Welcoming Babies

Mazel Tov on the birth of your little one. We are excited to share your simcha with you. If you are interested in scheduling a bris or baby naming, please contact Operations Manager Sue Safir, 914-948-2800 x111.

B'nai Mitzvah

Celebrating this joyful milestone marks an important moment for your child and, indeed, for your entire family. At Temple Israel Center, we view the B’nai Mitzvah experience as a multi-year journey that we hope is enriching, filled with learning and growth.

Formal preparation begins one year prior to the date of your simcha and includes meetings with our Cantor, assigning you one of our experienced tutors, meetings with one of our Rabbis, and a series of community building opportunities as your day draws near.

Here is a “Who’s Who” at TIC as it relates to the B’nai Mitzvah experience:

Cantor, Rabbi Shoshi Levin Goldberg leads our B’nai Mitzvah program. Please feel free to contact her with any questions pertaining to our rituals, services and/or B’nai mitzvah tutoring. In addition, Cantor, Rabbi Levin Goldberg creates and facilitates meaningful educational programs for children and families in the journey toward becoming B’nai Mitzvah and beyond.

Senior Rabbi Annie Tucker is available to discuss any questions related to halakhah, Jewish law, that you may have.

All three of our clergy members conduct students’ B’nai Mitzvah services and work with them on their Divrei Torah (short speeches based on the Torah portion).

Director of Learning and Inclusion, Michelle Steinhart, is available if you or your child has any special needs or concerns. Michelle is happy to work with you, your family, and the B’nai Mitzvah team at TIC to help brainstorm and plan for a service and experience that will best meet the needs of your child.

Operations Manager Sue Safir manages the logistics for our B’nai Mitzvah including space rentals, catering, floral, photography, and vendor questions.

Associate Finance Manager Desiree Vacca is responsible for member billing.

The TIC administrators maintain TIC’s B’nai Mitzvah calendar and handle all B’nai Mitzvah communications.

Roni Jossen, Michelle Kantor, Susan Poltarak, and Diana Sklar serve as the co-chairs of the B’nai Mitzvah Committee and help to assign the B’nai Mitzvah dates and make sure that the process runs smoothly.

You may find contact information for our clergy, education team, and administrative staff on our website.

FAQs

Weddings

If you are going to be married and are considering having your wedding at Temple Israel Center, please be in touch with Rabbi Annie Tucker at 914-948-2800 x115.

Kiddush

Sponsoring a Kiddush after Shabbat services is a wonderful way to celebrate your simcha with our community. For information about sponsoring Kiddush, please be in touch with Operations Manager Sue Safir, 914-948-2800 x111.

Parties

We welcome the opportunity to partner with you on your event. To rent space in our building including the reception halls, gym, and courtyard (or tent), please be in touch with please contact Operations Manager Sue Safir, 914-948-2800 x111.