Who We Are


We are NSCI.

We believe in the transformative power of Jewish Living.
We recognize the Divine spark in every person.
We affirm that everyone is a stakeholder and community matters.
We understand that Judaism has something to offer everyone.
We value diversity.
We are young and young at heart.
We are seekers and cynics and everyone in between.
We are born Jews and choosing Jews. We are interfaith. We are LGBTQ.
We are Am Yisrael. We are our brothers’ keepers.
We believe Jewish living calls us to do nothing less than repair our world.
We experience Judaism as a lived practice.
We travel. We eat. We celebrate. We mourn. We pray. We learn. We give.
We ask big questions and explore big ideas.
We yearn. We hope. We invite. We inspire.
We foster understanding. We change lives. We make a difference.
We nourish our deep roots. We grow. We believe in the possible.
We are NSCI.

Established in the spirit of Reform Judaism in the service of God, of Torah, and of the People Israel, North Shore Congregation Israel expresses our Jewish values by promoting active participation in all areas of congregational life, and reclaiming spirituality within an evolving Jewish tradition.  We gratefully acknowledge the long standing dedication of our nationally renowned clergy team of Rabbi Wendi Geffen, Rabbi Lisa Greene, and Cantor David Goldstein, and we welcome Rabbi Ryan Daniels to that team.  Rooted in faith and tradition, our spiritual leaders' diverse and complementary gifts enable our congregation and the community at large to experience the full breadth of what is possible is a pace-setting synagogue of the 21st century.  As we move forward into this new era, we thank our dedicated clergy team and our educators, professional, administrative, and maintenance staffs, devoted lay leadership and loyal membership for the shared vision and partnership that has nourished North Shore Congregation Israel for the past 95 years.