Events

  • Yoga

    Friday Morning Yoga taught by Rabbi Jodie Siff.

    Experience Shabbat through movement; connecting body, mind and soul.

    Good for all levels, this is an open level class, adults and post b'nai mitzvah teens, non-members welcome.

    Bring your own mats and yoga props (we have a few if you forget yours).

    Wear comfortable work out attire.

    Meets most Fridays (we do not during School Vacations) plese check our calendar.

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  • Cantor's Dinner

    Join Cantor Eric for Shabbat dinner and engage in lively conversation and the study of diverse topics. Each year there is a specific theme.

    Dinner's at 6:30PM (price varies depending on the menu), or you can come for FREE at 7PM just for the study.

    Please RSVP to cantoreric@rsns.org if you ARE COMING, whether for the dinner OR just the study!

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  • Shabbat Unplugged - Musical Services

    Shabbat Unplugged: Our monthly singing service

    A joyous, meditative, family-friendly evening of music and singing! The service is accompanied by a seven piece band featuring both congregant and professional musicians, and led by our very own Solomon Hoffman. This service will include everything from familiar congregational tunes to camp melodies, Chassidic niggunim to Sephardic chants, Joey Weisenberg to Israeli congregation Nava Tehila. We'll also introduce a new piece each month and teach it to the congregation. Appropriate for members of ALL ages (school families, teens, empty-nesters, seniors, etc) who love to sing!! Come join us in song and celebration on Friday night!

    Here’s a link to lots of the music we’ll be doing each month from congregations around the world:
    https://soundcloud.com/ ericbop/sets/rsns-shabbat- unplugged

     

    If you cannot attend, click here to watch our services via livestream!

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  • B'Yahad & Shabbat School

    One Saturday a month is designated as a B’Yahad (Together) service with Cantor Eric and Rabbi Jodie.

    A parent is required to attend the B’Yahad service with their child. For the first hour, two simultaneous Torah study groups are held - one for adults and one for children.

    Parents and children then join together for a one-hour family Shabbat service.

    The entire RSNS community is invited to attend both the adult Torah study and family service.

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  • Parenting Workshop

    Every decision we make as parents has not only psychological dimensions but moral, ethical, and spiritual ones as well. Using a Jewish perspective to understand parenting problems gives us a long view and reveals the underpinnings of the problem, not just the surface cuts and scratches. Parents will join Rabbi Jodie in discussion while children explore Jewish values through art, stories, music and games with faculty. Check our weekly email for more information on dates and times.
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  • Glass Mezuzah Making Workshop

    The first workshop -- 10:00-11:30 AM -- is full.

    There will be a second workshop from 12:30-2:00PM. There are only 5 more spots available, so please register now.

    Make your own fused glass mezuzah -- like our Noah's Ark windows -- under the guidance of guest artist, Sasha Kopp. Together, we will learn the process of cutting sheet glass with glass cutters. Through using a template, each participant will create their own base for a mezuzah. Then, everyone will have the opportunity to use bright and vivid colors to create a design for their mezuzah case. Designs can be abstract or representational. It's up to you! Each object is a one-of-a-kind piece of art! Lastly, we will discuss the meaning behind the mezuzah.

    This event is open to families and adults attending on their own. 

    Cost: $36/mezuzah

    We recommend one mezuzah per child for families and one per adult attending on their own.

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    The klaf -- parchment that goes inside the mezuzah -- is not included. RSNS will have them available for sale at an additional cost. 

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Sasha Kopp is a glass artist and Jewish educator who seeks to teach, empower, and connect students to each other, art, and the community. She has been creating fused glass artwork for more than 15 years and has been teaching glass workshops since 2011 to students of all ages -- 2 years old - 92 years old!. Sasha's art classes provide spaces for both expert glass workers and those who are brand new to the media to explore and create together. Aside from her art, Sasha is a community early childhood and family engagement consultant for the Jewish Education Project and works to bring creativity and play to Jewish early childhood centers throughout New York.

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  • Reconstructionist Day of Learning: A Jewish Response to NY Homelessness

    Please join us on Sunday, January 26 for the New York Day of Learning: Jewish Response to Homelessness in the New York Area.

    The Day of Learning will take place January 26, 2020, from 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. at

    SAJ: Judaism That Stands For All
    15 W 86th St
    New York, NY 10024

    SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY
    12:30 p.m. Registration opens
    1:00 p.m. Keynote
    2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
    4:00 p.m. Closing Program
    5:15 p.m. Wine & Cheese Program

    After the Day of Learning SAJ invites you to join them for a concert at:
    7:00 p.m. The Fair Trade Chamber Music Society, featuring SAJ member Ashley Windle on Violin, Kallie Ciechomski on viola, and Jeanette Stenson on cello.

    Click here to register

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  • Survivors: Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Survivors: Holocaust Remembrance Day

    LOCATION: PORT WASHINGTON LIBRARY

    Photographs On Display January 3 to 30
    Artist Reception Saturday, January 4 at 2 p.m.
    Talk with Rabbi Jodie Siff Monday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m.

    In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday, January 27, the Adler Gallery is proud to present a photography exhibit highlighting the resilience and hopefulness of Holocaust survivors. These survivors, originating from all over Western and Eastern Europe, are currently residents of Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties including two Port residents; Gloria Glantz and Stan Ronnell. A project three years in the making, photographer and project coordinator Danny Weiss, along with Dinah Kramer, photographed and interviewed 18 (‘18’ signifying “Life” in Hebrew) Holocaust survivors. In conjunction with the photography, Rabbi Jodie Siff of Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore will give a talk about the exhibit on Monday, January 27.

    Danny Weiss is a renowned photographer in NYC and Nassau County, whose journey began with his passion for creating unique, soulful images. Dinah Kramer works at the Holocaust Resource Center at Temple Judea in Manhasset and helps Rabbi Siff run the Adopt a Survivor program at the Reconstructionist Synagogue in Plandome.

    The exhibit will feature large-format portrait photographs on canvas. Weiss refers to the project as an important way of celebrating those “brave individuals who not only survived but also rebuilt their lives after facing untold horrors.”

    Just children and teens at the time of the Holocaust, they persevered and yet today have amazing outlooks on life. When asked what they believe can be done to fight indifference, hatred, racism and antisemitism today, the resounding answer was to educate future generations.

    This collaborative project was made with the support of the Holocaust Resource Center at Temple Judea, The Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore, Dina Adsetts, Eric Adsetts, Rabbi Lee Friedlander, Matt Harris, Rebecca McKay, Meryl Menashe, Emily Nebenhaus, Cantor Eric Schulmiller, Les Shafranek, Lesley Siegel, Rabbi Jodie Siff, Caleb Weiss, Elijah Weiss, and Liz Weiss.

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