Community Pages

Be part of our Community

All Jews are welcome to join us - please contact us to arrange an appointment.


Non- Jewish partners are welcome to support the synagogue, their partner and family by becoming a 'Friend of NRS'.


The Synagogue is a registered charity and is completely self-financing. While our membership fee has to be realistic, we have a policy of not excluding anyone from membership who is genuinely unable to pay the full fee. 

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Cheder - Religion School
Cheder and B'nei Mitzvot classes cater for the varied needs of our younger members. We offer religious education to children from 4-13 years old. Children are taught to read Hebrew and to understand Jewish history and culture. 

They are prepared for Bar and Batmitzvah.

Jewish Book Group


Join old friends and meet new ones to explore books of Jewish interest, discuss a wide range of themes and share insights. Started in 2006, the book group is going strong, meeting about four times a year.  We've had lively discussions on classic and current books, historical and modern topics, family, feminism, art, religious identity, biography, mysteries,comedies, magical realism and much, much more.

NRS Art Appreciation Group


Join old friends and meet new ones to explore a range of different artists. Members take turns to present and discuss artists of their choice with art ranging from the famous to family connections.  

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Interfaith Group



Our Synagogue proudly attends and hosts Interfaith events with the Council of Christians and Jews and Voices of Faith 





We have an active Social Events Committee offering a range of exciting events such as the Chanukah quiz, afternoon teas, drama, musical events and regular brunches.








Communal Seder



Social Events



A long tradition of our Synagogue is our highly popular and well attended Communal Seder at Pesach/Passover.

This dinner is also available to Jewish University and College students.


Adult Education


We hold ongoing and one-off sessions to study aspects of Judaism, learn Hebrew, or find out about Jewish history.

This service is offered by members and visiting Rabbis

Could you help?


We are keen to expand the NRS News team preparing our magazine.


​To discuss what's involved please contact
Conversion Classes


The synagogue provides tuition for people who want to convert to Judaism.


Potential converts are always welcome. We have a very experienced and caring team of mentors and teachers who guide and support potential converts on their pathway to becoming Jewish.

Social Events


The synagogue is a Beit HaKnesset, a meeting place. In Jewish tradition, food is likely to be a centre-piece! Snacks are often available after services as we chat and catch up - and get to know new people. We hold a hugely popular Communal Seder (Passover meal), monthly Friday evening dinners, a Jewish Book Group, and occasional quiz nights, dinner/dances and other one-off events.

Ritual Committee


The committee is made up of all Lay Readers and Wardens who are responsible for all aspects of the religious services which take place in our Synagogue.

Friday Evening Dinner



We welcome all members and friends of the community to our regular dinners which once resumed, take place monthly after an Friday night service.

They are free to Jewish University Students. Booking essential at

Chevra Kaddisha



The Synagogue has its own Cemetery and Prayer House. The community offers support to bereaved families in all aspects of the organising of the funeral.

The services of Tahara are provided.

The Synagogue administers a Jewish burial scheme.

The Movement for Reform Judaism are very excited for the forthcoming Northern Chagigah on 5th-7th November in Easingwold

Follow the link below to access information and bookings:

The Guild



The Guild is an active group of members who organize and cater regular and special Kiddushim and support social events.

The Guild organizes the Communal Seder each Pesach.

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Keira Edwards gives BBC Radio interview about her Batmitzvah



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We are looking for help with publicity, communication and helping to create and publish our Focus magazine. 

If you have some spare time and are interested in volunteering please let us know