Our synagogue provides a Reform Jewish community for the full and part time North Fork residents and visitors. We strive to foster harmony, understanding, justice and cultural growth within the community at large, and to apply the principles of Reform Judaism to our values and conduct as individuals, family members and citizens of the society in which we live.
We offer quality religious educational and cultural programs to enhance the lives of our members and the community.
Services are lead by student rabbis from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion who do pastoral internships with us each academic year. The student rabbis work with our religious school students and conversion students, lead adult education, teach adult Hebrew classes and officiate a life-cycle ceremonies. We feel privileged to play a part in the training of new rabbis, and we gain from differing of styles and points of view.
Our Friday Shabbat Services
We hold Shabbat services on the first and third Fridays of the month, in the home we share with the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church from September through June at 8pm. Following Friday night services, we have an Oneg Shabbat (refreshments). All are welcome to the services and to partake in the refreshments.
During the summer, members of our congregation lead Shabbat services at Kenny’s Beach in Southold. Bring a picnic and beach chairs and enjoy the sunset.
Throughout the year, we have special services celebrating Jewish Holidays, such as Tub Shevat, Purim, Sukkot and Passover. We also observe International Women’s Day, Yom Hashoa Remembrance and Krystallnacht Memorial.
Our High Holiday Services
NFRS does not charge for High Holiday Services. Though donations to the synagogue are welcome in order to defray the costs of the Services and help the synagogue to continue to serve the community.
Our Religious Education
We are a “full service” congregation. We offer religious education program for our children leading to bar and bat mitzvah, regular adult education with Torah study and Hebrew. We also offer Hebrew classes for adults, conversion to Judaism tailored to individual needs and life-cycle celebrations and commemorations.
Our Menu of Activities
We participate in a wide array of activities that enrich the lives of our community
- Annual Foodie Tour, the North Fork “Go to” Fall event which attracts foodies from the surrounding area
- Book Club
- Cinematic Series
- Poetry for Peace, a non denominational contest for all local children
- Cultural and social programs and events on issues of local and national importance to which we invite the public
- Shalom Teens, co sponsored with the other two North Fork Synagogues
- Challah baking lessons
- Food and clothing drives benefiting the less fortunate among us
- Mad Hatters – Our members meet to knit and crochet hats for chemotherapy patients.
Our bi-monthly newsletter includes letters from the rabbi and the president, communicates informative articles on meetings, news, needs, simchas, book reviews, poetry, birthdays, anniversaries.
We invite you to participate at any level you prefer in the activities that are most meaningful to you.