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

 

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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.

OUR PROGRAMS

15th Annual North Fork Foodie Tour Set for September 12, 2021!

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!

Buy tickets here!

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 kaywin316@earthlink.net.  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:

 
Daniel Guevara Diaz
Kai Kaufman
Mia Seitles
 
Read more about these outstanding individuals here.
 
Many thanks to Fred Cohen for his vision and generosity in establishing this scholarship fund in honor of his late wife. 
 
 

OUR CLERGY

Meet Our New Student Rabbi!
 

Our Rabbis are students at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Helping to train new Rabbis is an important part of our mission.  We are inspired by the fresh perspective each new student brings to us as we learn from one another.   The student Rabbi who will join us in September 2021 is Ada Luisa Sinacore (known as Luisa) who is currently completing her third year at HUC.   She is a Jewish innovator, devoted to social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion.  Learn more about Luisa here.
 

Our Cantor

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!

 

 

URJ BLOGS

OUR CALENDAR

calendarCheck out our calendar.

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 northforkreformsynagogue@gmail.com 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.

BEACH SERVICES

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

July 16th

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 NEWSLETTER

We’re Back!  In-person Summer Beach Services, in-person services for the High Holidays, in-person (and some Zoom) programs.  Meet our new student Rabbi Luisa Sinacore.  See our Religious School students together for the first time in over a year.  Read about the recipients of the Linda Rie Cohen Scholarship.  And see some of our members in the news.  Click on the Gazette to the left to open it up for viewing.
 
Please contact our Editor in Chief, Carol Brown, if you would like to publish a topical article.  Our Newsletter is published bi-monthly.
 
See past issues of our newsletter here.
 

You are welcome to join us in celebrating the New Year and worshiping on Yom Kippur.  View 2020 High Holiday Services here.  High Holiday 2020 Schedule.


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Photo Gallery

Take a look at different events, occasions, and ‘happenings’ here at our synagogue. Our Mitzvah Day celebrations, Tikkun Olam, simchas and special occasions!


Video Gallery

See our videos on the High Holidays and events we’ve held throughout the year.

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Social Action

Our community is actively involved with coordinating the efforts of the congregation’s activities, fulfilling the mitzvah of tikkun olam, repairing the world.


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Youth Groups

Combined social, educational, religious and social action programs to create opportunities for the synagogue’s children to create lasting friendships.


Newsletter

Newsletter Archive

Read more about what’s going on in our synagogue and community and learn about upcoming programs and events.


tamarindRecipes for Passover

Click below to see the latest recipes from NFRS members.

Passover Cookbook 2021

 

Upcoming Events

  1. Fri 06

    Beach Service

    Aug 06 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  2. Sat 07

    Book Club

    The book to be discussed is
    Aug 07 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  3. Fri 20

    Beach Service

    Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Sun 22

    Annual Meeting

    Our annual meeting this year will
    Aug 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Mon 06

    Erev Rosh Hashanah

    Sep 06 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  6. Tue 07

    Rosh Hashanah Day Services

    NFRS High Holiday Calendar 2021 Month
    Sep 07 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm