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. *
On August 24th Temple Avodah held Services on the Beach. Celebrating Shabbat together started with a picnic dinner and then a beautiful service on the sands of Lido Beach.
Throughout the year, we hold many special Services, including Rock Shabbats, Themed Shabbats (Superbowl Shabbat, varied "food" Shabbats, musical shabbats where the prayers are sung to popular, Broadway or artist's music), Ruach Services, Anniversary and Birthday Shabbats, Shabbats with our Adult Chior and with our Junior and Teen Choirs... please check our Calendar for all information.
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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A beautiful rainbow over Temple Avodah.
Photo shared by Rebecca Benjamin, taken while Arielle was attending her lesson with Cantorial Soloist Jessica.
See What's Happening at Temple Avodah
There are so many happenings at Temple Avodah!
Always check the calendar for the most current information.
In April 2018, our Temple family enjoyed an amazing experience of a wonderful trip to the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. All enjoyed the special exhibit honoring Leonard Bernstein and a tour of the rest of the museum.
Our GREASE! Shabbat was a wonderful night. We welcomed Shabbat together in beautiful nostalagic song. Our Junior and Teen Choirs, and vocalist Kasey Ziff, with our Cantorial Soloist Jessica Gubenko, and Rabbi Uri Goren, and accompanied by our Temple Band, Schleppenwolf, remind us how Hopelessly Devoted we are, and how We Go Together. Enjoy the video of an amazing Service, that you only find at Temple Avodah, Oceanside, NY.