Yom Rishon, 23 Shevat 5777

Grades: K-2nd
Learners in Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade attend Chavaya one day a week. Our goal in these early grades is to foster children's sense of Jewish identity, create community, and lay the foundation for Jewish learning. In addition to learning about the Jewish holidays, students are introduced to Torah stories, parts of the synagogue, and conversational Hebrew. Educators focus on developing creative, fun, and interactive Jewish experiences.

Grades: 3-6
Learners in Third through Sixth Grade attend Chavaya two times per week. This additional learning time allows youth to more deeply explore Judaic Studies concepts as well as concentrate on Hebrew. In these years youth learn to read Hebrew and recite the major prayers in our prayer service. Judaic Studies sessions focus on Bible, God, Life Cycle, Jewish History, and Israel. In addition, all groups include a unit based on Jewish values and ethics..

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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