Keeping connected through community, traditions & belief.

Shabbat candle lighting is at 7:59pm

This week's parsha: Bechukotai

Torah reading: Leviticus 26:3 - 27:34

Haftarah: Jeremiah 16:19 - 17 :14

Havdalah: 9:00pm

Saturday’s kiddush is sponsored by

Richard Balter & Lynette Horowitz

in honor of their 42nd Anniversary

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


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

and Birthday Shabbat

Adult Education Classes

Rabbi's Bible Class, Tuesdays at 10am

The class in on hiatus and will return

in the fall in a new format. Watch for details.

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:

Grown-Up & Me

Sunday, June 2nd 10:30-11:30am


A program for Jewish kids 2-4 & their grown-ups,

the first Sunday of the month.

In honor of Shavuot and it being the last class of this school year we will be

having an ice cream party! 🍦🍨

Weather permitting we are thinking of having the party at Rocket Ship Park in Port Jefferson. I will confirm this location as the date gets closer. 

Please register by calling North Shore Jewish Center at 631-928-3737. A $10 donation is requested. Proceeds in part will benefit Shalva 

Mitzvah Day, Sunday June 9th

Religious School Closing Program

We are collecting items through June 9 for the Ronald McDonald

room at Stony Brook Hospital. On Sunday, June 9th, the

Religious School students and their families will be participating

in various mitzvot activities.

Click here for more info and details and for the list of items that are needed for the Ronald McDonald room.

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


Tuesday, June 11th to Thursday, June 13th

Tuesday 6/11 at 7:30pm minchah/maariv and Tikkun Leil Shavuot

For Tikkun Leil Shavuot, we will have three presentations consecutively. The presentations will be available in-person only:


1. "Two Poems about Love and Kindness:" connecting to the themes in the story of Ruth and the Revelation at Mt. Sinai, Marilyn London shares two of her original works. 


2. "Say My Name, Say My Name:" the four (or five) times a name is repeated in the Tanach. What, if anything, is the significance? Does God sometimes need to call us twice before we can hear God? By Rabbi Marge Cella.


3. "Intermarriages - Limits with Opportunities:" Rabbi Benson gives an overview of this topic in Conservative Judaism, and presents an idea of his own about mixed marriages.

Wednesday 6/12 at 9am : Shavuot services including akdamut. Minchah will follow Kiddush. Ann Helfgott will lead some learning during kiddush. No maariv service.

Thursday 6/13 at 9am: Shavuot services featuring breakfast with Ruth and Yizkor services. Minchah will follow Kiddush. No maariv service.

Upcoming Zoom and In Person Havdalah Schedule


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

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


Presidential Memoir Series

Friday, June 21st at 7:30pm

A discussion with some of our past presidents about their 

times in office and lessons for us today.  

This month we will hear from Andy Polan, Eric Zwerling,

Paul Gold and Brian Mankuta

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

Shabbat Under the Stars

Fridays in July

Friday services throughout July will take place outdoors featuring musical and other additions to services.

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:

June 4Open Mic Session – Your chance to get people to know you better.

June 11 Brentwood Traveling Chorus – songs from shows performances. These folks are great!

June 18Retirement Strategies – Chris Buzzanca will share insights

June 25 – Sing Along with Ted Haiman, piano accompanist and entertainer – you will love it!

* $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 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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