Yom Sheini, 21 Sivan 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.

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 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, June 24

7:30 pm Shabbat Service (Under the Stars)

Saturday, June 25

9:00 am Shabbat Torah Service

Friday, July 1

7:30 pm Shabbat Service

Saturday, July 2

9:00 am Shabbat Torah Study

Friday, July 8

7:30 pm Shabbat Service

Saturday, July 9

9:00 am Shabbat Torah Study

Friday, July 15

7:30 pm Shabbat Service

Saturday, July 16

9:00 am Shabbat Torah Study

Friday, July 22

7:30 pm Shabbat Service

Saturday, July 23

9:00 am Shabbat Torah Study

Friday, July 29

7:30 pm Shabbat Service

Saturday, July 30

9:00 am Shabbat Torah Study



Dear Friends,

While Summer is not yet here I want to remind you that TBT is here all summer. Summer is a great me for you to get more involved. Each of us has to and our own way to connect to our Judaism and to the Temple. Here are a few suggestions. You’ll see there are many different avenues you can take.

If you are interested in hands on community service, volunteer at the Wyandanch Camp or at the Mercy INN soup kitchen, or with our Backpacks for Success drive or with HELP Suffolk.

If you are looking spirituality, join us for our outdoor summer services under the stars every Friday night at 7:30 PM or come to the Women’s Retreat on August 2. If you want to study more, check out Jewish Tangents on Tuesday mornings with me. It is a wonderful class with discussion, text and community. The Sisterhood has started the Living Room, to discuss popular books, films and culture.

If social and networking are more of your aims, come to the Business Networking Cocktail party (June 9), the Sisterhood Pool Party (July 20), The Brotherhood Events and watch for some fun nights out at the Temple during the Summer. The Golf Outing is a great way to see old friend, make new connections and to support the Temple. We have 3 very special Services in June. June 3 we will be celebrating the Adult B’nei Mitzvah of Debra Brooks, Rochelle Gerstman, Jeffrey Nackenson, Renee Pardo and Judy Roth. They have worked for two years to learn Hebrew and more about their Judaism. They will be sharing with us reflections on the Torah portion on that they would have read when they were 13 and how it fits their life today.

June 10 we have this year’s Emunah sermon which will be delivered by Sheryl Haber. Sheryl has been a member here for almost 20 years. We are looking forward to hearing her faith journey and learning from her how she has navigated life’s obstacles with optimism and effervescent spirit. Sheryl, her husband David and her daughter Susan, are wonderful examples of what it means to live a committed Jewish life.

I hope you will join me on June 17 as we celebrate the my journey at Temple Beth Torah over these past 20 years and my receiving an honorary Doctorate of Divinity for my 25 years in the Rabbinate. (This is when you should be saying, “she can’t possibly be that old.”)


Rabbi Susie Heneson Moskowitz

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.