In 1976, a handful of Jewish families came together to establish Temple Shaaray Tefila. Coming from diverse Jewish backgrounds, they envisioned a Reform congregation that would be welcoming to all those who desired to be a part of this new community.

In its early years, the congregation met for Sabbath and Holiday services at the Unitarian Fellowship in Mt. Kisco , where it also conducted its weekly Religious School . In 1980, the small congregation acquired its current home from the estate of Harry Waxman. Today, Temple Shaaray Tefila has grown to become a living, thriving and vibrant religious community, with over 900 families as members. It is our hope that the beauty and harmony of this setting will continue to inspire our longings for that which is most noble in our hearts, and stand as a symbol of the “beauty of deed”, the true cornerstone of Judaism.