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Welcome!

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) …

Rabbi David’s Smicha

Contributed by Rabbi Rachel Barenblat, Velveteen Rabbi Channeling smicha for the first time I wrote recently about three ineffable moments from late last week — visiting the prayer space where Reb Zalman z”l used to daven, leading prayer with my friend Rabbi Evan Krame, and savoring the davenen on Shabbat …

Temple members watch the ordination of Rabbi David via streaming video from Colorado.

The Ordination of Rabbi David Evan Markus

Temple Beth-El of City Island is proud to announce the smicha (ordination) of our very own Rabbi David Evan Markus in the lineage of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Rabbi Shohama Wiener and the Vaad (Academic Leadership) of ALEPH, the Alliance for Jewish Renewal. On Sunday, January 11, a large number of the TBE …

Rabbi Shohama Wiener leads community in lighting the hanukkiah.

Happy Hanukkah

Led by Rabbi Shohama Wiener, members and friends of Your Shul by the Sea gathered at Hawkins Park to light our Community Hanukkiah on the first night of Hanukkah 5775.  Both New York State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein and Assemblyman Michael R. Benedetto joined us and offered greetings and encouraged …

Exciting New Partnership for Religious School

TBE is excited to announce an exciting educational partnership with Sinai Free Synagogue of Mount Vernon. This innovative program welcomes children of TBE families to monthly children’s and family …

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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. …