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65th Anniversary Journal Dinner Dance


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Please join us Saturday, April 28 at 7:00 PM for our 65th Anniversary Celebration recognizing our Blue Sapphire Honorees Margaret F. Boorstein and Jay Litzman with special recognition of our founding members Lorry and Ira Friedman.

Couvert $118 per person includes cocktails, dinner, dancing and raffles. Festive attire: Blue Jeans Casual Chic!

For more information email us at office@northshoresynagogue.org.


Family Movie Night

MovieNightAprilJoin us Saturday, April 21 at 6:00 PM for Family Movie & Pajama Night. Free admission! Download the flyer here. Please RSVP to registration@northshoresynagogue.org

Long Island Ducks Family Night

LIDucksJoin your North Shore Synagogue family for a night out with the Long Island Ducks on Saturday, May 5. Click Here to Register

Mitzvah of the Month

Tzedakah of the Month - The April Tzedakah of the Month is The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Cystic Fibrosis is a life threatening disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. An estimated 30,000 children and adults in the United States and 70,000 worldwide have Cystic Fibrosis. Please show your support by giving generously to the Tzedakah Boxes located in the Synagogue Lobby and outside the Youth Lounge.

We thank you again for your efforts and support,
Patrice Grossman & Ilene Zelniker
Tikkun Olam Co-Chairs


Ongoing Mitzvahs

Food Collection - Help fight hunger and poverty locally by dropping off your boxed or canned good donations with a current “best by” date to the bin in the Religious School Hallway.

Clothing Donations
- Goodwill box located outside in rear of parking lot (receipts can be obtained in the office for donations).

Get Well Mugs -  Make someone smile…“Get Well Mugs” filled with a coupon for “Jewish Penicillin” (chicken soup) from Ben’s Deli. Just call the office to have one shipped to a friend or family member who is under the weather. ($12)

Volunteers needed to deliver Shiva Baskets to those sitting shiva

Volunteers needed to lead Shiva Minyans

Please call the main office at 516-921-2282 to sign up to volunteer.

Tikkun Olam Committee Co-Chairs:
Patrice Grossman and Ilene Zelniker

Photo Gallery

TBE NSS263  800x533 -29-150-120-80-c Take a look at photos from different events, occasions, and happenings here at our synagogue. Our Mitzvah Day celebrations, Tikkun Olam, simchas and special occasions!

Click the photo to see our current photo gallery!

Our "Shalom" Newsletter

NewsletterRead more about what's going on in our synagogue and community. North Shore Synagogue's Shalom bulletin is published monthly.

You can find it here!

Upcoming Events

20Apr
04.20.2018 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Tot Shabbat
20Apr
04.20.2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Family Shabbat Dinner
20Apr
04.20.2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Family Shabbat Service
21Apr
04.21.2018 8:45 am - 10:00 am
Torah Study
21Apr
04.21.2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Service in the Round
21Apr
04.21.2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Family Movie Night
25Apr
04.25.2018 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Adult B'nei Mitzvah
27Apr
04.27.2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Congregational Shabbat Service
28Apr
04.28.2018 8:45 am - 10:00 am
Torah Study
28Apr
04.28.2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Service in the Round
28Apr
04.28.2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
65th Anniversary Journal Dinner Dance!
2May
05.02.2018 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Adult B'nei Mitzvah
5May
05.05.2018 8:45 am - 10:00 am
Torah Study
5May
05.05.2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Service in the Round
5May
05.05.2018 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Long Island Ducks Family Night
9May
05.09.2018 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Adult B'nei Mitzvah
12May
05.12.2018 8:45 am - 10:00 am
Torah Study
12May
05.12.2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Service in the Round
19May
05.19.2018 8:45 am - 10:00 am
Torah Study
19May
05.19.2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Service in the Round

This rich challah dough is not formed into braids for the High Holy Days, rather it is shaped in the form of a turban or snail. This is symbolic of the hope that the year will be filled with continuous good health and well being. If the challah is made into one very large challah there is the risk that the center will be under baked or the outer ring will be dry and over baked depending on the baking time you choose. I never use more than 2/3 of the dough to make a large challah.

challahwebsite Ingredients

    7- 7 1/2 cups bread flour, King Arthur or Gold medal Better for Bread
    2 packages rapid rise yeast
    1 1/2 cups water
    2 sticks parve margarine or butter
    1/4 teaspoon yellow food coloring
    3/4 cup sugar
    2 Tablespoons poppy seeds
    1 Tablespoon salt
    4 large eggs
    1 cup raisins, optional
    EGG WASH-1 egg mixed with 1 Tablespoon water and 1 teaspoon of honey

Preparation Instructions

    In a large mixer bowl combine 6 1/2 cups of the flour and the yeast. Stir to combine.
    Heat the water, margarine, food coloring, sugar, poppy seed and the salt in a saucepan until very warm (140F). Water should be uncomfortably hot to your finger but not hot enough to burn you.(It will feel like hot tap water).
    Add the warm liquid mixture to the flour while the mixer is on low. As the liquid is being incorporated, add the eggs. Mix thoroughly.
    Gradually add the remaining flour only until a fairly firm dough is formed. This process should take about 7 minutes whether you are using the dough hook on your mixer or are kneading it by hand. The mixture will be satiny smooth and will not stick to a lightly floured finger tip when touched. If adding raisins, add after 5 minutes of kneading
    Turn your oven on for 1 minute.  TURN YOUR OVEN OFF.  Lightly grease a bowl with oil and turn the dough in the bowl to oil all sides. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the TURNED OFF oven until doubled in size, about 30-45 minutes.
    Punch down the dough and divide in half or thirds. Divide each portion into 1 large rope and coil the dough around itself to make a round of dough that looks like a turban. Make sure to pinch the end of the dough under to prevent uncoiling during baking. Place formed breads on a greased cookie sheet or parchment paper and allow to rise until light and doubled, about 25 minutes.
    Preheat the oven to 375F. Brush the tops of the loaves with the egg wash and bake for 25-35 minutes depending on the size of the loaves. When the bread is done, it will be golden brown and have a hollow sound when tapped.

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