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.

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.


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Amazing energy at Shabbat Tot - Tisha B'Av

The recent Shabbat Tot -Tisha B'Av began in the sanctuary with a warm circle of songs, story, learning, and blessings on the bimah with Rabbi Nicole, her guitar, and Sammy the Sermon Salmon.  

Then Natali took everyone upstairs to the classrooms to build our very own Kotel, covered with prayers for the world, like shalom (peace), kavod (respect), sovlanut (tolerance), chesed (kindness), ahava (love), savlanut (patience), and bitachon (safety). 

Vale Elizabeth Ban (1944 - 2015)

By Vicki Israel

Elizabeth was a very special person.  I am speaking as a close friend of hers for about 20 years and also as someone who has worked with her in both Courage to Care and JSA where she was very active and initiated various social justice programs.    Professionally she was an international broadcaster, journalist, creative writer of plays, films and short stories, science and medical writer and magazine editor.  Many times she helped me by shaping my clumsy words into a few succinct words of crystal clear communication. 

Shabbat Lev v'Neshama - Shabbat Heart and Soul

Shabbat Lev v'Neshama - Shabbat Heart and Soul - is conceived as a meditation and sound healing series that taps into the profound spiritual wisdom of our rich and deep  heritage. While each session is complete in itself, each links to and builds on the others. 
Offered by Sue Beecher and Toni Whitmont, these sessions take place in the Sanctuary at 9 am on Shabbat mornings and lead into either the Masorti or Contemplative services.  Each session re-caps the previous. The final three dates for the year are August 1, October 24 and November 14.

Learn to read Hebrew in one day - 30 August 2015

The Learn To Read Hebrew In One Day course uses the Hebrew teaching methods developed by Rabbi Lampert which have enjoyed outstanding success in the classroom for over 50 years.

This one day intensive course will have you reading Hebrew in just a day. Even if you have never read Hebrew before, or if your Hebrew reading is a 'bit rusty', it will have you back in peak form in no time!

Join Yael Rottanburg as she guides you on your journey through the Hebrew alphabet and the Hebrew reading rules.


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!

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 let us know. Lodging onsite is now only subject to availability. 

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