DSC 1761Welcome 

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

Flicks and Friends – Saturday, October 23rd at 4:00 pm
 
Save the date for “a wonderful new film” (New York Times) about two rival scholars, both experts in the highly specialized, deeply competitive field of Talmudic studies, that happen to be father and son.  Footnote was crowned Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival, the Oscar Nominee for the Best Foreign Film and was selected as a New York Times Critic’s Pick.  Watch it on Amazon Prime and then join the discussion on October 23rd.  Zoom information to be sent via email.
 

15th Annual North Fork Foodie Tour held on September 12, 2021!

It was another successful in-person Foodie Tour this year!   A big thank you to those of you who attended and those who donated items for the auction. Take a look at some of the photos from this year’s tour here.  

If you or your friends attended the tours or a presentation, please complete our feedback form so that we can continue to offer interesting venues and stimulating speakers!  Give your feedback here. Thank you in advance. 


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!   

Shabbat Services and Adult Ed

Please join us for our next Shabbat service and Adult Ed:

Friday, October 15, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.                           
Shabbat Services – At Shabbat services. in recognition of President Biden’s proclamation designating October 11 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, members of the congregation will read testimonials by Indigenous survivors of the residential and boarding school system to help us add reflection to the prayers.
 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
Adult Education. –  Dr. David Danto, the Head of Psychology at the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto, has graciously agreed to teach about the intersections of indigeneity, genocide, and reconciliation.  Please see details in the Calendar or Upcoming Events at the bottom of the home page.
 

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

 
 
Check the High Holiday Zoom and prayer book pick up details on Page 1.  Make sure to join us either as a docent, sponsor or participant in this year’s LIVE 15th Annual Foodie Tour.  Welcome our new members.  Click on the Gazette front page to the left to read the entire newsletter.
 
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.   High Holiday 2021 Schedule.


gallery

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.

_____________________________________________________

Social_Action

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.


Youth

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 05

    Shabbat Service – Kristallnacht

    Germans pass by the broken shop
    Nov 05 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Sat 06

    Adult Ed

    Nov 06 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  3. Fri 19

    Shabbat Service

    Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm