Yom Shlishi, 5 Adar 5778
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    Engaging All Generations
  • Engaged Volunteers
    Engaged Volunteers Active Brotherhood, Sisterhood and Chai Club
  • Music for All Ages
    Music for All Ages Junior Choir, Adult Choir, Musical Services and more
  • Creating New Connections
    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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    Learning Through Fun
  • A Welcoming Community
    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!


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.


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

02.21.2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Shalhevet
02.21.2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Shalhevet
02.21.2018 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Adult B'nei Mitzvah
02.23.2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Congregational Shabbat Service
02.24.2018 8:45 am - 10:00 am
Torah Study
02.24.2018 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Service in the Round
02.26.2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Adult Education: The People and The Books
02.27.2018 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
02.28.2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Shalhevet
02.28.2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Shalhevet
02.28.2018 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Adult B'nei Mitzvah
03.02.2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Congregational Shabbat Service
03.03.2018 8:45 am - 10:00 am
Torah Study
03.03.2018 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Service in the Round
03.03.2018 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Adult Purim: Broadway, Bible and Beer
03.04.2018 9:15 am - 10:30 am
Purim Shpiel and Costumer Parade

North Shore Synagogue's Nursery School is a leading innovative early childhood educational program.  We invite you to contact us by email or by calling 516-921-2282 extension 141 for more information and a tour.

The goal of our nursery school is to create an exciting, stimulating and innovative environment offering a quality early childhood education in a Jewish setting for children ages 2 through Pre-K.

Learn more about the many programs that North Shore Synagogue runs for preschoolers here.


What We Offer Your Child!

A multi-sensory curriculum with an emphasis on cooperative experiences through play, music and movement, arts and crafts, woodworking, science, nature and cooking

Lessons aligned with NYS Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core

Classes taught by nurturing and caring NYS certified teachers

Lessons utilize latest technology

State-of-the-art design with indoor gymnasium; individual bathrooms within all classrooms

Nature garden outdoor classroom

Extended day and summer day program available

Jewish values and traditions are learned through song, stories, and celebrations of Shabbat and Jewish holidays

Tot Shabbat led by rabbi & clergy

Philosophy and Program

North Shore Synagogue Nursery School provides a warm, secure, happy and challenging learning environment for children aged two through four.

We keep school free of pressures and stresses on our children. We give them the opportunity to grow and learn. Our Nursery School builds self-confidence in a non-competitive classroom environment. In a supportive and nurturing way, we encourage each of our children to engage in new activities and to develop as many new skills as they are ready to try.

Thoughtfully taking into account each child's individual learning style, we nurture their social, emotional and cognitive development.

Every day, teachers provide each child with countless opportunities for learning -- both planned and incidental. By encouraging problem solving, children learn to look at their world from different points of view. We strive to enhance your child's confidence and self-esteem in everything we do.

Children learn through all five senses, so our curriculum is multi-sensory. We emphasize music and movement, arts and crafts, woodworking, science and cooking -- all through developmentally appropriate activities.

We also have a dedicated space for learning about nature. For example, children plant vegetable seeds in the spring -- and eat their own vegetables in the summer.

Through Shabbat and the celebration of the Jewish Holidays, children internalize Jewish values and traditions. Songs, stories and Jewish moral development help accomplish this task.

By integrating secular and Judaic aspects of life into our curriculum, children learn to be comfortable and familiar with their own, individual cultural development.

We carefully select our staff members. The vast majority of our teachers hold master's degrees in early childhood education. They have extensive experience working with preschoolers, exhibit patience and understanding, and demonstrate caring and concern for each child.

We Embrace Play as a Critical Learning Tool in Early Childhood Learning

While focusing our energies on a wide range of school-related skills, one aspect of early childhood education is especially important to us. We call it "the learning power of play."

As the discipline of early childhood development has evolved in recent years, an unmistakable consensus has grown around the value and "learning power" of play as a great tool in readying little ones for school.

Supervised by first-rate teachers, the children's cooperative experiences when at play set the stage for future, classroom-based social interactions that are conducive to the learning process.

Playing gets toddlers ready for learning.

Our approach is nicely summarized in this excerpt from an October 2014 column in the New York Times by the president of the nationally respected Bank Street College:

 ... [M]any adults think of play as separate from formal learning. The reality is quite different. As they play, children develop vital cognitive, linguistic, social and emotional skills. They make discoveries, build knowledge, experiment with literacy and math and learn to self-regulate and interact with others in socially appropriate ways. Play...makes school a place where children look forward to spending their time. It is so deeply formative for children that it must be at the core of our early childhood curriculum

Parent and Me Program

Our highly popular Parent and Me Program allows the parent/caregiver and tot to interact in a safe and stimulating environment. Both child and parent experiment with different creative media and explore a variety of fine and gross motor skills. It is a special time for you and your little one, and we encourage active participation by both parent and child.

We discuss child-related issues in an informal setting, we all dress comfortably, and we have loads of fun!

After School Program

We offer an optional after-school program from 2:30 to 3:30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Our children participate in a variety of stimulating activities.

Summer Day Program

The The North Shore Synagogue Summer Day Program provides preschoolers with a loving and safe environment for wholesome summer fun and excitement. Our air-conditioned indoor-classrooms are equipped with specialized art materials and manipulatives that stimulate and encourage young minds.

Our enclosed outdoor playground offers an abundance of safe, well-maintained equipment perfect for small climbing hands and feet. Water play and exploration are encouraged daily in a separate play area.

 The program occupies and engages even the most-active preschooler. Groups have the opportunity to alternate among several scheduled activities during the day, including arts and crafts, music, cooking, creative movement, outdoor play and water play.

 Our summer is highlighted by special events, which include theme weeks, exciting events and other fun activities for young children. As during the rest of the year, Fridays are special at North Shore Synagogue as the entire program celebrates the beauty of Shabbat and shares a Shabbat treat.

 Staff members generate camp spirit and fun, while encouraging children to feel good about themselves. Our small groups foster close, family-like bonds among our campers and staff.

Days and Hours

We have a variety of classes and programs to choose from. Each child's needs are special and unique. Our different schedules can accommodate those different needs.

Our toddler's classes meet 2, 3 or 5 days a week for 3-hour sessions. We have 5-day three-year-old classes. You can choose either 4 or 5-hour sessions. Our Pre-Kindergarten classes meet from 9:30 am to 2:30pm – Monday through Friday.

We offer an optional after-school program from 2:30pm - 3:30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.


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