Yom Chamishi, 18 Iyyar 5776


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

WELCOME to Temple Beth Torah!  We are an active and inclusive Reform Jewish Congregation founded in 1969 with 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.


ADULT EDUCATION - May 13 - 9:00 AM
BOARD OF TRUSTEES - May 16 - 7:30 PM
BUDGET & FINANCE - Apr 11 - 7:30 PM
JTV BOARD - Apr 13 - 8:15 PM
NURSERY SCHOOL - Apr 5 - 7:30 PM
PUBLICITY - May 18 - 3:00 PM
RITUAL - Apr 13 - 6:00 PM
SOCIAL ACTION - Mar 2 - 8:00 PM
TLC - Apr 12 - 11:30 AM
WEB SITE - May 18 - 3:30 PM

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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.

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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

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TBT Seniors Schmooze Group

Monthly meetings of men and women, members and non-members, usually over 50-years of age.


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:  
Sun April 10th 12:15-2:00 PM 

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..  


Send comments and questions to
David Pinkowitz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Friday, May 20

6:00 pm Shabbat Service

7:30 pm Jessie Grill Bat Mitzvah

Saturday, May 21

9:00 am Shabbat Torah Study

10:00 am Aaron Rofe and Natalie Schiff B’nei Mitzvah

Friday, May 27

7:30 pm Shabbat Service Rabbi Gellman

Saturday, May 28

9:00 am Shabbat Torah Study

10:00 am Marly Fass and Rayanna Shwom B’not Mitzvah


Dear Friends,

Purim, Passover, Bar Mitzvahs & Baby namings are all events that make you think of Temple. I see lots of you at Shabbat services and special programs. But did you know we are here for you when you are going through tough times, as well.

I recently went to a UJA conference on Fertility Journeys. I learned so much. Including that the definition of fertility issues is much broader than I initially thought. It ranges from not being able to have a child, to not being able to get pregnant a second time, to surrogacy, to transgender men wanting to have children and feeling shunned by the community. I was reminded how many people are effected by fertility issues. I also learned that there are agencies and support systems in place in the Jewish community that can help. And that the Hebrew Free Loan Association has major loans available for people dealing with infertility treatments and for adoption.

Many of you are suffering, with a variety of issues. Fertility, Drug Addiction, Mental Illness, marital issues, financial issues, etc. Some put strains on the whole family. I want to be here to help. You can make an appointment to see me or just stop by. If I can help you through listening, or Spiritual Direction or pastoral counseling – I will. I am also connected to lots of agencies and resources in and out of the Jewish community that might be exactly the help you need. Any information you share with me or any of our clergy will be kept confidential.

Being part of a synagogue means celebrating together but it also means being on the journey of life together, with its ups and downs. Don’t forget – we are here for you.

Zissen Pesach,
Rabbi Susie Moskowitz

PS – Please read The Arc carefully and join us for as many happenings as you can. They are wonderful ways to connect you and your family to the community.

PSS – MAY 1 – The LATE