Yom Sheini, 24 Shevat 5777

Bar MitzvahAt Temple Israel, the milestone of becoming Bar or Bat Mitzvah is viewed as part of the continuum of Jewish life–not an endpoint in one's education. We highlight our students' growth from childhood towards maturity, yet emphasize their role in our greater Temple community. The path to becoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah begins with Religious School. Temple Israel requires our Bar/Bat Mitzvah candidates to participate in religious school training for a minimum of three years. This is then coupled with performance of Mitzvot and a course of study in Torah and specific chanting skills, which are taught by our clergy staff. This training culminates in a communal celebration that is held during Shabbat worship.

Following Bar/Bat mitzvah, our students continue their religious education through Confirmation in the 10th grade and Graduation in the 12th. We are proud of our students and their interest in pursuing Jewish education with us through the end of High School.

Parents are encouraged to study alongside their children, not only for their children's sake, but also for their own. This demonstration of interest in what our children learn provides much-needed support to each student, while giving each parent a greater appreciation of the meaning of this milestone.

If you have questions about the program, please email Rabbi Nichols.

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

Feb
17

02.17.2017 - 02.20.2017

Feb
22

02.22.2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Feb
23

02.23.2017 9:15 am - 11:00 am

Feb
23

02.23.2017 3:45 pm - 5:40 pm

Photo of the Day

ouside-Temple-2017.jpg