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Roosevelt Island jewish congregation

Our Temple in the Cultural Center

Over 30 years of prayers

RIJC Holidays

Yearly Chanukah Prayers and Party

High Holiday Childrens Services

One of the many family friendly events

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Adult Learning!

Dear Friends and Neighbors, 


 I hope this note finds all of you and your families safe, in good health, and in good spirits.

A very special Thank You to Rabbi Joel, for all of his outstanding efforts at keeping us together, engaged, and in relatively good spirits as we continue to stay home, healthy & sane. 

And Thank You, too, to everyone who has attended services, adult learning, and, with your children, Hebrew School, with Rachel. 

We continue to be grateful to our RIJC folks, who are on the front lines serving NYC and our Roosevelt Island community.

Please be in touch w. Rabbi Joel or me if you have any questions or we can be of assistance.

Nina / 212-688-0003



A Special Message from Rabbi Joel: 


Dear Friends,

Happy Spring!!


 In ordinary times, we'd all be enjoying New York City in the Springtime...flowers, lawns, parks, cafes, baseball and more.  Unfortunately, these are not ordinary times. We have to make adjustments.  If we cannot go outside, we should - as Auntie Mame once suggested - open a new window and look out. Enjoy the sun, the flowers, the birds, the fresh air - or at least the fresher air - from the safety of our homes.

Please, also, open a new Zoom window on your laptop or iPad, tomorrow and in the days 

ahead, to join us for services, socializing and discussions. I look forward to seeing you all, through the window.


Rabbi Joel 


Joel Shaiman, Rabbi -- Nina Lublin, President --  Steve Kaufman, Treasurer -- Contact Information