Let this booklet guide you through the High Holy Days with your children with helpful suggestions for conversation points, activities, crafts and ways to make the days interesting and relevant to kids and teens of all ages.
Rabbi Mychal will be leading us in a discussion of interfaith relationships throughout Jewish history and the present challenges and opportunities they pose. This discussion will provide a foundation for the second part of the series in which we will explore the many realities of interfaith relationships, including challenges we have faced and our varied approaches to our own interfaith experiences.
A great way for Jewish professionals and volunteers who work with and provide programming for people in interfaith relationships to locate resources and trainings to build more welcome into their Jewish communities; connect with and learn from each other; and publicize and enhance their programs and services.
The Mastic Beach Hebrew Center is the temple of choice for many Long Islanders. We are a liberal reform congregation of inclusion welcoming both Jewish and interfaith families who desire a relaxed, spiritual experience. We offer life-long relationships and a caring temple family ever since our inception in 1937.
The temple offers a wide variety of cultural, social, and educational programs. We take special pride in listening to the needs of our current members as well as that of new congregants, so we can stay relevant and vital in the lives of those we serve.
We have an energetic and vibrant Sisterhood that tends to the cultural and educational needs our community. We established an Inclusion Committee to ensure that people with special needs get the respect and accommodation they deserve. Because children have a special place in our hearts, we are very proud of our outstanding Religious School staffed with top-notch teachers. Our Bar and Bat Mitzvah program is structured to ensure that each and every student achieves the best they can on their special day. And our dynamic Youth Group flourishes with social activities and learning opportunities.
Please contact us anytime to meet with the Rabbi or a board member who will be happy to answer your questions. If you wish, we can arrange to meet you at the convenience of your home or workplace.
Shabbat services begin at 8:00pm, except for the first Friday of the month when we hold 7:15pm Family Services. Our services, which run about one-hour, are followed by an Oneg where congregants can enjoy socializing and refreshments. In fact, we periodically have guest speakers or other social events in connection with Shabbat services. Keep an eye on our calendar for details.