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  • Creating New Connections
  • Engaging Worship
  • Learning Through Fun
  • 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


North Shore Synagogue Mission and Vision Statement

The mission of North Shore Synagogue is to join with our members in building a community where the practice of Reform Judaism enriches and uplifts our lives with understanding, warmth, friendship and meaning.

Though our members are drawn to our Synagogue for various reasons – spiritual, social, educational and charitable – we seek to forge a common bond of commitment to Jewish heritage, tradition and people even as we affirm the freedom to express these shared values in creative and individualistic ways.

We envision a congregation:

• that assists members of all ages to more fully understand, embrace, value and practice their Judaism.

• where our members find a sanctuary from the stress of the outside world; a place to recharge our emotional and spiritual selves through community, music, meditation, study and prayer.

• whose programs are characterized by creativity, energy, purpose, involvement, depth, discovery, and enthusiasm.

• where the connection between learning and doing is reflected in the homes and lives of our members.

• whose members recognize that their fellow congregants are created b'tselem Elohim (in the image of God), and that together it is possible to create a sustaining, nurturing and spiritual Jewish community.

• whose programs deepen and enhance our members' connection to God and the rich history, culture, language, music and traditions of the Jewish people.

• that draws lines of connection between our members, Israel, and the larger Jewish and human communities.

• where the study of Torah and practice of Judaism leads to the performance of g'milut chasadim (deeds of loving-kindness) and tikkun olam (repairing the world).

• whose members recognize and value the mitzvah of life-long Jewish learning.

• that embraces diversity, inviting all individuals and families who wish to create connections to Judaism to join with us in building and celebrating our community.

• where our members cherish their association with this congregation and the Jewish people.

• that understands that this sustaining vision of community can be realized only through a partnership of all our members, and that it is our shared responsibility to serve, support and care for one another.




 Rabbi JaimeeRabbi Jaimee Shalhevet Shalhevet, a native Long Islander, grew up in Sayville and graduated from Brandeis University in 2000. Before enrolling in Rabbinic School, she worked for Synagogue 2000 (now Synagogue 3000) and at Temple Sinai of Roslyn. Rabbi Shalhevet was ordained by the Hebrew Union College in May 2008 and joined North Shore Synagogue in July 2008 as our assistant rabbi and became associate rabbi in 2011.  North Shore Synagogue was honored to promote Rabbi Shalhevet to Senior Rabbi beginning July 2015.

Rabbi Shalhevet has a long-standing interest in composing and playing music. She was a senior song leader at the URJ's Kutz Camp and has recently taken up needle pointing. She has a primary academic interest is Jewish mysticism.

Read more about Rabbi Shalhevet * Email Rabbi Shalhevet


Cantor Kyle Cotler comes from a long line of cantors and great exposure to Jewish music – his great-grandfather was a Chazzan in Russia; his grandfather, Ted, served in Ventura; and his father, Doug, is currently Cantor at Or Ami in Calabasas. Cantor Cotler studied at the Academy for Jewish Religion in California and is now a fourth generation cantor and first generation rabbi.

He received his B.A. in music theory and composition from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. He was a baritone/tenor in the choir and was the principal composer and conductor for the Knights of Classic Lore vocal ensemble. He has composed a number of original Hebrew songs and prayers and was a featured performer at the URJ Biennial in 2009. From 2010 to 2012 he served as the Cantorial Soloist at Temple Beth Ohr in La Mirada. From 2012 to 2016 Cantor Cotler was the cantorial intern and rabbinic intern at Stephen Wise Temple in Bel Air.

Cantor Cotler is thrilled to embrace his lech l’cha moment as he sojourns to New York. Though Cantor Cotler grew up a lifelong Dodgers and Lakers fan, he is reconsidering his allegiance to support New York teams that rhyme. Go Nets, Jets, and Mets!

Read more about Cantor Cotler * Email Cantor Cotler


Rabbi Rachel Maimin grew up in Lenox, Massachusetts and received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and French from the University of Pennsylvania. After being ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, she served as Assistant Rabbi for three years at Isaac M. Wise Temple in Cincinnati, Ohio. She joins North Shore Synagogue as Associate Rabbi in July 2016.

As a rabbinical student, she served congregations in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Brampton, Ontario. She was the rabbinic intern at Woodlands Community Temple and at Congregation Kol Ami, both in White Plains, New York. Rabbi Maimin was also privileged to work as a Teaching Assistant to Dr. Eugene Borowitz, as a rabbinic intern for the Central Conference of American Rabbis. She is honored to have spent three years as a Bonnie and Daniel Tisch Rabbinical Fellow, and was ordained in 2013.

Through work on her thesis project, Rabbi Maimin discovered a love for meditation and other Jewish spiritual practices. She also is a proud Yankees fan, movie lover, avid reader, and tennis player.

Read more about Rabbi Maimin * Email Rabbi Maimin


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Senior Staff

JacquelynnGolubJacquelynn Golub grew up in Woodbury and has a long history at North Shore Synagogue, culminating with her selection as our Religious School Director starting in the 2016 - 2017 school year. The synagogue has been her second home since Nursery School and continues to be a major facet in her life.

Jacquelynn received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities from Adelphi University. Her love for education was fostered while teaching in public school on Long Island and working with special needs children at the Sid Jacobson JCC, Camp Kehila.

Educating children has always brought her a sense of fulfillment. This, matched with her love for Judaism, has brought her to where she is today. North Shore Synagogue is proud to welcome Jacquelynn as our new Religious School Director.

Read more about Jacquelynn Golub * Email Jacquelynn Golub


ElizabethKesslerElizabeth Kessler becomes North Shore Synagogue's new Early Childhood Director in August 2016. Elizabeth comes to North Shore Synagogue with more than 25 years of experience in education. She most recently served as the Assistant Director of the Early Childhood Center at The Community Synagogue in Port Washington. Prior to that, she served seven years at The Mid-Island Y JCC in Plainview. She was also a teacher at Not Just Art in Oyster Bay, as well as a teacher in public schools since 1990. During her experiences, she has demonstrated the ability to design and oversee a child centered developmentally appropriate program, integrating Jewish teachings and values throughout her

Elizabeth prides herself on the fact that she is a local mom and is very familiar with the needs of our children and parents and has fostered excellent relations with her staff. She states that in her previous positions she has “had the great opportunity to watch beautiful children learn and grow, notice families 'kvell' during Shabbat, help support teachers as well as learn from them, and work with various professionals to better the program.”

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Rabbis Emeriti

Rabbi WhimanRabbi David A. Whiman became Rabbi Emeritus of North Shore Synagogue, Syosset New York in July 2012 after serving as Senior Rabbi since 2003. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the College of William and Mary he served as an officer in the United States Navy. Inspired by his volunteer work as Jewish lay leader for military and civilian personnel in Athens Greece, he entered the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and was ordained in 1979. He served congregations in Houston and Boston before coming to New York.

Rabbi Whiman is acknowledged as a superb preacher and was invited to speak at Harvard's Memorial Church, the Institute of Religion and to address the Episcopal House of Bishops.

Read more about Rabbi Whiman * Email Rabbi Whiman


Rabbi Fogel

Over the span of five decades, Rabbi Daniel Fogel has contributed in so many ways to the spiritual identify of North Shore Synagogue. But that is not the only contribution he has made as a spiritual leader.

Rabbi Fogel was deeply involved with supporting Soviet Jewry during the years when Jews were not allowed to emigrate. Rabbi Fogel was also a leader in the Civil Rights movement, and was among a group of rabbis arrested on June 18, 1964 in St. Augustine, Florida for sitting in an integrated group in a restaurant in response to a request by Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The distinguished career of Rabbi Robert M. Benjamin z'l spanned more than three decades of service. He was ordained in 1966 at Hebrew College in Cincinnati. His first pulpit was in Fargo, ND. From there, he served in congregations throughout the Midwest; Windsor, Ontario, Canada; Terre Haute, IN; and Davenport, IA. Rabbi Benjamin came to LI in 1985 when he became the rabbi at Temple Beth Elohim in Old Bethpage in 1996.

Rabbi Benjamin passed away on June 20, 1999 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He will be remembered as a beloved Rabbi, esteemed colleague and a gentle, compassionate, caring individual.

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RabbiStein3Rabbi Louis Stein was the founding rabbi of Temple Beth Elohim, Old Bethpage, N.Y. and upon the completion of forty years of service he retired and was awarded the title of Emeritus with the school wing dedicated and named in his honor. 

He received his Bachelor's Degree from Queens College, N.Y. and was awarded a Fellowship in the Department of Education while working toward his Master's Degree. After several years of teaching in a public school he enrolled in the graduate program at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. Upon completion of the five year program of studies he was ordained a rabbi.

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From the celebration of new life to the saying of Kaddish, ~ is your spiritual family for honoring life cycle events as well as the Jewish holy days. Rabbi ~, our members, and our staff assist in the preparation and celebration of Bar and Bat Mitzvah, Confirmations, weddings, brit and baby namings, and sitting shiva. During the year, you will enjoy participating in our ritual services, including Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Hanukkah, Purim, ~ and other events which honor and celebrate the history of our people.


  • Established 1957.
  • Devoted to the enhancement of Jewish life.
  • Belief in cooperation and mutual support between all Jewish institution
Main Number: (516) 921-2282
Fax Number: (516) 921-2393


Emergencies and deaths when Synagogue is closed: Extension 8
Weekly Schedule: Extension 6
Directions: Extension 7


Main Office and Member Services: Extension 0
Clergy: Extension 2
Religious School: Extension 3
Youth Group and J.tel: Extension 120
Nursery School: Extension 4


Name Ext Email Address
 Rabbi Jaimee Shalhevet 111  rabbishalhevet@northshoresynagogue.org
 Cantor Kyle Cotler 109  cantorcotler@northshoresynagogue.org
 Associate Rabbi Rachel Maimin 113  rabbimaimin@northshoresynagogue.org
 Rabbi Emeritus David Whiman 102  dwhiman@northshoresynagogue.org
 Rabbi Emeritus Daniel Fogel 102  
 Rabbi Emeritus Louis Stein 102  
Temple Office and Administration  


Jacquelynn Golub, Executive Director 106  jgolub@northshoresynagogue.org
Dawn Ruggiero, Administrative Assistant 105


Ellen Lipkin, Bookkeeper 103  bookkeeper@northshoresynagogue.org
Religious School and Youth    
 Religious School Office 120 religiousschool@northshoresynagogue.org
 Jacquelynn Golub, Religious School Director 122  jgolub@northshoresynagogue.org
Nursery School    

 Elizabeth Kessler, Early Childhood Director

140  ekessler@northshoresynagogue.org
 Jennifer Scruggs, Nursery School Assistant 141  nurseryschool@northshoresynagogue.org
Lay Leadership
 Scott Fisher, President    president@northshoresynagogue.org

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