The Israel Center of Conservative Judaism (ICCJ) is a warm and inviting egalitarian synagogue which affords its congregants a wide array of spiritual, educational, social, and inter-communal activities that enhance their commitment and enjoyment of their faith, and enables them to grow as essential members of the human family.
The intergenerational membership of ICCJ ranges in age from six months old to ninety-six years young. We offer programs for young families, such as Tot Shabbat, which engages children under the age of five and their parents, and Teen Time with Rabbi Saks, which allows our youth to engage and bond with our rabbi. In conjunction with fellow neighborhood congregations, Hillcrest Jewish Center and Hollis Hills Bayside Jewish Center, our children from age 7 through age 18 interact in programs sponsored by local chapters of METNY and USY.
Elementary school through Bar/Bat Mitzvah age youngsters can become students in the tripartite religious school, Ohr Chadash, which ICCJ co-sponsors with Hillcrest JC and Hollis Hills Bayside JC.
The three arms of the synagogue, Chaverim, Men’s Club, and Sisterhood, encourage all congregants to belong and partake in a multitude of events which they offer. Chaverim is the social entity of the synagogue and works hard to create entertainment and heritage celebrations. Despite its name, our Men’s Club sponsors programs which appeal to our entire membership. ICCJ’s Sisterhood serves as the primary fundraising arm of the shul, providing opportunities for its membership and all of ICCJ to enrich their lives with activities involving fun and learning.
We, at ICCJ, consider ourselves a Temple Family and open our arms and our hearts to all those who wish to worship with us and become part of our family. Our synagogue has a history of diversity and proudly counts among our congregation traditional families, single-parent households, interfaith families, and families of the LGBT community.
Our Rabbi, Moshe Saks, always greets you with a smile and an extended hand. Cantor Shiya Ribowsky has been with ICCJ for a decade and enhances our Shabbat and Yom Tov services with a beautifully melodic voice and an invigorating tempo.
Although Israel Center of Conservative Judaism was established in 2004, it has a rich history dating back nearly a century.
If you explore our website, we know you will discover what our members have found out. ICCJ is not only our House of Prayer, it is also our home.