Tikkun (Social Action)

Dear Friends,

I want to personally extend an invitation to you to become part of our Temple Family. Synagogue life can be very rewarding and enriching. Judaism has a lot to offer us in our daily lives. Here at North Country Reform Temple – Ner Tamid, one of my goals is to help make Judaism a living part of everyone’s daily life. I hope that you will take full advantage of your membership and become an active participant in both our Temple family and in Jewish Life. I invite you to go on a journey with me to explore Judaism. Our Synagogue serves as a House of Prayer, a House of Study and a House of Assembly. No matter what stage of life you are at, we have something to offer you.

If you have children, I invite you to become active in their Jewish education. We offer programs for tots through 12th graders. There are many opportunities for family education through our Hebrew School program which will give you the opportunity to learn and experience Judaism through an exciting hands-on approach.

Our Services are unique, warm and inviting. We hope you will come and enjoy the uplifting prayer, the music and time for reflection. Our guitar, piano and organ serve to help enhance our overall worship experience.

My personal passion is social action and social justice. Over the years our congregation has collected 1000’s of coats, 1000’s of pounds of food and clothes for the poor in our community. We have sent Halloween costumes to Israel for Purim, black dolls to Ethiopian children in Israel and water for victims in Kosovo. Our Mitzvah team takes on a project a month for example helping individuals who are sick, needy, in need of services or rides in our community. They have sponsored fundraisers for Cancer organizations. We recognize that one Mitzvah can change the world. We actively engage in doing Mitzvot through congregational life. Our Congregation offers many ways for you to become involved. Because of our size and warmth, we welcome your participation on every level. I look forward to getting to know you and hope that our home will soon become your home.

Shalom,

Rabbi Dr. Janet B. Liss

_______________________________________________

 

Hineni – Here I Am!  

 

During Rosh HaShanah services Rabbi Liss challenged temple members to join the “Hineni – Here I Am!” project.  Congregant help is needed in many areas of temple life. Temple leadership has pledged to contact everyone who signs up and get them involved at whatever time commitment they are comfortable. Help from our children is encouraged as well!

Click the link below to print out the pledge sheet and fax/e-mail your commitment to the temple. Have an idea that is not on the sheet?  We would love to hear it! Click here for NCRT Volunteer Pledge Form.

 
________________________________________________
 

Host the Cantor

Please volunteer to host our wonderful student Cantor Lauren Levy. Depending on the day she may need local transportation, accommodations and/or meals. Student Cantor Levy is an easy house guest. More importantly, she is a lovely young women with a good soul who adds so much to our temple family.

Click here for more info and to sign up.