Who We Are
The Bay Shore Jewish Center is an egalitarian Conservative synagogue and Hebrew
School located in Bay Shore on the South Shore of Long Island. Its minyan
began in l899 and the community incorporated twenty years later, in l9l9.
Our current synagogue dates from the late l950’s.
Our mission is a simple one: we are here to offer everyone the services and
support of a Jewish community. For the newcomer, we are a gateway to
learning and prayer. For the spiritual seeker, we offer meditation and an
openness to the mystical traditions of Judaism. For those raised in Jewish
homes, we offer continuity and growth. We provide ceremonies for
baby-naming, rituals for healing, support and guidance in all the life-cycle
events, and a plot of earth for burial.
Our Cantor, Arlene Zucker, co-leads services on Friday nights and holidays
as well as being a guide for our b’nai mizvot.
Our Ritual Director, Al Beja, makes sure that all worshippers have the
opportunity for synagogue honors.
The Jewish Centre of Bay Shore provides a free Hebrew school education to the children of members. This education is a foundation which prepares a student to become a bar or bat mitzvah. Attendance is required on both:
Sundays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and
Thursdays 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm.
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Our High Holiday and Festival Services are open to everyone. Call our office at 631-665-1140 to reserve a place. We are glad to welcome you and trust you will find us dedicated, open, interested, and diverse.