Temple Avodah is the center of Reform Judaism in Oceanside and the surrounding communities. Our congregants come from all over the South Shore of Long Island including but not limited to: Oceanside, Freeport, Baldwin, East Rockaway, Rockville Centre, Lynbrook, Island Park, Merrick, Bellmore, Lawrence, Cedarhurst, Malverne, Hewlett, Woodmere, Valley Stream, Franklin Square, East Rockaway, Lido Beach, Long Beach and all surrounding areas.
For those seeking a meaningful Jewish experience at a South Shore Reform Temple, Temple Avodah is an outstanding choice.
Rabbi Goren and Cantorial Soloist Jessica Gubenko lead the Temple Avodah Congregation. *
Our Congregation at a Rock Shabbat. *
Our Temple Avodah is a beit t'fillah (house of worship), beit midrash (house of study), and beit knesset (house of assembly). We are an inclusive congregation, welcoming traditional and non-traditional families, couples and individuals with varied lifestyles. However you define your family, we welcome you to ours. We value the joy of prayer, study and service. Temple Avodah is a place to connect with God, celebrate life cycle events, receive comfort in times of need, and develop lasting friendships and memories.
We recognize Jewish education is a lifelong process that begins with our religious school and continues through our adult education programs. Our vibrant youth programs support and prepare our children to live meaningful Jewish lives. We embrace our obligation as Jews to improve ourselves and the world around us. We are dedicated to preserving Reform Jewish values and traditions for future generations.
Shabbat Candle Lighting at Temple Avodah. *
Music lifts our souls at our Temple Avodah services. *
Our Temple Avodah Family **
Rabbi Goren teaching the children of Temple Avodah about Torah. *
Religious School children talk with Rabbi Goren. ***
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There are so many happenings at Temple Avodah!
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This month, Rabbi reflects on the importance of being a Leader.
Our Rabbi, Uri Goren. *
On Saturday night July 23rd, Temple Avodah hosted The Real Mentalist, Rick Sherman, for a night of amazing mental entertainment. Minds were read, thoughts challenged and the audience was stunned at the results!
Our Junior and Teen Choirs add to the spirit and song of our Rock Shabbat Services.