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Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation
Progressive, Friendly and Fun!

The Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation (RIJC) is an egalitarian, progressive, friendly and fun synagogue founded in 1976. Our congregation is dedicated to providing Jewish spiritual support and renewed Jewish knowledge to all who seek it, as well as a strong Jewish community in and for the neighborhood.


Everyone in the community is welcome to join us at our High Holiday, Shabbat and Festival Services and social events. Our members include singles and couples, seniors and families with young children, people of many national origins and religious backgrounds.


Shabbat worship services are held on Friday nights at 7:30 p.m., approximately twice per month, followed by a community Shabbat dinner or Oneg, either at our place of prayer or in the homes of members of the congregation.  And once per month, there is a community Shabbat dinner at 6pm.


In addition to Shabbat services, holiday celebrations and Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Rabbi Moritt teaches two series of Adult Education classes in the winter and spring.


We encourage all in the community to join us for High Holiday, Sabbath and Festival Services and enjoy the company of your neighbors on Roosevelt Island.  Information about Shabbat services, holiday celebrations and programs is posted  online at this link.  For more information, use our Contact Us page or email


While our home in the Cultural Center is being renovated, we are fortunate to hold prayers and events at locations convenient to everyone on Roosevelt Island.  To find the location of upcoming events, look on our Calendar page.





Visit our calendar page for the upcoming dates for the 2013/2014 calendar

Watch for details about our 30th Anniversary Celebration!



Thursdays at 7:30pm on 4/24, 5/1 and 5/8





Friday, 7:30pm 

Shabbat Services at Rivercross, Oneg following


Thursday, 7:30pm 

Adult Education Class Part 1 - CONVERSION


Friday, 7:30pm 


Shabbat Services at Rivercross, Birthday Oneg following





Thursday, 7:30pm  

Adult Education Class  Part 2


Thursday, 7:30pm  

Adult Education Class  Part 3 


Friday, 6:00pm



Friday, 7:30pm   

Children's Service & Family Dinner

(location TBA)


Shabbat Services at Rivercross, Oneg following 


Friday, 6:00pm  


Friday, 7:30pm   

Children's / Family Shabbat Service 

(location TBA)

Shabbat Services at Rivercross, Oneg following sponsored by Rita and Steve Meed




Time and location details coming

Shavuot - Ice Cream Party and Study Group


Friday, 6:00pm

RIJC Dinner and Hebrew School Consecration 


Friday, 7:30pm 

Shabbat Services at the Mediation Steps 

RIJC Hebrew School Srping Registration is now open! 

 Gan Class (4 and 5 yrs) Mondays 4p - 5p

 Gdolim Class (6 - 8 yrs) Mondays 5p - 6p

Any family seeking a Jewish education is welcome to enroll. Click here for more information and an information download.




Leana Moritt, Rabbi
Nina Lublin, President; Steve Kaufman, Treasurer; Julia Chang, Communications; Scot Bobo, Secretary