Our Sanctuary

DSC 1765We share our home with the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church and we share our Synagogue with the Reform Jewish Community on the North Fork of Long Island and beyond.  The building was first erected in May 1732.  It was later razed and a new building took its place in December 1852.  Although there have been a series of additions and modernizations we do occupy a very historical structure.  Through a unique arrangement with the Elders of the Church we have use of their sanctuary for our services as though the building were actually ours.

DSC 1761Entering our NFRS Sanctuary we pass through doors where the sacred mezuzah is affixed. Inside the wall holds the Yahrzeit Memoral plaque and a unique artistic Chanukah menorah.

Look up the aisles and see the bima where our three Torah scrolls are held. The simple wood ark was hand fashioned by early member Don Taub. Later it was adorned by a quilted cover created by our talented members.

The first Torah was donated by Joan Furst and son Mark Lowenheim. Then a Holocaust Torah was obtained, survivor of our darkest days.  Next came a Torah from a synagogue closing its doors.  In a corner you see the piano accompanying our Cantor for holiday services and our Shabbat services.

In the words of one congregant, “Where my Torah is, there is my synagogue.”