Keeping connected through community, traditions & belief.

Shabbat candle lighting is at 7:40pm

This week's parsha: Kedoshim

Torah reading: Leviticus 191 - 20:27

Haftarah: Ezekiel 22:1-19

Havdalah: 8:42pm

Kiddush being sponsored

Eric and Danielle Kutnowsky

in honor of their daughter Lexi’s bat mitzvah

and by

Susan and Elliot Kessler in honor of

Elliot’s 80th birthday! 

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 6:30pm- Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday at 9:00am- Shabbat services

Saturday Minchah service following kiddush


Family Shabbat, Friday May 10th at 6:30pm

Families with young kids and all those young at heart

will love this service.


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.

Class will meet on May 20th.

$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: 811 8696 2229 Passcode: 018620

 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: 856 1770 1135 Passcode: 246455

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. Journal ads are due by May 9th. Click here for more information.

NSJC Sisterhood Honorees

Anita Sobol

Women of Achievement

Amelia Neber

L'Dor V'Dor Award Recipient

Join us on Thursday, June 6th at the BQLI Region Woman of Achievement Gala at Temple Beth Sholom in Roslyn Heights.

For more information, click here.

Early bird registration closes May 3. Regular registration deadline is May 23.

Show your love for and solidarity with Israel on its

76th birthday! Wear blue and white, bring an Israeli flag.

We will gather on the synagogue’s front lawn

for song, dance, and prayer.

Security will be provided

Presidential Memoir Series

A discussion with some of our past presidents about their times

in office and lessons for us today.  

May 17th at 7:30: Beth Berman ('07-'09), Manny London ('09-'11), and Wendy Kaplan ('01-'03).

Upcoming Zoom and In Person Havdalah Schedule

Saturday, May 18th at 8:45pm on Zoom


Meeting ID: 886 8918 4490

Passcode: Havdalah


Saturday, May 25th, meet at 8:45 at NSJC.


Saturday, June 15th at 9:10pm on Zoom


Meeting ID: 886 8918 4490

Passcode: Havdalah

Saturday, June 22nd, meet at 9:10pm at NSJC

Saturday, July 20th at 9:05pm on Zoom


Meeting ID: 886 8918 4490

Passcode: Havdalah

Saturday, July 27th, meet at 9pm at NSJC

Religious School News

Save the Dates

Zayin Graduation: Friday, May 31st at 7:30pm

Mitzvah Day: Sunday, June 9th at 10am

NSJC Sisterhood & Men's Club present

Sunset Sail

Sunday, June 9th, 6pm-9pm

Come sail, dance and dine the night away.

Click here for more information and to RSVP

NSJC Book Club

Thursday, June 20th at 1:30pm


We will be discussing the book:

Book is THE WOLF HUNT by Ayelet Gundor-Goshen

Any questions, contact Susan Kessler at or


Baseball Night

Tuesday, June 25th at 6pm

Watch the Yankees vs Mets game. Come root for your team, dress in team attire and leave with bragging rights.

Hot dogs, soda and chips will be served.

$5 per person

Click here for more info and to RSVP

NSJC Social Club – May 2024 Events

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, including:

May 14 Joe DiPiola – Come dance to the live one-man band performing hits of yesteryear

May 21 – Film – “Golden Age of Second Avenue”. The Yiddish Theater. Come reminisce, sit back and enjoy!

May 28 – Known as FiZ, he’s a guitarist and singer of pop, soul and jazz with a warm and mellowing sound – you will love him.


* $4 for members; $5 for non-members

Save the Date

NSJC Vendor Fair

Sunday, September 8th

Volunteers and vendors needed.

Contact Sarah Neber at

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 Krieger 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.

NSJC Food Pantry


Help us 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 Sundays 9am to 12pm.

Marking a life cycle event? Mark it with a gift from your Sisterhood Judaica Shop. We offer a wide variety of traditional items as well as holiday accessories, hostess items, Bar and Bat Mitzvah gifts, jewelry, talitot, children's toys and books.  

All proceeds benefit Sisterhood and the Synagogue. 

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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