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Welcome to the

Roosevelt Island jewish congregation

Our Temple in the Cultural Center

Over 40 years of prayers, services & more...

High Holiday Childrens Services

One of the many family friendly events


RIJC Holidays

Annual observances of festivals & holidays, including Tu B'Shevat &  more...

RIJC Events


Adult Learning!


Laurie Gold, Rabbi.          Nina Lublin, President.   


We wish you a very Happy and Healthy 2024, as we continue our journey through 5784.  It’s nearly the end of February, March starts soon, and Spring is on the horizon; so much is still happening since October 7th, in Israel & the Middle East, as well as here in the US, NYC, & Roosevelt Island. The next few months will be full of activities, events, anticipation and more.  Thank You for all you’ve done and have yet to do.

Our RIJC family here on Roosevelt Island, as well as our friends & family nearby and overseas, continue to closely monitor the daily events in Israel as well as here in NYC, Washington, & in many other places.  We continue to support our folks with families & friends serving & working in Israel, as well as those working here on relief & help wherever needed.

We appreciate all of you who’ve been attending services with Rabbi Gold & look forward to your continued presence through the next months. Please feel free to contact us at any time.


Shabbat Shalom for this Friday & Saturday, February 23. There are no services this week. Be sure to join Rabbi Gold, and your friends & neighbors on March 1st, at 7:00 pm, in our Sanctuary in the Cultural Center.  Our January - June 2024 Shabbat schedule is posted on the Coming Up page.  


February through June is full of activities for folks of all ages, which we continue to update — Our Coming Up page has our schedule so far.  Please check it out and let us know how you would like to help and / or make suggestions.   Now is a good time to Save the Date — Saturday March 23rd — For Purim! What will you wear?  Which readings will you do? What part of the Purimsphiel will you act in?  Will you bring the Hamentashen?  What will Rabbi Gold’s first costume be?



Our Winter / Spring semester of Hebrew School is underway, and resumes on Thursday, February 29th.  Thank you to Michal M & Dalia for their wonderful work, & to our dedicated children & their families. More details are on our Hebrew School Page here at



We always appreciate your presence at our Shabbat services, holiday celebrations, adult learning, Hebrew School, dinners & special events.  Your generous financial support — whether joining the RIJC for the first time, renewing your membership, or making donations ensures the services of our Rabbi, our presence in our Sanctuary in the Cultural Center, & so much more

Now is the right time to visit the Membership Info page at & support your RIJC via the PayPal link, or by writing a check made out to the Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation & mailing it to RIJC P.O. Box 241 Island Station New York, NY 10044.  

It’s a new year as well as The New Year at the RIJC. 

Suggestions & Questions always welcome & appreciated.

Looking Forward ...


Rabbi Gold

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