Yom Shishi, 30 Tishri 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.


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.


Rabbi Moskowitz

Rabbi Moskowitz's Blog

Read about our community, e-learning, and words from our Rabbi. Interactive commentary that lets you read and be part of a discussion.


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.

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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

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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 more about what's going on in our synagogue and community. Read about us... upcoming events and this weeks happenings.


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!

Holiday School Closings 

Wed – Fri Sept. 24 – 26 -- Erev & Rosh Hashanah 

Friday, October 3rd Erev Yom Kippur – Kol Nidre 

Thursday-Friday, October 9-10 Sukkot 

Monday, October 13th Columbus Day 

Thursday – Friday, October 16-17 

Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah


 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. September 21 , November 23, 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? Contact Rabbi Moskowitz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Friday night services are at 7:30 pm through the end of October. 



Wednesday, October 8
6:30 PM Pizza in the HUT (RSVP)
7:00 PM Sukkot Services in the Sukkah
Friday, October 10
*6:30PM Sisterhood Shabbat Service
Followed by Author Alyson Richman
Saturday, October 11
9:00 AM Shabbat Torah Study
10:30 PM Bat Mitzvah of Sasha Pam
Wednesday, October 15
6:30 PM Lite Supper (RSVP-$)
7:00 PM Simchat Torah Service with
unrolling of the Torah and Honoring New
Thursday, October 16
7:30 AM Yizkor
Friday, October 17
7:30 PM Shabbat Service with Installation
of Rabbi Susie Heneson Moskowitz
Saturday, October 18
9:00 AM Shabbat Torah Study
10:30 AM Bar Mitzvah of Jack Gottleib
Friday, October 24
5:45 PM TOT Shabbat followed by Pizza,
Wine and Cheese
7:30 PM Shabbat Service
Saturday, October 25
9:00 AM Shabbat Torah Study
6:30 PM Bar Mitzvah of Alex Ash
Friday, October 30
7:30 PM Shabbat Service



 Selichot Service




Dear Friends,

Sharing our lives is an important element of what it means to be a part of Temple Beth Torah.  I would like to invite you to share your story. The Hebrew month of Elul is the month that leads into Tishrei where we find Rosh HaShannah and Yom Kippur.   The Rabbis recognized that it is very difficult to just arrive on Rosh HaShanah and to be introspective, ready to forgive those who need forgiving and ready to do Cheshbon HaNefesh, an accounting of our souls.  To help ease us into the Ya'min Noraim - the ten most powerful days of the year, they took advantage of Elul, the thirty days proceeding Tishrei.


You are invited to write down a reflection on a Rosh HaShannah, Yom Kippur or even a Sukkot or Simchat Torah experience that was meaningful to you.  It can be a recent experience, a childhood one, a "first" (eg. The first time your child blew the shofar for the congregation) or a ritual you do that adds meaning to this season.


Please send your paragraphs to ravsusie@gmail.com by August 25, 2014.  We will publish them each day throughout Elul as a way to help us approach the Holiday season.  We will also read a few of them at Selichot services on Saturday night, September 20 at 9:30 PM.


With prayers for continued peace in Israel and the world.



Rabbi Susie Moskowitz