Our Community > Connections


The North Shore Synagogue has a community care program known as 'Connections' to assist members of the community in various ways.


Our volunteers arrange regular social events such as guest speakers and coffee mornings. For forthcoming events see Upcoming Events.


Transport can be arranged to social events as well as to other synagogue activities. We will also assist community members with transport to medical appointments, visits to relatives in hospital etc.

Our volunteers are happy to visit fellow congregants who are either in hospital or housebound and may be pleased to receive a visitor. Please let us know where and when to visit.



To add yourself, a friend or relative to the Connections mailing list, request a visit or assistance or join our list of volunteers, please contact our coordinator, Diana, on 0427 630 062.

The Monthly Monday Morning Gatherings in 2019 cover a range of interesting speakers and outings.

First in the year was a challenge to Rabbi Lewin, why is it so? Dear Rabbi, please explain?

In March, a Visit to the Galapagos Islands, a film with David Attenborough. Our interest was in the production of his amazing films. How is it achieved?

Monday 1 April – a visit to the exhibition “Letters of Loss and Refuge” – which followed the life of a young man who migrated to South Africa at the start of WW2 and kept contact with his family still in Germany.

The month of May included film interviews with 3 well known Israeli writers.

June welcomed Andrew Dziedzic to introduce 3 Jewish composers in 3 Centuries. What influence, their Jewish Heritage?

July – David Layman spoke of his family’s journey from Russia to China to Israel and Australia.

August – a visit to the Sephardi Synagogue to meet author Elana Benjamin who has recorded her family history from Bagdad to Bondi, via India in her book “My Mother’s Spice Cupboard”. We will be introduced to Sephardi customs by Sam Benjamin.

Our Monday morning guest on 2nd September is Helen Krig who is the Chief Operating Officer at Jewish House. Helen will describe the many programs which fall under her watchful eye. 
How does the work of Jewish House differ from that of Jewish Care or COA, the Centre on Aging? To what extent do the organisations work together or complement each other? 

Jewish House is a crisis centre which takes calls at any time of day. The
door is always open.

Please join us for a most interesting morning.

RSVP to the office on 02 9416 3710

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Congregants and their friends are welcome at all times.


Diana Laufer, Coordinator:  Mob: 0427 630 062


Andrew Dziedzic - 3 Jewish Composers