Welcome to Temple Israel Reform Congregation of Staten Island!

Our synagogue is more than a new building, school or set of programs.  Our members represent every stream of Jewish thought and practice. We commit ourselves to a journey of discovery, where each of us, in our own way, deepens our connection to Judaism and ties to Israel . Some of us will discover greater Jewish meaning in Torah classes; some with new friends in a Jewish Journey Group; some from worship and singing; some through acts of Tikkun Olam. supports a wide variety of Jewish creativity. Join us and we’ll help you discover your unique path.

Temple Israel Reform Congregation of Staten Island is more than a journey; it’s a destination. The Hebrew term for synagogue is Bet Kneset – Home for Gathering. Some refer to a synagogue as a Bet Midrash – a Home of Study or a Bet Tefillah – a Home for prayer. By forging your own Jewish path with us, we can create a home together that honors all of the meaning and hope in our name.

Many friendships have been formed at Temple Israel.  Our members refer to the congregants as their extended family.  At Temple Israel you will always have the support of our Rabbi and congregants to celebrate life’s joys and help you through life’s challenges.  Your membership includes High Holy Days Tickets and rabbinical services for life’s major lifecycle events.

Join us for Shabbat or an event that interests you to meet the members and Rabbi Howald. If you’d like more information, we can send you a packet of information including a newsletter, calendar of upcoming events, schedule of services and school brochures.

Come to Temple Israel Reform Congregation and see why we are over 70 years strong and growing…

For more information call us at (718) 727-2231 or email