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.


Starting Sunday, March 1st our evening minyan starts at 7:30 PM.

(Unless there is a special notice for government or religious holiday. See the Shabbat handout, usually published in the News below or on Facebook weekly for further information.)

Rabbi Greenspan’s Sermon –  “When Will Israel Learn?”

(Parshat Shelah Lekha 5775) (Sermon was presented Shabbat, 6/13/2015)- 

For a few weeks now, I’ve been trying to ignore the latest controversy over religious pluralism in Israel. I love Israel and it pains me to think that the Israel is the one democratic country in which I can’t practice Judaism the way I see fit. As more and more e-mails began to arrive these past few weeks reporting the latest faux pas by Orthodox politicians in their attempt to impose their rule on non-orthodox Jews, I realized I couldn’t shut my eyes any longer. Matters only became worse when Israel’s president missed an opportunity to make a difference.

After conducting a nine month Bar Mitzvah program for children with learning disabilities, the Masorti congregation in Rehovot was ordered by the ultra-orthodox mayor of the city to cancel the service with forty eight hours’ notice. Parents and children were heartbroken. These boys had spent months preparing for this day under the tutelage of a Masorti rabbi, Michael Goldstein.

To make matters worse, Reuven Rivlin, Israel’s newest president, stepped in to make peace but only made matters worse. He offered his presidential residence as an alternate location for the ceremony. The Office of Diaspora Affairs of the foreign ministry suggested that the ceremony be conducted jointly by a Masorti rabbi and an Orthodox rabbi. This was an acceptable suggestion to the Masorti movement but apparently it wasn’t acceptable to orthodox leaders. When the program appeared for the ceremony, Rabbi Goldstein’s name was nowhere to be found. .. ( To read the full sermon, download the full sermon)>>When_Will_Israel_Learn

Contact Information for:

The President of Israel is on his website as per Rabbi’s Sermon. Contact information is on this page. – President of Israel’s Website

Masorti Foundation For Conservative Judaism In Israel


Program_3_pages2Oceanside Jewish Center Dinner Dance Journal – is on line for public view. Please take notice of our contributing businesses, they support OJC, lets support them, and thank them.

Thank you to our supporters !

The Journal is available as a YouTube slide show, and a pdf so can view, print, save and share.



To see this larger and print out click on the photo. Click on the links to get to the page with more information

Religious School Registration

Religious School Registration

Forms Here

Car Show, Sunday, June 28, 2015, from 1 to 4 PM

Car Show, Sunday, June 28, 2015,
from 1 to 4 PM

Car Show Information

The Men's Club Golf Outing and Dinner. Thursday, June 18, 2015, Dinner catered by Robert Ian Caterers to follow.

The Men’s Club Golf Outing and Dinner. Thursday, June 18, 2015, Dinner catered by Robert Ian Caterers to follow.




Sunday, November 1st, 2015

Leading Star in Jewish Entertainment

Neshama Carlebach


Neshama’s web page is  www.neshamacarlebach.com

 Ticketing and other information coming soon

Buy Neshama’s New CD from us Soul Daughter (help us raise funds) email us at – concert2015@oceansidejewishcenter.org

Watch this page for more information. View the videos, listen to the music.

Neshama Carlebach, a leading superstar in Jewish Entertainment, is continuing the legacy established by her father Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Like her father, Neshama’s talent and charisma captivate and endear her to people of all ages, faiths and backgrounds.

Neshama has performed and taught in cities worldwide, has sung on the Broadway stage, has sold more than one million records, and was a six-time entrant in the 2011 Grammy Awards. Neshama was one of the creators of the Broadway play “Soul Doctor”.

Her ninth recording, Soul Daughter, features performances by the original Broadway cast of the musical. Neshama is currently touring with a new band and gospel choir, collaborating with Josh Nelson, and joyfully raising her two sons, Rafael and Micah.



More information about this concert at OJC, Neshama Carlebach and some videos on OJC’s Neshama Web Page –  http://www.oceansidejc.org/neshama/ 

Lifelong Jewish Learning

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.

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

Message from Rabbi Greenspan,  about his Recovery, Thanks, The Future etc as of March 15,2015 –  March 15 2015 Message from Rabbi

Rabbi Greenspan’s Writings and Commentarys,  Can Now be found on line- 

Rabbi Greenspan Profile“I am very excited to announce that many of the commentaries that I have translated over the years now appear and an exciting new website that I recommend to you called SEFARIA. Sefaria is on its way to becoming the Wikipedia of Jewish texts – it includes an entire library of classical text with translations of various commentaries. It is an amazing resource!! Sefaria includes a full Haggadah with my commentaries attached to the various texts so that you can actually see multiple commentaries on any given passage.  To see the commentaries and the Haggadah visit the following site: ”


About Sefaria

Sefaria is building the future of Jewish learning in an open and participatory way.

We are building a free living library of Jewish texts and their interconnections, in Hebrew and in translation. Our scope is Torah in the broadest sense, from Tanakh to Talmud to Zohar to modern texts and all the volumes of commentary in between. Sefaria is created, edited, and annotated by an open community.

Having digital texts enables us to create new, interactive interfaces for the Web, tablet and mobile which allow students and scholars around the world to freely learn and explore the interconnections among Torah texts.

Judaism’s core texts grew out of millennia-long conversations and arguments across generations. We envision creating an open space for ancient conversations to continue in new ways, with new participants, new questions, and new layers of dialogue.

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.

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

Click here to see the latest Hadelet.  

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.

Learn about getting involved in our community and clubs (including PTA, Sisterhood, Youth Group (JOY), and Mens Club) about our Religious School, our calendar of events, our Beit Midrash, and our opportunities for Aliyahs or honors.

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