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Schedule of Religious Services

Click here for a guide to some of our Service Melodies

Click here for our D'var Torah Guide

Beginning with our Yom Tov services for Passover 5781 (Sunday, March 28 and thereafter), we are easing attendance restrictions for in-person services, especially for any individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. At present, all attendees will still be required to wear masks and practice social distancing. 

If you're planning to attend services on any of these dates, please contact Rabbi Ferro ([email protected], 513-274-9668) or Rabbi Azriel ([email protected], 513-931-6038) so that we can manage the "guest list" as well as honors and duties for the service.

These services will also still be available virtually with the NHS Zoom Link
CLICK HERE ) and streaming to our Youtube channelCLICK HERE ).

Religious services are an important part of congregational life at Northern Hills Synagogue.  Services are participatory and generally lay led.  We encourage people of all ages to lead services and grow in their roles as service leaders. 

Services are mostly in Hebrew.  We take historical tradition as our base line, and make adjustments based on the needs of the congregation.  We do a full Torah reading on Shabbat morning, and strive to make the Torah reading engaging and educational, with an opportunity for discussion.

For the times of services for holidays and festivals, see the NHS Calendar. Our calendar features the times for candle lighting and Havadalah, unless otherwise listed, as well as the Hebrew date.  Minyanim can be arranged for yahrzeit observance. Contact the Office Administrator at (513) 931-6038 or Bev Shapero at [email protected].

Our regular service times are as follows:

1st Friday of the Month,
Usually with Guest Speaker
8:00 pm
All other Friday nights 6:00 pm
Saturday & Festivals 9:30 am
1st Saturday of the Month:
Family Service
10:30 am
3rd Saturday of the Month: Shabbat Katan 10.30 am
9:00 am
7:00 am
Saturday Talmud Study
Saturday Parasha Study
8:45 am
12:30 - 1:15 pm

Shabbat Programming:

In addition to traditional services every week, Northern Hills Synagogue also offers a variety of Shabbat programs to keep the Shabbat experience fresh and engaging for all ages:

Musical Spiritual Shabbat:

At 10:15am on the second Saturday of each month, this service led by Rabbi Jonathan Perlman offers an opportunity to focus deeply on selected prayers, with music, singing, and kavanot (discussion of the meaning of the prayer and its personal application). It creates a space for congregants to experiment with forms of Jewish worship that are meaningful to them.

Shabbat Katan:

Once a month there will be a Shabbat Katan Family Service at 10:30 am for children and parents. This is a program for kids aged 0-5 and their families to sing, pray, and play. We welcome the participation of your own families, visiting grandchildren, and interested guests. We look forward to seeing some young faces in the building!

Talmud Study:

Study Talmud every Shabbat morning at 8:45  AM.

First Fridays:

On the first Friday of each month Shabbat services are held at 8:00 PM and include a guest speaker—usually a congregant speaking about a special area of expertise or interest. We welcome your ideas for speakers and topics! Please contact Sonia Milrod at [email protected] with your suggestions.

Lay-led D'var Torah:

Occasionally, the interpretation of the weekly Torah portion is presented by a member of our congregational community, providing a knowledgeable and eclectic exploration of diverse points of view.



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