Temple Beth Sholom was founded in 1959, by a group of Jewish families looking to build a vibrant Reform Jewish community in New City. These families eventually bought five acres of land on New Hempstead Road, which is in the heart of New City. Today, Beth Sholom has approximately three hundred family members, with fifty children enrolled in the nursery school and two hundred in the religious school. The synagogue has a thriving teen program, an active young adults group, and engaged seniors.

The synagogue is led by Rabbi Brian Leiken, who hails from Cleveland, Ohio. Rabbi Leiken is a young Rabbi who seeks to engage each and every congregant in a meaningful relationship. He meets one-to-one with congregants on a daily level and spends time getting to know all of the children in the nursery and religious school. Rabbi Leiken plays guitar and continues to use puppets as a means of telling stories. Through humor and personal reflection, Rabbi Leiken aims to remind the community that Judaism is relevant to our everyday lives.

Our clergy will be pleased to answer your questions and get to know you personally. Schedule a conversation by calling the Temple office at (845) 638-0770 or by email at rabbi.leiken@tbsrockland.org. We believe in meaningful relationships at TBS and look forward to meeting you.

We welcome you to come and experience our community and we look forward to meeting you!