017
25 Elul 5777 >>

School and office closings for 9/20-9/22:

Wednesday, September 20, Erev Rosh Hashanah: 

Nursery School, Shorashim, Havurat Torah and Education offices are closed 
Synagogue office closes at 12 noon

Thursday-Friday, September 21-22, Rosh Hashanah:

Nursery School, Shorashim, Havurat Torah, Education offices and synagogue office are closed

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Days of Awe 5778/2017 


Tickets have been mailed for the Days of Awe. If you have not received your tickets by the end of the week please contact the synagogue office.

View schedule here.

To volunteer to usher, please sign up HERE.

Days of Awe 5778 Youth Programming: Sign up today!

Pre-Registration is required for all children and teens.


We invite you to view the offerings for children, teens and families. 
10 am - 1 pm Rosh Hashanah (Days 1 and 2) and Yom Kippur plus extended day options.

Pre-registration for all activities and programs is required 
to ensure adequate staffing and child safety. 

Register HERE for children age 2 to grade 6. Register HERE for teens grades 7-12.
Please see details in the attached letter, HERE.




Orders will be filled by The Jewish Quarter in White Plains. 
Please download flyer here and mail or drop the attached form off at:
Temple Israel Center - Attn: Lulav Order
280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains, NY  10605

Orders must be PRE-PAID by check payable to: Temple Israel Center - Lulav
Please pick up your order either at:
TIC on Wednesday evening, October 4, Erev Sukkot, following services OR
TIC Sukkot services on Thursday morning, October 5.



Temple Israel Center has transitioned to the Conservative Movement’s 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. Click here to download the 2017-2018 College Form or click here to submit your information online.

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. (coming soon)

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

View our 2017-2018 calendar, including school closings and special Shorashim & community events. (coming soon)

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 2017-2018 calendar >> (coming soon)

Contact info at Temple Israel Center,  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

Breakfast and Learn 5778 (2017-18)
The Bible in Song

This year, we will continue to explore Israeli songs
that serve as modern midrash on Bible stories and
characters, beginning with the patriarchs and matriarchs
of the Torah. We will listen to recordings and live music and
consider the relationship between song and biblical text, with
selected commentaries from classical rabbinic sources. 

​View flyer for details. 

TURNING TO THE DIVINE: A Night of Beautiful Music and Spiritual Return

September 16, 2017/26 Elul 5777

9:00 pm 
Temple Israel Center

The stunningly beautiful Selihot prayers usher in the soulful themes and melodies of the approaching Yamim Noraim, Days of Awe. Bring your family and friends to this unforgettable and deeply meaningful spiritual experience. See flyer here.

Refreshments will be served at 8:45 pm, prior to the service.
Congregation Kol Ami, Beth Am Shalom and Temple Israel Center.
Cantors Benjie Schiller, David Rosen, Jack and Fredda Mendelson, George Mordecai



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