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Long Island

Long Island Synagogues

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Planning to do some shul shopping? No matter what your relationship was (or wasn’t) to synagogue in your childhood, the time comes in many parents’ lives when they need to find a synagogue for their family. You might be searching for a place to hold a baby naming, a Jewish preschool, a Hebrew school, or for somewhere to hit up on Shabbat and the High Holidays. No matter the reason, finding the perfect fit for you and your family can be even harder than finding the perfect pair of jeans, which is why we’ve compiled this list to help you get started.*  For more information about Tot Shabbats, click here.

East Hampton

Chabad of East Hampton
13 Woods Lane
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 329-5800
info@jewishhamptons.com
Denomination: Orthodox
Clergy: Rabbi Leibel Baumgarten
Tot Shabbat: No
Preschool: No
Hebrew School:
Ages: 5 – 13 years
Days per week: We bring Hebrew School to your home on whichever day of the week you prefer! Join up with other children in the area or enjoy private lessons for your children alone.
Synagogue membership not required.
Description: You know that feeling you get when you walk into the mom and pop bagel store in your town? Everyone knows your name, the owners have your order going before you can tell them what you want, and the whole restaurant sits community style all together as a family. You get that same feeling when walking into our synagogue. The Rabbi greets everyone with a huge smile and hello. The community members are kind, loving, and helpful to one another. The singing during services puts you on a high. The Rabbi’s wife and children are all part of it too-catering the weekly kiddush and bringing their smiles and love to everyone they meet.

East Rockaway

Hewlett-East Rockaway Jewish Centre
295 Main Street
East Rockaway, NY 11518
(516) 599-2634
office@herjc.org
Denomination: Conservative
Clergy: Rabbi Andrew Warmflash, Hazzan David Sislen
Tot Shabbat: No
Preschool: Yes
Hebrew School:
Ages: 5 – 13 years
Frequency varies according to age
Synagogue membership required
Description: We are a truly egalitarian conservative synagogue which strives to make everyone feel welcome.

Hewlett

Chabad of Hewlett
44 Everit Ave
Hewlett, NY 11557
(516) 295-3433
chabad@jewishhewlett.com
Denomination: Chabad
Clergy: Rabbi Nochem Tenenboim
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School:
Ages: 5 – 13 years
One day per week
Synagogue membership is not required
Special Needs: We welcome all Jewish children and provide for them according to their specific needs
Description: Chabad of Hewlett is a vibrant center for Jewish life catering to the community’s Jewish and social needs.  Chabad of Hewlett is dedicated to serving the Jewish community with an unconditional love and concern for every Jew, regardless of age, background, affiliation, or level of observance. We are the address for all your Jewish needs.

Huntington

Huntington Jewish Center
510 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
(631) 427-1089
baxmacher@hjcny.org
Denomination: Conservative
Clergy: Rabbi Neil Kurshan
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes
Hebrew School:
Ages: Kindergarten – 7th grade
Two days per week
Synagogue membership required for 3rd grade and above
Special Needs: We are happy to accommodate children of various needs and abilities
Description: Our synagogue is a wonderful, welcoming, small, yet dynamic Conservative congregation with members of all ages and sizes. We serve the very young to the very old and are proud of our inter-generational spirit.

Jericho

Jericho Jewish Center
430 North Broadway
Jericho, NY 11753
(516) 938-2540
Info@JerichoJC.Org
Denomination: Conservative
Clergy: Rabbi Benjamin Herman, Cantor Barry Black
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes, Membership required for enrollment
Hebrew School:
Ages 5 – 17 years
Two days per week
Synagogue membership required
Special Needs: We strive to meet the needs of every child.
Description: Jericho Jewish Center is a friendly, progressive, Conservative synagogue. We are an egalitarian pluralistic community offering services, programs and activities that reflect our commitment to traditional as well as non-traditional observance and welcome unaffiliated and interfaith families. We draw on our ancestral teachings and traditions with contemporary understanding to create a dynamic place that values worship and education, respects diversity, and encourages social action and community involvement.

Temple Or Elohim
18 Tobie Lane
Jericho, NY 11753
(516) 433-9888, ext. 14
membership@templeorelohim.com
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Harvey Abramowitz, Cantor David Katz
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Offered on the High Holidays and at various times during the school year. Check website for details.
Preschool: No
Hebrew School:
Ages: 4 – 18 years
Frequency varies according to age
Synagogue membership required
Special Needs: There are two special needs teachers on staff and classes for students with special needs.

Manhasset

Temple Judea
333 Searingtown Road
Manhasset, NY 11030
(516) 621-8049
templeoffice@temple-judea.com
Denomination: Reform
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Clergy: Rabbi Todd Chizner, Cantor Abbe Sher
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School:
Ages: K – 12th grade
One day per week
Synagogue membership required after 2nd grade, free tuition for new members
Special Needs: We welcome children with special needs and will work with parents to create the best possible learning environment for each child.
Description: Our warm and supportive congregational family would love to welcome you. Please call or email to learn more about the exciting programs and opportunities offered at Temple Judea.

Massapequa

Temple Sinai
270 Clocks Blvd
Massapequa, NY 11758
templesinaimassapequa@gmail.com
(516) 795-5015
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Janice Poticha
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School:
Ages 8 – 13 years
One day a week
Synagogue  membership required.
Description: We have been on the South Shore of Long Island for more than 50 years. In a time when so many congregations are merging, Temple Sinai continues to offer our congregants beautiful worship, opportunities to volunteer, an active religious school and more. We are open and welcoming to all family constructs including interfaith families and LGBTQ families.

New Hyde Park

Temple Tikvah
3315 Hillside Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
(516) 746-1120
lisae@templetikvah.org
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Randy Sheinberg, Cantor Guy Bonne
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School:
Ages: K – 12th grade
1 -2 days per week
Synagogue membership required after 3rd grade
Special Needs: The school provides push-in support for children with special needs, and a separate special education class for students who are not used to being mainstreamed.
Description: Temple Tikvah is a center for Reform Judaism that has membership in eastern Queens and Western Nassau County. We welcome young families, seniors, interfaith, same-sex couples and all others through our doors to learn, share, and grow as we discover the richness of Judaism and Jewish values in a relaxed and inviting environment.

North Bellmore

Young Israel of North Bellmore
2428 Hamilton Avenue
North Bellmore, NY 11710
(516) 826-0048
yinbellmore@yahoo.com
Denomination: Orthodox
Tot Shabbat: No
Preschool: No
Hebrew School: No
Description: We are a small, welcoming and accepting community very eager to welcome new members and friends.

Oakdale

B’nai Israel Reform Temple
67 Oakdale Bohemia Rd
Oakdale, NY 11769
(631) 563-1660
office@bnai-israel.org
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Steven A. Moss, Cantor Ilana Plutzer
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School:
Ages: Pre-K – 12th grade
One day a week
Synagogue membership not required
Special Education: We have Special Education classes for students in grades 4-6.
Description: B’nai Israel Reform Temple has membership ranging from Merrick in Nassau County to Eastport in Eastern Suffolk – and everywhere in between. Located in central Suffolk County makes us a Jewish oasis on the South shore of Long Island. We are an interfaith family-friendly congregation who treats everyone like family.

Oceanside

Temple Avodah
3050 Oceanside Rd.
Oceanside, NY 11572
(516) 776-6809
office@avodah.org
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Uri Goren
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: No
Preschool: No
Hebrew School:
Ages: K – 7th grade
One day a week
Synagogue membership required
Description: We live a simple concept – However you define your family we welcome you to ours. Music is an essential part of our service and we range from traditional choir to junior choir Rock Shabbat services. Other times our spectacular Cantorial soloist is accompanied by a guitarist or two and Rabbi Goren even plays percussion for our informal Ruach services.  We don’t promise miracles but you will leave any of our unique services with a smile and a sense of community.

Plainview

Temple Chaverim
1050 Washington Avenue
Plainview, NY 11803
(516) 367-6100
info@templechaverim.org
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Jonathan Hecht, Rabbi Debra Bennet
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School:
Ages: 1st – 12th grade
Frequency varies according to age
Synagogue membership required after 2nd grade
Special Needs: A Resource Room teacher is available daily and a separate special needs class is available, if needed
Description: Temple Chaverim is a dynamic Reform synagogue committed to providing an engaging and warm environment for congregants and the community at large. In addition to providing a full program of religious activities, Temple Chaverim provides a rich cultural, social, educational experience and is an affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism.

Port Jefferson Station

North Shore Jewish Center
385 Old Town Road
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
631-928-3737
secretary @nsjc.org
Denomination: Conservative
Clergy: Rabbi Aaron Benson
Tot Shabbat: No
Preschool: No
Hebrew School:
Ages: 5 – 12 years
One day a week
Synagogue membership required
Description: We are a welcoming congregation that celebrates our children, adults and seniors.

Port Washington

The Community Synagogue
160 Middle Neck Road
Port Washington, NY 11050
516-883-3144
info@commsyn.org
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Danny Burkeman
Tot Shabbat: Yes

Rockville Centre

B’nai Sholom-Beth David
100 Hempstead Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
(516) 764-8381
Morahlisaa@gmail.com
Denomination: Conservative
Clergy: Rabbi Diamond
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: No
Preschool: No
Hebrew School:
Ages: K – 7th grade
Two days per week
Special Needs: We accommodate all students and their individual needs
Description: We have program for all ages and welcome all!

Central Synagogue of Nassau County
430 DeMott Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
(516) 766-4300
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Marc Gruber, Cantor Rachel Kohlbrenner
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes.
Preschool: Yes
Hebrew School:
The Jewish Experience @ 430 DeMott Ave., a joint project with Central Synagogue of Nassau County
Frequency varies according to age
Synagogue membership required after 3rd grade
Special Needs:  Central Synagogue of Nassau County is committed to meeting the needs of individuals with special needs. We evaluate activities to make our programs and community as accessible as possible, and our building has an elevator system and large print prayer books. We make every effort to partner with families to provide students with special needs a Jewish education and meaningful life cycle celebrations.
Description: For more than seventy-five years, Central Synagogue of Nassau County has served individuals and families on the South Shore of Nassau County. We are a dynamic congregation, committed to the philosophy of Reform Judaism. We welcome people of all ages, individuals, and families, Jews by birth and by choice, non-Jewish partners in interfaith couples, gay and straight persons, those who are spiritually settled and persons feeling spiritually restless.

Reconstructionist Congregation Beth Emeth
430 DeMott Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
(516) 374-9220
Denomination: Reconstructionist
Clergy: Rabbi Elliot Skiddell
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes
Hebrew School:
The Jewish Experience @ 430 DeMott Ave., a joint project with Central Synagogue of Nassau County
Frequency varies according to age
Synagogue membership required after 3rd grade 
Special Needs:  The building is a equipped with an elevator and large print prayer books are available. We make every effort to partner with families to provide students with special needs a Jewish education and meaningful life cycle celebrations.
Description:  Congregation Beth Emeth, established in 1994, is the only Reconstructionist Synagogue on the South Shore of Long Island. Our eclectic, friendly, and caring community welcomes everyone, no matter their lifestyle preference or social background. In our congregational family, people participate according to their own needs, whether it is for socializing and friendship, education or worship.

Roslyn

Temple Sinai of Roslyn
425 Roslyn Road
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
(516) 621-6800
templeoffice@mysinai.org
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Michael White, Rabbi Andrew Gordon, Cantor Sergei Schwartz
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes, synagogue membership required
Hebrew School:
Ages: 5 – 17 years
One or two days per week
Synagogue membership not required
Special Needs: We have a new program, Kadima, for children with special needs as well as our Chazak program for children on the autism spectrum. The Chazak program is open to non-members.
Description: Temple Sinai is a large congregation, yet there is a sense of community and a strong “family” feeling. Our clergy is outstanding and the musical component of our worship services is so extraordinary, that congregants forget they are in services and applaud!  There is something for everyone, from our youngest nursery students, to our founding members. We have engaging educational programs, social programs, a new Children’s learning center… and there is a palpable positive energy when you come through our doors.  Temple Sinai of Roslyn is a very special place!

Syosset

Midway Jewish Center
330 South Oyster Bay Road
Syosset, NY  11791
(516) 938-8390
Denomination:  Conservative
Clergy:  Rabbi Rafi Rank, Rabbi Joel Levenson, Cantor Adam Frei
Interfaith Friendly:  Yes
Tot Shabbat:  Yes
Preschool:  Yes
Hebrew School:
Ages: K – 12th grade
Frequency varies according to age
Synagogue membership required after 2nd grade
Special Need: A Resource Room teacher is available daily and a separate special needs class is available, if needed
Description:  MJC  is kid friendly, LGBTQ-friendly, interfaith-family friendly, non-judgmental, casual in dress  — all in our renovated building and with a thriving congregation.

Wantagh

Temple B’nai Torah
2900 Jerusalem Avenue
Wantagh, NY 11793
(516) 221-2370
spennington@temple-bnai-torah.org
Denomination: Reform
Clergy: Rabbi Marci Bellows, Cantor Steven Sher
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: No
Hebrew School:
Ages:  K – 12th grade
Frequency varies according to age
Synagogue membership required after 2nd grade.
Special Needs: We welcome children of all ability levels and needs. Please contact our office with specific questions or concerns.
Description: Our congregation is comprised of a wide variety of family models – Jewish singles of all ages, couples and families in which both adults are Jewish, and interfaith couples and families (one member must be Jewish). Whatever your religious background, you will find a home here in which to grow.

Woodmere

Congregation Sons of Israel
111 Irving Place
Woodmere, NY
(516) 374-0655
execdirector@csoiwoodmere.org
Denomination: Conservative
Clergy: Rabbi Bruce Ginsburg, Cantor Joseph Shoshani
Tot Shabbat: Yes
Preschool: Yes
Hebrew School:
Ages: 4 – 17 years
One or two days per week
Synagogue membership required after 3rd grade
Description: We offer multiple tracks in our Hebrew School including Shalhevet, a track for Hebrew-speaking Israeli children, J-STARS, an afterschool program for Russian Jewish children, Osher, an afterschool program for observant families with children in public school, and Kesher Hebrew High School. Our Pre-school, Ganoni program is the only true Hebrew Immersion program in the area.

*Please note, we do not intend this to be a comprehensive list of ALL synagogues in your area.  The synagogues listed below elected to be listed on our site and took the time to answer all of our pesky questions.

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