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Temple Israel

Temple Israel, located in Vestal, New York, is a modern, conservative synagogue founded in 1886.

4737 Deerfield Place, Vestal, NY 13850
Phone: 607-723-7461
Email: titammy@stny.twcbc.com

Minyan

We have minyan at 5:30 pm on Tuesday and Friday and by request.

Specially requested minyanim are listed on our calendar and emailed to our congregation.  Please contact  Howard Schwartz or the synagogue office if you have questions: Tammy 607-723-7461

Click here for Temple Israel Calendar

Committees at Temple Israel

Executive Board

Richard Schneierson – President

First Vice President – Phyllis Heller

Marcia Hofstein – Second Vice President

Art Siegel – Third Vice President

Jennifer Schutzer – Secretary

Alan Piaker – Treasurer

Nellie Roth – Counsel

Don Zelter – Past President

 

Trustees

Myrna Dubofsky
Barbara Greenberg
Sylvia Horowitz
Al Lavker
Joseph Newmark
Maxine Rosenberg
Hersh Rozen
James Schutzer
Jeff Shapiro
Howard Warner
Jonothan Weiss
Michael Wolff
Barbara Zelter

 

Committees  

Adult Education: Our adult education committee plans monthly activities and classes for our congregation, including Sunday brunch and lectures.
Caring Community: Our caring community committee visits congregants who are sick or frail in their homes, in hospitals, and at assisted living and nursing homes.
Cemetery Committee The Cemetery Committee oversees our synagogue cemetery in Conklin.
Chevra Kadisha This committee performs the mitzvah of Tahara for those who have passed away. Arrangements can be made through the funeral home.
Fundraising: This committee raises money through a series of special events and projects.
House Committee: The House Committee supervises and directs the proper maintenance of the congregation’s buildings and grounds, and recommends to the Board of Trustees rules and regulations governing their use. It organizes and recruits volunteers for clean-up and fix-up projects.
Kitchen Committee: This committee supervises and directs the use of the synagogue kitchens and issues instruction for their use. This committee shall take measures necessary to ensure that Kashrut is strictly observed and maintained.
Membership: This committee makes the Jewish community aware of Temple Israel and communicates with potential members for the purpose of inviting them to join. It provides an orientation and welcoming activities for new members. The committee also takes steps to retain members and encourage their participation in congregational activities. It reviews resignations from the congregation and reports on them to the Board of Trustees.
Mitzvah Corp: This committee of volunteers prepares a meal of consolation for mourners after the funeral.
Program Committee: This committee plans and creates important events that bring our community together in celebration, including testimonial dinners, entertainment programs, and commemorations.
Publicity: This committee is responsible for making sure all Temple activities are relayed to the Jewish community through The Reporter and to the general public through the Press & Sun Bulletin.
Religious School: In conjunction with the principal, this committee assures that the Religious School functions in an effective manner and that the goals and curriculum are appropriate and complete.
Ritual Committee: This committee determines matters pertaining to ritual and religious practices of  Temple Israel. It coordinates aliyot, schedules haftorah readers, High Holidays honors and assures that all religious aspects of the Temple are conducted properly and smoothly.
Young Family Programming: The Young family Committee programs for young

 

Minyan

We have minyan at 5:30 pm on Tuesday and Friday and by request.

Specially requested minyanim are listed on our calendar and emailed to our congregation.  Please contact  Howard Schwartz or the synagogue office if you have questions: Tammy 607-723-7461

Click here for Temple Israel Calendar