2015 NSTE Membership Survey - Now live!

The 2015 NSTE Membership Survey is now live and it would be greatly appreciated if our whole congregation can participate!

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY

Celebrating 55 Years of Community Service

This year, North Shore Temple Emanuel (NSTE) is celebrating 55 years of community service. Opening its doors back in 1960, NSTE has been through many changes and achievements over the past five decades, including, but not limited to, the jubilee renovations, thriving Hebrew School, and maintaining a strong community focus. We are also proud to have many of our founding members still among us, who regularly volunteer, attend services and participate in various activities and programs.

Led by a strong Board of Management and Administration team, alongside Rabbi Gary Robuck and Rabbi Nicole Roberts, there are many impressive developments planned for the future as well, so stay tuned!
 
In true NSTE style, a long list of exciting events have been organised for next month to celebrate our 55 year milestone.
 
The major event is the Emerald Tea Dance!
 

Winter Warmer Shabbat Dinner - 24 July

Who doesn't love a hot, comforting meal alongside great company on a cold winter's night?

If you're a fan of our Kitchen Krew Shabbat Dinners or yet to come along, our Winter Warmer Shabbat Dinner is not-to-be-missed! Great for the whole family.

BOOK YOUR SPOT NOW

July and August 2015 Calendar

Want to know what's on at NSTE in July and August 2015? Check out our fantastic activities, events and programs!

Welcome home Mark and Judy!

Mark Ginsburg and his wife, Judy Campbell, have safely returned from their travels abroad this week. Welcome home!

Read Mark's brief recount of their adventure here!

JSA - 'The Aboriginal Experience'

Recently, JSA held a very informative, successful 9th annual ‘The Aboriginal Experience’ (part of the Guringai Festival). 

Cass Goodwin, Manager of Outreach and Research for RECOGNISE and Patrick Batchelor, Manager of the community engagement program for RECOGNISE spoke about the need to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our Constitution. 

To find out more and to support this project, log on to the website www.recognise.org.au

"Synaplex" Shabbat - 4 July 2015

Join us for our upcoming Synaplex* Shabbat - a new style of monthly shabbat morning service

On 4 July, NSTE will hold another “Synaplex" Shabbat, in which you'll be able to choose from a variety of opportunities for spiritual, educational, and communal enrichment, including:

  • Mediation and sound healing session - by Toni Whitmont and Sue Beecher
  • A Masorti Service (Conservative)
  • A "Kaleidoscope" Contemplative Service (Progressive)
  • Lunch-and-Learn with Rabbi Gary

Save the Date for Tisha B'Av

Save the date for upcoming Tisha B'Av events! 

Friday 24 July - 4:00pm - Shabbat Tot - Tisha B'Av

 

Saturday 25 July - 4:30pm 

Sudat Mafseket (final meal before fast) and learning session.
Selections from the works of Flavius Josephus - A contemporary account of the destruction of the second temple.

Rick Recht 'Shabbat Alive!' and Dinner - 21 August

As part of our 55th anniversary celebrations, Rick Recht, the top-touring musician in Jewish music, will lead a musical Shabbat Service at North Shore Temple Emanuel at 6:30pm on Friday 21 August. The event will be followed by a Kitchen Krew catered Shabbat Dinner, where Rick will join us and lead the singing of zemirot. 

While the service is free and open to the public, places are strictly limited for the Shabbat Dinner.

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW 

Annual Mums' Retreat

Nurture yourself - for a change!

Back by popular demand after our incredibly beautiful day last year, our 2nd Annual Mums' Retreat will be taking place on 15 and 16 August 2015.

Designed specially for mums of children under age 13, you can come just for the day (Sunday), or head over a day early and enjoy a sublime Havdalah and program the night before. 

If you are interested in the overnight option, please book by 1 May 2015 to secure your spot. After that, lodging on site is only "subject to availability". 




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