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) …

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 services, and to twice-weekly religious school. (The 2014-15 school year begins September 7, but late registration is possible.)  For more information, please consult our religious school page.


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. …

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 …

Candle Lighting 1468

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 …