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Roosevelt Island jewish congregation

Our Temple in the Cultural Center

Over 30 years of prayers

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Yearly Chanukah Prayers and Party

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Joel Shaiman, Rabbi.      Nina Lublin, President. 

We hope all is well with all of your families and friends. 

We are almost near the middle of 5783, and we are closing in on the end of 2022, with 2023 just weeks away.  Thank You to each of you that joined us on December 2nd for Shabbat in our Sanctuary, and on December 5th, for the 2nd session of “What They Are Saying About Us”. 


We hope you’ll bring your family menorah and join us, In Person, on Sunday, December 18th, at 5:00 pm, to celebrate the first night of Chanukah.  Stories, Dreidlels, Singing, Latkes, Jelly Donuts, and More is in store, led by Rabbi Joel, for neighbors & friends of all ages.  Further details coming via email & website in the next few days ...


Perhaps you’ll join us, via Zoom, Friday night December 30th at 7:30 pm, for a special erev New Years Eve Shabbat service, where we might reflect on the year ending and the new one to come. 


And, the 3rd session of “What They Are Saying About Us” continues via Zoom on January 9th, with readings and a conversation on “Communities in Distress — Blacks and Jews”.  The first 2 sessions have featured lively and thoughtful discussions about what’s happening in our city, state & nationally on many levels.


The updated RIJC calendar & schedule through April can be found on the Coming Up page; More details and specifics are coming.


We look forward to your continued presence and participation, as well as being able to welcome you to the RIJC for the first time over the next few weeks and months.


 Suggestions & Questions always welcome.

 Nina  /  ninalublin1@gmail.com

 Rabbi Joel  /    rabbi.joel.shaiman@gmail.com