• Welcome to the East Northport Jewish Center

    ENJC is an egalitarian synagogue affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. On any Shabbat, you can find three generations of the same family in our pews. We offer something for everyone by meeting our members' needs for spiritual, cultural and social connections to the Jewish people. We are know as the HAIMISH SHUL! We invite you to spend a Friday evening or Shabbat morning with us and see for yourself!
    Welcome to the East Northport Jewish Center
  • ENJC Supports Israel

    The ENJC Community prays for peace and stands in solidarity with Israelis, keeping Israel and her people in our hearts.
  • One Special Night

    Jews across North America will be coming together on Friday night, March 1st to celebrate Shabbat. Please join us!
    One Special Night
  • Explore the Witty Repartee of Groucho

    Join us on Sunday morning, MARCH 10 for a fun and insightful presentation of the irreverent humor, wit and whimsey of Groucho Marx.
    Explore the Witty Repartee of Groucho
  • Purim Megillah

    Contribute toward a unique, new megillah, to be created by Soferet Julie Seltzer exclusively for the ENJC this Purim, and then participate in a special program about the making of our Megillah Esther. You can even fill in a letter of our new scroll! Click on the "Read More" button below for more info.
  • Join us for Canasta

    We're playing Canasta on Sunday mornings at the ENJC! If you've never played before and want to learn, or already know how to play, we welcome you for an enjoyable few hours of cards. Join us Super Bowl Sunday, Mrach 3rd, 11:00 am, to play!
    Join us for Canasta
  • Our Next Book Club Selection

    Our next book is "The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store" by James McBride, an uplifting story of kindness and community, following the fortunes of a group of Jewish immigrants and African Americans living together in a small Pennsylvania town. Our discussion will take place, in person, MONDAY, April 1 at 7:00 pm.
    Our Next Book Club Selection
  • Help IDF Soldiers

    Purchase needed clothing and equipment requested by IDF soldiers from an Amazon Gift Registry, to be packed into duffels headed to Israel. Click on the READ MORE button below to view the items available.
  • Raise Awareness of the Hostage Crisis

    Join the run/walk each Sunday, 10 am at the Northgate Shopping Center. The route goes along the sidewalk of Northgate to Friendly's and then back again. Wear red or pin a hostage flier to your outfit. This is a unity walk and not a protest.
    Raise Awareness of the Hostage Crisis

Recent Leadership

  • Steven Walvick, Hazzan

     

    A Message for the New Year

    As 5783 comes to a close (and I’m still writing 5782 on my checks!) and we approach the High Holidays, it’s always worthwhile to take stock in how this past year has gone, and what we can do to further grow and change as Jews for the upcoming year. In my upcoming sermons we’ll be focusing in on the concepts of Teshuva, Anavah, and Zikaron:  Repentance, Humility, and Remembrance. To be honest, I don’t really like any of those English renditions, and feel like there is a lot lost in translation, so I’ll try to prime the pump by giving you a better sense of what these words mean. 

    Teshuva literally means return, reply or even answer. It’s related to turning, and it is about refocusing our lives, about changing the trajectory towards which we are travelling. Our lives don’t travel in straight lines, and we often meander to the left or right, or find ourselves moving in circles, but the more often we can take stock, and look at where we are going, the greater ability we have to shepherd ourselves in the direction we want to go.  

    Anavah is often translated as humility, but it is often mired down in the concepts of meekness, and modesty, or the act of lowering ourselves. Perhaps there is virtue in this, as it allows us to really see the divine spark in others when we lower ourselves. I would argue that we are better served by not lowering ourselves in our own estimation as we would be rather by raising others up to a higher level.

    Zikaron can be memory, memorial or remembrance, but in the Hebrew it connotes much more than a simple cerebral activity. Judaism, in general, is much more that what happens inside the boundaries of our brains or our hearts, but rather in the actions we perform in the outside world. Our set of Mitzvot, commandments, are all about how we function in society, practically, and Zikaron is no different. There is a long tradition of connecting acts of charity with Zikaron. This is the reason we have the High Holiday appeal on Yom Kippur: It’s not that you are simply donating so that we can have a new roof, or the enhanced security features, but rather by participating in acts of Tzedakka, righteousness, we are connecting the memory of those who have passed with the good deeds, that only those of us still living can actuate. 

    I hope this simple Hebrew lesson adds a little bit more meaning to your High Holiday experience, and as the kids say: “Like and Subscribe” for the full story.

  • Fighting Racism

Services

This Week

Monday - Thursday, February 5 - February 8
8:15 pm – Weekday Minyan Services

Friday, February 9
7:30 pm – Erev Shabbat Service
SCOUT SHABBAT

Saturday, February 10
9:30 am – Shabbat Service
SOUPer Shabbat

Sunday, February 11
9:00 am – Morning Minyan Service
WORLD WIDE WRAP
6:00 pm – Evening Minyan Service

 

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