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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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  • Engaged Volunteers
  • Music for All Ages
  • Creating New Connections
  • Engaging Worship
  • Learning Through Fun
  • A Welcoming Community

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Youth Celebration Dinner and Shabbat

You are cordially invited to join us as we celebrate the youth of our synagogue who actively participate in Jewish activities at North Shore Synagogue.YouthShabbat

Nursery School
Religious School
Youth Group
Madrichim (student aides)
J.tel (Jewish Teen Experiential Learning)

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Briana Garil, President
Sari Arrow, Programming Vice President
Beryl Rosenberg, Religious and Cultural Vice President
Rachael Kessler, Social Action Vice President
Kayla Kessler, Membership Vice President
Hannah Mink, Communications Vice President
Emma Goetz, Special Events Coordinator
Billy Lowe, Underclassman Representative

Karaoke Night

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Join us Saturday, June 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM and sing your heart out or just hang out with friends. Free admission and open to all synagogue members - bring the whole family! Hot dogs, chicken nuggets, popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase. For more information and to RSVP contact Jacquelynn Golub.

B'Yachad Together: An Inclusive Shabbat Service

BYachadFlyerFinalIn the Bible, God states, “My house shall be a house for all peoples.”

We decided that we should live up to that commandment.
Therefore, we have created a new program called "B’Yachad Together" – an inclusive Shabbat experience.

Families with special needs will come together to celebrate Shabbat in an accessible environment designed to embrace a range of sensory, language, and learning differences.

We are proud to offer this first program on Friday May 4th, 5:30 – 7:00pm.

65th Anniversary Journal Dinner Dance

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Please join us Saturday, April 28 at 7:00 PM for our 65th Anniversary Celebration recognizing our Blue Sapphire Honorees Margaret F. Boorstein and Jay Litzman with special recognition of our founding members Lorry and Ira Friedman.

Couvert $118 per person includes cocktails, dinner, dancing and raffles. Festive attire: Blue Jeans Casual Chic!

For more information email us at office@northshoresynagogue.org.

Mitzvah of the Month

Tzedakah of the Month - The May Tzedakah of the Month is The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Cystic Fibrosis is a life threatening disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. An estimated 30,000 children and adults in the United States and 70,000 worldwide have Cystic Fibrosis. Please show your support by giving generously to the Tzedakah. Boxes located in the Synagogue Lobby and 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

06.22.2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Congregational Shabbat Service
06.23.2018 8:45 am - 10:00 am
Torah Study
06.23.2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Service in the Round
06.27.2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Shalhevet
06.29.2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Musical Shabbat Service
06.30.2018 8:45 am - 10:00 am
Torah Study
06.30.2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Service in the Round
07.01.2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Israel Trip Informational Meeting
07.06.2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Congregational Shabbat Service
07.07.2018 8:45 am - 10:00 am
Torah Study
07.07.2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Service in the Round
07.13.2018 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Congregational BBQ by Brotherhood
07.13.2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Brotherhood Shabbat Service
07.14.2018 8:45 am - 10:00 am
Torah Study
07.14.2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Service in the Round
07.20.2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Erev Shabbat Service
07.21.2018 8:45 am - 10:00 am
Torah Study
07.21.2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Service in the Round
07.24.2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting

RabbiStein3Rabbi Louis Stein 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.

Rabbi 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. At the invitation of a colleague he was called out of retirement to serve as co-rabbi of Temple Emanuel, Great Neck, N.Y. where he conducted services, lectured and taught courses in the Institute for Adult Jewish Studies for an additional ten years. Through the years he was appointed to various communal and organizational boards, actively participating in interfaith programs. He served as President of the Long Island Board of Rabbis among other positions. Most recently he served as the Executive Secretary of the Association for Progressive Judaism and Editor of its quarterly publication. He is an avid reader and has taught courses in American Jewish literature and popular culture. In addition, he welcomes the opportunity to speak about Jewish history, festival celebrations, theology and ethics.

Rabbi Whiman

Rabbi 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 received his D. Min, from Andover Newton Theological School where he concentrated his research on organizational dynamics and institutional change. He is coauthor of Learning While Leading: Increasing Effectiveness in Ministry published by the Alban Institute. He has written widely on organizational and individual learning and lectures in the Educational School on the New York Campus of HUC-JIR.

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. He delivered the Baccalaureate sermon at Commencement Exercises at his alma mater. He has taught at Boston College, Andover Newton, Rice University and Brandeis University. He is currently writing a manual for preachers based on the Or Hadarshanim, a 17th century work by Jacob Zahalan, rabbi and preacher to the Jewish communities of Rome and Ferrara.

Rabbi Whiman is also an avid collector of antique Judaica. Synagogue carvings from his collection were featured in the exhibit Jeweled Horses and Gilded Lions: The Synagogue and the Carousel which explored the connection between Eastern European Jewish and American Folk Art.


RabbiBenjaminThe 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.

His philosophy of understanding through knowledge was the basis of his rabbinate and community participation. In every community he taught at colleges and universities, often traveling great distances to small campuses for the Jewish Chataqua Society. His desire for interfaith understanding brought him to serve on planning boards of Jewish Christian Dialogue and assist in developing a chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. Rabbi Benjamin wrote and conducted interfaith seders for the Roman Catholic churches.

As a community leader, the Rabbi was involved in mental health activities, served as chairman for the Davenport Civil Rights Commission and participated in various community youth activities. He was honored to be a representative of the Jewish community at the 1979 signing of the Camp David Accord in Washington, DC.

Rabbi Benjamin's numerous accomplishments are listed in Who's Who in the Midwest, Who's Who in American Jewry and Who's Who in World Jewry. He was also a contributor to Encyclopedia Judaica.

Rabbi Robert M. 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.

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. Under his leadership, the congregation adopted the Elbert family, who were trying to leave the Soviet Union. To remind the community of their oppression, a seat was reserved on the bimah, the raised platform on which the rabbi and cantor conduct services, during the High Holy Days for Leo Elbert. He was involved and led many other activities in support of Soviet Jewry, and this level of activism brought new congregants to North Shore Synagogue, who felt that other congregations were not doing enough for Soviet Jews.

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. You can read a letter composed by the group while incarcerated here: Why We Went.

He was also a large part of the creation of North Shore Synagogue's Social Action Committee, the forerunner of today's Mitzvah/Caring/Environmental Committee, in its involvement with so many varied cause that support the Jewish tradition of tikkun olam (Repairing the World), something that is central to North Shore Synagogue.

Rabbi Fogel lives in New Jersey with his wife, Eleanor.

JordanShanerCantorial Intern Jordan Shaner is interning at North Shore Synagogue for the 2015 - 2016 year where he will bring his wonderful voice and talents to our congregation. He will be leading services, teaching music in Religious School and getting involved in many other ways.

Jordan is a native of Denver, Colorado. A student at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, he served as the cantorial intern at Reform Congregation Oheb Sholom in Reading, Pennsylvania from 2013 to 2015. During that time he was also a frequent guest hazzan at Or Olam: the East 55th Street Conservative Synagogue in Manhattan, and taught at Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, Temple Sha'arey Tefillah, and The Society for the Advancement of Judaism.

He has worked as a community educator with young people of all different Jewish backgrounds for Brandeis University's pluralistic summer arts program BIMA, and spent the summer of 2015 as a chaplain intern at Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Delaware. As a student at HUC-JIR, Jordan spent a year studying in Jerusalem (2012-2013). While there, he was a guest cantor at congregation Ohel Avraham in Haifa and Kehillat Har-El in Jerusalem.

Jordan currently lives in Manhattan, on the upper west side.

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