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) …


Havdalah Starts 80th Anniversary Year

Havdallah ceremony with Rabbi Shohama Wiener (center) at the helm precedes Temple Beth-El’s Anniversary dinner/dance. The rabbi is flanked by husband Dr. Alan Dattner, Reb Eva Sax-Bolder, and Reb David Markus to her left, and Trustees Sue Fleishaker, Avra Tietze and Michael Eiron to her right. More photos and text …

Lydia & Torah parade through congregation.

Lydia’s Bat Mitzvah

We were thrilled to call Lydia McElroy to Torah as a bat mitzvah on December 7, with Lydia’s family, friends, neighbors and community members. Pictured here are Lydia, Lydia’s mother, Amy Gottlieb, and Lydia’s teacher, Cantor Jenny Izenstark. Mazal tov to Lydia and her family!

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A Chanukkah of Height and Light

After lighting our Community Menorah in Hawkins Park, TBE members and friends moved across the street into Kaleidescope Gallery to recite the …