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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

Shabbat Schmooze and Learn

Coming on December 12th at 4:00 pm:  “Latkes with Love!”.   With our very own Ellen Love demonstrating her favorite latke recipe.

Our November 14th presentation was “Living Your True Passion” with Marissa Drago of Main Road Biscuit Company in Jamesport.  Click here to see the video.

On October 31st  we presented “The 19th Amendment and the Fight for Universal Suffrage” with Martha Potter from the League of Women Voters. See the video of the presentation here.

Book Club

On December 19th at 11:00 am, the NFRS Book Club will discuss The Last Kings of Shanghai by Pulitzer-prize winner, Jonathan Kaufman.

This is the remarkable history of how two rival Jewish families, the Sassoons and the Kadoories, participated in an economic boom that opened China to the world, but remained blind to the country’s deep inequality and to the political turmoil at their doorsteps.  Zoom access instructions to be sent via email.

 
North Fork Foodie Tour Launched on September 13th!

This year we celebrated the bounty of the North Fork with our 14th Annual Foodie Tour.  But due to Covid-19, it was the first one delivered virtually.  We had and still have an exciting menu of live talks and demonstrations which have been recorded.  Take behind-the-scenes video tours to see and hear the stories of the people who dedicate their lives to producing fresh, local foods and beverages on the North Fork. 

Check out our website 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!

 

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!

Upcoming Events: 

Coming on Sunday, December 13th at 4:00 pm 

Oh Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah….join us virtually as we light the community menorah on the Cutchogue Village Green.  Bring your families to celebrate Hanukkah with sing-a-long songs led by Cantor Ilana.  Listen to stories, play dreidel, and eat latkes of your own making!   Please register here if you are not a member of NFRS.


On Friday, November 6th, we held a special service, Voices of Kristallnacht, to honor victims.  Click here to watch a recording of the service.

 

OUR NEWSLETTER

fNFRS Monthly NewsletterThe pandemic has not stopped NFRS from continuing our Services and programs.  We have become Zoom experts and take the Foodie Tour online.  Check out our exemplary Zoom High Holiday Services, our continuing Shabbat Schmooze & Learn offerings, Kristallnacht and Hanukkah special activities — virtually, of course!
 
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 Purim and Rosh Hashanah.

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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. Read about us… upcoming events and this weeks happenings.


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View our Passover Cookbook for 2020

 

Upcoming Events

  1. Sat 28

    Adult Education

    Nov 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  2. Fri 04

    Shabbat Service

    Dec 04 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Sat 05

    Adult Ed

    Dec 05 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  4. Sat 12

    Shabbat Schmooze And Learn

    Latkes with Love!  With our very
    Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. Sun 13

    Hanukkah Celebration

    Oh Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah….join us virtually
    Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  6. Fri 18

    Shabbat Service – Hanukkah

    Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm