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 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 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 …