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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

Footsteps Benefit Gala Invitation – May 11th

Valerie and Steve Eisman extend an invitation to the members of our synagogue to join them on May 11 as their guests at the Footsteps annual benefit.  It is a Zoom event starting 7pm at their breakout private room followed, at 7:30, by a large group event featuring Mandy Patinkin. 
 
It will be a great follow up to our Footsteps program from April 24th, an opportunity to learn more about the organization and hear more stories from members of the ultra – Orthodox community who transitioned to the mainstream society. 
 
See the link for more information:
 
 
If you are interested, Valerie and Steve would love to host you.  Please let us know by Tuesday, May 4, if you would like to attend. 
 

Shabbat Schmooze & Learn

Growing Up and Leaving the Ultra-Orthodox Community – April 24th Video

Thanks to Steve Eisman and Mindi Yeger for the excellent discussion about Footsteps:  the only organization in the United States providing comprehensive services to people who have chosen to leave their ultra-Orthodox communities and begin new lives.  For more information about Footsteps go to: footstepsorg.org.
 
Watch the video of this discussion here.

Flicks and Friends – May 15th Discussion

Our new movie selection, The Red Sea Diving Resort, is inspired by remarkable true life rescue missions, an incredible story of a group of Mossad agents and brave Ethiopians who in the early 80s used a deserted holiday retreat in Sudan as a front to smuggle thousands of refugees to Israel.
 
Watch at home on Netflix and join us on Saturday, May 15 at 4pm to discuss.
 

North Fork Foodie Tour – May 2nd Disset Chocolate Video
 
Enjoy Mother’s Day with Chocolates Handcrafted on the North Fork!
Ursula XVII of Disset Chocolate joined us on May 2nd to discuss the art of making chocolate on the North Fork.  The video of her presentation is here.  Check out her website by clicking on the picture below.
 
 
 

ADULT ED

 
Saul and Ruby’s Holocaust Survivor Band – April 17th Video  
 

Tod Lending joined us to talk about his film Saul and Ruby’s Holocaust Survivor Band.  Watch the video of our discussion here.


 

The Linda Rie Cohen Scholarship Fund

 

For more information, please click here.  For an application click here.  If you have any questions, please contact scholarship@northforksynagogue.org.


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

We’ve set the date for this year’s Foodie Tour.  While it’s still a bit early to finalize plans, 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.

In September 2020, we celebrated the bounty of the North Fork with our 14th Annual Foodie Tour which was delivered virtually and it is still available for you to enjoy on the Foodie Tour web site.  Take behind-the-scenes video tours and watch webinars to see the stories of the people who dedicate their lives to producing fresh, local foods and beverages on the North Fork.  We are continually adding new content so check back often.


 

 

URJ BLOGS

OUR CALENDAR

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We offer Friday evening services and a variety of events throughout the year so please join us!   

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.

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.

Learn More.

 

 

OUR NEWSLETTER

Spring is in the air.  Read about some of the great Shabbat Schmooze & Learn programs we offered including Footsteps and Saul & Ruby’s Holocaust Survival Band.  See next steps for recently ordained Rabbi Danielle Weisbrot.  And more!
 
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.

OUR CLERGY

Our 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.  Shoshana was born in Mbale, Uganda where the majority of Abayudaya Jews of Uganda live.  We are looking forward to learn more about Shoshana’s fascinating background.
Click here to meet Student Rabbi Shoshana Nambi.

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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.


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!

 

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. Sat 15

    Flicks & Friends

    The featured film will be Red
    May 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Fri 21

    Shabbat Service – Shavuot

    May 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Sat 22

    Adult Ed

    May 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  4. Sat 29

    Shabbat Schmooze and Learn

    With Carol Brown.
    May 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. Fri 04

    Shabbat Service

    Featuring Cantor Ilana Davidson.
    Jun 04 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Sat 05

    Summer Party

    Jun 05 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm