Welcome to Temple Beth-El of City Island, Your Shul by the Sea. We are a loving and inclusive community that emphasizes joyful Judaism and nurtures the spiritual heights and depths of Jewish tradition. Our members and friends hail from across the New York metropolitan area, and describe us as haimish (warm) and real, without pretense. Come as you are, bring your entire self, and know that you will be embraced exactly as you are.
This week we pass the mid-autumn mark heading toward Chanukkah and the Festival of Lights. In a sense, we’re at a halfway mark between “holiday seasons” – between the Jewish New Year and the secular new year. This in-between moment offers an important chance to take stock of how we …
On October 25th prominent film historian Lawrence Baron joined us for an engaging lecture and multimedia showing of film, music and humor about relationships among Christians and Jews. Prof. Baron is a nationally renowned film scholar who spoke to an ecumenical group in the temple’s party room that evening. Our …
Join Reb David and Your Band by the Sea as we finish the week and close the Book of Numbers. As our ancestors approached the entrance to the Land of Promise, at this time we approach Tisha b’Av, our entrance gate into the season.
Join Rabbi David and Your Band by the Sea as we celebrate a special kabbalat Shabbat in honor of Max and Rose Cutler, who become bnai mitzvah this weekend. This week’s Torah portion (Kedoshim) includes the Holiness Code’s
Join Rabbi David, Reb Eva and Your Band by the Sea as we bring in this last Shabbat of the Jewish springtime. This week’s Torah portion (Bamidbar) recounts our journeys and prepares us to enter the summer
Join your clergy and acclaimed Jerusalem maggid (storyteller) and Rebbetzin Emuna Witt-Halevi, longtime student of Shlomo Carlebach, for an evening of spiritual stories about Carlebach’s life and the spiritual life of the Holy City.
1st Dinner at Sukkot.
Shanah Tovah! All seekers were welcome to our free, inclusive, heart-centered High Holy Day services, blending tradition and innovation in the soulful style of Jewish Renewal. We hope the new year brings you health, happiness, and, above all, peace!
A marvelous and melodious finish to the week, led by our two rabbis, Shohama and David.
A Musical Welcome to Shabbat – on Friday eves at 7:30pm.
Join Rabbi Shohama and/or Rabbi David and our Band by the Sea as we usher in Shabbat and approach the High Holy Day season.