• 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.  

  • G’mar Chatimah Tovah 

    May you and yours be sealed for good in the Book of Life.

    Join us for the High Holy Days 
    Rosh Hashanah- Monday, October 3 
    Yom Kippur- Wednesday, October 12

  • 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. 

  • 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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High Holy Days 2016

High Holy Day Tickets & Information | Click for tickets>

High Holy Day tickets are FREE 

Community Break-the-Fast sign up today!

High Holy Day information page and Holiday Guide

 

Kol Nidrei donation online. Printable form.  Thank You!

 

 

 


Rosh Hashanah Congregational Greeting Card - payment form

Rosh Hashanah recipes, history, customs and more from the URJ.

Yom Kippur Day of Atonement information from the URJ.

Upcoming Events

 

POWTY Holiday Culinary Academy: Rosh Hashanah Edition

POWTY is starting the year off on a sweet, happy ruach-filled note making apple & honey challah bread pudding!
Thur, Sept, 29, 6:00 PM


Shabbat Schmooze

All are welcome! Join us for a little wine, cheese and friendly conversation prior to shabbat services. Sponosred by the TCS Greeters
Fri, Sept 30, 7:30 PM; service 8:00 PM


"My Journey as an Israeli Reform Jew"

Israeli Rabbinic Student Yair Tobias speaks during services.
Fri, Oct 7, 8:00 PM

 


TCS Greeters Meeting

Join us for our “welcome to the club” meeting - it promises to be a rewarding, fun and interactive session with treats too! RSVP Maggie Hand, 516-767-8119 or email, by October 16. More information>

Wed, Oct 19,  7:30 PM


POWTY Shabbat-Sha-Paint

 Shabbat dinner at Grimaldis,  blessings and painting at Muse. Click here to RSVP>

Fri, Oct 21, 5:30 PM


Chaverim Trip to Sagamore Hill

Guided tour, brown bag lunch, carpool. $10.75. RSVP to Evie

 Wed, Oct 26, meet at the synagogue at 1:00 PM


The Community Synagogue Theater Company BBQ/Pot-luck Dinner

Join us to dine, chat and learn more about the TCS Theater Company and the many opportunities to get involved. Sides and desserts are welcome (no dairy or nuts) RSVP here> 
Wed, Oct 26, 6:00 PM 

News

RABBI ZEPLOWITZ: AMID TERROR REFUGEE ADVOCATES SEEK BALANCE

September 22, 2016 - Just days after 15 major American Jewish organizations and 200 synagogues signed statements affirming their support for the resettlement of refugees fleeing strife-ridden countries. Read more>


GENEROUS DONORS PROVIDE FREE HIGH HOLY DAY TICKETS FOR ALL!

September 8, 2016 - "When I first came to The Community Synagogue I had almost nothing, but this congregation opened its arms and allowed me a place to pray - especially when I needed it most - during the Days of Awe.  Now, I have been blessed and things are better, so I would like to give back so others going through hard times financially can be in our spiritual home." Anonymous Congregant 

The vision and generosity of two congregants - both who wish to remain anonymous - will allow us to once again offer High Holy Day tickets for FREE for this year to guests of members as well as those who are not members of the synagogue.  

For the past 64 years (other than last year) we are proud that we were able to offer worship services over the Days of Awe free to all who wished to be at The Community Synagogue.  That openness inspired our lead donors and allowed them to feel welcome here in a time of need ... as it may have helped you. 


HAPPINESS GROUP FINALIST FOR LIPPMAN KANFER PRIZE

August, 2016 - The Community Synagogue’s Happiness Group has been selected as a semi-finalist for the Lippman Kanfer prize in Applied Jewish Wisdom. Read more>


THE COMMUNITY SYNAGOGUE IS CHOSEN FOR SELECT GROUP OF NORTH AMERICAN CONGREGATIONS ENGAGING BABY BOOMERS

July 5, 2016, Port Washington, New York – The Community Synagogue is one of 17 Reform congregations in North America selected to participate. Read more>


TCS on Facebook

 


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.

Special Events

 


$11,708 Kol Nidrei $36k Matching Grant

Make your matching donation here>. For questions please call Joanne Fried, Executive Director at 883-3144 ext. 311.

Read the details here>  Read the Kol Nidrei Appeal letter>  Thank You!


Israel Trip with Rabbi Zeplowitz  4-26-17

Trip to Israel information

The trip includes: 10 nights' accommodation at selected hotels + late checkout on last day, 9 days of touring in a luxury, air conditioned bus with licensed, English speaking tour educator and walking tours on Shabbatot, 1 group transfer to and from the airport, all site entrance fees, meals ( daily breakfast, 4 lunches, 4 dinners)

Call ARZA 1-888-811-2812 or Allison 516-883-3144 ext. 328.

 

Save the Date: FAMILY TRIP TO ISRAEL February 2018


High Holy Day Prayer Book

OPPORTUNITY FOR DEDICATION

Order your personalized High Holy Day Prayer Bookplate in honor of:  

  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah, birth, wedding or other joyous moment
  • Celebrating your children, parents, grandchildren or grandparents
  • In memory of loved ones 
    More information>
     

 

 

Mitzvah Opportunities

Tzedakah collected July - September will go to Keshet

Keshet is a national organization that works for full Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) equality and inclusion in Jewish life. Keshet is the only organization in the U.S. that works throughout the Jewish world to support Jews of all sexual orientations and gender identities to live fully integrated Jewish lives. You can find out more at www.keshetonline.org.

Cash donations (bills and coins) can be made at the synagogue in the main lobby. Donations by check (made payable to Keshet) or by credit card can be made online to the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund.