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Video from Joshua Nelson's Kosher Gospel

We had a spectacular live performance from Joshua Nelson and the Freedom Singers at our Friday night Shabbat service on January 12 as we celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with Kosher Gospel.

Follow these links for video: Mi Chamocha and more!

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Purim Carnival!

Disney Purim Carnival
Purim Shpiel & Costume Parade: 9:15am
Carnival with Bounce House, Games, Food & more: 10:30am-1:00pm   

Everyone is invited at 9:15am to see this year’s Purim shpiel, “A Very Disney Purim.” Come watch our students act, sing, and dance the story of Purim, to all your favorite Disney tunes. Following the Purim shpiel we will have a costume parade. Everyone dressed in costume gets tickets! It’s an event you won’t want to miss! Please get in on the fun and come in costume!!
The Carnival begins at 10:30am. Come enjoy carnival games, bounce houses, an obstacle course, photo booth, spin art, sand art, face painting, Guitar Hero, sports, and more! There are games and activities for toddlers through middle schoolers. Enjoy delicious carnival food including cotton candy, popcorn, hamentaschen, hot dogs, chips and juice by Brotherhood. Our Gift Basket Raffle runs until 12:30pm when raffle winners will be announced in the Sanctuary. You do not need to be present in order to win! Volunteer your time on the day of the Carnival and receive 10 free tickets (8th Grade and over)!


Carnival POP Bracelet/Ticket Prices (Carnival tickets are good for booths, activities & food)
Pre-Order Combo Pack Special One POP Bracelet, 5 Food Tickets, and 5 Raffle Tickets for only $18
Carnival Day POP Bracelet $20
Nursery School POP Bracelet $15
Combo Pack: One POP Bracelet, 5 Food Tickets, and 5 Raffle Tickets for $25
Individual Tickets for Games/Food 1 for $1, 15 for $10, 30 for $15
Gift Basket Raffle Ticket Prices - Pre-Order: 30 tickets for $25, Carnival Day: $1 per ticket


Mitzvah of the Month

Tzedakah of the Month - The February Tzedakah of the Month is Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. Ronald McDonald House provides a place for families to stay and call home at little or no cost so they can be close by to their seriously ill or injured hospitalized child. By staying at Ronald McDonald House parents can better communicate with their child's medical team and solely focus on the health of their child. Please give generously to the Tzedakah boxes located in the synagogue lobby and outside the youth lounge.

PACK IT UP FOR HATZILU

Hatzilu provides food, provisions, financial aid, social work assistance and emotional support to Jews in need in Nassau County. It is located in Baldwin, Long Island. This winter in conjunction with TANS (Tikkun Alliance of the North Shore- composed of 14 other synagogues), we will be collecting Boxes of Tissues (our goal is 100 boxes!) to help fill their pantry. Each of the other synagogues will be collecting other paper products and household items and together we will "Pack it up for Hatzilu." There will be an event on Sunday, March 4th at the Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center located in Roslyn from 10:30am to 12:00pm where we will need volunteers to help assemble packages to be delivered to Hatzilu. Details of this event will be in the February Shalom.

** Please when you are in the food or drug store, pick up an extra box or two of tissues and bring them to the bins which will be located 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

21Feb
02.21.2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Shalhevet
21Feb
02.21.2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Shalhevet
21Feb
02.21.2018 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Adult B'nei Mitzvah
23Feb
02.23.2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Congregational Shabbat Service
24Feb
02.24.2018 8:45 am - 10:00 am
Torah Study
24Feb
02.24.2018 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Service in the Round
26Feb
02.26.2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Adult Education: The People and The Books
27Feb
02.27.2018 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
28Feb
02.28.2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Shalhevet
28Feb
02.28.2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Shalhevet
28Feb
02.28.2018 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Adult B'nei Mitzvah
2Mar
03.02.2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Congregational Shabbat Service
3Mar
03.03.2018 8:45 am - 10:00 am
Torah Study
3Mar
03.03.2018 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Service in the Round
3Mar
03.03.2018 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Adult Purim: Broadway, Bible and Beer

Recommended Reading and Music for ShabbatShabbat Anthology Volume II (Book/CD)

Composer/Artist:Dunn, J. Mark/Joel N. Eglash, editors
Format:Piano/Vocal/Guitar and CD
$34.95
The long-awaited series is finally here! Shabbat Anthology brings to light both newly composed and older Sabbath music that has never been published, in Piano/Vocal/Guitar format. Shabbat Anthology Volume II includes classic liturgical works from such esteemed composers as Joe Black, Charles Davidson, Paula Goldberg, Sylvia Goldstein, Lisa Levine, Louis Lewandowski, Mah Tovu, Rachelle Nelson, Stuart Rauch, Benjie Ellen Schiller, Sol Zim and many more. Several 'folk' pieces are also included, focusing on the music of the Ladino (Judeo-Spanish)-speaking Sephardic Jews. Perfect for those looking to add something new to their worship. Includes CD with all 33 songs, featuring performances by the original artists, as well as Cantors Richard Botton, Erik L.F. Contzius, Jessica Epstein, Mark Opatow, Kari Siegel-Eglash and others.  Recommended Reading and Music for ShabbatInvitation to Shabbat, An (with CD) -
A Beginner's Guide to Weekly Celebration
Ruth Perelson
$18.00
Explore Shabbat step-by-step and blessing-by-blessing from candlelighting to Havdalah. Discover the essential elements of tradition along with modern options for enhancing spiritual awareness. Explore the many paths to a satisfying Shabbat celebration through the words of those who began to observe Shabbat as adults. Blessings in Hebrew, transliteration, and English are included, alongside descriptions of rituals, as well as their history and folklore. Rounding out this extraordinary guide are traditional recipes--Ashkenazic and Sephardic--a bibliography, and a CD recording for learning and pleasure that brings to life the music of Shabbat.   

Recommended Reading and Music for ShabbatA Shabbat Reader: Universe of Cosmic Joy
Edited by Dov Peretz Elkins
$14.95

Share the rich Sabbath experiences of a diverse group of prominent Jewish thinkers. Noted author and anthologist Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins has mined every vein of Jewish experience to produce a collection of spiritual essays, poetry, and meditations on the transcendent meaning of the seventh day. He culls from a wealth of sources ranging from the traditional to the radical, including among his forty selections works by Sue Levi Elwell, Blu Greenberg, Lawrence Kushner, Michael Lerner, Alicia Suskin Ostriker, W. Gunther Plaut, Gershom G. Scholem, and Elie Wiesel. Sections of the collection explore Shabbat in Classical Texts, Shabbat as the Ultimate Mitzvah, Jews Celebrate Shabbat, and Shabbat in Modern Thought.

"Dov Peretz Elkins is one of the most spiritual people I know. His work continues to be chicken soup for my soul."
--- Jack Canfield, coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul

 


Recommended Reading and Music for ShabbatDo It Yourself Shabbat
URJ Department of Lifelong Jewish Learning
$2.25

Prepared by the Family Education Committee of the URJ-CCAR Commission on Jewish Education This guide explains each of the four prayers recited on erev Shabbat and suggests alternate ways to incorporate them into various family settings. The blessings are presented in English, in Hebrew, and in transliteration.

 



Recommended Reading and Music for ShabbatThe Shabbat Angels
Maxine Segal Handelman, Illustrated by Joani Keller Rothenberg
$13.95

Something is not right in the home of Chaim Yonkel and his wife, Esther. Usually their home is filled with the smells of delicious foods, the sounds of laughing children, and happy smiles on everyone's faces. But this Shabbat finds the family fighting, Shabbat dinner unprepared, and the house a mess.

The Talmud tells the story of two angels, Tov and Rah. According to this legend, these angels follow each person home from synagogue on Shabbat and deliver a blessing. If Shabbat is being honored and the home is filled with Shabbat peace, the angel of good, Tov, gets to deliver the blessing that every Shabbat should be like this one. However, if Shabbat is not being honored, the angel of evil, Rah, gets to deliver the blessing, turning the same words into a curse.

This contemporary version of the talmudic tale, illustrated with breathtaking illustrations by Joani Keller Rothenberg, updates the story for today's families. The Shabbat Angels will delight the whole family while it teaches the importance of Shabbat shalom, Shabbat peace.

 


 

Recommended Reading and Music for Shabbat Tot Shabbat
Written and illustrated by Camille Kress
$5.95

This board book for toddlers encourages parents and children to share a rich spiritual and sensory Shabbat experience. Artist and author Camille Kress created this story on cardboard for her young son because heavy pages cannot be torn by little fingers. Her warm watercolors depict Shabbat symbols within the home--candlesticks, challah, and a Kiddush cup--and a family celebrating a peaceful Shabbat evening.
"Simple and engaging."--Booklist

 


Recommended Reading and Music for Shabbat Shabbat Shalom!
Written by Michelle Shapiro Abraham,Illustrated by Ann Koffsky
$6.95

From the author of Good Morning, Boker Tov and Good Night, Lilah Tov, Michelle Abraham's latest book introduces preschoolers to the joy of Shabbat.

In simple, rhyming language, Shabbat Shalom! tells the story of family celebrating Shabbat. . Filled with prayers and beautiful illustrations, Shabbat Shalom! is a wonderful way to teach toddlers about lighting Shabbat candles, reciting the Kiddush, saying the blessing over the challah and more. Abraham's educational books for preschoolers are proven successes, making learning fun and exciting. Shabbat Shalom! is the perfect compliment to the Morning/Bedtime Rituals books, creating a strong start to leading a Jewish life.

 


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