• Engage!

     

    A wonderful spirit is alive at The Community Synagogue. Here you will find warmth and joy, community and purpose. The Community Synagogue is Port Washington’s largest Reform congregation—a place of openness to all, where each person can engage, and where comfort and caring matter.

  • Connect!

     

    The Community Synagogue is a place where people connect with the spirit and values of Judaism. We connect with each other to create a warm and caring family where every member is important.

  • Educate!

     

    The Community Synagogue is a place of lifelong learning. By learning together and teaching our children, we connect to each other, to Judaism and to the best in ourselves. 

  • Come celebrate with the Community Synagogue.

  • Grow!

     

    The Community Synagogue is a place to grow.  With our hearts, our minds, our souls and our might, we grow individually and as a congregation, creating a kehillah k'doshah—a sacred community—of which we are all a part.  

  • Worship

    Creating sacred and inspiring worship experiences that enrich our spiritual lives both personally and communally.

  • EDUCATION / TORAH – Providing meaningful Jewish learning experiences to nurture an environment of lifelong learning, as we breakground on the "Pardes," outdoor classroom.

  • Israel

    Supporting the State of Israel as a pluralistic, culturally diverse, democratic Jewish state; and supporting Jews and the Reform movement around the world.

     

  • Youth

    Instilling a solid foundation of Jewish connection in our young people, and empowering them to be a positve force in the world.

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Upcoming Events

 

Adult B'nai Mitzvah

Are you interested in learning more about your Judaism? Study and discuss topics such as Jewish history, theology, holidays, and prayers, we'll connect with one another, and we'll culminate in a celebration of bar or bat mitzvah as adults. Contact Rabbi Pollak if you're interested!
Tue, Oct 24, 6:00 PM (first session)


Benji Lovitt - American - Israeli Comedian

Benji's perspectives on life in Israel have been featured on Israeli television and radio and in publications such as USA Today, Time Magazine, Huffington Post, the Times of Israel, and more. 

RSVP HERE

Thur, Nov 2, 8:00 PM

 

Brotherhood, Sisterhood, Chaverim

Congregational Rosh Hashanah Greeting Card

Click Here to pay


B'nai Mitzvah Uniongram

Send a congratulatory message to the 2017-18 B'nai Mitzvah students. $3/student. CLICK HERE


Chai Mitzvah

Jewish women's adult education discussion/study group. Sponsored by Sisterhood. For more information CLICK HERE.  RSVP HERE
Mon, Sept 18, 7:30 PM


Raise the Sukkah with Brotherhood

Contact Phil Roman at [email protected]

Sun, Oct 1, 1:00 PM


Sisters in the Sukkah | Potluck Dinner

Sisterhood members are joining together in the sukkah with Rabbi Pollak, to enjoy a potluck dinner, wine and good conversation with new and old friends. RSVP to Nicki.

Thur, Oct 5, 7:00 PM


92Y Lecture Series: Senator Al Franken: Giant of the Senate

RSVP here, sign up for the series or contact Bert Tobin for more information.

Wed, Oct 18, 8:00 PM

 

 

Community Events

 

High Holy Days Prayer Book

 

High Holy Day Prayer Book - Order your personalized Bookplate

Kol Nidrei donation online.  Thank You!

 

 

 

 

News / Community

The Annual Report for 2016 is Finally Here!

CLICK HERE to read it online. Read the Year in Numbers.2538 people attended Rosh Hashanah Morning Service; 931 weekly hits on our Facebook page; 613 weekly visits to the synagogue website...more.


How to Cultivate an Innovative Congregational Mindset

by Rabbi Danny Burkeman and Jeremiah Bosgang

At The Community Synagogue in Port Washington, N.Y., we try to create a culture that encourages and fosters innovation and an innovative spirit in the work that we do, a result of support and cooperation between both professionals and the lay leadership (hence this article coming from both of us). The UJA Federation of New York’s Synergy Salon series brought together synagogue lay and professional leaders to engage in conversations about cutting-edge issues in Jewish life, triggered by listening to the Judaism Unbound podcast. CLICK HERE to read more.


Welcome to Rabbi Sam Pollak

Click here to read more about Rabbi Pollak.


 

 

 

 

TCS on Facebook

 


 

 

Special Events

High Holy Day Message from Rabbi Z, Rabbi Pollak and Cantor Franco

 


High Holy Day Ticket Information - 2017

Thanks to our generous donors, we are offering complimentary tickets for guests and non-members, although donations are gratefully accepted. We look forward to gathering as one family and community for worship during the Days of Awe. We encourage you to join us at services to celebrate the New Year and seek meaning and purpose in your life. High Holy Day Schedule - Supplement - CLICK HERE 


Kol Nidrei Appeal

Your support is needed to help us have 100% participation in the 2017 Kol Nidrei campaign. Every donation, of whatever size, is appreciated. Thank you! 
Click here for an important message from our past presidents, and to make a donation. 


 

Wednesday, October 4, 4:30 PM

Funtime Sukkah-Palooza! Crafts to decorate the sukkah, lulav 'shakes', FOOD TRUCKS, and a meal in the sukkah! Kids, come play bubble soccer, and jump in the bounce house along to music! What could be more fun?

 

Trip to Israel

Save the Date!
Trip to Israel with The Community Synagogue

Trip Date: February 2019

Join Rabbi Z, Cantor Franco and Shari Isserles, Director of Education, for a memorable trip to Israel!

Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer of the Month Recognition 

Mazel Tov to Bert Tobin,  Volunteer of the Month! Bert led earlier efforts for Operation Moses to transport Ethiopian Jews to Israel; raised funds to bring a planeload of Soviet refuseniks to the US ....

Read more HERE

CLICK HERE: To make a donation in honor of Bert Tobin.

Mitzvah Opportunities

Nechama – Jewish Disaster Relief 

TZEDAKAH - All funds collected now through November, will go to relief efforts following the devastating wind and flood damage in Texas (and particularly in the Houston) area from Hurricane Harvey. For more information go to www.nechama.org. 

Nechama is a Jewish volunteer organization that provides natural disaster preparedness, response, and recovery services nationwide.  They train, equip, and lead volunteers that assist disaster survivors in the spirit of goodwill and creating mutual respect among all people.

Cash donations (bills and coins) can be made at the synagogue in the main lobby or donation by credit card to the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund by calling 516-883-3144 ext 310.

 


Amazon Smile

Shop at Amazon Smile - Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to The Community Synagogue of Port Washington whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.