Keeping connected through community, traditions & belief.

Shabbat candle lighting is at 6:56pm

This week's parsha: Tzav

Torah reading: Leviticus 6:1-8:36, Numbers 19:1-22

Haftarah: Ezekiel 36:16-38

Havdalah: 7:58pm

NSJC Silver Jubilee Celebration

Sunday, May 5th

Scroll of Honor Deadline- Wednesday, April 24th

On May 5th, we will honor Marcie Platkin and MaryEllen Shouler on the twenty-fifth anniversary of their careers at North Shore Jewish Center. Please give a gift to thank them for their long commitment to NSJC. No amount of money is insignificant in showing our appreciation for Marcie and Mary Ellen. We would be thrilled and grateful to accept a donation of any amount! Your generous donation is much needed and will provide funds to sustain our synagogue. In addition, the deadline for the Scroll of Honor has been extended until April 24th, so you still have the opportunity to have your name listed.

Friday Night's Oneg is sponsored by Men's Club


Kiddush this Shabbat is sponsored by

Cory & Erin Davids

in honor of their daughter Ellie’s baby naming

and by

Men's Club

in recognition of Men's Club Shabbat

Shabbat Services Information

All services are available in person

services or on Live Stream

(Live Stream info will be sent in a separate email)

Friday at 7:30pm- Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday at 9:00am- Shabbat services.

Saturday Minchah service following kiddush


Birthday Shabbat & Men's Club Shabbat

Friday, March 29th at 7:30pm


March birthdays are invited to Friday services for our

monthly Birthday Shabbat. Celebrants will receive a special

birthday blessing and we'll enjoy some cake.

Adult Education Classes

Israeli Dance Monday 9:30-11:00am

No experience necessary…Tell all your friends

Start your day with a morning filled with fun and exercise

Taught by Jill Cohen.

$5 per session for members; $8 per session for non-members

Rabbi's Bible Class, Tuesdays at 10am

The class meets on Zoom. Meeting ID: 860 661 2402

 No prior experience necessary, join us anytime.  

How to Read Hebrew, Wednesdays, 11am

Instructor: Marty Rubenstein

Class will meet on Zoom

Meeting ID: 872 5649 5836 Passcode: Hebrew

Click here for more info.

Coffee Talk with Rabbi Benson, Thursdays at 9:30am

Coffee talk is meeting at NSJC

Hebrew in the Torah with Ann Helfgott

Fridays at 10am

The class meets in on Zoom

Meeting ID: 899 0769 6234 Passcode: 174705

Upcoming Events


Every Sunday at 9:30am until the hostages come home

We will be meeting in Lake Grove in the Bahama Breeze Parking Lot (corner of Alexander Ave. & Middle Country Rd.) and walk on the perimeter sidewalk of the Smith Haven Mall. 1-1.5 miles total.

For questions email

The most current Information will be disseminated through the WhatsApp link:

NSJC Men's Club Honorees

Join us on Sunday, May 19th at the Plainview Jewish Center as we recognize the honorees for the contributions to our synagogue. Support our honorees with an ad in the NY Metro Journal. Click here for more information.

Unique Experience- Travel to Haifa

Sunday, April 7th at 6:30pm

Location: North Shore Jewish Center

Please join us as we embark on a trip to Haifa via the Sisterhood Express, virtually in person at NSJC.  The evening will feature Israeli snacks and desserts. Our tour guide Anna will walk us through one of Israel’s largest cities.

Cost: $36 per family for trip, $15 per person for food. If you are already a paid traveler, no cost for trip. 

Please RSVP by March 25th Rhonda Cooper or


Click here for more information.

Religious School Shabbat

Friday, April 12th at 6:30pm

Every student will be involved and leading services. Feel free to bring Grandparents and extended family. There will be an oneg following.

Zayin students please come at 6:15 for a class photo before services.

NSJC Book Club

Thursday, May 9th at 1:30pm


We will be discussing the book:


Any questions, contact Susan Kessler at or


NSJC Social Club


Join us each Tuesday* at 11 am for bagels, cream cheese, and coffee among other refreshments in the Social Hall for social interaction, dancing, and entertaining programs

April 2 – Group discussion

April 9 Antiquity – barbershop style entertainment

April 16Lauren Vlachos, MSNP, CFRE of the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center at Stony Brook will discuss the topic of Dementia

April 23 – 30 – No meetings during Passover

* $4 for members; $5 for non-members

Passover Information

Sell Your Chametz

Passover begins on Monday, April 22nd. The search for chametz takes place on the evening of the 21st. Click here for the document to sell you chametz to Rabbi Benson.


Passover Times

Click here for the times for the search for chametz, candle lighting,

services and more.

NSJC Sisterhood & Men's Club presents

Sunset Sail

Sunday, June 9th, 6pm-9pm

Come sail, dance and dine the night away.

Click here for more information and to RSVP

NSJC Softball League

Calling all softball players! We are looking to revive our softball league this spring. Games will be played on Sunday mornings on fields in the Three Village School District. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Hillel Kreiger at 917-703-4696 or Eric Kutnowsky at 631-831-6452. Or you can email them at with your name, phone number and

 email address.

13th Annual Jewish University For A Day

Jewish University for A Day is an annual event at Stony Brook University that brings together leading authors, academics, rabbis, public figures, journalists and others in a day-long series of mini-courses and presentations centered around Jewish themes.

The event, sponsored by Stony Brook Hillel.

This year’s presenters include Ambassador Dennis Ross on what's next for Israel and the Mideast and a special panel discussion on antisemitism led by Bard Center for the Study of Hate's Kenneth Stern.

Also presenting will be our very own Rabbi Margie Cella telling the story of her journey to Judaism and then onto the rabbinate.

Click here for more information and to register for the program.


Here’s part of the text that I recently received from Susan D who coordinates a chapter of Welcome Friends, a local food pantry/soup kitchen:

Hi, Bonnie! Just wanted to thank you for all the food you brought for us from the synagogue. It was much appreciated… by our “guests!”

The need appears to be great; our numbers are growing beyond our expectations. Please convey our appreciation to those who help to collect it all. Nothing goes to waste!

Thank you for thinking about us!


The toiletries that we have been collecting have now been taken to various shelters.

NSJC pantry shelves are once again bare, which means that we have done a great mitzvah! We have shared of ourselves with some of those who suffer from food insecurity. But we can’t stop now! We can’t be complacent! We must continue to provide items for others who need our support. We have to restock our pantry. Just one non-perishable item each time you come to the synagogue will do the job! Let’s do this together!

Shalom from Bonnie Samuels

Social Action VP for Sisterhood

Judaica Shop

Need a gift? Our Judaica Shop is the largest one in eastern Suffolk County!

Give us a call

at 631-928-3737

or email us: 

The Judaica Shop is open on Tuesdays 10am-12pm and

Sundays 9am to 12pm.

Passover will soon be upon us. Your Sisterhood Judaica Shop has a large selection of Passover items, including, Haggadahs, toys, Seder plates, Elijah and Miriam cups and Afikomen and Matzah cover sets. In addition, we can also do special orders. Come and browse the new collection of Gary Rosenthal Passover sets. Remember, when you shop at the Judaica Shop you are supporting Sisterhood, as well as NSJC! 

NSJC Board of Trustees


 President:       Heidi Buhler  

VP Education:    Lenore Frank

VP Membership: Jerry Green

VP Finance:      Eric Zwerling

VP Fundraising:  Debbi Varano

Secretary:        Diane Ritter


Sheryl Roberts- Sisterhood

Robert Benson- Men's Club 


Brian Mankuta -Past President   

Marge Becker

Ellen Cordes

Zach Dubey

Ben Etkin

Wlodek Guryn

Iris Heller

Mark Israel

Brandie Osman

Andy Polan

Gary Weitz

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