Dear GCJC Members,
During this coronavirus crisis, our primary concern must be the health and safety of our wonderful congregational family. Accordingly, after consultation with governmental authorities and representatives of the American Reform movement, the leadership of the congregation has decided to take the following emergency steps:
1.  We will suspend in-person Friday night services and Saturday morning Torah study until further notice.  We will be conducting virtual services via Zoom.
2.  We will suspend Religious School until further notice.
During this stressful time, let us stay in regular contact with each other through phone calls and electronic messaging.  Please stay safe and healthy.

Janna Pinsky, President

Rabbi Stephen Goodman
Garden City Jewish Center

Upcoming Events

  1. Fri 14

    Shabbat Service via Zoom

    Aug 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
  2. Fri 21

    Shabbat Service via Zoom

    Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
  3. Fri 28

    Shabbat Service via Zoom

    Aug 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
  4. Fri 04

    Shabbat Service via Zoom

    Sep 04 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
  5. Fri 11

    Shabbat Service via Zoom

    Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
  6. Fri 18

    Shabbat Service via Zoom

    Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
  7. Fri 25

    Shabbat Service via Zoom

    Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
  8. Fri 02

    Shabbat Service via Zoom

    Oct 02 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
  9. Fri 02

    Pot Luck Supper

    Pot Luck Supper
    Oct 02 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

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, or call 516 248-9180.

Garden City Jewish Center Religious School

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 Please leave your home number and email address and someone will get back to you ASAP.


Tribute Journal Honoring our Outgoing President, Deborah Rood Goldman.

Deborah Rood Goldman Journal – Online