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Monday, February 19 (Presidents' Day)
​Morning minyan: 9:00 am

Regular Schedule:

Morning Minyan
Monday-Friday: 7:10 am  >> 

Saturday: 9:00 am
Sunday: 9:00 am >>

Evening Minyan
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 pm 
Friday & Saturday >>
Sunday: 6:00 pm

View Shabbat announcements here >>


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The synagogue office will be closed on Monday, February 19, in honor of Presidents' Day. 

Save the dates!

We are pleased to announce that the Rabbi Search Committee has invited three candidates to each spend a weekend at TIC. View the information here.


5778 Kol Nidre Appeal

We appreciate your participation in the 5778 Kol Nidre Appeal. By performing this special act of tzedakah you will help to secure the financial health of our Kehillah Kedoshah, our sacred community and everything it does.

Please click here to make a tax-deductible online gift​.


Temple Israel Center's New Hesed Circle

An initiative to enhance, engage and build upon our caring community.

For more information, please click here



Temple Israel Center has transitioned to the Conservative Movement’s prayerbook, Siddur Lev Shalem.  We are offering our congregants the opportunity to make personal dedications (in honor of and/or in memory of...) for the siddurim.  This is a beautiful way to remember, honor, or recognize someone special by passing on the Jewish text from generation to generation.

Click here to dedicate a new siddur >>






So Shall You Make It:
Igniting Change in Congregational Learning
It seems congregational schools have always operated as they do today.  Is change possible? Nancy Parkes, TIC's Director of Congregational Learning, takes up the challenge.

The Shorashim Model
A documentary by the Jewish Education Project,
and companion article by Rachel Delia Benaim

My In-site-ful Journey to Temple Israel Center's Shorashim Model of Learning
by Suri Jacknis, Associate Director of the Department of Congregational Learning at The Jewish Education Project

Learning is Everywhere at Temple Israel Center
by Jason Edelstein
click here to read the article as it appeared in The Jewish Link>>

Changing the Negative Narrative of Synagogue Education
by Nancy Parkes

One Educator's Response...on the Findings of the Pew Report and the Jewish Future
by Nancy Parkes



The TIC community would like to stay in touch with our college/graduate students who are studying away from home. Click here to download the 2017-2018 College Form or click here to submit your information online.

Our panel of nine caterers will suit any simhah! Learn more about our Catering Options and Event Spaces, and about Sponsoring a Kiddush.  

Religious Life

Please contact Ellen Salant to join our Minyan Initiative, a group of TIC volunteers who sign up to attend the daily evening minyan on a rotating basis. and commit one evening of their choice each month. Visit our Minyan Initiative Monthly Calendar.

Nursery School

The Nursery School will be closed February 19-23 in honor of Presidents' Day week.


Welcome to the TIC NURSERY SCHOOL, a nurturing community of growth and learning. We are dedicated to providing a unique, comprehensive, enriching environment in which our children can achieve their full potential—socially, emotionally, creatively, cognitively, physically, and Jewishly.

NEW "STAY & PLAY" extended hours are here! Learn more about this unique program. Contact Patty Goldstick, Nursery School Director, for additional information.

Shorashim (K-6)

Shorashim will be closed February 19-23 in honor of Presidents' Day week.


Children in grades K-6 thrive in SHORASHIM.

Register for the 2017-2018/5778 school year here >>

Read about all that's happening this week in Shorashim: Click HERE for updates and reminders.



In the event of a weather-related closing:

On Sundays, the decision to close Shorashim will be made by 7:00 am.  On weekdays, Shorashim and Havurat Torah will be cancelled if either White Plains or Scarsdale public schools are closed.  If those public schools are open but decide to cancel after-school activities, we will also cancel Shorashim and Havurat Torah on those days.  We will relay this information to all our families by the following methods: 

Call us at 914-948-2800, ext. 158, to hear a voice message from the Education Office when there are weather-related school closings to report.
We will provide this information to Channel 12 news.

An email will be sent to all our Shorashim and HT families.


Check out the Jewish Education Project's documentary about us!

View our 2017-2018 calendar, including school closings and special Shorashim & community events, HERE.

Read our Family Handbook >>

Contact Lisa Schwartz, Shorashim Religious School Director, for more information.

Havurat Torah (7-12)

Havurat Torah is closed for Presidents' week recess on Wednesday, February 21.


Teens in grades 7-12 continue their Jewish education in our high school program, HAVURAT TORAH, on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:45 pm, and  learn how the Jewish values they experience can inform the choices they make every day.  Jewish learning becomes relevant and meaningful as our teens build life-long friendships within a caring community. 

Register for the 2017-2018/5778 school year here>>

View our 2017-2018 calendar >> (coming soon)

Contact info at Temple Israel Center,  for more information.

Youth & Family Programs

SIGN UP to be a member of one of our YOUTH GROUPS: Halutzim (Grades K-2), Ruah (Grades 3-5), Kadima (Grades 6-8), or USY (Grades 9-12).

Learn more about our exciting Youth & Family programs!





TIC Selected for Inclusion Initiative
We are pleased to announce that  Temple Israel Center has been chosen to participate as a member of the USCJ Ruderman Inclusion Action Community.  Through this initiative, funded by the Ruderman Family Foundation, United Synagogue will work with fifteen affiliated kehillot,
sacred communities, over the course of the next eight months, to develop broad vision and action plans on inclusion within our Conservative Movement congregations.  more>>

Upcoming Events


Save the dates!

We are pleased to announce that the Rabbi Search Committee has invited three candidates to each spend a weekend at TIC. View the information here.


Making Shabbat And Holidays Come Alive For You And Your Family 

NEW Adult Ed Series begins this Monday! Through text study, discussions, hands-on activities and crafts, we will explore the key themes of Shabbat and holidays, and share engaging ways to celebrate with family members of all ages. Each participant will have a chance to create a ritual object to take home that can enhance Shabbat and holiday celebrations with family and friends. Bring you curiosity, creativity, and great ideas. 

Join us for these monthly sessions

March 12: Pesah, April 23: Friday evening (Erev Shabbat), May 7: Shabbat: A Day of Rest

7:45-9:00 PM

Educators: Rachel Glickenstein, Arielle Richman and Susan Ticker 

RSVP is encouraged, not required. Email Aliza Burton at [email protected]. This series is free to all TIC members.   


Eat Pray Learn Shabbat Author Series

Join us on Friday evening, March 9 as we welcome Shabbat, enjoy a delicious dairy dinner, and discover local author, Noah Eisenberg, who will discuss her recent publication We'll Always Have Casablanca.  Services at 6:00 pm followed by dinner. The book talk will be begin at 7:50. Register here


Third Friday of every month.

Shabbat Hamudim with Rabbi Ari and Cantor Mordecai

February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, and June 15.
5:15-5:45 pm
Room 21 

Join us for a relaxed, come-as-you-are Shabbat experience for families with young children.  Welcome Shabbat with songs, stories, dancing and kiddush on the third Friday of every month.

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