Yom Sheini, 24 Shevat 5777

Temple Israel welcomes new students to the Religious School through a Consecration ceremony. Held on Simchat Torah, the holiday which affirms the importance of lifelong study, this service marks the beginning of each student's religious education. Celebrants receive blessings from the clergy, certificates of consecration, and miniature Torah scrolls.

In the weeks prior to Simchat Torah, Cantor Contzius teaches the incoming group to recite the Shema and sing about the Torah. On the evening of Consecration, the students gather with the clergy and Temple president for a commemorative photograph which will later be hung in our Youth Lounge, alongside dozens of others from all of the Consecration classes in our Religious School's history.

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

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