Founded in our community over 20 years ago, Women’s Tefila has provided an opportunity for women and girls to gather together once a month on Shabbat afternoons to daven Mincha and explore our spirituality with greater intensity. We also meet on the mornings of Simchat Torah and Purim. The venue of Women’s Tefila offers individuals the opportunity to celebrate significant milestones, including Bat Mitzvah, Simchat Bat (welcoming a baby girl) and Simchat Kallah (for a bride), in a unique and personal fashion. Women have also given Divrei Torah on the occasion of a yahrzeit, or personal life cycle events, such as becoming a mother or a grandmother. Operating within the parameters of Jewish Law, Women’s Tefila presents an alternative path to greater Jewish commitment. Women’s Tefila has become a community of activists, involved in a number of causes, including reducing domestic violence in the Jewish community and starting a Women’s Health Library at the North Shore Mikvah.
In April, 1995, the Women’s Tefila of Great Neck was adopted within the framework of the Great Neck Synagogue. A schedule of Women’s Tefila services may be obtained through the synagogue office.