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Overcoming coronavirus from a high schooler’s perspective


Over a year has passed since the world has changed, due to the pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped Temple Or Elohim, A Community Reform Congregation’s school program. About 92% of the students have been back in – person and are ready to learn. Although, some students were unable to return, the Temple has accommodated their needs with private sessions or […]

An inspirational Yom HaShoah commemoration


On April 8th,  an impactful event took place in Jericho, New York at Temple Or Elohim, A Community Reform Congregation.  Via a smooth and virtually glitch-free ZOOM, the seventh graders and the clergy welcomed Alex Konstantyn, a Holocaust survivor, who told a story none of us will ever forget. The Director of Education, Deborah Tract, created this event as a […]

Thinking outside the box


We not only think outside the box, but we also enhance the box. In these challenging times around the world, our country has transformed greatly. Since last Spring, we have all adjusted to a new method of work, education, entertainment, and prayer. Many of us have new fashion accessories such as rhinestone sparkle masks and purple vinyl gloves while others […]

Interfaith program brings Jews, Muslims together

The Muslim and Jewish co-authors of a book promoting Muslim-Jewish friendship and trust appealed directly to members of their respective communities to “stand together to protect democracy, pluralism and religious liberty in America.” Addressing a zoom forum co-sponsored by the Interfaith Institute of the Islamic Center of Long Island (ICLI) and Temple Or Elohim, A Community Reform Congregation, the speakers, […]

“Not the Same, A Congregant’s Perspective”

By Mark Natelson, VP Temple Or Elohim A Community Reform Congregation

And then nothing was the same. It didn’t happen at once; it was a quick gradual progression. At first it was “we heard about this thing” to “it’s a virus but we don’t know if it’s anything to worry about” to “yeah maybe it is something to be concerned about” to “this might be real” to “this is bad” to […]

Members of Temple Or Elohim, A Community Reform Congregation with the meals they prepared for first responders who worked on Christmas Day.

Home cooked meals for first responders on Christmas Day

Members of Temple Or Elohim, A Community Reform Congregation prepared meals and desserts for first responders who are working on Christmas Day and then delivered them to local police precincts and hospitals. Rabbi Judy Cohen-Rosenberg, the temple’s spiritual leader, has long championed the effort. The tradition continued this Christmas morning at Temple Or Elohim in Jericho, which earlier this year […]

Broadway comes to Jericho temple


It will be a Hanukkah party like no other at the Temple Or Elohim in Jericho on Sunday, December 15th. A joyous holiday party is planned for the community reform congregation, complete with Broadway actors and actresses and a Hasson-catered hot breakfast. The event is scheduled to take place from 10:30 a.m to 1 p.m. The Temple is now known as […]

Broadway comes to Jericho temple


It will be a Hanukkah party like no other at the Temple Or Elohim in Jericho on Sunday, December 15th. A joyous holiday party is planned for the community reform congregation, complete with Broadway actors and actresses and a Hasson-catered hot breakfast. The event is scheduled to take place from 10:30 a.m to 1 p.m. The Temple is now known […]

Shabbat Under the Stars

Hard to believe, that it has been twelve years since Temple Or Elohim had it’s first ‘’Shabbat Under the Stars” BBQ and Service. What is/was this event? It is the first evening of the Fiscal year that the congregation and community gather together as a Temple Family to celebrate each other and have fun together. Everyone eats, laughs, plays and […]

Two local reform temples vote to merge

On June 25,  the congregations of Temple Or Elohim (TOE) in Jericho and Community Reform Temple in Westbury (CRT) overwhelmingly voted to consolidate. The new temple will be called Temple Or Elohim, A Community Reform Congregation, and will operate at the current TOE site at 18 Tobie Lane in the East Birchwood section of Jericho. The upcoming consolidation “provides the […]