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Holidays at NSCI

We invite you to join us (virtually, for the timebeing) for the many Jewish holidays throughout the year. We create the right environment taking into consideration music, accessibility and liturgy. From lively Purim celebrations for the kids to unrolling the Torah for Simchat Torah for all of our congregants, we’d love to have you join us for the holidays.


High Holy Days

NSCI hits a high note during the High Holy Days. Our building is abuzz with congregants of all ages from morning to night. We have many services from which to choose. Congregants and non-congregants are invited to our community services. Find out more here.


Sukkot and Shmini Atzeret

We celebrate Sukkot with traditional services on the first and last days at 9:15 am, as well as activities for children, families, and adults throughout the week. On the last day (Shmini Atzeret), we invite you either to our early morning Yizkor/memorial service at 7:30 am that proves meaningful and comforting year after year, or to our more traditional Shmini Atzeret service at 9:15 am which includes Torah, Haftarah, and Yizkor as well. On a more celebratory note, our annual Sukkah City Challenge is always a highlight. Come enjoy a lively lunch or dinner under the Sukkah.


Simchat Torah

Our Simchat Torah Celebration begins with participation of children and adults of all ages as we unroll the Torah from end to beginning. Each year, we honor special groups in our community with the aliyot (blessings before and after Torah reading), as well as welcome our newest students into their formal Jewish education journey with a Consecration ceremony. We top off the celebration parading Torahs around the sanctuary, accompanied by lively music. 



We welcome the eight nights of Chanukah each year in numerous, lively ways. Shabbat Chanukah is always a treat with the congregational Chanukah lighting. We celebrate Chanukah with our youngest congregants and their families with Superhero Shabbat. This open-to-all gathering features festive Chanukah music, a story, and the now-famous Donut Wall.



NSCI celebrates Purim in costume, with fun, food and festivities for children and their families. We mix it up every year, but we always include a spiel, carnival games and prizes, and delicious hamentaschen to boot. Come check it out this year to see what characters our clergy are dressed as.



Similar to Sukkot, we celebrate Passover with traditional services on the first and last days at 9:15 am, as well as activities for children, families, and adults throughout the week. On the seventh day, we come together either at 7:30 am for our intimate Yizkor/memorial service or at 9:15 am for our traditional Pesach service including Torah, Haftarah and Yizkor. Passover at NSCI also features a special tot and family experience that, like all our tot offerings, is open to the community, and is sure to create wonderful early memories for our youngest participants and their loved ones.



Shavuot Morning Services are led by our adult B’nei Mitzvah students, marking the culmination of their two years of study. This service proves meaningful and inspiring for all who come.

Sat, April 10 2021 28 Nisan 5781