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Yom Sheini, 4 Adar 5778
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    Music for All Ages Junior Choir, Adult Choir, Musical Services and more
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    Creating New Connections Women's Seder, Bar Mitzvah Boot Camp for Dads, Life Long Learning
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    Engaging Worship From classical Reform to contemporary services
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    A Welcoming Community Tashlich in Oyster Bay
  • Engaging All Generations
  • Engaged Volunteers
  • Music for All Ages
  • Creating New Connections
  • Engaging Worship
  • Learning Through Fun
  • A Welcoming Community

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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

*The History and Origins of Passover
Pesach, known as Passover in English, is a major Jewish spring festival, commemorating the Exodus from Egypt over 3,000 years ago.

The ritual observance of this holiday centers around a special home service called the seder (meaning "order") and a festive meal; the prohibition of chametz (leaven); and the eating of matzah (an unleavened bread). On the eve of the fifteenth day of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar, we read from a book called the hagaddah, meaning "telling," which contains the order of prayers, rituals, readings and songs for the Pesach seder. The Pesach seder is the only ritual meal in the Jewish calendar year for which such an order is prescribed, hence its name.

The seder has a number of scriptural bases. Exodus 12:3-11 describes the meal of lamb, unleavened bread, and bitter herbs which the Israelites ate just prior to the Exodus. In addition, three separate passages in Exodus (12:26-7, 13:8, 13:14) and one in Deuteronomy (6:20-21) enunciate the duty of the parents to tell the story of the Exodus to their children. The seder plate contains various symbolic foods referred to in the seder itself.

The story of Joseph gives us the background for how our people ended up in Egypt. It begins with our patriarch Jacob and his 12 sons. One of the sons, Joseph, was the most favored by his father, which caused tension between Joseph and his brothers, who sold him into slavery. The brothers told Jacob that a wild animal had killed Joseph. In truth, Joseph ended up in Egypt where he had many adventures, one of which landed him in jail.Through his ability to interpret dreams, Joseph became an advisor to Pharaoh, managing the country's food supply so that the people would be fed during the predicted seven years of famine.The famine extended into the land of Canaan where Jacob and his family lived. Joseph's brothers went down to Egypt in search of food and came before Joseph, but they did not recognize him. Eventually Joseph identified himself to his brothers and invited them and the entire household of Jacob to come down to Egypt so they would survive the famine.

Many generations later, a new Pharaoh arose "who knew not Joseph." This Pharaoh enslaved the Hebrews and ordered all of their newborn baby boys killed.A newborn, Moses, was saved by the ingenuity of his mother and sister when he was set adrift in a basket in the Nile. As his sister Miriam watched, she saw that Pharaoh's daughter discovered the baby and decided to raise the Hebrew child as her own. Miriam offered to arrange for a Hebrew nurse (Moses' mother) to feed and care for the child.

Moses grew up, and one day he witnessed an Egyptian overseer beating a Hebrew slave. So angered by this sight, Moses killed the overseer. Subsequently, he saw two Hebrew slaves arguing and tried to stop them.They turned to him, and one said,"Will you kill me as you killed the Egyptian overseer?" Realizing that there was a witness to the murder and becoming concerned for his life,Moses escaped into the desert. On that journey, God appeared to Moses in a burning bush that was not consumed, and told him to go back to Egypt and deliver the Hebrews from slavery.

With his brother Aaron, Moses went before Pharaoh to demand that the Hebrews be set free. Pharaoh continually refused, and the plagues descended upon Egypt. With the 10th plague, the killing of the firstborn, Pharaoh relented and allowed the Hebrews to leave. In their haste, the Israelites took unleavened dough that baked on their backs into matzah.

The Passover Seder reminds us of our ancestor's journey down into Egypt, our enslavement there and our eventual flight to freedom. In Jewish tradition, because of the centrality of this story, we are not simply to remember these events but to recount them as if we ourselves had experienced them.

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