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Congregation Beth Sholom
441 Deer Park Avenue
PO Box 64
Babylon, NY 11702
516-587-5650
www.congregationbethsholom.com

South Baldwin Jewish Center
2959 Grand Ave
Baldwin, NY 11510
516-223-8688
www.sbjc.net

Baldwin Jewish Center
885 East Seaman Avenue
Baldwin, NY 11510
516-223-5599

Bellmore Jewish Center
2550 Centre Avenue
Bellmore, NY 11710
516-781-3072
www.bellmorejewishcenter.org

Temple Beth El of Cedarhurst
Locust Avenue and Broadway
Cedarhurst, NY 11516
516-569-2700
www.bethelcedarhurst.org

Congregation Beth Tikvah
(Farmingdale Wantagh Jewish Center)
3710 Woodbine Avenue
Wantagh, NY 11793
516-785-2445
www.templefjc.org

Commack Jewish Center
83 Shirley Court
Commack, NY 11725
631-543-3311
www.commackjc.com

Dix Hills Jewish Center
555 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills, NY 11746
631-499-6644
www.dhjc.org

Conservative Synagogue of the Hamptons
PO Box 1800
East Hampton, NY 11937
631-725-8188
www.synagoguehamptons.org

East Meadow Jewish Center
1400 Prospect Avenue
East Meadow, NY 11554
516-483-4205
www.eastmeadowjc.org

Temple Emanu-El of East Meadow
123 Merrick Avenue
East Meadow, NY 11554
516-794-8911
www.templeemanueleastmeadow.com

East Northport Jewish Center
328 Elwood Road
East Northport, NY 11731
631-368-6474
www.enjc.net

Hewlett-East Rockaway Jewish Centre (HERJC)
Congregation Etz Chaim
295 Main Street
East Rockaway, NY 11518
516-599-2634
www.herjc.org

Congregation Tifereth Israel
40 Hill Street
Glen Cove, NY 11542
516-676-5080
www.ctionline.org

Lake Success Jewish Center
354 Lakeville Road
Great Neck, NY 11020
516-466-0569
www.lakesuccessjc.org

Temple Israel
108 Old Mill Road
Great Neck, NY 11023
516-482-7800
www.tign.org

Congregation Tifereth Israel
4 South Street
Greenport, NY 11944
631-477-0232

Temple Beth Chai
870 Smithtown Islip Townline Road
PO Box 5605
Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-724-5807
www.templebethchaiofhauppauge.com

Huntington Jewish Center
510 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
631-427-1089
www.hjcny.org

Jericho Jewish Center
430 North Broadway
Jericho, NY 11753
516-938-2540
www.jerichojc.com

Kings Park Jewish Center
94 East Main Street
PO Box 301
Kings Park, NY 11754
631-269-1133
www.kingsparkjewishcenter.org

Malverne Jewish Center
One Norwood Avenue
Malverne, NY 11565
516-593-6364
www.malvernejc.org

Congregation Beth El
99 Jerusalem Avenue
Massapequa, NY 11758
516-541-0740
www.beth-el-massapequa.org

South Huntington Jewish Center
2600 New York Avenue
Melville, NY 11747
631-421-3224
www.shjc.org

Merrick Jewish Centre
225 Fox Boulevard
Merrick, NY 11566
516-379-8650
www.merrickjc.org

Temple Israel of South Merrick
2655 Clubhouse Road
Merrick, NY 11566
516-378-1963
www.tisom.org

Temple Beth El of Bellmore
1373 Bellmore Road
North Bellmore, NY 11710
516-781-2650
www.tbebellmore.org

Oceanside Jewish Center
2860 Brower Avenue
Oceanside, NY 11572
516-536-6112
www.oceansidejc.org

Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation
21 Old Westbury Road
Old Westbury, NY 11568
516-333-7977
www.owhc.org

Temple Beth El
45 Oak Street
Patchogue, NY 11772
631-475-1882
www.bethelpatchogue.org

Manetto Hill Jewish Center
244 Manetto Hill Road
Plainview, NY 11803
516-935-5454
www.mhjconline.org

Midway Jewish Center
330 South Oyster Bay Road
Syosset NY 11791
516-938-8390
www.mjc.org

Plainview Jewish Center
95 Floral Drive West
Plainview, NY 11803
516-938-8610
www.plainviewjewishcenter.org

North Shore Jewish Center
385 Old Town Road
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
631-928-3737
www.northshorejewishcenter.org

Temple Beth Israel
Temple Drive
Port Washington, NY 11050
516-767-1708
www.tbiport.com

Chevrat Tefillah
1 Sincsink Drive West
Port Washington, NY 11050
516-944-9046

Temple Israel
490 Northville Turnpike
PO Box 1531
Riverhead, NY 11901
631-727-3191
www.templeisraelriverhead.org

Temple B'Nai Sholom
100 Hempstead Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-764-4100
www.bnaisholom.com

Shelter Rock Jewish Center
272 Shelter Rock Road
Roslyn, NY 11576
516-741-4305
www.srjc.org

Temple Beth Sholom
401 Roslyn Road
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
516-621-2288
www.bethsholom.com

Temple Beth Sholom
433 Edgewood Avenue
Smithtown, NY 11787
631-724-0424
www.tbsofs.org

Midway Jewish Center
330 S Oyster Bay Road
Syosset, NY 11791
516-938-8390
www.mjc.org

Temple Hillel Southside Jewish Center
1000 Rosedale Road
Valley Stream, NY 11581
516-791-6344
www.templehillel.org

Congregation Beth Tikvah
3710 Woodbine Avenue
Wantagh, NY 11793
516-785-2445
www.templefjc.org

Jewish Community Center of West Hempstead
711 Dogwood Avenue
West Hempstead, NY 11552
516-481-7448
www.jccwh.org

Temple Beth Torah

243 Cantiague Road
Westbury, NY 11590
516-334-7979
www.templebethtorahli.org

Woodbury Jewish Center
200 S Woods Road
Woodbury, NY 11797
516-496-9100
www.thewjc.org

Congregation Sons of Israel
111 Irving Place
Woodmere, NY 11598
516-374-0655
www.csoiwoodmere.org
  Sinai Reform Temple
39 Brentwood Road
Bay Shore, NY 11796
631-665-5755
www.sinaireformtemple.org

Beth Emanuel Synagogue
5070 Expressway Drive South
Holbrook, NY 11741
631-467-3526
www.bethemanuel.com

Temple Beth David
100 Hauppauge Road
Commack, NY 11725
631-499-0915
www.tbdcommack.org

North Fork Reform Synagogue
27245 Main Rdoad
P.O. Box 1625
Cutchogue NY 11935
631-734-2096
www.northforkreformsynagogue.org

The Jewish Center of the Hamptons
44 Woods Lane
East Hampton, NY 11937
631-324-9858
www.jcoh.org

Temple B'nai Israel
471 Elmont Road
Elmont, NY 11003
516-354-1156

The Garden City Jewish Center
168 Nassau Boulevard
Garden City, NY 11530
516-248-9180
www.gardencityjewishcenter.org

Temple Judea of Manhasset
333 Searingtown Road
Manhasset, NY 11030
516-621-8049
www.temple-judea.com

North Country Reform Temple-Ner Tamid
86 Crescent Beach Road
Glen Cove, NY 11542
516-671-4760
www.ncrt.org

Temple Isaiah of Great Neck
1 Chelsea Place
Great Neck, NY 11021
516-487-5373
www.templeisaiahgn.org

Temple Beth-El of Great Neck
5 Old Mill Road
Great Neck, NY 11023
516-487-0900
www.tbegreatneck.org

Temple Beth El of Huntington
660 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
631-421-5835
www.tbeli.org

Temple Bnai Torah
2900 Jerusalem Avenue
Wantagh, NY 11793
516 221-2370
www.temple-bnai-torah.org

Temple Israel
140 Central Avenue
Lawrence, NY 11559
516-239-1140

Temple Emanu-El of Long Beach
455 Neptune Boulevard
Long Beach, NY 11561
516-431-4060
www.temple-emanu-el.org

Temple Am Echad of Lynbrook
1 Saperstein Plaza
Lynbrook, NY 11563
516-593-4004
www.am-echad.org

Temple Judea
98 Jerusalem Avenue
Massapequa, NY 11758
516-798-5444

Temple Sinai
270 Clocks Boulevard
Massapequa, NY 11758
516-795-5015
www.templesinaimassapequa.org

Temple Beth Torah
35 Bagatelle Road
Melville, NY 11747
631-643-1200
www.tbtny.org

Temple Beth Am
2377 Merrick Avenue
Merrick, NY 11566
516-378-3477
www.templebethammerrick.org

Temple Emanuel
3315 Hillside Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
516-746-1120

B'nai Israel Reform Temple
67 Oakdale Bohemia Road
Oakdale, NY 11769
631-563-1660
www.bnai-israel.org

Temple Avodah
3050 Oceanside Road
Oceanside, NY 11572
516-766-6809
www.avodah.org

Temple Beth Elohim
926 Round Swamp Road
Old Bethpage, NY 11804
516-694-4544
www.mytemple.org

Temple Chaverim
1050 Washington Avenue
Plainview, NY 11803
516-367-6100
www.templechaverim.org

Port Jewish Center
20 Manorhaven Boulevard
Port Washington, NY 11050
516-944-7202
www.portjewishcenter.org

The Community Synagogue
160 Middle Neck Road
Port Washington, NY 11050
516-883-3144
www.commsyn.org

Central Synagogue of Nassau County
430 Demott Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-766-4300
www.centralsy.org

Temple Sinai of Roslyn
425 Roslyn Road
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
516-621-6800
www.templesinairoslyn.com

Temple Adas Israel
P.O. Box 1378
Elizabeth Street/Atlantic Avenue
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
631-725-0904
www.templeadasisrael.org

Temple Isaiah
1404 Stony Brook Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790
631-751-8518
www.tisbny.org

North Shore Synagogue
83 Muttontown Eastwoods Road
Syosset, NY 11791
516-921-2282
www.northshoresynagogue.org

Community Reform Temple
712 The Plain Road
Westbury, NY 11590
516-333-1839
www.shalomcrt.org
  Agudath Israel of the Five Towns
508 Peninsula Boulevard
Cedarhurst, NY 11516
516-374-5364
www.agudah5t.org

Bais Medrash of Cedarhurst
504 West Broadway
Cedarhurst, NY 11516
516-569-1971
www.baismedrash.org

Chabad of Brookville
1447 Cedar Swamp Rd
Brookville, NY 11545
516-626-0600
www.chabadofbrookville.com

Chabad of the Five Towns
74 Maple Avenue
Cedarhurst, NY 11516
516-295-2478
www.chabadfivetowns.com

Chabad of Melville and Huntington
498 Sweet Hollow Road
Melville, NY 11747
631-385-2424
www.chabadofhuntington.com

Chabad Center of Mid Suffolk
318 Veterans Memorial Highway
Commack, NY 11725
631-543-3343

Chabad of Southampton Jewish Center
Southampton Synagogue
24 Hill Street
Southampton NY 11968
631-287-2249
www.southamptonjewishcenter.com

Kehillas Bais Yehudah Tzvi of Cedarhurst
395 Oakland Avenue
Cedarhurst, NY 11516
516-374-9293
516-850-4777 (cell)
www.kbyt.org

National Conference of Synagogue Youth
NCSY Long Island

530 Central Avenue
Cedarhurst, NY 11516
516-569-6279
www.ncsy.org

Sephardic Congregation of Five Towns
539 Oakland Avenue
Cedarhurst, NY 11516
516-374-6316
www.shaareemunah.org

The Herrick Minyan
445 Central Avenue
Cedarhurst, NY 11516
516-792-0605

White Drive Minyan
508 Broadway
Cedarhurst, NY 11516
516-569-2460

Yeshiva Zichron Aryeh
26 Columbia Avenue
Cedarhurst, NY 11516
516-295-5700

Young Israel of Lawrence and Cedarhurst
8 Spruce Street
Cedarhurst, NY 11516
516-569-3324
www.yilc.org

Gurwin Jewish Geriatric Center
68 Hauppauge Road
Commack, NY 11725
631-715-2000
www.gurwin.org

Lubavitch Chai Center of Dix Hills
The Chai Center

501 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills, NY 11746
631-351-8672
www.thechaicenter.com

Torah Center at West Hills Lubavitch
352 West Hills Road
Huntington NY 11743
631-421-6052

Young Israel of East Northport
7 Hooper Road
East Northport, NY 11731
631-368-5880
www.youngisrael.org

Elmont Jewish Center
500 Elmont Road
Elmont, NY 11003
516-488-1616
718-404-7822

Shira Chadasha
35 North Station Plaza
Great Neck, NY 11021
516-482-2290

Young Israel of Great Neck
236 Middle Neck Road
Great Neck, NY 11021
516-829-6040
www.yign.org

Great Neck Synagogue
26 Old Mill Road
Great Neck, NY 11023
516-487-6100
www.gns.org

Ahavat Yisrael
1 Piermont Avenue
Hewlett, NY 11557
516-295-2282
www.yihewlett.org

Young Israel of Huntington
598 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
631-944-6751
www.yihuntington.org

Chabad Torah Community Center
821 Hawkins Avenue
Lake Grove, NY 11755
631-585-0521
www.chabadsb.com

Beth Abraham
2 Rockaway Turnpike
Lawrence, NY 11559
516-239-7836

Beth Sholom
390 Broadway
Lawrence, NY 11559
516-569-3600
www.bethsholom.us

Bostoner Bais Medrash of Lawrence
1109 Doughty Boulevard
Lawrence, NY 11559
516-371-6858
www.bostoner.org

Yeshiva Shor Yoshuv
1 Cedarlawn Avenue
Lawrence, NY 11559
516-239-9002
www.shoryoshuv.org

Ohav Sholom
145 South Merrick Avenue
Merrick, NY 11566
516-378-1988
www.ohav.org

Young Israel of Merrick
107 Hewlett Avenue
Merrick, NY 11566
516-378-2573
www.yimerrick.org

Beth Shalom Chabad
With Rabbi Perl

261 Willis Avenue
Mineola, NY 11501
516-739-3636
www.chabadmineola.com

Young Israel of Smithtown
132 Midwood Avenue
Nesconset, NY 11767
631-724-4529

Young Israel of New Hyde Park
264-15 77th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
718-343-0496
www.yinhp.org

Young Israel of North Bellmore
2428 Hamilton Avenue
North Bellmore, NY 11710
516-826-0048

Darchei Noam
3310 Woodward Street
Oceanside, NY 11572
516-536-8487

Shaar Hashamayim
3309 Skillman Avenue
Oceanside, NY 11572
516-536-2659

Young Israel of Oceanside
150 Waukena Avenue
Oceanside, NY 11572
516-764-1099
www.yioceanside.org

Young Israel of Patchogue
28 Mowbray Street
Patchogue, NY 11772
631-654-0882
www.chabadyip.com

Plainview Mincha Minyan at HANC
25 Country Drive
Plainview, NY 11803
516-394-7505

Young Israel of Plainview
132 Southern Parkway
Plainview, NY 11803
516-433-4811
www.yiplainview.com

North Hills Synagogue
2 Shelter Rock Road
Roslyn, NY 11576
516 877-2131

Chabad of Roslyn
75 Powerhouse Road
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
516-484-3500
www.chabadroslyn.com

Roslyn Synagogue
257 Garden Street
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
516-484-0697
www.roslynsynagogue.org

Chabad of Southampton Jewish Center
214 Hill Street
Southampton, NY 11968
631-287-2249
www.southamptonjewishcenter.com

Stony Brook Hebrew Congregation
51 Hawkins Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790
631-689-3032
http://stonybrookhc.weebly.com/

Hebrew Academy of Nassau County
215 Oak Street
Uniondale, NY 11553
516-538-8161
www.hanc.org

Chabad of West Hempstead
411 Hempstead Turnpike Suite L1
West Hempstead, NY 11552
516-596-8691
www.chabadwesthempstead.org

Eitz Chayim
661 Dogwood Avenue
West Hempstead, NY 11552
516-505-2464
www.ecdp.info

Young Israel of West Hempstead
630 Hempstead
West Hempstead, NY 11552
516-481-7429
www.yiwh.org

Aish Kodesh
353 Woodmere Boulevard
Woodmere, NY 11598
516-374-8596
www.aishkodesh.org

Bais Tefilah
409 Edward Avenue
Woodmere, NY 11598
516-374-5523
www.btwoodmere.org

The Hampton Synagogue
154 Sunset Avenue
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
631-288-0534
www.thehamptonsynagogue.org
  Kehillath Shalom
58 Goose Hill Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
631-367-4589
www.kehillathshalomsynagogue.org

Congregation Beth Emeths
36 Franklin Avenue
Hewlett, NY 11557
516-374-9220
www.rcbe.org

The Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore
1001 Plandome Road
Plandome, NY 11030
516-627-6274
www.rsns.org


 
Jewish Community Centers, Jewish Cultural Institutions and Jewish Resources
Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County
Welwyn Preserve
100 Crescent Beach Road
Glen Cove, NY 11542
516-571-8040
www.holocaust-nassau.org


Suffolk Jewish Community Center
74 Hauppage Road
Commack NY 11725
631-462-9800
www.suffolkyjcc.org
 
             

 

 

About Judaism
Judaism is the religion of the Jewish people. Judaism is a monotheistic religion based on principles and ethics embodied in the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh), as further explored and explained in the Talmud and other texts. Judaism is among the oldest religious traditions still being practiced today. Jewish history and the principles and ethics of Judaism have influenced other religions, such as Christianity, Islam and the Bahá'í Faith. In modern Judaism, central authority is not vested in any single person or body, but in sacred texts, traditions, and learned Rabbis who interpret those texts and laws. According to Jewish tradition, Judaism begins with the Covenant between God and Abraham (ca. 2000 BCE), the patriarch and progenitor of the Jewish people. Throughout the ages, Judaism has adhered to a number of religious principles, the most important of which is the belief in a single, omniscient, omnipotent, benevolent, transcendent God, who created the universe and continues to govern it. According to Jewish tradition, the God who created the world established a covenant with the Israelites and their descendants, and revealed his laws and commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai in the form of both the Written and Oral Torah. Judaism has traditionally valued Torah study and the observance of the commandments recorded in the Torah and as expounded in the Talmud.

Judaism (from the Latin Iudaismus, derived from the Greek Ioudaïsmos, and ultimately from the Hebrew Yehudah, "Judah"; Yahadut, the distinctive characteristics of the Judean ethnos is the religion, philosophy and way of life of the Jewish people. A monotheistic religion originating in the Hebrew Bible (also known as the Tanakh) and explored in later texts such as the Talmud, Judaism is considered by religious Jews to be the expression of the covenantal relationship God established with the Children of Israel. Rabbinic Judaism holds that God revealed his laws and commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai in the form of both the Written and Oral Torah. This assertion was historically challenged by the Karaites, a movement that flourished in the medieval period, which retains several thousand followers today and maintains that only the Written Torah was revealed. In modern times, liberal movements such as Humanistic Judaism may be non-theistic.

Judaism claims a historical continuity spanning more than 3,000 years. It is one of the oldest monotheistic religions and the oldest to survive into the present day. The Hebrews/Israelites were already referred to as "Jews" in later books of the Tanakh such as the Book of Esther, with the term Jews replacing the title "Children of Israel". Judaism's texts, traditions and values strongly influenced later Abrahamic religions, including Christianity, Islam and the Baha'i Faith. Many aspects of Judaism have also directly or indirectly influenced secular Western ethics and civil law.

Jews are an ethnoreligious group and include those born Jewish and converts to Judaism. In 2010, the world Jewish population was estimated at 13.4 million, or roughly 0.2% of the total world population. About 42% of all Jews reside in Israel and about 42% reside in the United States and Canada, with most of the remainder living in Europe. The largest Jewish religious movements are Orthodox Judaism (Haredi Judaism and Modern Orthodox Judaism), Conservative Judaism and Reform Judaism. A major source of difference between these groups is their approach to Jewish law. Orthodox Judaism maintains that the Torah and Jewish law are divine in origin, eternal and unalterable, and that they should be strictly followed. Conservative and Reform Judaism are more liberal, with Conservative Judaism generally promoting a more "traditional" interpretation of Judaism's requirements than Reform Judaism. A typical Reform position is that Jewish law should be viewed as a set of general guidelines rather than as a set of restrictions and obligations whose observance is required of all Jews. Historically, special courts enforced Jewish law; today, these courts still exist but the practice of Judaism is mostly voluntary. Authority on theological and legal matters is not vested in any one person or organization, but in the sacred texts and rabbis and scholars who interpret them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judaism
 

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