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Green Team

Jewish values and the environment are strongly interconnected. Join the Green Team to:

  • Make our facilities more energy efficient and our operations more sustainable
  • Raise awareness about environmental issues
  • Take action to solve problems in our communities and beyond
  • Generate meaningful responses to Climate Change

To join our team or for more information, please contact the synagogue office, and we’ll put you in touch.

Hesed Circle: Give and Receive Care

Strengthening our support for one another, the Hesed Circle invites you to be an active volunteer in bikkur cholim — visiting the sick, senior connect — honoring and supporting the most senior members of our community, and shiva support — comforting bereaved members.

Bikkur cholim volunteers offer comfort to those who are ill or recovering from surgery. They may reach out with a phone call, make a friendly home visit, or drop off a care package. Volunteers also may help to coordinate meals or rides.

Senior connect volunteers help to facilitate multigenerational interactions including pre-holiday and Shabbat visits and set up rides to attend synagogue for services and other events.

Shiva support volunteers coordinate prayer book/shiva chair pickup and compile and maintain lists of people willing to respond on short notice to participate in shiva minyanim.

For Community Resources and Congregant to Congregant Support, please click here.

Sign Up to Volunteer

For additional information or to receive support, please contact the Hesed Circle or Receptionist Annie Damiano at 914-948-2800 x100.

Hungry & Homeless

Help prevent and alleviate homelessness and hunger in our area.

The Fund for the Hungry and Homeless raises money to donate to local organizations and programs in Westchester County that feed, house, and support local residents. Twice a year, funds are distributed with the help of an advisory committee, which evaluates where contributions can be most effective.

Recently, donations were made to Baby Bank, the Bridge Fund of Westchester, CLUSTER Inc, Hunger Action Network, Kid’s Kloset, SHORE, and Westchester Jewish Community Services. Thank you to members of our community who made these donations possible.

For more information please contact the synagogue office, and we’ll put you in touch.

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Israel Action

TIC is a member of the Five Synagogues of White Plains Israel Action Committee. We partner with four other synagogues in White Plains, New York: The Hebrew Institute of White Plains, Congregation Kol Ami, Congregation Bet Am Shalom, and Young Israel of White Plains. Jointly, we sponsor programs that connect us to Israel, bringing in speakers, organizing a variety of programs, and garnering support for the annual Salute to Israel Parade in New York City. Together, we demonstrate how the major movements in Judaism can unite around our love of and support for the State of Israel.

For more information, please contact the synagogue office and we will put you in touch.

Racial Justice

Temple Israel Center opposes racism in all forms. Join the Racial Justice Committee to develop opportunities to learn about and take action to dismantle racism. As a community dedicated to Torah and social justice, our goals are to:

  • Educate ourselves and our TIC community about issues related to racism
  • Partner with the wider Westchester community to provide opportunities for engagement and discussion
  • Help to change the conditions that cause racism
  • Foster the growth of a diverse community welcoming and inclusive of Jews of color and working in alliance with people of all races and faiths

For more information or to get involved, please contact Director of Learning and Engagement Mara Braunfeld at m.braunfeld@templeisraelcenter.org