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.