Yom Rishon, 21 Tishri 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 - Sept 28 - 7:30 PM
PUBLICITY - Oct 14 - 2:00 PM
WEB SITE - Oct 14 - 3:00 PM

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 MoskowitzRabbi 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

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, September 25th @ 7:30 pm

Friday, October 2nd @ 7:30 pm


Starting October 9th, Shabbat services will return to 6:30 pm

Saturday Shabbat Torah Study 9 am



Sept. 22 Kol Nidre (7:45 PM)
Sept. 23 Yom Kippur (8:45 AM or 12:15 PM)
Sept. 27 Sukkah Building w/Brotherhood 9:00AM 
Sept. 27 Sukkot Service/Pizza in the Hut 5:30 PM 
Oct. 2 TOT Shabbat
Oct. 4 YIZKOR 9:00 AM Oct. 4 Simchat Torah Service 6:00 PM




Al tifrosh min hatzibur - Don’t separate yourself from the community

What an amazing community we are! We have already saved a life. Our United Hatzalah Ambucycle is being driven by Eli Hirshberg. Eli is 50, and is married with 5 beautiful children. He live in Modi’in and works as project manager for Bank HaPoalim. He arrived in under two minutes at the home of an women going into a diabetic coma and had her stabilized by the time the ambulance arrived five minutes later. Eli wouldn’t be driving a state of the art rescue cycle if it wasn’t for you and this congregation. I was thrilled to dedicate our Ambucycle this summer.

But we have another mission as well – to save each other’s lives. To prevent spiritual decay – to keep questioning and challenging God, together. To keep learning and doing together. To offer TLC – Temple Loving Care and support- when times are difficult and to celebrate when times are joyous. And to be there when life is a mixture of the difficult and the joyous. To change the world for the better – it is hard to do this alone. It is a bit easier to do it with the love and encouragement of our Temple Beth Torah friends and community.

Make 5776 your year to save lives.

L’shana tova oo’metukah – a Good and Sweet year from my family to yours. 

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.