Temple Beth Sholom

228 New Hempstead Road
New City, NY 10956

P: (845) 638-0770
P: (845) 638-0830

  • Rabbi: Brian Leiken
  • Cantor: Ann Zhar
  • President: Marion Osterlitz

Temple Beth Sholom (TBS) is a vibrant and relational Jewish community in New City. Our clergy, Rabbi Brian Leiken and Cantor Meara Lebovitz seeks to build a sense of relevancy about Judaism in the lives of all congregants. ey focus on nurturing relationships bein adam l’chaveiro (between a person and his/her other), as relationships are the core of our synagogue.

TBS and New City Jewish Center (NCJC) have formed a collaborative vision for the education of our Jewish children in Rockland. Together, we created innovative programs for children from toddlers (Shalom Rockland ECC) through B’nai Mitzvah (BeYachad Program) and beyond.

Shalom Rockland ECC, a collaborative and innovative program formed by two long-standing acclaimed preschools, will be run at NCJC. It oers exible & extended hours, a Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) program, indoor and outdoor play spaces, and outstanding sta and curriculum. Focusing on the whole child, dierentiating instruction to suit individual learning styles, and incorporating Jewish values, Shalom Rockland ECC will provide a safe haven for children to grow cognitively, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.

BeYachad is a spirited, engaging, and creative K-12 learning program. In BeYachad, learning is unconventional and eective. Our program is thoughtfully designed with electives and creative hands-on activities to inspire learning through community participation. BeYachad is not the religious school program of the past; it is the future. BeYachad Teens (8-12) can enjoy various experiences and classes to continue their connection to Judaism and the Jewish community. In addition to our exciting School Programs, we have an involved and supportive Men’s Club and Sisterhood. TBS continues to move forward as an innovative and visionary Reform synagogue by providing many immersive social action opportunities to its congregants.