The North Eastern Jewish Center is a lively place of worship on a daily basis. Within our holy walls, many enthusiastically study and participate in a myriad of activities, thus comprising the rich tapestry of our congregation. The North Eastern Jewish Center prides itself in being a modern, orthodox Zionist Synagogue.
With a goal of ensuring continuity, education is key. In this vein, we host many shiurim and talks, frequently inviting notable guests to impart their wisdom at contemporary social events on a variety of thought provoking topics.
We welcome guests from all corners of the globe who seek to see our beautiful spiritual sanctuary and simultaneously share our unique experience. Our growth and love of Torah continues to spread as we nurture and care for every single valued member. We strive to ensure that each day there is a greater and deeper understanding of Jewish life, with a spotlight on the youth of our shul – undoubtedly the life and soul of every community.
Strong and powerful, the structure encompasses the heart and soul of our congregation. Intentionally created as a light-filled sanctuary, an oculus in the ceiling floods the Bimah below with natural light, effortlessly tracking the sun as it moves in the heavens above.
The design features subtle yet significant links to Israel. The building is orientated to position the Ark in a direct line with Jerusalem. In addition, Jerusalem Stone adorns the Aron haKodesh and its surrounds. All who participate in our services stand with their feet symbolically facing the hills of our Holy City.
Forty-nine veils of glass form the four magnificent windows within the shul, designed by renowned glass artist, Janet Laurence. Each window represents a Kabbalistic World, with hues depicting the symbolic colours of the sephirot, or guiding principles.
Additionally, the number 49 represents the highest possible level of spirituality. With seven days of creation (the number seven represents perfection). Therefore, seven multiplied by itself is regarded as the ultimate attainment of excellence, as expressed by the number of days between Pesach, a festival commemorating our physical freedom and Shavuot, representing our spiritual redemption upon receiving the Torah.