• 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.

  • Open Minds is designed to enhance Lifelong Learning at The Community Synagogue. Year-round offerings include author presentations, cooking programs, spirituality workshops, film screenings, study sessions and book discussions with best-selling authors. 

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  • 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

Ongoing Hurricane Relief

Hurricane Florence continues to cause devastation across the Carolinas and these communities are in need of emergency supplies. Please CLICK HERE to contribute to the relief effort.

Hurricane Florence Relief Collection at The Community Synagogue

Thursday, September 20 -Thursday, September 27

Members of our synagogue are sending a truck to Wilmington, NC on September 28 to help those affected by Hurricane Florence. Please bring your donations to the Main Office. CLICK HERE for a list of items needed.


Open Minds offers opportunities to explore Judaism, study, and meet and learn from best-selling authors. Be a part of the new initiative to enhance lifelong learning in our community.

Open Minds Brochure 2018-19>

 


 

Mah Jongg and Canasta Club

Open to all skill levels and free to all Sisterhood members ($5 for non-members). RSVP to Julie [email protected].

Friday, September 21, 12:30 PM 

Wednesday, September 26, 7:30 PM


Community Dinner for Residence of Port Washington

Please volunteer to help residents of Port Washington who can use a little help. More Info Here>

Saturday, September 22, 6:15 PM-9:45 PM


Raise and Decorate the Sukkah-Pizza Dinner Included

Sunday, September 23

10:00 AM Join Brotherhood as they come together for a "Jewish barn raising". Contact Phil Roman here.
4:30 PM Decorate the sukkah with Sisterhood, pizza dinner included, reserve your spot here>.


Dinner and Conversation in the Sukkah 

The Sukkah’s Paradox – How It Teaches Joy Through Sorrow, Eternity Through Impermanence

Join the women of Sisterhood as they gather to fulfill the mitzvah of eating a meal in the sukkah.  Rabbi Z will join for a discussion and to bless and shake the lulav and etrog.  This is a potluck event – please bring a pareve or dairy dish to share!  Wine will be served! Questions? Contact Lori Zlotoff at 917-538-7458 or [email protected].

Thursday, September 27, 7:00 PM


SPECIAL EVENT 

Noah Aronson Concert/BBQ Dinner/Simchat Torah 

LISTEN HERE> Aronson's song, I Am Awake



Gracie Mansion Tour

Chaverim trip to Gracie Mansion includes a free guided tour followed by lunch. Meet at the Port Washington train station at 8:45 AM. RSVP to [email protected] or 516-767-0599.
Monday, October 8, 8:45 AM


Nassau County Museum Trip Exhibit:"True Colors"

Chaverim trip includes a guided tour of the museum exhibit followed by lunch at Hunan Taste.

Thursday, October 18, 12:30 PM

 


LIFELONG LEARNING: OPEN MINDS presents

Sally Kohn: The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity

CNN political commentator and columnist, discusses her book, in a fun and informative talk filled with powerful personal stories and mind-blowing research. Sally helps communities move past conflict to find their common ground, leaving audiences feeling more empowered, hopeful and inspired. 

Monday | October 15 
6:30 PM VIP Meet the Author 
7:30 PM Book Talk

Free for members | general admission $18
VIP members $36 | VIP general admission $54

REGISTER HERE> 
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Learn Mah Jongg for Beginners

The class series dates include November 5, 19, 26 and December 3. $75 for Sisterhood Members, $100 for non-Members. Proceeds support The Sisterhood of The Community Synagogue. REGISTER HERE
Monday, October 29, 12:30 pm 

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Special Events


Kol Nidrei Appeal

As the new year begins, please consider making a contribution to our annual Kol Nidrei Appeal.  These donations are important and help support the day-to-day operations of our synagogue.

 

Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer of the Year

Mazel Tov to Yvette Bergman for her many hours of volunteer work.Yvette has taken an active role as a member of the Board of Trustees, Visioning Committee, Financial Secretary for Sisterhood and coordinator for Chai MItzvah. Read more HERE

CLICK HERE: To make a donation in honor of Yvette Bergman.

Mitzvah Opportunities

HIAS

TZEDAKAH - All funds collected now through November, will go to HIAS, who works around the world to protect refugees who have been forced to flee their homelands because of who they are, including ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities.

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.