• 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

 

ECC Challah Braiding Fundraiser

Come and braid some challah and add some goodies to it ( raisins, chocolate chips, etc) $10/child ages 2 and over. RSVP HERE

Fri, Apr 28, 4:00 PM


 

Responding to Anti-Semitism

Offsite at The Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore. CLICK HERE to RSVP

Sun, Apr 30, 10:00 AM


POWTY Leadership Celebration!

8-12th grade POWTY members and their families & friends are invited to dinner & presentations from our POWTY Foundation & Tikkun Team participants.  Shabbat evening services, and Kabbalat Torah (confirmation) ceremony to follow.  . CLICK HERE to send a Congratulations Uniongram.    CLICK HERE to RSVP

Fri, May 5, 5:45 PM


Shabbat Schmooze

All are welcome. Join us for wine, cheese, fruit and good conversation with friends, old and new. Prior to Shabbat services.

Fri, May 5, 7:30 PM


Israelfest 2017

Live music, dancing, food and family activities. Free admission. CLICK HERE to volunteer. CLICK HERE to RSVP on Facebook. At North Hempstead Beach Park, Port Washington.

Sun, May 7, 12:00 - 4:00 PM


Scotch and Sacred Texts

"The Place Where We Are Right - Justice and Peace In Jewish Tradition" In a time of increasing societal polarization what insights can Jewish sources offer to how to balance a sense of doing with what we believe is true and right with what creates greater peace?
Thur, May 11, 7:30 PM

 


Brotherhood, Chaverim, Sisterhood

 

Brotherhood Board Meeting

All Brotherhood members welcome!

Mon, May 1, 8:00 PM


Food for the Soul: Interfaith Pot Luck Dinner

Join Sisterhood and the women's group of the Islamic Center of Long Island for an evening of delicious food, good conversation and a chance to better understand each other's faith and culture. We'll be cooking a dairy dinner together and would love for you to bring a salad or dessert to share (without nuts).  Contact Caryn Ronis at 917-612-1513 to RSVP and let her know what you will bring. RSVP HERE

Thur, May 11, 7:00 PM

High Holy Days Prayer Book

 

High Holy Day Prayer Book - Order your personalized Bookplate

Kol Nidrei donation online. Printable form.  Thank You!

 

 

 

 

News / Community

Welcome to Rabbi Sam Pollak

We are thrilled that Sam Pollak, who will be ordained as a rabbi at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in May, will be joining us at the end of June as our new rabbi. Click here to read more about Rabbi (almost) Sam Pollak.


Responding to anti-Semitism: Organizing and Action!

Etzion Neuer, Director of Community Service and Policy at the ADL, will be speaking, followed by breakout sessions for adults, teen and K-6th grades. At the Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore. Co-sponsored by The Community Synagogue, Chevrat Tefillah, Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore, Port Jewish Center, Temple Beth Israel, Temple Judea of Manhasset. CLICK HERE TO RSVP

Sunday, April 30, 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM

 

 

 

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Special Events

The Community Synagogue Theater Company presents! 
The Music Man at The Landmark Theater




Sat, Apr 29, 7:30 PM
Sun, Apr 30, 1:30 PM and 5:30


UJA - Federation of NY Invites You to the 
Port Washington-Sands Point Community Dessert Reception

Monday, May 15, 7:00 PM VIP Wine and Cheese Reception; 8:00 PM Program Followed by Dessert

Honoring:
Dorette and Peter Forman, The Community Synagogue
Stacey and Jonathan Satovsky, Temple Beth Israel

FEATURING BRET STEPHENS:
Former Jerusalem Post editor-in-chief Bret Stephens is joining The New York Times as an op-ed columnist. Stephens has been The Wall Street Journal’s deputy editorial page editor since he left the Post in 2004.


CLICK HERE for more information. RSVP to Bari Ziegel 516-762-5830 or [email protected].


Thursday, June 1st, 7:30 PM  "How We are Hurting Our Kids - How to Help Them?" Sarah offer a raw critique of how parents of young children are creating problems for their kids. Join in a lively conversation about homework, setting limits and how we model (or don't) as parents.  Sponsored by Sisterhood.

Friday, June 2nd, 8:00 PM t "What is Israel Like, Really." Sarah shares her reflections on the challenges of living in Israel and will help you understand the joyous complexities of living in a land share by two peoples and holy to three faiths. 

Everyone in the community is invited to join us at no charge. Feel free to invite your friends. For more, see blogs.timesofisrael.com/author/sarah-tuttle-singer


Farewell to Rabbi Danny Weekend Events

Friday, June 9, 6:30 PM Erev Shabbat Services with Nefesh Mountain
Saturday, June 10, 10:30 AM Final Havurah Service with Rabbi Danny
Sunday, June 11, 5:30 PM BBQ Dinner & Special Presentation

 


 

Volunteer Spotlight

Roger Warren

In what capacity do you volunteer?  

As the chairman of the grounds committee, I make sure that the incredible beauty of our property is maintained.  This is a result of a team collaboration lead also by Joanne Fried, Gil Rosenthal (chairman Emeritus), the grass cutters, the landscapers, the temple maintenance crew, the arborist and the irrigation people.

Read more here>

Gil Rosenthal (no photo)
Gil and his wife Annette joined the synagogue in 1968. Gil, a professional horticulturist, specializing in Japanese gardens, has devoted his time and talent to creating the beautifully landscaped property of The Community Synagogue.

Mitzvah Opportunities

Tzedakah collected April - June will go to Long Island Crisis Center

Long Island Crisis Center provides 24/7, free, high quality, confidential and non-judgmental programs and services to support and empower Long Islanders at critical times in their lives. For more information go to http://longislandcrisiscenter.org/

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.

 


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