Yom Shabbat, 16 Kislev 5776


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35 Bagatelle Road
Melville NY 11747
phone: 631-643-1200
fax: 631-643-3011

WELCOME to Temple Beth Torah, an active and inclusive Reform Jewish Congregation of over 600 families serving the Western Suffolk and Eastern Nassau County areas of Long Island. Our extended temple family shares rich educational, spiritual and social experiences through a full spectrum of programming -- including religious and nursery school, religious services, and teen and adult activities. Members come to Temple Beth Torah to pray, to learn and to celebrate. Our culture is inclusive and we encourage participation by all age groups. 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.


BOARD OF TRUSTEES - Dec 21 - 7:30 PM
BUDGET & FINANCE - Dec 14 - 8:00 PM
JTV BOARD - Dec 16 - 8:15 PM
NURSERY SCHOOL - Dec 15 - 7:30 PM
PUBLICITY - Dec 16 - 2:45 PM
RITUAL - Dec 9 - 7:30 PM
SOCIAL ACTION - Dec 2 - 8:00 PM
TLC - Dec 8 - 11:30 AM
WEB SITE - Dec 16 - 3:30 PM

GalaEventNY logo Temple 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.

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President's Message

Read the President's periodic messages to the TBT congregation and its friends.

Rabbi MoskowitzRabbi Moskowitz's Message

 Read Rabbi Moskowitz's periodic messages to the TBT congregation and the community.

Cantor Appelbaum

Cantor's Corner

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

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

Mommy & Me (My Gym and Art Explorer) -- 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!


Budding 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. 
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? 

Contact Rabbi Moskowitz at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  


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Friday, Nov 13
5:45 PM Tot Shabbat; K, 1, & 2
6:30 PM Shabbat Service
7:30 PM Leona Schwartz -Dinner and
Speaker- Please RSVP
Saturday, Nov 14
9:00 AM Shabbat Torah Study
10:00 AM Julia Glaser and
Matthew Mankin B’nei Mitzvah
Tuesday, Nov 17
7:00 PM Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Friday, Nov 20
6:30 PM Shabbat Service w/ Rabbi Gellman
7:30 PM Dinner- Please RSVP
Saturday, Nov 21
9:00 AM Shabbat Torah Study w/Rabbi
10:30 AM Ethan Newman Bar Mitzvah
6:00 PM Logan Swerdloff Bat Mitzvah
Friday, Nov 27
6:30 PM Shabbat Service
Saturday, Nov 28
9:00 AM Shabbat Torah Study
10:30 AM Jacob Spitzer Bar Mitzvah
6:00 PM Ashley Silverberg Bat Mitzvah

Note: We have large print Mishkan Tefillah
Prayer books available for services




Dear Friends,

It was wonderful to see so many of you at our Holiday services. Now it is time for ACTION. Why do need to Act? –Because they are human, we are human and we are Jews.

Here is some information about several of the causes I mentioned. To Aid the Refugees:

HIAS –Hebrew Immigrant and Aid Society www.HIAS.org

Their Mission: Welcome the Stranger. Protect the Refugee On their website they teach: We used to take refugees because they were Jewish. Now we take them because we're Jewish. Another Tzedakah that I didn’t mention, but which is also very reputable and combines our love of Israel with helping refugees throughout the world is:

IsraAID - www.israaid.co.il

Their Mission: For over a decade, IsraAID has been helping people all over the world overcome extreme crises and has provided millions with the vital support needed to move from destruction to reconstruction, and eventually, to sustainable living.

They are currently helping the South Sudanese Refugees that I spoke about and the Syrian refugees in Jordan where there are over 500,000 refugees with 3,000 crossing into Jordan every day.

If you are interested in doing more with United Hatzalah the Ambucycle organization, please contact them israelrescue.org If you’d like to see my adventures with them –check out the video and pictures at www.tbtny.org.

Looking forward to seeing you at the many exciting activities, programs and services we have in the next few month.

Moadim B’simcha –Wishing you a season of joy,

Rabbi Susie Heneson Moskowitz


Click here to see photos from Rabbi Susie Moskowitz and Rabbi Steven Moskowitz's visit to Israel and the presentation of the Ambucycle.

Click here  to see the video "A Special Thank You to Rabbi Susie and Rabbi Steven Moskowitz" from United Hatzalah.