• 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.  

  • 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

INFORMATIONAL MEETING - Congregational Trip to Israel

Monday, November 7 at 7:30 pm

Meeting for the April/May 2017 Congregational Israel Trip, led by Rabbi Zeplowitz and Rabbi Michael Mishkin, RSVP by November 2 to [email protected] 

Save the date for the February trip: FAMILY TRIP TO ISRAEL February 2018

Chaverim Trip to Sagamore Hill

Guided tour, brown bag lunch, carpool. $10. 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 

Rosh Chodesh Group (Off-site)

The first meeting of the new year will be held at Port Jewish Center, led by Rabbi Gail Mendelson.
Thur, Oct 27, 9:30 AM

Yoga Service with Rabbi Danny & Country Heat

Please bring a mat. Yoga is followed by Counntry Heat exercise.

Sun, Oct 30, 9:00 AM


Holiday Toy Drive

Collection bins will be located in the Main Lobby and Kiddush Room. We are collecting new toys, toilettries and more. Learn more>

Nov 1 - Dec 20

Learn Yiddish 

Join Chaverim for a fun filled hour of Yiddish study and conversation.  Learn to read real literature in Yiddish, which has been transliterated. Vocabulary sheets are provided to help facilitate understanding. Tuesdays at 10:30 AM.

Tue, Nov 1, 10:30 AM

Kristallnacht Program with Brotherhood

With presenter Bernard Otterman, holocaust survivor and author of The Golem of Auschwitz

Tue, Nov 1, 6:30 PM


92nd St Y Live Programming 

The NewsHour Together Again: Jim Lehrer and Robert MacNeil with Roger Rosenblatt on Culture, Politics and the State of the World. RSVP here>

Thur, Nov 3, 8:00 PM

Informational Meeting - Trip to Israel Spring 2017

RSVP for this meeting to Rabbi Z by Nov 2.

Mon, Nov 7, 7:30 PM




UJA-Families Helping Families Thanksgiving Basket Program

Bring your kids, create a basket and deliver it to families, seniors and veterans. Register here>  and Donate items here>

Tue, Nov 8, 1:30 PM

High Holy Days 2016


High Holy Day Prayer Book - Order your personalized Bookplate

Kol Nidrei donation online. Printable form.  Thank You!

Rosh Hashanah Congregational Greeting Card - payment form







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>


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. 


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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


Maccabeats concert tickets available now!

Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Free for Community Synagogue members. Reserve your seat here>
Open to the public, $18/adult.  Pay for your seat here>
Ticket information here> Reserve or pay for your ticket today!

$31,713 - Kol Nidrei $36k Matching Grant

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





Volunteer Spotlight

Joyce Cohen

What capacity do you volunteer?  

As far as my volunteering what else is there? Wherever I am needed I try to be of service, my friends, plants, singing partners, clergy, baking for events, holidays, I get so much out of my connections to the Temple and I have made friends wherever I seem to go. That goes as well for the whole group of friends who do maintenance in this beautiful Temple. Life is sometimes sweet, sometimes not so sweet, I chose in 1990 when we joined the Community Synagogue to make that my second home.

Read more about Joyce here>


Mitzvah Opportunities

Tzedakah collected October - December will go to 

משאלת לב Mashelet Lev – Israel’s Make A Wish

The mission of Israel’s "Make A Wish" is to grant the wishes of children (ages 3-18) with life-threatening medical conditions, to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.  Your donation will help encourage and give hope to those facing a challenging diagnosis and treatment.

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.