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Welcome to New Toco Shul

NTS is an intellectually vibrant, family friendly Orthodox synagogue. We are founded on the ideas that every individual has unique abilities and perspectives, that we are obligated to share our talents with others, and that our community is strongest when our members contribute to its success and well-being. Our rabbinic and lay partners work together to provide a platform for sophisticated and nuanced Torah, reflective and meaningful Tefillah, and supportive and enriching Gemilut Chassadim.

Find us at 2003 Lavista Rd, Atlanta GA 30329.

Important Announcements @ NTS 

NTS Minyan Updates

We have reopened for minyanim (prayer services).
**Our hybrid minyanim include indoor, porch, and fully outdoor options.**

Please read this important update (7/1/2020) from our Rabbi & Gabbai.

WEEKDAY Minyanim (Week of Sunday, 7/12):
-- Sunday Shacharit at 8:30 am
-- Monday-Friday Vatikin Shacharit at 6:15 am
-- Sunday-Thursday Mincha/Maariv at 7:00 pm


SHABBAT Minyanim (Pinchas):
-- Friday Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv: 7:05 pm
-- Shacharit (Starting at Nishmat): 9:00 am
-- Mincha, followed by Contemporary Halacha: 8:15 pm
-- Motzei Shabbat Maariv: 9:20 pm


**IMPORTANT UPDATE:** It is no longer necessary to pre-register for each minyan and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Given spacing requirements, it is difficult to add extra chairs in any particular section. As such, the Rabbi and/or Gabbai reserve the right to ask people to move to a different chair to accommodate those who might be at higher risk and want to sit in a less risky location. Thank you in advance for being flexible.

All shiurim/classes remain online!
Please click here/see below for our weekly schedule.

Shabbat @ NTS

Parshat Chukat-Balak, 7/11

Full Times for Shabbat Parashat Pinchas:

Early Candlelighting: 7:21 pm
Candlelighting: 8:32 pm
Finish Mincha before: 8:50 pm
Sunrise: 6:36 am
Latest Shema: 10:09 am
Latest Shacharit: 11:20 am
Mincha: 2:18 - 8:50 pm
Shabbat ends: 9:32 pm

Please note: For anyone who is not comfortable coming to shul, if you have a yahrzeit coming up and would like a "Kel Maleh" said for your loved one, or if you would like someone to say Kaddish on your behalf, please reach out to Scott Forbus at to arrange.

This Week @ NTS

Don't miss Rabbi Michael Broyde on
Ten Classes Reflecting on the Scholarship of
Rabbi Norman Lamm z"l

Sundays at 6:00 pm!
Week Five (7/12):
"Agadata: Stories and Homilies in the Rabbinic Tradition"


COVID-19 Resources @ NTS

Covid-19 Update Letter from the Rabbi and Gabbai (7/1/2020)

Dear Friends,

Thank you to the men and women who made our first Shabbat in our new recently renovated sanctuary a great success! Our hybrid model allows people to sit indoors (properly spaced), on the screened porch, or fully outside while participating in all phases of our minyan, including Torah reading. Come check it out for yourselves! We believe this is a great way for individuals to participate in whichever sort of space they are currently comfortable — it is all very New Toco.

A few notes on the next phase in this process:

  1. All participants must continue to wear masks, observe distancing, and other guidelines.
  2. Our weekday Vatikin minyan (this week at 6:10 am) is back in business going into its third week. Everyone is welcome! Our daily minyanim serve both the New Toco Shul and Netzach Israel communities.
  3. For now, we will continue early WEEKDAY Mincha-Maariv just before plag ha-mincha (this week at 7:05 pm).
  4. For now we will continue to start Shacharit on Shabbat at Nishmat at 9:00 am.
  5. This coming Shabbat, we will begin Shabbat early (with Mincha at 7:05 PM) but we will hold Shabbat afternoon prayers (i.e. Mincha-Maariv on Saturday) at their regular times, to reach Maariv around the time Shabbat goes out. Shabbat afternoon Mincha will be at 8:15 pm, and Maariv at 9:20 pm.
  6. In between Mincha-Maariv on Shabbat, Rabbi Broyde’s Contemporary Halakha class will be held on the screened porch (or outdoors if there is great demand).
  7. It is no longer necessary to pre-register for each minyan. However, if you want to reserve a particular location of seat (such as outdoor, on the porch or indoor) you should still register. Otherwise it is first come, first served. It is difficult, given spacing requirements, to add extra chairs in any particular section.
  8. While we are in flux, we have set up both indoor and porch women’s sections — Women are asked to let us know which section they will use so that we can add the right number of seats to each women’s section.
  9. Nobody showing possible symptoms of COVID-19, who have tested positive, or who have good reason to think they may be carriers may attend. We still recommend that people over 65 exercise extreme caution at their own discretion.

We continually monitor and will make changes as the situation demands. Please be in contact if you have any questions.
Don Seeman, Rabbi NTS
Scott Forbus, Gabbai NTS

Summer Kosher Food Program

We are delighted to announce that beginning next week (July 6-12), a summer kosher food program will provide two free nutritious meals daily to all children age 18 and younger. Any child, regardless of the family's income level of synagogue and school affiliation, is invited to participate in this program, which we hope will assist families as they navigate the COVID-19 challenges.

The distribution of the meals will run from July 6 - August 7 and take place in a drive-through format at Congregation Beth Jacob on Mondays and Wednesdays, with more details to be provided once your family registers below.

Click Here to Register!

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