Welcome to the

Roosevelt Island jewish congregation

Our Temple in the Cultural Center

Over 30 years of prayers

High Holiday Childrens Services

One of the many family friendly events

RIJC Holidays

Yearly Chanukah Prayers and Party

RIJC Events


Adult Learning!


Joel Shaiman, Rabbi.      Nina Lublin, President. 


L’Shanah Tovah!!  And, Thank You!!


THANK YOU to Rabbi Joel who led, and to Harriet, Sydney, Aaron, and Benjamin, who assisted with our services across Sunday evening, Monday & Tuesday.

And THANKS to all of you who participated in services Sunday night in-between rain storms, and then on Monday & Tuesday, In person & via Zoom.  We were joined by many long timers and newcomers.


THANK YOU to our Torah readers, Michal M & Tamar L, as well as Benjamin S, & Rabbi Joel, and to our receivers of alliyahs, Arlene & Steve B, Ben F, Amber S, Howard S, Michal,  Ben S, & Sydney S, who also was our Haftorah reader. 

Apologies to anyone I forgot.


THANK YOU to Michal, who hosted, and Amber, who led a special children’s service with over 30 adults & their kids, including an 11-day old baby.


THANKS too, to Amber, Dalia, Gadi, Michal & Aliza for providing Sunday night’s apples, honey & challah.  And to Amber & Dalia who delivered prayer books to folks participating from home...


And the biggest THANK YOU to the “Team of Shleppers & Builders” who moved our “Other” Torah cabinet, podium, Torah stand, books, and all our related materials from the Cultural Center, as well as set up & broke down the Rivercross Community Room:

Michal M, Aliza W, Ben F, Steve M, Ron M, & Susan W. 

A huge Shout Out too, to Steve K, whose many contributions & support are most appreciated.    Apologies to anyone or anything I left out.


Our Yom Kippur schedule, location and details are coming to you at any minute & will be posted at RIJC.org — Looking forward...


Suggestions & Questions always welcome.



Rabbi Joel