Welcome to the
Roosevelt Island jewish congregation
Our Temple in the Cultural Center
Over 30 years of prayers
Yearly Chanukah Prayers and Party
High Holiday Childrens Services
One of the many family friendly events
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 pm; with occasional earlier or later start times if a special event is planned, approximately twice per month. Services are 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 Shaiman 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 on our Coming Up page. For more information, use our Contact Us page or email Information@RIJC.org.
Friday, February 28teh -- Shabbat activities resume
Monday, March 9th--Purim Celebration!
Please check out our updated Coming Up page for our Friday Shabbat activities --
Services, dinners, Onegs, Tween / Rabbi Meet-Ups -- as well as upcoming
Holiday celebrations & more!!
Volunteer to host events, help with set-ups, break downs, lead / run activities --
supporting your RIJC with what works for you. Email us at
The Torah Fund
Honor the Memory of Family Members of Loved Ones: Your Generous Donation Could-
Contribute toward the reparation of our Holocaust Memorial Torah
Sponsor a new cover for our Bima
Our Torahs have been examined and restored by Sofer Neil Yerman
For further information please contact Judith Berdy @ 212-688-4836 or Nina Lublin @ 212-688-0003