Temple Beth Israel has stood and served the Port Washington community since the 1930s, with many families being third- or fourth-generation temple members. The temple's education resources are excellent, offering schooling for its young members from kindergarten up through high school. There are also adult learning courses, often with a visiting scholar from the Jewish Theological Seminary. The temple is also active in the rest of the Port Washington community. Temple members participate in the community, comforting the sick, cooking, and delivering food to needy families, and helping organize the annual "Mitzvah Day" with other local temples.