North Shore Temple Emanuel
a Progressive Jewish Congregation
Shabbat and Festival services are how we connect with each other, K'lal Yisrael (the Jewish people), and God, so come join us.
We strive to create inspiring worship experiences by:
When are services?
Friday night services begin at 6:30pm and last about an hour.
Shabbat morning services begin at 10am and usually conclude between 11:30am and noon.
All services are followed by a lovely kiddush (refreshments).
What are Shabbat services like?
As a Progressive Synagogue, our services blend creativity and tradition, age old rituals, and innovative ideas. Expect a mix of Hebrew and English (our prayer books have transliteration for non-Hebrew speakers). We are an egalitarian congregation that loves traditional and contemporay melodies, so men and women sit and sing together. There is a children's corner with toys and books so families can enjoy services together. Tallitot (prayer shawls), siddurim (prayer books), chumashim (Hebrew Bibles), and kippot (head coverings) are all available in the synagogue’s foyer.
Are all Shabbat services the same?
While the structure of our services is consistent, we have many "special" Shabbatot, including:
What should I wear?
NSTE is an informal place. Your presence is more important than your outfit. For Shabbat services, most dress in business casual attire. Members tend to dress a bit more formally when they have been invited for an honour on the bimah (pulpit), or are attending High Holy Day services.
Is there parking?
Yes! Parking is easy and on site at NSTE. However, on special occasions, our carpark fills up rather quickly, so arrive early. There is always street parking in the neighbourhood. If your mobility is limited, please call the office by Friday morning and we'll reserve a spot for you.
We are honoured to be in possession of Sefer Torah scroll 556, which is one of the 1564 Czech Memorial scrolls which formed part of the treasures that survived the Shoah, having collected in the Jewish Museum in Prague.
This scroll came from the town of Domazlice in Bohemia and is on permanent loan from the Memorial Scrolls Trust in London.
To find out more, visit www.memorialscrollstrust.org