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Temple Israel encourages the exploration of Jewish identity through educational and culturally-based events held throughout the year. Jewish connections are established as families participate in holiday celebrations with our youthfulbuilding-ties-1 clergy team. Students and their families come to know our rabbis and cantor through their involvement in the classrooms and informal, camp-like gatherings held weekly in our small chapel. For all of our celebratory holidays, the children join together in song with the clergy.

Our teachers take advantage of opportunities to use Hebrew words whenever possible. Everyone learns b’yachad (together) and plays b’yachad in our indoor gym and outdoor playground. Thankfulness is expressed each day as the children recite the Motzi blessing in Hebrew before having snack and lunch.

Intergenerational activities, as well as Tzedakah (righteousness) and Mitzvah (commandment/good deed) programs, foster the early development of Jewish values of community, giving, and Tikum Olam (making the world a better place). In fact, Judaism is the context for everything that we do.

building-ties-2The spirituality and ethical codes that are intrinsic to this program can be developmentally beneficial to children and families of any faith. Our early childhood program is founded upon the teachings that are the most important lessons of life: B'tzelem Eloheem (We are all made in God's image), Chesed (kindness) and Derech Eretz (good manners, treatment of others as you would like to be treated). Our Kehillah, which means "community," is a school in which children of diverse backgrounds are brought together to learn values and explore their shared world. Everyone is welcome at Temple Israel's Kehillah.

To Parents! What can we do as parents to shift the focus from a nightly present party to seeing the meaningful light that Chanukah has to offer? Click to find out.


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!

Coming Up


02.17.2017 - 02.20.2017


02.22.2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


02.23.2017 9:15 am - 11:00 am

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