Embark on day-trips in the Metro New York area and build community with other adults from within Temple Israel Center and the broader community. Day trips last about five or six hours and often include a kosher lunch, coach bus transportation, a docent-led tour or conversation related to the day’s adventure.
Previous trips have included visits to The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, The Museum of Jewish Heritage (NYC), Temple Emmanuel (NYC), The Jacob Burns Film Center’s Jewish Film Festival (Pleasantville), The Hudson River Museum (Yonkers), and The Jewish Museum (NYC).
For more information, please contact the synagogue office at (914) 948-2800.
Enjoy Shabbat afternoon with friends throughout the year with food, fun, and schmoozing. Outstanding educators provide brief words of Torah. No RSVP necessary. Family friendly and all are welcome.
Spend those long summer afternoons at Backyard Shabbat! All are invited for a casual afternoon of mingling in a neighborhood backyard along with a light dairy supper, and a brief text study or song. Upcoming dates will be announced soon.
During the winter months, join us after kiddush for an intergenerational Shabbat Afternoon Café featuring indoor games in the TIC gym, board games for adults and kids, socializing, learning, and light refreshments.
March 14, 12:45 pm – 4 pm
Join us in the fall/winter for Friday night Shabbat dinner followed by a book talk by a local author who will share their recent publication. Authors speak for about 35 minutes followed by a Q&A session. Books are often available for pre-sale. Supervised activities are available for children during the book talk. This program is presented in collaboration with the JCC of Mid-Westchester’s Books on Tour.
Temple Israel Center is one of the few synagogues nation-wide to engage a Director of Inclusion. We believe that inclusion should be woven into the fabric of everything we do, and so aspire to make every individual and family in our community feel welcomed to participate fully in all aspects of synagogue life. In addition to supporting learners and youth and Shabbat programming, we work throughout our community to build an inclusive environment for all. We focus on:
The work of inclusion is never complete as everyone’s needs are different. To share with us your access needs and or to join the inclusion committee, please contact Director of Inclusion, Michelle Steinhart at 914-948-2800 x145.
Connect with parents of children with special needs (up to age 17) to learn from each other and socialize. Focused topics of discussion are based on the interests of the group. Previous discussion topics include changes in routine, siblings, vacations, and advocating for your child. Meetings are once a month and alternate between morning and evening.
To join our mailing list or learn more, please contact Director of Inclusion Michelle Steinhart at 914-948-2800 x 145.
Our active Nursery School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) sponsors a variety of community building events throughout the year, including end of summer cocktail party, back-to-school playdate, PTO breakfast, Hanukkah party, Purim carnival, and book fair. In addition, Nursery School PTO dues help provide hesed meals in times of need whether happy or sad, challah for classroom Shabbat celebrations, and appreciation gifts for teachers. We welcome your involvement!
For more information, please contact Nursery School Director Susan Rosenbaum at 914-948-2800 x126.
This advisory group brings Shorashim parents together with the goal of enhancing the experience of children and families within the school and the synagogue community. Serving as a sounding board and as liaisons, the Shorashim Advisory Board volunteers for specific projects and initiatives throughout the year, such as the popular book fair. In addition to working towards broader community goals, we also strive to deepen connections within our micro-community with whom we share the journey of Jewish learning and living.
For more information, please contact Director of Learning and Engagement Mara Braunfeld at 914-948-2800 x 122.
Sisterhood builds community through social, intellectual and spiritual activities. Women of all ages and stages in life are welcome. Our book club meets monthly and mah jongg games happen weekly. We also have special programs including Torah Fund Dinner, Sisterhood Shabbat and social and educational programs such as movie night, self defense for women and first aid education. Supporting important areas of synagogue life is a core value of Sisterhood, including offering meals to the synagogue’s bereaved families and gifts for B’nei Mitzvah. Supporting JTS’ Torah Fund, ensuring Conservative/Masorti Jewish education, is also a key initiative.
Brotherhood inspires men of all ages to be more involved in synagogue life. Brotherhood sponsors important community programs, such as the blood drive, the World Wide Wrap, distributing memorial candles for Yom Hashoah, and a Veteran’s Day commemoration. An active softball team draws congregants of all ages. As proud participants of the Hudson Valley Region of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs, Brotherhood recognizes the hard work of TIC’s volunteers by honoring a “Man of the Year” and a “Youth of the Year.”
For more information about Sisterhood or Brotherhood, please contact the synagogue office at 914-948-2800.
Meet and mingle with other Temple Israel Center young couples and leave the kids at home! Strengthen existing friendships and meet new people. Past events have included Sushi in the Sukkah and Latke Ball. Young Couples @ TIC often partners with other groups such as the Nursery School and Havurah Minyan, expanding the pool of people you’ll meet.
New and prospective members are welcome!
For more information, please contact the synagogue office at 914-948-2800.
Building relationships and joyful, Jewish memories that last a lifetime:
For more information, please contact Assistant Director of Shorashim Arielle Richman at 914-948-2800 x 154.