We are Open!
Registration is open for in-person High Holiday services
Foodie Tour and Silent Auction planning in process
Annual Meeting on 8/22
See Details Below
The North Fork Reform Synagogue is a small inclusive congregation meeting spiritual, educational, social and cultural enrichment needs of our members in the Reform Jewish tradition. We embrace families and individuals, Jews by birth or by choice, non-Jews and Jews regardless of ethnic or racial background, sexual orientation or gender identity.
We support the local community through outreach programs with special emphasis on the arts and social justice issues.
The North Fork Reform Synagogue has no permanent staff, so our members build strong bonds as we work together to enrich our lives and keep our congregation vibrant. Our student rabbis from Hebrew Union College give us fresh perspectives as we learn together.
Drop in for a service or event and experience the exceptional warmth and friendship of the North Fork Reform Synagogue. You’ll want to return.
We’ve set the date for this year’s Foodie Tour. We want you to know that we will be back, bringing you all the best in local food production that the North Fork has to offer. We are busy lining up our vendors but please note that due to Covid precautions, the number of people per tour will be limited at some locations. We need volunteers to be docents so please contact Sandy Klein to help. More information on the Foodie Tour to come!
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North Fork Foodie Tour Silent Auction!
This year we will be hosting a Silent Auction in conjunction with the Foodie Tour. The auction will run from August 28th – September 12th and the winning bids will be announced on the day of the Foodie Tour, September 12th, at 6:00 pm. We are asking our members and friends to think creatively about what each of you can donate to the auction. Your donations will help to ensure the success of this exciting endeavor! Please click here for more details.
NFRS Annual Meeting on Sunday, August 22nd at 10:00 am
Mark your calendars to be with us on Sunday, August 22 at 10 a.m. via Zoom for our Annual Meeting. You’ll hear the Nominating Committee Report, discuss and vote on the Budget, and hear the State of the Synagogue and discuss future plans. We need your ideas, so we hope you’ll be with us. Please RSVP to Kay Freeman by August 13th but if you are unable to attend we would appreciate your sending your proxy to Irwin Freeman, Secretary, or emailing it to email@example.com. Please see the email from Kay dated 7/12/2021 for more information and a copy of the proxy.
The Linda Rie Cohen Scholarship Winners!
The winners, from among may highly qualified candidates, impressed the Scholarship Committee with their academic accomplishments and their extracurricular interests and talents. Congratulations to the following:
Ilana is a classically trained operatic soprano and cantorial soloist. She comes from a deep tradition of Jewish music. Her father is the esteemed cantor and composer Dr. Charles Davidson. Ilana is a winner of four Grammy Awards and has had an impressive singing career in operas and concerts, including performances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. We are blessed to have Ilana with us for the High Holidays, additional services and concerts.
WAYS TO DONATE
There are several different ways to donate to NFRS. One way is to send in a donation check or pay by credit card using our donation form. But do you also know that Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to NFRS every time you shop on Amazon Smile? It’s easy to set up and shop as you usually do. Learn how to register here and start donating with your next purchase!
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We offer Friday evening services and a variety of events throughout the year so please join us!
High Holiday Services 2021
High Holiday services will be held in person and via Zoom. Please note that registration is required for members and non-members. In addition, due to Covid precautions, those attending in-person services are required to show proof of vaccination, wear masks and maintain social distancing. As seating will be limited, members of our congregation will be given preference. If you are a non-member, we will contact you before the services if any in-person room is available, and if not, we will provide instructions for attending via Zoom.
For those of you attending via Zoom, the text of the service will not be screen-shared. To follow the service, you can purchase an e-book version of the prayer books on Amazon for $9.99 each for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Click here for more information. If you need help, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will walk you through the process.
Click here for the registration form.
Service Schedule – services (click here for the full schedule) will be held in person and via Zoom:
Rosh Hashanah Evening Service: September 6 at 7:30 pm
Rosh Hashanah Morning Service: September 7 at 10:00 am
Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Service: September 15 at 7:30 pm
Yom Kippur Morning Service: September 16 at 10:00 am
To view previous High Holiday services and other special events, please go to the Digital Media tab on the menu bar and click on Our Video Playlist.
Join us in person as we continue with our tradition of Friday night Shabbat service at 6:30 pm on Kenney’s Beach in Southold. Bring a chair and dinner, if you wish. Parking passes will be distributed when you arrive. Here are the dates:
June 18th August 6th
July 9th – CANCELLED August 20th
OUR RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
Now Via Zoom! The education programs of the North Fork
Reform Synagogue were created to provide children with beginning to advanced religious education with special emphasis on meeting individual needs and requirements.
Our community is actively involved with coordinating the efforts of the congregation’s activities, fulfilling the mitzvah of tikkun olam, repairing the world.
Combined social, educational, religious and social action programs to create opportunities for the synagogue’s children to create lasting friendships.
Read more about what’s going on in our synagogue and community and learn about upcoming programs and events.
Click below to see the latest recipes from NFRS members.