Yom Shishi, 15 AdarI 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

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Mar 7: Mardi Gras Casino Night

            Mar 8: Mardi Gras Purim Masquerade Carnival

Mar 14: Philadelphia Trip

Mar 25 & 27: Rabbi Emeritus Marc Gellman

Mar 24: Women's Seder

Mar 29 & 30: Alan Morinas (Mussar Teachings)

Apr 4: Second Night Seder

Apr 16: Interfaith Seder

Apr TBD: The Governor's Office, Scott Martella

May 8: Marjorie Wolfe (Jewish Comedienne)

Jun 3: Andrew Kane (Author of The Night,The Day)

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.


Sandy Berland

President's Message

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


Rabbi Moskowitz

Rabbi Moskowitz's Message

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


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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Saturday, February 28
9:00 AM Shabbat Torah Study
10:00 AM Brooke & Skylar Gronich B'not Mitzvah

Friday, March 6
6:00 PM Shabbat service
7:30 PM Kaylee Stein Bat Mitzvah

Saturday, March 7
9:00 AM Shabbat Torah Study
10:00 AM Daniel Shulman & Sophia Goldbaum B'nei Mitzvah

Friday, March 13
6:30 PM Shabbat Service– 6th Grade Shabbaton

Saturday, March 14
9:00 AM Shabbat Torah Study
10:30 AM Annabelle Greenberg Bat Mitzvah

Friday, March 20
6:00 PM Shabbat Service
7:30 Zachary Simon Bar Mitzvah

Saturday, March 21
9:00 AM Shabbat Torah Study
10:00 AM Olivia Lev Bat Mitzvah

Friday, March 27
6:30 PM Shabbat in Song( Shabbat Rock)- 3rd Grade Shabbaton
8:00 PM Discussion & Dinner  


Saturday, March 28
9:00 AM Shabbat Torah Study
10:30 AM Lanie Kappel Bat Mitzvah

Friday, April 3
No Shabbat Service- Passover

Saturday, April 4
9:00 AM Shabbat Torah Study
5:30 PM 2nd Night Seder

Friday, April 10
7:30 AM Yizkor
6:30 PM Shabbat Service

Saturday, April 11
9:00 AM Shabbat Torah Study

Friday, April 17
6:00 PM Stay-up-a-thon
6:30 PM Yom Hashoah– Shabbat Service
Speaker/ All Night Vigil

Saturday, April 18
9:00 AM Shabbat Torah Study
10:00 AM Jared Kubel Bar Mitzvah

Friday, April 24
6:00 PM Shabbat Service
7:30 PM Matthew Freedman Bar Mitzvah  


Saturday, April 25
9:00 AM Shabbat Torah Study
10:30 AM Aliyah Levitan Bat Mitzvah



ARC ANGELRabbi Susie Heneson Moskowitz 


Its Fun and Games and Hamentaschen– 

But a Whole Lot More 


Most of us are at least culinary Jews. We will have Hamentaschen on Purim and Matzah or Matzah Ball soup on Passover. But are you an ethical Jew? 


Each of these holidays, in addition to the rituals and the foods, reminds us of our ethical obligations to society. 

The Mitzvot of Purim include giving to friends Mishloach Manot and giving to the poor- Matanot L’evyonim. 


For Passover/Pesach the mitzvah of Ma’ot Chittim – Wheat Money is practiced. Special Tzedakah is given to insure that everyone has money to buy matzah and kosher for Passover foods. 


At Temple Beth Torah we have created opportunities for you to celebrate the ritual and ethical mitzvot. To support your friends and to support those in need. 


Join with friends and family this Purim Weekend for two of our biggest fundraisers of the year. Saturday we are having a Masquerade Casino Night with raffles, games and sponsorship opportunities. Our JTV/Youth Group kids have volunteered to babysit in your home for a donation so you can attend and enjoy. Sunday is our annual Purim carnival which gives us an opportunity to have fun and to raise money for our youth programming. Come volunteer, even if you don’t have Purim Carnival aged kids and grandkids. It is a great way to reconnect with TBT friends. 


Our big Tzedakah project for the Spring is to raise money for an Ambucycle. This is our chance to help others and save lives. You will be given several opportunities to donate to this exciting cause but the easiest way is to go online and make a contribution. We are looking forward to dedicating our Ambucycle on April 26th at our Yom Ha’Atzmaut celebration. 


We will be taking part in several Passover Seders – our traditional 2nd Night Seder at TBT on Saturday, April 4. It is designed with something meaningful and fun for everyone, just like a seder should be. On April 1st we will be having a Mutli-Faith Seder at the Gerald Ryan Outreach Center. It is a multi-cultural seder that Jim Hassenfeld, the president of the GROC board, Betsy Mantell, and I played a major role in revitalizing last year. It turned out to be an extra-ordinary evening with native French, Spanish, German and Hebrew speakers asking the 4 questions in their own tongue. The food was delicious and the coming together with people from all over the community was amazing. 


The third is a Women’s Seder which your clergy are designing with Regional Hadassah for March 24th. The last time we did this was 5 years ago, and it was fantastic. 


Chag Samaech – Happy Holidays and may your Holidays be happier as you help to make holidays happier for others. 



Rabbi Susie Heneson Moskowitz