Our congregation is a group of individuals bound in common purpose, to support one another through all the events of our lives and to serve others in need – a community. We are dedicated to a liberal outlook, in concert with the Reform movement of Judaism. We are also dedicated to reform, to adapt; which makes us stronger, work smarter, and continue in our mission. We are a temple, hearkening back to our early history of one Temple in Jerusalem, the Mikdash, the holy place. We have ensured that our building, our organization, and our lives are dedicated to holiness.
First, and foremost, we are a Community, well known for its warm, friendly atmosphere. We are a “family” in many ways, working together, having fun together, sharing joys and sorrows together. It is this uniqueness which has generated deep attachment to and loyalty toward CRT, encouraging members to respond “Hineni” (Here I am!) whenever and wherever they are needed to help the Temple and its members grow and prosper.
In 1958, Community Reform Temple was established on Ellison Avenue in the Village of Westbury, N.Y. to provide a Reform Jewish congregation for this growing suburban community. In 1974, following a merger with Temple Beth Avodah, a Reform Temple in South Westbury, the congregation moved to its present location on The Plain Road, in the Salisbury Section of South Westbury, in Nassau County (Long Island).