The world stands upon three things:  Torah, Worship and Loving Deeds….Pirke Avot 1:2

Erev Shabbat Services

Friday evening is your chance to disconnect from the outside world, join with family and friends, and welcome Shabbat!  Our Erev Shabbat services are joyful, warm and welcoming, meant to touch both mind and heart. Services begin each week at 7 pm, except on the last Friday, when they begin at 6:00 pm. Please see below, and check our calendar for the most up to date information. Our variety of worship experiences provide different ways to engage in the power of prayer and the potential of Jewish spirituality to reach our souls and change our lives.

Kol Shirah, our wonderful adult choir, regularly enhances our worship experience, with the participation of the entire congregation always in mind. Periodically, our youth choir (Shireinu) may take to the bimah to ramp up the ruach!

Following all of our worship services we have a delicious Oneg (cookies, fruit and sweets to bring in Shabbat joy)!

Finally Friday

Join us on the last Friday of every month at 6:00 pm for a family-mindful service for the entire community, followed by an oneg and optional dinner! Registration for dinner is required. Please click here to register.

Sponsoring a Nosh or Oneg

NVHC Sisterhood is promoting the sponsorship of an Oneg to honor someone or share your joy on a special occasion – birthday, anniversary, birth of a new baby, a son or daughter leaving for college, marriage, etc.  Please contact Carolyn Wesoky at if you are desire to celebrate and support our community in this way.

Shabbat Morning

Shabbat Sustenance– For the Body, Soul, and Mind

We will begin our Shabbat morning experience every Saturday at 9:00 a.m. with sustenance for the body – bagels and shmear, coffee and tea.  From there, we will enter into soul-filled sustenance, that may vary some from week to week, including mindful experiences of prayer, music, meditation or yoga. The remainder of our time together with be sustenance for the mind, a time of conversation and insight. Come for the food, stay for the spirit – we hope you will join us on this nourishing Shabbat morning journey! Each week’s topic is announced in the weekly temple email. Dress is casual.  Previous Torah study or Hebrew fluency is not required. If you have questions or want more information, contact Susan Trivers, our Worship Committee Chair at

Our community celebrates B’nai Mitzvah and other life cycle events,when scheduled, following Shabbat Sustenance. Please check our calendar for those dates.

Tot Shabbat 

Nothing will warm your heart faster than seeing our very smallest members running to the sanctuary for Shabbat!  Held on the first Saturday of each month, Tot Shabbat gives our children and their parents the space and time to truly experience the joy of Shabbat.  Nell Hirsch, our children’s music specialist, leads Tot Shabbat with the assistance of Rabbi Holzman, Cantor Caro or Rabbi Wainer.  Songs, stories, plenty of active participation and an ark overflowing with plush stuffed Torahs?  What could be better?  The oneg, of course!  Join Cindi Drake, our Early Childhood Education Director, for some fun arts-n-crafts time.  Paint your own mezuzah, build a sukkah of pretzels, or decorate a tzedakah box then grab some juice, some challah and a bite of something sweet before you head home!