Temple Avodah, Oceanside NY

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Community

Temple Avodah and our members are an active part of the Oceanside, New York and the surrounding Communities. Temple members participate in many wonderful events and programs throughout the year both inside and outside of Temple.

Inside the Temple, we have active groups and clubs with events happening almost every day of the week. Temple Avodah has an active Sisterhood, Men’s Club, Youth Group activities (including its very own Hebrew High School called Kesher Kef), PTO (Parent-Teacher Organization) and many varied and fun CommitteesSocial Action group,  business networking group called TANG, an annual programmed and jam-packed Mitzvah Day, and supports our neighborhood Jewish Community. A Yiddish Culture Club meets monthly as well, visit our calendar or call our Temple Office for information.

For Temple Members, we have a special Preferred Merchant Program where a discount card is used at participating merchants for our Temple Avodah members to receive savings and discounts. Each of these are described in detail and you may read about all the wonderful happenings by clicking on the item above or selecting each item under the Community menu.

Temple Avodah is a major player in the Oceanside Community, a major driver on the Oceanside Interfaith Council among other organizations:

Oceanside Interfaith Council: composed of clergy and lay members of five churches and two synagogues. Some of their ongoing activities Include: Thanksgiving Interfaith Service; Thanksgiving Community Dinner; 9/11 commemoration; Human Relations Day at the local High School.

Long Beach Food and Friendship INN (Soup Kitchen): Our congregants join others in preparing and serving lunch to local guests. The program runs Monday-Friday. We also deliver surplus food from Temple functions and Temple families.

Oceanside Community Service: Representatives of the School and community assist those in need by providing financial assistance, food and clothing to the needy in the community. Recipients are referred by various civic community organizations and the public school social workers. Here is a photo of some of the Temple Avodah team at the annual “Turkey-Shoot , an OCS event that pairs adults with High School students as they deliver food and turkeys to the needy in town.

Hatzilu Rescue Organization assists Jewish individuals and families through providing social services recommendations and by giving them food and money on a monthly basis so that they can live with dignity.

And when employees at Mercy Hospital struggle with their Christmas and Easter holiday scheduling, Temple Avodah members step up to the challenge and volunteer their personal time to run the gift shop and the information desk so that the employees can be with their families.

Temple Avodah Volunteers — Photo of just some of the volunteers who went to Mercy Hospital on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to give some of the regulars the time to be with their families. This is just one of the many community activities completed by volunteers from Temple Avodah. Congregant Ira Katz is this project leader.