Welcome to Oceanside Jewish Center

Beth Shalom/Oceanside Jewish Center is a hub of Jewish activity in Oceanside (Nassau County), New York. Our members come to worship, to sing, to learn, and to celebrate, all in a warm, caring environment with a family touch.



Join us in celebration of Rosh Hodesh Shevat

Parashat Bo: The Exodus from Egypt

This is open to Women and Girls.

8:15pm (after evening minyan) Wednesday January 21, 2015

Art and text study session facilitated by OJC Cantorial Intern Sarah Myerson

Honoring the new month of Shevat, please bring your tree art to show the group! Do you have an Etz Chayim drawing? An Israeli wood sculpture?

In this week’s Torah portion, we learn about the last three plagues, the first ever Passover Seder, and the exodus from Egypt. This evening, we will focus on how aspects of the exodus story have been represented in works of art throughout history, from ancient synagogue wall paintings, through Medieval haggadot, to today’s creations.


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Lifelong Jewish Learning– January 2015 Schedule

There are no fees to attend any sessions.

We invite you to become an LJL Sponsor for $54 per person

and have your name included on our LJL Scroll for 5775.

 Havruta: OJC AND HERJC  — Exploring the Big Ideas in Judaism —  Thursday Evenings, 8-9:30 PM — January 15th at HERJC

Chosen-ness:  What Does it Mean to be a Chosen People?

 Future joint class sessions of OJC/HERJC Havruta will be held on  January 15 – February 5 – March 12 – May 7 

 Bible Class and Book Discussion

Monthly Book Discussion

The Frozen Rabbi, by Steve Stern. An exhilarating epic recounts the story of how a 19th century Polish rabbi ends up in a suburban basement freezer at the end of the 20th century; when a teenage boy thaws him out and brings him back to life it is miraculous!

Join us for an hour-long Bible class with Rabbi Mark Greenspan. This year we will continue to study the Book of Job – no previous knowledge required.

Thursday Mornings, January 22nd and 29th   11 AM-12 Noon in the MPR  

Movies at OJC

Join us for a  late morning movie followed by a discussion.  Please bring a dairy lunch.

Tuesday Morning, January 13th 11 AM in the MPR

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy  (2013) 84 minutes (Encore Wed., Feb 11th at 8:00 PM) 

Examine the unique roll of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical

Enjoy an evening at the movies with free popcorn and coffee.

Wednesday evening, January 14th 8:00 PM in the MPR (Encore Tues., Feb. 10th at 11AM)

Hava Negilla: The Movie (2012)   75 minutes

A documentary on the history, mystery and and meaning of the song from the Ukraine to YouTube, with Harry Belafonte, Connie Francis and the Klezmatics.

 Conversational Hebrew for Beginners

Join Marilyn Greenspan as she makes conversational Hebrew fun. Required: The ability to read Hebrew.

Monday Evenings, January 5, 12, 26    7-8 PM in the Beit Midrash

 Rosh Hodesh Group – For Women and Girls Only!

Cantor Sarah Myerson will continue the tradition of celebrating Rosh Hodesh at OJC. This year’s sessions will focus on Jewish Arts: Yiddish Dance and the Midrash in the Fine Arts.  Dates to be announced.


Tu B’Shevat Seder

Wednesday evening, February 4th at 8:00 PM in the MPR

Join Rabbi Mark for this special event

For further information please contact Jeff Resnick at 678-0345 or ojcljl@gmail.com


Upcoming Kadima and USY Eventsoceanside-kadima-usy

Kadima and USY have been having a blast with lots of fun activities. If you or your children are missing out on the fun times, you can check out the full schedule for Kadima and USY events.

December 2014 - OJC Kadima Events

December 2014 – OJC Kadima Events

Email Adam at ojkadimausy@gmail.com for more information.

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We are justifiably proud of all that OJC offers in a formal sense, we know that no level of programming or religious services can ever beat that intangible sense of “connection” that all of OJC’s long-time members feel for each other and for the place many of us call our “second home.” It is our hope that you will come to know OJC for what it really is – not a place where you and your children have to go, but a place where you want to be.  Experience our past events.

Beth Shalom/Oceanside Jewish Center affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, is an egalitarian congregation and a nurturing community which provides opportunities for Jews of all ages and backgrounds to live in the presence of G-d through religious observance, Jewish learning (read about our new Beit Midrash) and acts of social responsibility.

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