Yom Shabbat, 11 Shevat 5775
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35 Bagatelle Road
Melville NY 11747
phone: 631-643-1200
fax: 631-643-3011

WELCOME to Temple Beth Torah, a Reform Jewish Congregation of over 600 families in the Melville/Dix Hills area of Long Island.  We hope that our Web site conveys the fullness and depth of the rich spiritual, educational and social life that is the heart and soul of our temple family. We come to Temple Beth Torah to pray, to learn and to celebrate.  Our culture is inclusive and we encourage participation. Check out our history, our clergy, our worship schedule, our nursery school, our religious school, and our youth group. Come and join us.  You'll be glad that you did.   


Upcoming Events
       Upcoming Events


Jan 26: **CANCELLED** Religious School, Bar/Bat Mitzvah lessons and Board meeting.

Jan 27: **TBT CLOSED**

Jan 28: **CANCELLED** Religious School, Nursery School,
3rd Grade PACT and Bar/Bat Mitzvah lessons.

Jan 30: Tot Shabbat (TBT Nursery School & PJ Library)

Feb 1: Adult Institute Mishpacha University (TBD)

Feb 9: PaintNite@TBT (Wine, cheese and paint)

Feb 25: Dr Jeff Woodberry (The CORE Curriculum)

Mar 7: Mardi Gras Casino Night

Mar 8: Mardi Gras Purim Masquerade

Mar 22: Adult Institute Mishpacha University (TBD)

Apr TBD: Governor Cuomo's Office (Town Hall Meeting)

Jun 16: Vincent J Russo (Elder Law & Estate Planning)


 GalaEventNY logoTemple Beth Torah is proud to announce Gala Event NYC as the exclusive caterer at TBT. Please call (631) 920-6776 or visit their web site to schedule an appointment.


Rabbi Moskowitz

Rabbi Moskowitz's Blog

Read about our community, e-learning, and words from our Rabbi. Interactive commentary that lets you read and be part of a discussion.


Cantor Appelbaum

Cantor's Corner

Read about music activities at Temple Beth Torah and Cantor Appelbaum's other activities with temple members.  Join one of the three Music Ensembles at TBT.


Adult Education

Adult Education

Learn about important Jewish topics, including best-selling books, Jewish culture and comedy, critical issues facing Israel, worldwide current events, and more.


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David Joshua Berg Nursery School

Mommy & Me, Step-up Twos, Two-Year Olds, Three-Year Olds, Four-Year Olds, Nursery Enrichment Programs and PJ Library

New to TBT - Mommy & Me (My Gym) - Click here for flyer


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David Joshua Berg Religious School

TBT's Religious School K-7th Grade, Family Education Programming Mishpacha University (MU), Special Trips, Peer Tutoring, and More


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TBT's High School Program Jewish Teen Vibe (JTV)

Teen Lead High School & Youth Programs for TBT's 8th - 12th Graders (Educational, Social, Comunity Service) 

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Temple Beth Torah Youth (TEMBTY)

Youth Group Programs for TBT's 3rd - 7th Graders



The Arc Bulletin

Read about what's going on in our synagogue and community. Read about upcoming events and this week's happenings. It's all included in The Arc.



Photo Albums

Take a look at different events, occasions, and ‘happenings’ here at our synagogue. Our Mitzvah Day celebrations, Tikkun Olam, simchas and special occasions!


FriendshipBudding Friendships ... Pairing teen helpers with kids with special needs 


Do you know a child with special needs who would benefit from a teen mentor . . someone to come over once a week to interact with your child? Are you a teen who would like to help? 


We match teens and kids with special needs to meet weekly and develop a strong one-on-one bond. We will train our teens to participate as volunteers. 


Budding Friendships Dates: Sundays 2-4 PM. 
January 11, March 23, April 26 


Teen Volunteers needed to make these afternoons awesome for kids and teens with special needs. Want to be a One on One Volunteer and visit a child? 

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Friday, January 23
6:30 PM Shabbat Service 7:30 Open Mic Night

Saturday, January 24

9:00 AM **CANCELLED** Shabbat Torah Study
Friday, January 30
5:45 PM Tot Shabbat– PJ Ice Cream Social 6:30 PM Shabbat Service
Saturday, January 31
9:00 AM Shabbat Torah Study 10:00 AM Amanda Adler Bat Mitzvah
Friday, February 6
6:30 PM Shabbat Rock 5th Grade
Saturday, February 7
9:00 AM Shabbat Torah Study
10:00 AM Nathan Chan & Dylan Goldman B'nei Mitzvah

Friday, February 13

6:30 PM Shabbat Service

Saturday, February 14

9:00 AM Shabbat Torah Study

Friday, February 20

6:30 PM Shabbat Service

Saturday, February 21

9:00 AM Shabbat Torah Study

Friday, February 27

5:45 Tot Shabbat w/ Teen Band
6:30 PM Shabbat Service followed by Dinner and Speaker Larry Richards

Saturday, February 28

9:00 AM Shabbat Torah Study
10:00 AM Brooke & Skylar Gronich B'not Mitzvah 


Dear Friends,

Thank you for the wonderful Installation Weekend and all of your support and guidance as I have transitioned into my new role as your Senior Rabbi.

Thank you to the many people who Planned the events of this weekend – the Chair people: Robin Steinberg, Kathy Hausman, Janice Hassenfeld, Vicki Friedfeld, Frannie Freedman, Gerry and Merrill Poliak for organizing everything with the help of Debra Brooks, Jill Davis, Erica LaChant, Audrey Frank, Jeanine Heller, Robin Isaacs and Hilary Manus and the rest of the committee.

Gala Events – for their planning of the Oneg Shabbat and the 70’s party in their renovated ballroom. I like to share an excerpt from my remarks at the Friday night service:

TBT By the Numbers
2 amazing clergy that I work with on a daily basis – Rabbi Rachel Wiesenberg and Cantor Sarene Appelbaum. Two talented, giving people that make coming to work an enjoyable experience everyday. They are unbelievably dedicated to serving this community.
1 Rabbi Emeritus- Rabbi Gellman who laid a wonderful foundation for our congregation. My Teacher
1100 students who have graduated from the JDB Nursery School at TBT which is so ably directed by Zelda Miller and full of wonder teachers, students and families who get their start at TBT.
45 Youth Group programs a year run by the amazing Jodi Mishkin- Michaelson, our director of Youth Engagement
295 students in our Religious school- who Rabbi Wiesenberg and Ronnie Wolff put their heart and soul into everyday with a dynamic teaching staff coming up with new ways to engage our kids and their families in Jewish life.

To read more, click 
Rabbi Moskowitz's Message