Rabbi Hecht of Temple ChaverimWelcome Letter from Rabbi Hecht

Dear Friend,

The synagogue is the center of Jewish life in America and Temple Chaverim is the center for Reform Jewish life in Plainview-Old Bethpage. We offer something very different from many congregations on Long Island. We have worked hard to create an atmosphere, which is at the same time, cordial and caring, hamish and open, modern and rooted in the tradition. As a member congregation of the Union for Reform Judaism, we take seriously the vision of Reform Judaism. We offer a varied program of Jewish life, we prepare our children for Jewish adulthood, and we meet the spiritual needs of our members and their family. We have grown from fifteen families to a congregation of over 500 family units. Our beautiful Synagogue building, with its one hundred year old ark, provides a perfect setting for worship, learning and community building.

I invite you to become a part of Temple Chaverim. Join us in the excitement as we strive to become one of the best Synagogues on Long Island.

B'Shalom,
Rabbi Jonathan L. Hecht, Ph.D.

Welcome to Temple Chaverim

Led by our creative and dynamic Rabbi, Jonathan L. Hecht, Ph.D., D.D, our warm and welcoming Assistant Rabbi, Debra Bennet, our gifted Cantor, Bradley Hyman, and our knowledgeable and caring Religious School Principal, Debbye Brandell, Temple Chaverim strives to create a lively and warm spirit in our services and Religious School. A Reform Synagogue, Temple Chaverim is committed to providing a full range of Jewish ritual, social, educational and social action programming for our diverse membership. We are an affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism. Temple Chaverim serves the Long Island communities of Plainview, Woodbury, Syosset, Old Bethpage, Melville, Jericho, Farmingdale and Huntington.

Membership Forms

Joining a synagogue is like choosing a mate: you should go on a few dates to be sure it's "right!"

So, we welcome you and your family to come experience the unique warmth of Temple Chaverim by joining us for a Shabbat Service at 8:00pm every  Friday September through June. Family Services are the first Friday of the month at 6:00pm (September through June). During July and August, Friday evening Shabbat Services begin at 7:30pm. 

Then, when you've had a chance to meet our wonderful clergy and experience our joyful and friendly service, click on the Membership Form link below to download our application and become a member.

We're waiting to meet you!

Chaverim Membership Application

Financial Commitment / Dues & Fees

Special Arrangements Application

Religious School Registration Forms


Feel free to call
our Executive Director,
Eileen Schneyman
(516.367.6100 ext. 108),
to discuss membership!