Rabbi Emeritus Judith Cohen-Rosenberg

Rabbi Emeritus Judith Cohen RosenbergRabbi Judy, as she prefers to be called, is a native of Brooklyn, and previously served congregations in Rochester and Olean in upstate New York and as Rabbi of Community Reform Temple in Westbury.

A well-known fixture throughout the community and beyond, Rabbi Judy has chaired UJA’s Long Island Rabbinic Advisory Council as well as the current president of the East Meadow Interfaith Clergy Association. Rabbi Judy also serves on the board of Planned Parenthood of Nassau County and works closely with the East Meadow School District administration to assure that sensitivity to the Jewish community is considered in scheduling and programming.

“My love of Judaism and the Jewish people prompted me to become a rabbi,” she says. “I share that appreciation and a deep understanding of Jewish life with our temple family.”

Rabbi Emeritus Judith Cohen-Rosenberg Message
Temple Or Elohim, A Community Reform Congregation offers the best Long Island has to offer in Jewish communal spirit, learning, worship and service. Clergy, staff and lay leadership work together to provide opportunities to meet your spiritual needs.

Building community and Jewish life through education and experiences have always been my goals. We meet them at TOEACRC by offering engaging classes, book groups, Torah Study and even Canasta lessons in person and over Zoom for adults and a vibrant Religious School led by Director of Lifelong Learning Deborah Tract, for our youth. Opportunities to help others in the community abound, we actively support Hatzilu and the Rudman Food Pantry with weekly collections of non-perishable food and personal care items, cook meals for Holocaust survivors and others in need and each year at Christmas, we gift our first responders that work during the holiday with home cooked feasts.

Worship at TOEACRC can be spirited when we pray with Cantor David Katz and band, N’Shamah or contemplative when Cantor and I lead intimate Shabbat services. All our services combine Hebrew and English, singing and reading, with all Hebrew passages transliterated so all can participate.

Welcome to Temple Or Elohim, A Community Reform Congregation. It is a wonderful place to call your Jewish home!

Rabbi Judy Cohen-Rosenberg

Rabbi Emeritus Harvey Abramowitz

Rabbi Emeritus Harvey AbramowitzRabbi Abramowitz serves as Rabbi Emeritus for Temple Or Elohim. He grew up in Brooklyn and was ordained in 1966. He lived in Israel for more than three years and attended the Hebrew University in Jerusalem from 1961 to 1963. The university is ranked as one of the world’s best—four of Israel’s prime ministers over the past decade are among its graduates.

For 14 years, Abramowitz served as associate rabbi with Kehillath Shalom Synagogue in Cold Spring Harbor and serves as chaplain to the Police Surgeons Benevolent Association of Long Island and to the Fraternal Order of Police on Long Island.