Thursday, September 17, 2015

Team Malachim Kick-Off, September 18th!

Those who heard my proposal to create "Team Malachim" a mission to encourage NSJC members and really anyone else, to do extra good deeds on the 18th of every (secular) month this (Jewish) year starts this Friday the 18th of September.  

Please consider being a "malach" "angel" and doing some mitzvah, some kind or good act, above and beyond what you'd normally do, on this day and every 18th this year.

And please feel free to share with me the results or any other questions, comments, ideas you might have.

Thanks so much,

Rabbi Aaron Benson

Friday, September 11, 2015

Observe the 14th Anniversary of 9/11 this Shabbat at NSJC

We pause to remember and pay tribute to those who were murdered on this day fourteen years ago.  Tonight at services at 8pm and tomorrow during services which start at 8:45am please come to show your respect for all those victims of terror and to stand together with hope and love in the unity of our community.

As we say in our prayers, "may they find perfect peace in God's eternal embrace.  May their souls be bound up in the bonds of life, may they rest in peace, and we say, Amen."

Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Benson

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Remember Your Loved Ones in NSJC's Yizkor Memorial Book

It is not too late for you to add the names of your departed loved ones to the 
North Shore Jewish Center's Yizkor Memorial Book.  

This time honored custom is an important way to fulfill the mitzvah to give charity in memory of those whom we have lost.  It also extends their influence in the world around us today through the good we do in memory of them.

To list a name, we ask for a donation of $10.  Please send the list of your names to or call 631-928-3737.  Please send in all names by Friday, September 4th.  

Allow me to wish you all the best for the upcoming New Year.

Shanah Tovah,

Rabbi Aaron Benson