• Welcome to
    Temple Chaverim

    We are a warm, inclusive and engaging Reform congregation serving Eastern Nassau and Western Suffolk counties including the Long Island, Plainview, Old Bethpage, Woodbury, Syosset, Jericho, Dix Hills, Melville and Farmingdale.

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  • Worship at
    Temple Chaverim

    We provide an environment that is spiritually uplifting, engaging and thought provoking, encouraging an appreciation for God, Torah, and Jewish tradition.

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  • Education at
    Temple Chaverim

    We offer continuous study of the wisdom, history, and ritual of Judaism for children and adults, thereby instilling strong Jewish values and identity in our community, synagogue, and Jewish homes.

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  • Community at
    Temple Chaverim

    Our members are connected to each other and the Jewish community through spiritual and social activities, and deeds of caring, compassion, and philanthropy.

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About Temple Chaverim

A Well Established and Respected Reform Synagogue in the Community with:

  • Nationally Recognized Clergy
  • Religious School with Caring Certified Teachers with Special Ed programs
  • A Dynamic Youth Engagement Program
  • An Active Sisterhood & Men’s Club
  • Extensive Lifelong Learning and Senior Programs
  • Interfaith Families Welcome

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Brit / Bat Milah

Bar and Bat Mitzvah



Observing Yahrzeit for a Loved One

Shiva and Comfort During a Time of Loss



Shabbat Worship Schedule at Temple Chaverim

shabbat Friday night Shabbat Services are held at 8:00pm, with some noted exceptions. The first Friday night of every month includes an added "early" service at 6pm as well as a "later" service at 8pm and includes birthday blessings for all children born during the month. Also, Friday night Shabbat Services during July and August are held at 7:30pm.

Saturday morning Shabbat Services are held (September through June) at 10:00am. Occasionally, when we have an additional 9:00am B'nei Mitzvah Service, we will have Shabbat Service at 10:30am. Please check our website calendar for these times.

On Saturday mornings (September through June) when we do not have a B'nei Mitzvah service, our clergy conducts a 9:30am Shabbat Service we call "Bagels and Brachot" which includes an abbreviated service, Torah study and refreshments.

We worship from the Mishkan Tefillah, the most current siddur (prayerbook) of the Union for Reform Judaism. It is a beautiful prayerbook, complete with inspirational readings, festival celebrations and all of the songs of our liturgy. Personal copies of the prayerbook are available for purchase for $54 each.

Special Shabbat Celebrations

Temple Chaverim Shabbat Celebrations

Celebrate your birthday with us! At our Shabbat Services held on the first Friday night each month at both 6pm (early service) and 8pm (later service), all members born in the current month are honored with a birthday blessing and a Temple Chaverim collectible Pin! The pin design changes every year, too!


Anniversary Shabbat - If you are celebrating a wedding anniversary that ends in "0" or "5", you'll receive a special aliyah under the Chuppah during our Anniversary Shabbat Service. Our Anniversary Shabbat Services are preceded by a delightful congregational Shabbat dinner experience, this year featuring international tastes of Shabbats around the world.


High Holidays


High Holy Days and Festival Observances

high-holidays resize The Jewish High Holy Days are celebrated together through warm and embracing services, with music and liturgy that speaks both to the time of the year and the diverse and dynamic Temple Chaverim family.Temple Chaverim has services for both days of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and all other Jewish holidays. The congregation uses the Gates of Repentence for the High Holidays. The times for High Holiday and other holiday services are printed in the Temple bulletin.

For those interested, here are links to Rabbi Hecht's and Rabbi Bennet's 5776 High Holy Days sermons:

Erev Rosh Hashanah Rabbi Hecht: It's Not the Prayerbook
Rosh Hashanah Rabbi Hecht: The Danger of Certainty
Rosh Hashanah Young Family Service: Minions or Minyan
Rosh Hashanah Rabbi Bennet: Living Your Legacy
Yom Kippur Rabbi Hecht: Presence
Yom Kippur Rabbi Bennet: The Success of Failure
Yizkor Rabbi Hecht: The Things We Carry

Temple Chaverim offers services for all of the festivals, including evening services for Sukkot, Confirmation Service for Shavuot, Consecration Service to welcome new students, Purim services and an early morning Yizkor on the last day of Passover, Shavuot, and Simchat Torah.


Worship Schedule


Typically, Shabbat Services are held every Friday evening at 8:00 PM. On the first Friday of each month September through June, a special family service is also held at 6:00 PM and, at these services, we bestow special birthday blessings on children (and adults) born during the month.


Saturday morning services begin at 10:30 AM during the school year. B'nei Mitzvah Services are held at this time. Occasionally there is a 9:00am B'nei Mitzvah service scheduled in addition. Always check the calendar on our website for specific details. On Saturday mornings when there is no B'nei Mitzvah scheduled, the clergy conducts a 10:30am Shabbat Service and Torah Study which we call "Bagels and Brachot."

During the summer months (July & August), Shabbat Services are held every Friday evening at 7:30pm and there is no Saturday morning service held. Twice during the summer we have Shabbat at the Beach. Check back for specific dates as the summer draws near.


Welcome to Temple Chaverim

In 2014 Our clergyand members talked about what the High Holy Days mean to them at Temple Chaverim of Plainview, NY.


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Welcome From The President

From our President


I have been a member of Temple Chaverim for many years. Our synagogue community means so much to me, and my family. I respect that it means different things to each of us.


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