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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. 


We hope all is well with you and your friends and families. We also wish safe and easy travels to those who are still away and those who are about to embark.  Hope you are enjoying our so-far snow-free winter and mostly mild weather. 

Thank You to everyone who joined us for our January 9th Adult Learning Session ( please see an update on the Coming Up page ) and for our Friday the 13th In-Person Shabbat service in our Sanctuary in the Cultural Center.

Our next Shabbat service will be at 7:00 pm, via Zoom, THIS Friday evening, January 27th.  Email reminder coming with Zoom & Siddur links, which are also available on the Coming Up page.


Rabbi Joel’s Tu B’Shevat Message:

On the 15th day of the month of Shevat, the Jewish community celebrates the holiday of Tu B’shevat, or what is commonly known as the “New Year for The Trees”.  While the Tu B’shevat Seder is meant to be a celebration of our relationship with nature, it is also a time of education and reflection; a time to look at our impact on the world around us and change the way to interact with our environment during the coming year.

Please join us on Sunday, February 5 at 5:30 pm as the RIJC community gathers for a Tu B’shevat Seder.  We will eat fruit and nuts, drink fruit juices, sing songs and tell stories, as we eagerly await for the end of winter and the beginning of new growth

in the spring.


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.  

The middle of 5783 and the start of 2023 are both a great time to provide generous financial support to the RIJC; we welcome all of you yet to join, renew a membership, or make a donation, via our PayPal link at on the Membership Info page, or by sending a check made out to the Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation, and sent to RIJC, P.O.Box 241 Island Station, New York, NY 10044.    

Looking Forward...      


Rabbi Joel

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