The Nassau Synagogue is a warm, welcoming congregation, a shul where newcomers feel comfortable the moment they walk through our door. Our synagogue is best described as traditional and egalitarian.
Our Shabbat services are led by members. We then gather around the table to have a lively discussion of the weekly Torah portion in English. This informal style encourages everyone to participate and develops a strong sense of community.
Following kiddush, we serve a delicious lunch that our congregants have prepared in our Kosher, dairy-only kitchen. On special occasions or in memory of a loved one's yarzheit, members may sponsor elaborate luncheons.
Several times a year Lay Leaders and congregants conduct a full Torah service.
High holidays, a time of spiritual renewal, signal the annual arrival of Derek and Rebecca Fields. Derek, an accomplished Jewish scholar and his wife Rebecca, also well-versed in Jewish studies, have led our holiday services for over a decade. Derek's introspective and relaxed style enhances our shul's welcoming environment. We also offer children's services on the first day of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
We participate in Tashlich, walking together to a local stream where we observe the tradition of casting our sins into the water. And following Neilah on Yom Kippur, we serve an expansive array of traditional homemade dishes and desserts.
We welcome all in the Jewish community to join us. Please contact us by email or telephone for more information.