Northern Hills Synagogue is more than just a house of worship, a Conservative congregation affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. We are a community, an extended family where people of all ages are welcome and encouraged to become actively involved in our services, programs, and leadership.
Northern Hills Synagogue is a place for prayer and religious education; it is a place for Jewish children to meet and be with other Jewish children; it offers an opportunity to learn more about our religion, and a chance to meet and socialize with other Jewish people.
The synagogue is a focal point in the lives of those families who choose to join. It fulfills spiritual, cultural, educational and social needs in the warm,. intimate and informal environment of a smaller congregation.
In 1987, another merger occurred when a group known as Havurat Tzedek became affiliated with Northern Hills. Over the years this group has become an extremely active, vital part of our synagogue community.
After making the difficult decision to relocate to the northeast suburbs of Cincinnati, Northern Hills Synagogue began the lengthy and time-consuming relocation process. It closed its doors at 715 Fleming Road on January 15, 2004. Due to delays in construction at the new site, services, classes and office work were continued at various locations, thanks to the generous support of Yavneh Day School, Jewish Familiy Service, Jewish Vocational Service, Congregation Ohav Shalom, Congregation Adath Israel, and the law offices of Landrum & Brown.
On March 19, 2004, Northern Hills Synagogue officially opened its doors at 5714 Fields Ertel Road, becoming the first synagogue in Warren County, Ohio. A gala Dedication Weekend featured guest speaker Rabbi Martin Pasternak, Director of Congregational Services for USCJ in New York.
While the synagogue has certainly grown in recent years, it is still relatively small and, more importantly, has retained the character of its early years. Northern Hills Synagogue is dynamic, open to change, and an extremely warm and friendly place, where newcomers are most welcome and made to feel at home right away. To learn more about our history, please click here.
"And you shall teach them diligently" (Deuteronomy 6:7)
We encourage all family members to be a part of our educational program and to learn and participate together. Jewish learning occurs at Northern Hills in many places. We offer special religious services during Shabbat and holidays for our younger congregants and their families. We also conduct inter-generational programs for all of our families, which focus on different themes throughout the year.
religious and Hebrew school program boasts a highly qualified teaching
staff and we were recently certified as a Framework for Excellence School
by United Synagouge of Conservative Judaism. Our High school aged students
learn as part of a community High School program known as Mercaz. We even
offer a very unique class for pre-school aged children and their families
called Gan Mishpacha. Providing a quality Jewish education for our youth
and for all members of the Northern Hills family dor l'dor (from generation
to generation) is a top priority. We are committed to building upon our
rich heritage and encouraging its growth through learning.
FOR SHABBAT AND HOLIDAYS
A special brochure is available, which lists the dates and times in which Shabbat morning services and activities occur. It also lists our Shabbat morning babysitting schedule, which generally occurs every 2nd and 4th Shabbat morning from 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.