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The Garden City Jewish Center
168 Nassau Boulevard
Garden City, NY 11530
516-248-9180

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Yom Rivii, 1 Elul 5777

We welcome potential new members to an Open House

on Friday, Sept 8th at 7:30 PM

Come to our Shabbat service, meet our friendly congregants and see if you like us. (We hope that you will!)

If you would like to come, please call us ahead of time at 516-248-9180 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Religious School Begins Sunday, Sept 10th (9 AM, but come early to register).

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

Check out the article about our Purim Party in the Garden City News

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

25Aug
Friday, August 25, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Shabbat Services (Summer Edition)
1Sep
Friday, September 1, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Shabbat Service
2Sep
Saturday, September 2, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Torah Study
8Sep
Friday, September 8, 2017 7:30pm - 8:00pm
New Member Open House
8Sep
Friday, September 8, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Shabbat Service
9Sep
Saturday, September 9, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Torah Study
10Sep
Sunday, September 10, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
First Day of Religious School
15Sep
Friday, September 15, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Shabbat Service and Baby Naming
16Sep
Saturday, September 16, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Torah Study
16Sep
Saturday, September 16, 2017 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Selichot
17Sep
Sunday, September 17, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Religious School
20Sep
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Erev Rosh Hashanah
21Sep
Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Rosh Hashanah Services (First Day)
21Sep
Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Rosh Hashanah Children's Service
22Sep
Friday, September 22, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Rosh Hashanah Services (Second Day)

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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