Port Jewish Center

20 Manorhaven Boulevard
516-944-7202 | 516-944-7693 fax

Port Jewish Center
  • exterior

    Shabbat Services

    Join us for Shabbat services every Friday evening.

    Friday, October 17-7:30pm
    Friday, October 24-8:00pm

    Friday, October 31-8:00 pm


    Read more

  • Mondays

    Just Mondays.

    We are proud to offer our innovative Once-A-Week Reform Jewish Education. Monday School.

    Read more

  • Port Jewish Center provides a warm, down-to earth, accepting Reform Jewish environment where our members can take from and give to the temple based on their personal needs at various points in the life cycle.

    Our ten commandments are:

    • We care deeply about our extended temple family
    • We respect the diversity of our members
    • We teach our children by example
    • We give to each other, the community, our country, Israel and the world
    • We celebrate our Jewish traditions
    • We honor the culture of our ancestors
    • We experience all that Judaism has to offer
    • We include all who are interested in everything we do
    • We encourage commitment, innovation and flexibility
    • We contribute our fair share of time and money


  • Lunch & Learn

    Wednesday, October 29, 12:00 pm

    Rabbi’s Mini Class on Prayer

    Tuesday, November 4, 11 and 18 from 8:00-9:30pm Praying with Fire:  Anyone Out There Listening?  During the three sessions of this mini-course, we will learn some of the vocabulary, choreography, history, and techniques of prayer.  We will search for the sparks of inspiration in our siddur (prayerbook) and, hopefully, find ways to deepen and find heightened meaning in our prayers.  All levels of experience are welcome.

    Pajama Havdallah & Pizza at PJC

    Saturday, November 8, 5:00pm-Bring the kids in their pajamas (one step closer to bedtime when you get home!), and have a pasta and pizza dinner, Havdallah and a craft. For kids in grades K through 6.  Led by Rabbi Mendelson and Lauren Chizner. RSVP to: info@portjewishcenter.org Cost: $5 per person

    Book Club

    Wednesday, December 3, 8:00pm We will be reading Like Dreamers:  The story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation, by Yossi Halevi

    Progressive Dinner

    Be sure to mark your calendar for Saturday, December 6, when PJC will be holding our annual Progressive Dinner. This night out on the town is always a delightful and not-to-be-missed event! We will begin at 6:30 with a cocktail and hors d’oeuvre hour at the home of Susan and Len Rosenberg. By 8:00, we’ll depart for dinners hosted at member homes, and at 9:30, return to PJC for a grand selection of delicious desserts. There is no charge to attend the Progressive Dinner. New members are invited as guests of the congregation, while returning members can offer to host, co-host, or bring an appetizer or a dessert. If you can be a host house, please let us know at your earliest convenience! Babysitting at PJC will be provided if requested in advance. Plan to join us for a great evening with old and new friends in the congregation! For further information, contact the PJC office at 944-7202, Elena Kogan at elkodds@gmail.com or Rochelle Potak at mikerochpw@aol.com.

    Service Schedule 

    Friday, October 24-8:00 pm Shabbat Service

    Friday, October 31-8:00 pm Shabbat Service

    Friday, November 7-8:00 pm Musical Shabbat Service


    Extended Family

    Do you know of a PJC member who is ill?  Going through a difficult time? A death in the family? Please let us know so we can reach out.  Contact one of the following:  Rabbi Alysa Mendelson Graf -516-944-7202* or rabbi@portjewishcenter.org (*select option 8 and follow the instructions to page the rabbi), Gail Thrope, 516-297-9135 or caring@portjewishcenter.org or one of our co-presidents:  Mark Meltzer, 516-883-2366 or Cheryl Littman, 516-467-4512 or at president@portjewishcenter.org .

PJC Events

  • Shabbat Services

    Join us for Shabbat services every Friday evening.

    Friday, October 17-7:30pm
    Friday, October 24-8:00pm

    Friday, October 31-8:00 pm


    Read more