-- Shabbat Under The Stars

Gala Concert, Sunday May 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM


May 18, 2014 will be our annual concert. The title of the concert will be "Lovers and Other Adversaries". It will consist of a series of exciting and dramatic scenes with themes ranging from grand opera, Viennese operetta, and the American musical theater.

With costumes, sets and fabulous singing, this looks to be a night to remember. The event will feature Cantor David Katz, tenor, Hayden DeWitt, lyric mezzo-soprano, and accompanist Dr. Geraldine Boyer-Cussac.

Click Here for the form for ordering tickets and placing an ad in the journal for the concert.

Dwight Gooden at Temple Or Elohim

Wednesday, May 21 at 7:30 PM

Doc Is In The House

Talkin' Baseball and Beyond with Dwight Gooden and

Newday Coumnist and Fox News Commentator Ellis Henican


Admission $18 in advance, $25 at the door

Autographed baseballs are $65 with case, autographed "Doc: A Memoir" book $25, autographed photograph $10, "Dr. K" combo package $95, includes admission, autographed baseball, photo and book.

Reserve your spot; seating will be limited.

****To REGISTER or for more information, Click Here****

New / Returning Member Discount Incentive

Former Temple Beth Elohim members, special arrangements can be made. Please contact our Membership Coordinator at 516-932-5410 or e-mail membership@templeorelohim.com

For a limited time, we are offering a sensational New / Returning Member Discount Incentive. If you or anyone you know would like to join the Temple Or Elohim family, please click here for details of this offer.


We are Judaism in modern times. From generation to generation we want all who enter our sanctuary to feel the welcoming spirit of our clergy and congregants. While staying true to our values as Jewish people, we strive to meet the needs of our congregants, our community and our people of Israel. We are a vibrant, inclusive family. We celebrate Shabbat, all holidays and provide a creative learning experience with participatory services filled with song, music and tradition. Join us and rekindle the joy of being Jewish as we explore the old and new during services from our Siddur, Mishkan T'Fillah.

Temple Or Elohim serves the surrounding communities of Jericho, Syosset, the North Shore and beyond.


  • Full Time Rabbi and Cantor
  • Personalized Attention to your Religious and Counseling Needs
  • Officiate at Weddings, B'Nai Mitzvah Services, Shiva Minyans, Funerals
  • Shabbat & Holiday Services
  • Special Musical Shabbat Services


  • Award-Winning, Creative and Energetic Faculty
  • Kindergarten thru 12th grade Classes
  • Small Class Sizes for Individualized Attention
  • Family Workshops, Shabbat Dinners and Field Trips
  • Morning or Twilight B'Nai Mitzvah Services
  • Personalized B'Nai Mitzvah Preparation with the Rabbi and Cantor
  • Continued Study for Confirmation and Hebrew High School
  • Adult and Junior Choirs Led by the Cantor
  • Informal Youth Education - Youth Groups
  • Special Needs Class
  • Personalized D'Var Torah preparation


  • Men's Club and Sisterhood
  • Torah Study
  • Hebrew Classes
  • Shabbat Family Dinners
  • Lecture Series with Guest Speakers
  • Social Action and Community Involvement
  • Blood Drives and Food Drives
  • Adopt-A-Family Program
  • Mitzvah Day
  • Salute To Israel Parade
  • American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Walk
  • Institute of Adult Jewish Studies (IAJS) *** See details below


Hasson Caterers, our in-house caterer, has been in business for over 35 years. We are so pleased that they can plan and cater all of your Simchas including Kiddushes, afternoon and evening Bar/Bat Mitzvah parties, Bris, Baby Namings, Weddings, Anniversaries, Sweet Sixteens, etc. The beautifully renovated facilities include new Bride, Groom and Family rooms to make every member of the family comfortable during a party.

Please call Hasson Caterers at (516) 937-0120 to set up an appointment to meet with Scott Hasson or Shawn Farber. They will be delighted to guide you through the process and create a party that will be the talk of the town.

The Institute of Adult Jewish Studies (IAJS)

The Institute of Adult Jewish Studies (IAJS) is a consortium of twelve synagogues (Reform, Conservative and Orthodox) serving Northeast Nassau County. Each fall, on Monday evenings, the IAJS offers thirteen weeks of lectures by world-renowned speakers on a wide variety of Jewish-related subjects. In addition, for eight of those weeks, classes by local rabbis and lay instructors precede the lectures.

Click here to view The Institute of Adult Jewish Studies brochure or call Janet at (516) 922-1160 for additional information.

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Saturday, April 19
Shabbat Shalom

Tuesday, April 22
Yizkor Service 8:00 AM
Board of Trustees Meeting 8:00 PM

Thursday, April 24

Friday, April 25
Fourth Grade led Shabbat Evening Service 7:30 PM

Saturday, April 26
Bagel Breakfast before Talmud Class 8:00 AM
Early Bird Talmud Class with Rabbi Abramowitz 9:00 AM
Everyone welcome to share in this wonderful experience
Fifth and Sixth Grade led Shabbat Service 10:00 AM

Sunday, April 27
Hearing Seminar - Dr. Robin Zeller 11 AM to 1 PM
Sisterhood Luncheon, Food Demo 12 PM to 4 PM
Andreas's 25 in Woodbury
Receive a bonus raffle ticket if payment is made by April 10
$40 for Sisterhood member or spouse and $45 for Non-member guest, $50 at the door.
Seating is limited. RSVP by April 18
Please reserve with a check payable to Temple Or Elohim Sisterhood 18 Tobie Lane, Jericho, NY 11753
Contact Barbara Ruvin 516.932.0331 or e-mail bearfan3@gmail.com

Monday, April 28
Yom Hashoah Service 7:00 PM
Speaker, Ruth Mermelstein, Holocaust survivor

Tuesday, April 29
Regular Religious School Classes
Schoolwide Yom HaShoah Service 5:30 PM
Grades 6 to 12 Joint Teen Program 6:30 PM
Religious School Committee Meeting 7:30 PM

    Dates To Remember

Sunday, May 4
Jewish Heritage Festival 10:45 AM
Walking tours of the Lower East Side Visit Hidden Synagogues
This is a day of exploring and learning about the Jewish history of Manhattan's Lower East Side: 3 walking tours of the neighborhood, a vintage goods benefit sale and presentations by renowned guest speakers.
Price is for each tour you take.
$12 Adults, $10 for seniors/students
Travel to NYC on your own
Contact Sheila for more info: szimme2581@aol.com or 516.935.1533

Sunday, May 4
Roundtable Rap 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Join us in forming Roundtable Rap, a new senior (50 +) discussion group led by new member, Terry Kaufman. Terry brings years of experience facilitating discussion groups on a myriad of topics.
The Roundtable will feature a lively exchange of ideas on topics selected by the group.
Bring your ideas, your enthusiasm and your energy as we launch our first meeting.
Please RSVP to ckaufma2@optonline.net or 516.349.7856

Sunday, May 18
Gala Concert 2:00 PM
Highlights from grand opera, Viennese operetta, and the American musical theater
Featuring Temple Or Elohim’s Cantor David Katz, Lyric Mezzo-soprano Hayden DeWitt and Pianist Geraldine Boyer-Cussac
Tickets $25 in advance or $30 at the door
Children 13 and under free when accompanied by parent
Dessert reception following the concert

Wednesday, May 21
Dwight Gooden at Temple Or Elohim 7:30 PM
Doc Is In The House
Talkin' Baseball and Beyond with Dwight Gooden and Newday Coumnist and Fox News Commentator Ellis Henican
Autographed baseballs are $65 with case, autographed "Doc: A Memoir" book $25, autographed photograph $10, "Dr. K" combo package $95, includes admission, autographed baseball, photo and book.
Reserve your spot; seating will be limited