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 Judaism, and enables them to grow as essential members of the human family.
ICCJ’s membership is truly intergenerational, with members ranging in age from newborn to 120! We offer both individualized programs for each age group, as well as communal ones designed to engage everyone, together. Our rabbi is a key participant in all our events, allowing young and old to engage and bond with him. We also offer our youngsters membership in BBYO (Bnai Brith Youth Organization), sponsored by ICCJ.
Elementary school through Bar/Bat Mitzvah age youngsters can become students in the tripartite religious school, Ohr Chadash, which ICCJ co-sponsors with Hillcrest Jewish Center and Etz Chaim Hollis Hills Bayside Jewish Center.
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 Synagogue Family and open our arms and our hearts to all those who wish to join. Our synagogue has a history of diversity and proudly counts among our congregation families of all different shapes, sizes and configurations. We are fully inclusive of the the LGBTQ+ community.
Rabbi Hillel Lavery-Yisraëli always greets you with a smile and an extended hand. Cantor Shiya Ribowsky has been with ICCJ for well over 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.
We encourage you to explore our website to discover what our members have found out: that ICCJ is not only our House of Prayer, it is also our home.