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  • Music for All Ages
  • Creating New Connections
  • Engaging Worship
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  • A Welcoming Community

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Shabbat in the Park

Shabbat in the Park 2018July 27th at 5:30pm

Pack a picnic Shabbat Dinner as North Shore Synagogue creates a Shabbat experience in the park, Join Rabbi Shalhevet & Rabbi Maimin at Picnic Area A.

Syosset-Woodbury Park
7800 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury
(across from Fox Hollow Catering Hall)

For those who do not come to the park There will be a Shabbat Service at North Shore Synagogue, at 7:30pm.

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Mitzvah of the Month

Tzedakah of the Month - The July/August Tzedakah of the Month is Sunrise Day Camp-Long Island. Sunrise Day Camp-Long Island is the world’s first full-summer day camp for children with cancer and their siblings, provided completely free of charge. And because Sunrise is a day camp, it does all this while allowing the children to continue their medical treatment and enjoy the comfort and safety of their own homes at night. Sunrise Day Camp-Long Island is a proud member of the Sunrise Association, whose mission is to bring back the joys of childhood to children with cancer and their siblings world-wide, through the creation of Sunrise Day Camps, Year-Round Programs and In-Hospital Recreational Activities, all offered free of charge. Sunrise Day Camp-Long Island is a program of the Friedberg JCC, a beneficiary agency of UJA-Federation of New York. Kindly give generously as the money collected in the Tzedakah boxes during the months of July and August will go to this cause.

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

08.24.2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Congregational Shabbat Service
08.25.2018 8:45 am - 10:00 am
Torah Study
08.25.2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Service in the Round
08.31.2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Congregational Shabbat Service
09.01.2018 8:45 am - 10:00 am
Torah Study
09.01.2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Service in the Round
09.01.2018 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Selichot Dinner and Discussion
09.01.2018 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Selichot Service
09.07.2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Congregational Shabbat Service
09.08.2018 8:45 am - 10:00 am
Torah Study
09.08.2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Service in the Round
09.09.2018 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
09.10.2018 8:30 am - 11:15 am
Rosh Hashanah Early Service
09.10.2018 11:45 am - 2:30 pm
Rosh Hashanah Late Service
09.10.2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rosh Hashanah Family Services
09.11.2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rosh Hashanah 2nd Day Services
09.11.2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tashlich at Teddy Roosevelt Park
09.14.2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Shabbat Shuvah - A Service of Repentance
09.15.2018 8:45 am - 10:00 am
Torah Study

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Join us on February 15 - February 26, 2017


A Note from Rabbi Shalhevet

Jerusalem, city of peace. Ir Shalem, Yerushalayim. The name itself means “city of peace.” And there’s something about being there physically that brings the metaphor to life. When a Jew stands at the Western Wall, he or she hears floating above them the prayers chanted in Arabic from the Dome of the Rock; and from behind, the Latin prayers from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. History comes together in beautiful harmony. Jerusalem is truly a city of wholeness, where so many things began and still continue today. Tel Aviv, Israel’s New York City, is known as “The Big Orange”, Dizengoff street has such amazing shopping that there is a Hebrew verb just meaning “to shop on Dizengoff Street.” Eat your heart out 5th Avenue! Haifa, a city with a mountain overlooking the Mediterranean sea. Home to Jews, the second largest religious site of the Ba’hai, and the only group of Reform Muslims, known as the Achmadiyya Muslims – all living in peace and harmony together. Israel is so much more than you think.

Have you ever thought about visiting Israel, having your B’nai Mitzvah in Israel or just visiting the land we believe in and support? Join our North Shore Synagogue family on this exciting journey, a family vacation to Israel next year. We’ll be travelling to Eretz ha’Kodesh, the Holy Land. The dates are February 15-26 2017, and I hope you’ll be joining me for the journey. We’ll float in the Dead Sea, walk on the same ancient roads our biblical ancestors did, and celebrate Shabbat in Jerusalem. Whether it will be your first time in the Holy Land or you’ve already inserted a prayer or two into the Western Wall yourself, this trip is for everyone. Stay tuned for our informational meeting coming soon. This is a great opportunity to meet and make new friends and to create life long bonds with our community.

I can’t wait to travel with my North Shore Family to our Homeland and share my love of Israel with all of you. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions. Now get packing!

All my best,
Rabbi Shalhevet


North Shore Synagogue is partnering with Temple Beth Emeth on the Trip of a Lifetime!

Israel Trip Details: February 15-26, 2017 led by Rabbi Jaimee Shalhevet and Rabbi Helayne Shalhevet.
Cost: from $2,765 (land only)

View the complete itinerary and highlights from ArzaWorld, our trip guides, here!

You can call ArzaWorld with questions at 1-888-811-2812.

Trip includes:

  • 10 nights’ accommodation at selected hotels
  • 8 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus with licensed English speaking tour educator plus walking tour on Saturday, February 25, 2017
  • 1 group transfer and assistance to and from the airport
  • All site entrance fees and program fees as per itinerary
  • Meals: daily breakfast, 1 lunch and 6 dinners
  • Portage at the airport and hotels

Thank you for registering!

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Any questions or concerns, please call the office at 516-921-2282.

Committees and Task Forces (committees forrmed for a single purpose or event) are a great way to get involved with North Shore Synagogue.  We need your talents and time to make NSS the best community it can be!

If you are interested in participating, contact the committee chairs or the president.  The NSS president assigns all committee members in consultation with the chairpersons.  (If you don't hear back immediately, be persistent!  Our lay leadership and chairpersons are volunteers too and are juggling their own work, personal lives and temple commitments!)

Sisterhood and Adult Education>>are another way to get involved in organizing events throughout the year!

Annual Task Forces

These task forces are formed each year in order to plan and execute specific events. If you are interested in the below events, contact the person listed. 

Other task forces are formed throughout the year as needed.  If you are interested in participating when something comes up, please contact the President, Executive Director or a clergy member and let them know your interests and availability. 

Task Force Description Membership Contact Person
New Year's Card Responsible for creation and mailing of the annual New Years card fundraiser including advertising the fundraiser, coordinating donation collection with the Office and production and mailing. Starts in May/June with advertising. Majority of activity just before Rosh Hashanah. Sisterhood
Book of Remembrance Responsible for creation of the Book of Remembrance including communication, coordinating donation collection with the Office and production. Starts in May/June with advertising. Majority of activity just before Rosh Hashanah. Margaret Boorstein
Journal Dinner Dance Responsible for organizing the annual Journal Dinner Dance, our main annual fundraiser. Includes organizing the party, invitations and the journal. Planning starts in January/February. Event is generally in April or May. Harvey Wiesenberg
Purim Carnival The Purim Carnival is one of our biggest community events of the year. The event is managed by our Director of Youth Engagement, with help from the Education and Youth Committee and many others. We need volunteers to get items for raffles and auctions, planning and helping at the carnival. Planning starts in January. Jacquelynn Golub


Synagogue Life Committees

Committee Description Membership Chairperson(s)
Tikkun Olam (Social Action)>> Responsible for organizing events and activities to support the broader community and "repair the world" (tikkun olam). Coordinates social action and charitable events like food and clothing drives and tzedekah distribution. Helps congregants in times of need by delivering shiva baskets and providing coffee urns and recommendations through the "shiva mavens."  Formerly called the "Mitzvah Committee." Open to new ideas and members!  Get involved for one event or all. Susan Galland, Patrice Grossman
Adult Education>> Organizes events, activities and lectures throughout the year for adult learning experiences. Open to new ideas and members! Rabbi Rachel Maimin
Membership & Marketing Responsible for attracting, engaging and retaining members. Coordinates and creates external marketing.  Organizes new member events. Deliver new member baskets.  Recommends activities to better engage and retain members. Open to new ideas and members!  Prefer members active in synagogue activities. Janet Birnholz, Scott Fisher, Luz Liebeskind
Spiritual Life (Ritual) Works closely with Senior Rabbi and other clergy to recommend ritual practices including music, style and other logistics of worship at North Shore Synagogue. Prefer members who regularly attend various worship services Jay Fishbein, Jay Litzman
Choir Works closely with the Cantor to organize choir rehearsals, worship events and other activities. Choir members. Iris Rosenthal
Education and Youth Oversees and supports our Religious School and Youth Group programming (including J.tel). Works with our Director of Congregational Learning and Director of Youth Engagement on programming, curriculum and logistics. Prefer members with current or recent children in school or youth group. Victoria Kessler, Shana Mink
Nursery School Responsible for engaging Nursery School families in synagogue events including Tot Shabbat and events like the Purim Carnival. Maintains communication with NS families in coordination with the Director of Early Childhood Learning. Prefer members active in synagogue activities or interest in attracting new families. Anne Fishbein
Art Oversees the acquisition, sale and display (in coordination with the House & Security Committee) of art work in the synagogue. Prefer members with art interest or background. Ed Dane
Oneg and Flowers Recommend flower arrangements for the sanctuary and food selection for Oneg Shabbats. Prefer members who regularly attend Erev Shabbat services. Monica Protzel
Israel (ARZA) Coordinates events in support of Israel including the election of representatives of ARZA who support the role of Reform Judaism in Israel. Prefer members with an interest in Israel support. Diana Silverman
Website/Social Media Maintains website and social media in coordination with the Membership & Marketing Committee. Prefer members with some technical aptitude. Jim Garfinkel


Administrative Committees

Committee Description Membership Chairperson(s) 
Budget & Finance Responsible for creating and monitoring the temple's budget. Typically members of the Board. Jim Garfinkel
House & Security Oversees maintenance, repair, operations and security for the physical building and grounds. Prefer members with experience managing buildings or offices

Lloyd Kupferman

Investment & Endowment Directs investments and investment strategy of synagogue funds in conjunction with the Treasurer and President. Prefer members with investment management experience. Craig Wild
Contracts Negotiates and drafts contracts between the synagogue and employees (including clergy) and vendors. Prefer attorneys with Board experience. Larry Henin
Catering Oversees the in-house caterers. Recommends and negotiates catering contracts to the Board of Trustees. Limited to 3 individuals. Prefer members with business and Board experience. Jay Fishbein
Pulpit Oversees and provides feedback to clergy.  Recommends renewal of clergy contracts and searches for new clergy to the Board. Prefer active congregants and Board members with diverse perspectives. Justina Gordon/Scott Fisher
Cemetery Coordinates sale of NSS cemetery plots. Recommends and negotiates additional cemetery space and maintenance. Prefer members with relevant business experience. Craig Wild
Technology Reviews and recommends technology purchase and maintenance in the synagogue in coordination with the House & Security Committee. Prefer members with relevant business or technology experience. Jim Garfinkel

Not a member?  Come join our family!  For information about membership, scheduling tours, or meeting with our clergy, educators, youth directors or lay leaders, contact Jacquelynn Golub at 516-921-2282 ext. 106 or by email.

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