Connecting at Temple Shaaray Tefila

One of the most important aspects of our Temple life is the opportunity for congregants to create connections – to each other, to families and organizations in Westchester, to the greater Jewish community, to Israel, and to those in need around the world. In creating communities, we live our Jewish values while at the same time growing individually. It is this ever-growing network of Jewish connections that makes Temple Shaaray Tefila so unique.

Community Programs

  • Community Shabbat Programs – throughout the year we hold Friday services in congregant homes in Northern Westchester communities. We also hold a Havdallah Hike in the fall.
  • Empty nester gatherings – part social, part educational, these gatherings create a place for those with common interests to learn and interact.
  • Adults at leisure programs – our vibrant seniors community is constantly on the go! Programs include trips to museums and other points of interest, music and film programs, and social gatherings.
  • Brotherhood and Sisterhood – fun, social events for men, women, and everyone together.
  • Community Gardeen – Located on the Temple grounds, our community garden enables our congregants to participate in sustainable food growth for their families and the community

Social Action Programs

  • Family Mitzvah Day
  • Family work trips in the local community and other places where there is a need
  • Teen work trips to Nicaragua
  • Midnight Runs and Emergency Shelter Partnership to help the homeless

Israel Programs

  • Israel-land interactive museum/curriculum at the Temple
  • On-line connections between our religious school students and children in Israel
  • Adult learning programs
  • Community-wide Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) Celebration
  • Support of numerous projects in Israel including playgrounds in Tel Aviv and Sederot, gatherings of Holocaust Survivors, and schools for challenged children

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