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Herbert Tarr North Shore Institute for Adult Jewish Education – Fall 2017

The Fall Program commences on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7:30pm, with a lecture by Ambassador Dan Shapiro, discussing highs and lows of Israel-Palestinian talks, the fight over the Iran deal and many sucesses in U.S. – Israel relations.  Courses in Jewish Studies are offered on Monday nights, November 6th, 13th and 20th at 7:30pm.   The program concludes on Monday November 27th, 2017 at 7:30pm with a documentary, “Six Days in June – The War That Redefined The Middle East”.  Following the viewing hear from the community members about their experiences during the Six Day War.  All lecture venues are at the Sid Jacobson JCC.   Please click here for detailed course information, review, select, and then register, by October 18, 2017.

TJ Singles Holiday get Together, December 4th








celebrate with us

Monday, December 4 at 7:00 PM


Celebrate the warmth of the holidays with us. We will have intellect, entertainment, dancing, delish food (latkes–crudités–desserts–wine-sodas), door prize, AND our famous Dreidel Spin contest. Could You Ask For Anything More? OK..then come and make a new friend or two or three.  

A unique talk and discussion by our own personable Rabbi Chizner on a holiday topic, followed by a musical presentation with holiday and regular songs by our amazing new Cantorial Intern, Mariel, promises to make this a warm fuzzy holiday evening. Dancing after the program to DJ hits.. so come celebrate your holiday with us !  

PRIZES  You get one spin with our giant Dreidel. Everyone will win Chanukah gelt or a dreidel gift !! Everyone loved this last year !

 Join other happy singles for this wonderful event at beautiful Temple Judea,                   333 Searingtown Road, Manhasset, NY 11030 on Monday December 4, at 7:00 PM. Reservations are a must for us to order your delicious hot latkes.

            Donation is $14

             Call the Temple office 516-621-8049 or



Large Effort for Victims of Hurricane Harvey


In two short days, a group of dedicated congregants gathered, organized and filled cartons with donated items brought over by generous members of Temple Judea of Manhasset to be shipped to Houston to meet the needs of the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

This was the outcome of a vision by Lauren Chizner, Rabbi Chizner’s wife who has a personal connection to Texas having been born and raised there. Lauren’s vision led to a consortium of nine Long Island synagogues, representing Reform, Conservative and Orthodox, all of whom reached out to their congregations who responded generously to her request.

One large truck was rented, then a second one added when it was realized that one truck would be insufficient to handle all the donations. Each truck was filled stopping at each of the nine synagogues to gather up the donations. In all approximately 25,000 pounds of donations were collected.




In addition to donations of food, medical and cleaning supplies, toiletries, bottled water and baby goods, close to $10,000 in gift cards were donated.

This was truly Tikkkun Olam, “saving the world” in its best sense.

Holocaust Center Celebratory Luncheon

On September 6, 2017, an annual celebratory luncheon was held to honor Holocaust survivors and their sons and daughters.  The event was hosted by Irving Roth, Director and Curator of the Holocaust Resource Center and was held in the magnificent newly-renovated ballroom.
Through the years, this group of survivors have provided an invaluable service to the community, leading discussions and answering questions for school groups and groups of adults who come to visit the Holocaust Resource Center.  They are a lively group, interested in telling their stories, reminding people of the Holocaust and its attendant horrors. The people who are active in this endeavor are in their 80’s and 90’s.
Their sons and daughters who attended the event are exceptionally proud of their parents and were pleased  that they were able to celebrate with them.
As Irving Roth stated, “This Group is the basis for the Holocaust Resource Center!”

Current Renovation and Remodel

See the Newly Renovated Temple Judea 

Renovations of our Sanctuary, Oneg/Cocktail Room, which has been expanded into the Social Hall, Ballroom,  Lobby, and Restrooms have been completed.  This major renovation has been done by Hasson Caterers and us.   Below, please see current pictures of our Sanctuary, Oneg/Cocktail room, Ballroom and Lobby.  In addition to interior renovations, we have added new landscaping and have enhanced our driveway and entrance walkway. 




Rabbi’s Torah Study

Every Wednesday morning at 10:30 am to 11:30 am, a group of men and women meet in the Library to study with Rabbi Chizner, the many aspects of Torah and the meaning for our lives today.

Each meeting starts with reading a specific section of Torah, continuing from the portion read the last time. Lively discussions are part of this extraordinary experience.

Members (and friends) are invited to join any Wednesday morning. All are welcome. Some members of the group have recently joined and others have continued their participation for six or seven years.

People who come to each meeting have a variety of backgrounds and levels of Jewish education. . Everyone leaves at the end of each group meeting with new insights into everyday experiences based on the rich and amazingly astute words that were written over five thousand years ago.

Please join us.