Yom Rishon, 23 Shevat 5777

HospitalityTemple Israel is a true community, as it brings together congregants who have taken many different roads in their Jewish journeys and creates for them an atmosphere in which everyone–both young and old–enjoy working together. Our synagogue is situated in New Rochelle, a city in which residents are proud of diversity and of the fact that people of many different backgrounds work together here in a climate of tolerance and inclusion. We are truly blessed to live in a municipality that embraces varied ideals and cultures. At Temple Israel of New Rochelle, we celebrate the broad spectrum of beliefs, customs, and traditions within Reform Judaism. Our synagogue has always focused on our similarities rather than our differences. Regardless of one's spirituality, his or her decision to wear a yarmulke or talit, or one's political affiliation, an individual is welcome and encouraged to follow his convictions at TINR. There are many ways in which each person can practice Judaism at TINR. Whether it is by supporting civil rights causes, raising money for the less fortunate, or cooking meals for grieving families, our congregation loves to come together to make a positive difference in people's lives. Here, the TINR family collaborates to make our Temple, neighborhood, and world into gentler, safer, and better places in which to live. A sense of community and a desire for Tikkun Olam is what draws people to Temple Israel.

Purim 2017

Purim 2016

Saturday, March 11, 2017 • Erev Purim
7:30 pm    Purim Shpiel & Megillah Reading - “What’s My Megillah?”

Sunday, March 12, 2017 • Purim
11 am    Purim Family Service
11:30 am    Purim Carnival (open to children 5 and under)
12 pm    Purim Carnival (open to all)

We ask each Temple member to bring in a box of macaroni and cheese to  use as a grogger  during  all of  Temple Israel’s Purim services.
This food will then be donated to HOPE Community Services.


Purim is a holiday for laughter, costumes, noisemakers and giving treats. Mishloach Manot is the Purim Mitzvah of sending small gifts, usually of food, to friends, neighbors and the community.

Surprise your friends and family with Mishloach Manot gift bags. Each decorated package contains an assortment of Kosher candy and snacks, hamentaschen, and a grogger. Please also consider donating Mishloach Manot to the United Hebrew or Sarah Neuman Nursing Home.

Why should you purchase Mishloach Manot this year?
• It is a Mitzvah to gift baskets of food to family and friends.
• Mishloach Manot sales are an important fundraiser for Chavaya.

Click to order Mishloach Manot this year and support Temple Israel of New Rochelle by Friday, February 17th!

Glossary of Words and Terms for Jewish Living

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