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For the latest news, information and teachings follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Having an engaging website is great, however we have found using email, text, voice announcements and the social media platforms of Facebook and Twitter seem to be the best way to communicate in our fast paced world. Each week we will also email the congregation news of upcoming events, so please make sure that we also have your latest email address and cell phone numbers. Please let us know if you are not receiving our email news or our periodic automated voice recorded announcements or texts.

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Installation of Rabbi Jenn Weinstein - A Success!

On March 2nd, Rabbi Jenn Weinstein was installed in front of 250 congregants of Congregation Simchat HaLev of Syosset. The installation ceremony, led by Rabbi Jay Weinstein, her father, was held at Long Island University. Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs and Councilwoman Rebecca Alesia honored Rabbi Jenn with proclamations. Congregants and family members, along with past and present Hebrew school students, spoke of the wonderful person Rabbi Jenn is and what a wonderful rabbi she will be.  A theme for the day, “Find a rabbi, find a friend” were words that were referred to throughout the celebration. When asked about his daughter sharing the spiritual leadership with him and being installed, Rabbi Jay said, “for the last ten years, I have watched her grow, I have witnessed her serving our congregation in many roles. He said the heavens are beaming and the earth is shouting with joy and excitement for today, we come together to welcome her “officially” as our rabbi. Rabbi Jenn is a gift and a blessing from Gd. I am proud to call Rabbi Jenn my colleague and to share the rabbinic leadership with her.” Rabbi Jenn graduated from the Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute’s Rabbinical Program and was ordained January 4, 2014.  She said, “so often, and by many, I was told I should be a psychologist, a therapist, a doctor, a teacher, a whole array of professions that had a common theme of attentive listening, advice giving, and outreach. As a Rabbi it is my passion to advocate for all people and to work toward the ultimate goal of inclusion. I come from a background of exposure. Exposure to differences and acceptance of all, has helped mold my perception of how people should be treated. My hope for the future is to broaden and expand my outreach both in our community and in the greater world.” Everyone at the installation ceremony and reception certainly felt a great sense of pride and joy. Thank you to all the committee volunteers, corporate sponsors and congregational donors who helped make this day a success. 

Help Us Teach Your Children The Mitzvah of Giving Tzedakah

Simchat HaLev congregants care about each other, the community, and our world. How? By demonstrating kindness with a caring heart, generosity, and helpfulness, by supporting one another as we face life's challenges, and by celebrating important moments.  As a community of faith, we reach out to help our neighbors are we are taught: "You shall not oppress the stranger for you know the experience of having yourself been a stranger in the land of Egypt."  As a congregation, we partner with G-d to repair our world by getting personally involved. Teach these words to your children.  Teach them the mitzvah of giving Tzedakah.  Encourage them to save the extra change they have and each week when you are leaving your home, remind them of this mitzvah.  Together, both you and your child will be doing a wonderful act of kindness. As a member family, we want to perform the mitzvah of providing financial support to the efforts of Congregation Simchat HaLev. To Donate Now, please click the button donate:

Easy Mitzvah: Be A Simchat HaLev Ambassador!

Volunteers are needed. As we have learned in the Torah, Abraham welcomed the strangers into the tent.  We are looking for a select few who would be interested in serving in the sacred role of Ambassador. The Ambassador is a volunteer who helps others feel welcome at services, programs and is involved in other forms of outreach. We want everyone to feel welcomed into our sacred tent and we need your help make that happen. If you are one that attends services regularly and wants to perform this mitzvah, call Rabbi Jenn today at 516-922-4224 or email: [email protected]

Help Us Stay Connected:  We Are Here For Our Congregants

As a member of Congregation Simchat HaLev, Rabbi Jay and Rabbi Jenn are available to discuss any issues that relate to you or your family. Rabbi Jay is available for rabbinic counseling and prayer and will make hospital and home visits when needed. To speak with him, please call or text him directly at 516-297-7744. To speak with Rabbi Jenn and for matters that relate to Hebrew School or synagogue operations, Rabbi Jenn is available and can be reached Monday - Friday 10 am - 3pm at 516-922-4224 ext. 18 or email: [email protected].  Gd forbid, in the event of a crisis, serious illness, hospitalization, dying or death, please call or text Rabbi Jay immediately even on Shabbat at 516-297-7744. In the unlikely event that you are unable to reach him, call or text Rabbi Jenn at 516-993-2562.

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