Yom Sheini, 4 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
  • Engaging Worship
    Engaging Worship From classical Reform to contemporary services
  • Learning Through Fun
    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

Co-Chairpersons: Susan Galland and Patrice Grossman

The Tikkun Olam Committee organizes social action, caring and environmental activities that help other congregants and the community-at-large. The committee is a great way to get involved in the synagogue, whether you participate in an ongoing mitzvah, one activity or many.

Community Service

In 1997, "Mitzvah Day" was established at North Shore Synagogue, where once a year our congregants participated as a caring community in various mitzvah projects throughout Long Island. Quickly realizing that once a year was not enough, the Mitzvah Committee was formed. Later it was renamed the Mitzvah/Caring/Environmental committee to reflect its broad mission. In 2013, the committee was renamed the Tikkun Olam Committee, recognizing its role in helping to "repair the world."

The Tikkun Olam Committee now provides our congregation with the opportunity to volunteer their services all year round by performing mitzvot for those outside the synagogue community.


The Tikkun Olam Committee also performs Mitzvahs within our Synagogue and is committed to reaching out to our fellow congregants in times of need.

Members of our Committee visit bereaved families with a Shiva baskets lovingly prepared by both our 7th Grade Religious School students and Tikkun Olam Committee. Members of our Committee also work with our clergy in providing our families with Shiva leaders for minyans in their houses of mourning. There can be no greater kindness than to show support and compassion for those who have suffered a loss and we are committed to helping our families at such time. The Committee is always looking for volunteers to help those in need and we will gladly train you to be a Shiva leader.

Environmental Action

In 2007 Ann Merrill and Rabbi Eric Eisenkramer (former Associate Rabbi) established the Environmental Committee to promote environmental awareness and responsibility among our synagogue and its congregants.

Some of the changes already implemented include: printing the High Holiday booklets on 100% recycled paper; printing the Shalom monthly bulletin on 30% recycled paper; purchasing 30% recycled paper for the office, Religious, and Nursery School use; recycling all white paper discarded by the temple offices; consolidating flyers to save paper, ink, and postage; continually collecting techno-trash in the Religious School lobby; using organic products for lawn care and landscaping; and encouraging Nursery and Religious School students to bring snacks in reusable containers to reduce trash as part of our "No Waste" Campaign.

Some of our mitzvah activities include:

* Neighbors Helping Neighbors (collecting gently used clothing, coats, blankets and accessories and non-perishable food items)
* Knitting or crocheting Chemo Caps for adult and children cancer patients
* Walking as a congregation in charity walk-a-thons (Cystic Fybrosis Walk-a-Thon)
* Prom dress collection
* Idle Free Campaign in the Religious School parking lot
* Techno-trash collection in the Religious School lobby

Some of our ongoing mitzvah activities include:

The "Shiva Mavens"

Our "Shiva Mavens" help mourners in preparing to sit Shiva. They can provide loaner coffee urns, a list of of helpful recommendations of items you may need during the Shiva period. In addition, they will pick up leftover food from the Shiva and deliver it to the needy through programs like Mercy First.

Contact Eleanor Wieder at 931-3851 for coffee urns or a helpful list of Shiva items. Contact Ellen Fuss at 496-7287 for left over Shiva food pickup.

Shiva Baskets

The Tikkun Olam Committee delivers baskets lovingly prepared by our 7th Grade Religious School students and the Tikkun Olam Committee.  We need volunteers to help deliver the baskets.  If you can help, please call Margaret Boorstein at 922-7778.

Clothing Drive

We keep a Goodwill bin at the back of our parking lot.  In addition, as part of our Neighbors Helping Neighbors program, we collect gently used clothing, coats, blankets and accessories in the lobby.

Get Well Mugs

Give the gift of cheer - order an NSS get well mug for delivery to your friends and family who need a little pick-me-up.  Contact Marcia in the Office at 921-2282 extension 105.

Tzedekah Collection

Tzedakah boxes are located throughout the synagogue, including near the sanctuary and in the Religious School wing. Each month funds collected are donated to worthy charities.

Don't just sit there reading! Join the Tikkun Olam Committee! Help sponsor a new mitzvah! Volunteer your services to help us "repair the world."

Come join us as together we build a better world, a world with the blessings that come from performing acts of loving-kindness.

For more information, contact the office, extension 105.

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