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.

Love Affairs Among Christians and Jews

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 …

Stories of Shlomo: Spiritual Storytelling from Jerusalem

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.

Shofar blowers 2015

High on Holidays — Shofar to 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!


Musical Welcome to Shabbat

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.