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: Giving and Receiving in a Cycle of Care

The Hesed Circle is made up of our clergy, volunteers, and, at times, other professionals who provide support and comfort to individuals and families in our community.

There are moments when we need support, and there are moments when we can to volunteer to help others. That’s what makes the Hesed Circle a true cycle of giving and receiving care.

The Hesed Circle currently provides support in specific ways listed below, but is also continuously evolving to meet the needs of our community. We invite you to reach out to request support or to volunteer in any of these areas. Contact us through Hesed Circle.

Sign Up to Volunteer 

Make a Donation

Request Support

Bikkur Cholim: Support During Illness
We are here to support congregants during an illness or when recovering from surgery. Bikkur Cholim volunteers may reach out with a phone call, make a friendly home visit, drop off a care package, or coordinate meals or rides.

Senior Connect: Supporting Our Seniors
We are here to support seniors and help them stay connected to our community. Senior Connect volunteers organize rides to attend synagogue services, classes, or events, make friendly phone calls, and help to facilitate multigenerational interactions including pre-holiday and Shabbat visits.

Shiva Support During Bereavement
We are here to help with the logistics of observing shiva. In addition to meals provided by Sisterhood, 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.

Welcome Wagon
We can support families who have welcomed a baby or have young children and are new to TIC by
coordinating meals, providing resources and helping people connect and integrate into the community.

Support During COVID
Please let us know if you need assistance with Zoom/technology help, friendly phone calls, being matched with a social worker in our congregation, financial assistance, or more.

Need a Prayer?
Our clergy offer the Mi Sheberach prayer for healing on several occasions throughout the week. Please contact a member of the clergy or Sue Safir at 914-948-2800 x111 to have a name included for healing.

Temple Israel Center and WJCS “Partners in Caring” Program
The Partners in Caring Program provides our members with short-term (3 sessions) complimentary individual counseling facilitated by a WJCS social worker, resources and referrals, and support groups across participating synagogues.

Support Groups include:

  • Bereavement
  • Caring for and Living with People with Chronic and/or Terminal Illness
  • Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia
  • Caring for Aging Parents
  • Parents of Adult Child with Mental Health Challenges
  • Career skills for Job-seekers
  • Divorced and separated individuals 

To request support, join a group or for more information, please email the Hesed Circle.

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.

Make a Donation

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; and 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.

Click here to join our monthly Tsa’ad Kadima (Step Forward) programs; learn from experts on relevant topics, reflect and discuss in breakout sessions and brainstorm active initiatives to better ourselves and our community. Click here to see past events.

For more information or to get involved, please contact Michelle Steinhart, Director of Learning and Inclusion, at 914-948-2800 x145.