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The Garden City Jewish Center
168 Nassau Boulevard
Garden City, NY 11530

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Yom Shlishi, 6 Tishri 5778

Our school children prepare some gifts

A Torah scribe teaches religious school about the Torah

Enjoying the Challah that we baked for Rosh Hashanah

The joy of carrying the Torah

Our religious school - no question goes unanswered

Preparing to decorate the Sukkah

Rabbi Goodman reads a Chanukah story

Rosh Hashanah Services:

Wed Sept 20th, 8:00 PM, Thurs Sept 21st, 10:00 AM (10:30 AM Children’s Service),

Fri Sept 22nd, 10:00 AM


Yom Kippur Services:

Fri Sept 29th, 8:00 PM (Kol Nidrei), Sat Sept 30th, 10:00 AM (10:30 AM Children’s Service),

3:00 PM (Minchah), 4:45 PM (Yizkor), 5:30 PM (Closing)

Welcome to the Garden City Jewish Center

The Garden City Jewish Center is a thriving Reform congregation in which Jews of all denominations, dual-faith families, singles, and students are welcome.  Members from all over Long Island celebrate Regular Shabbat services on Friday evenings.

We have a "Sundays-Only" Religious School for Pre-K through Bar/Bat Mitzvah students. Active Sisterhood. Adult Education.

We have modest membership dues and no building fund. Call for Membership and Religious School registration information.

The GCJC has member families from Garden City and many surrounding towns, including New Hyde Park, Rockville Centre, Mineola, Franklin Square, West Hempstead, Malverne, Lynbrook, Floral Park, Baldwin, Great Neck, Westbury, Garden City Park, Elmont, East Hills, East Meadow, Hempstead, Albertson, Valley Stream, Merrick, Manhasset, Williston Park, Bayside, and more.

For information, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 516 248-9180.

Schedule of Services and Events

Friday, September 29, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Erev Yom Kippur
Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Yom Kippur Morning Svc
Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Yom Kippur Children's Svc
Saturday, September 30, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Torah Study
Saturday, September 30, 2017 3:00pm - 6:30pm
Yom Kippur Afternoon Svc
Sunday, October 1, 2017
NO Religious School
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Sukkot Evening Service
Thursday, October 5, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Service for the First Day of Sukkot
Friday, October 6, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Pot Luck Supper
Friday, October 6, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Shabbat Service
Saturday, October 7, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Torah Study
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 6:15pm - 7:00pm
Simchat Torah Pizza Party
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Simchat Torah Service
Thursday, October 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Yizkor and Service for the Last Day of Sukkot

Garden City Jewish Center Religious School

Our school continues to meet on Sundays only, Religious School Havdalah Servicefeaturing the Havdalah service at the start of the day. We are asking for your cooperation in bringing the students promptly to start no later than 9:00 AM. We will naturally continue to include all the children during this service and enable them to learn the music, prayers, tzedakah and rituals.

Religious School children in SukkahAfter the Havdalah service concludes at 9:40 AM, Grades 1 - 4 will be grouped together in the Alef class, Grades 5 & 6 in the Junior class and Grades 6, 7 and 8 in the Senior (or Binei Mitzvah) class. Lessons will continue to be individualized as students’ needs dictate. There will be three classes during the rest of the day (very similar to previous years in that they feature Jewish History, Bible, Culture and Hebrew), at 40 minutes each. The final period will be from 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM, where Margie Edelman will offer a multi-age level Cultural Art experience to children of all groups, while "pull-outs" by the Rabbi take place for Binei Mitzvah prayer and chanting practice.

Art Class Sunday Religious SchoolOur youngest children (age 3 ½ through Kindergarten), will have class with Mrs. Edelman each week, and are welcome to stay and participate in the Art project with their older siblings and friends. We ask that parents continue to use their best judgment about "making a graceful exit" if the child begins to tire of the activity. All other students may be picked up at 12:00 PM sharp.

The families of the Garden City Jewish Center come from many surrounding towns and villages, and the majority of them are from mixed or dual-faith backgrounds. People of all faiths are very comfortable with Rabbi Goodman’s ability to reach every child and guide them to a higher level of understanding about Judaism and it’s teachings. Individualized instruction techniques are used (three of the teachers have MS degrees in Special Education) to teach students with Learning Disabilities. By Confirmation age (9th grade and 10th grade), most students opt to continue studying with Rabbi Goodman, and are taught Comparative Religions and Ethics.

The Religious School calendar follows the Garden City Public School calendar year, ending in mid-May. The Sundays-only schedule of 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, offers a way for busy families to meet their children’s many sports, academics, and social obligations, while gaining all the necessary skills and information to meet the goal of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, AND having an enriching experience with other children of Jewish or similar background.

For more information, call 516-248-9180, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please leave your home number and email address and someone will get back to you ASAP.

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