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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.

Announcements @ NTS 

Upcoming Zemanim

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

Zemanim for Shabbat-Shemini Atzeret, 10/10:
🕯️🕯️ Candlelighting for Shabbos/Yom Tov: 7:52 pm
Friday Mincha & Shabbos/Yom Tov Maariv: 6:50 pm
Shacharit (Starting at Nishmat): 9:00 am

(Remember to eat Seuda Shlishit at home!)
Mincha, followed by Yom Tov Maariv/Hakafot: 6:35 pm

Zemanim for Sunday-Simchat Torah, 10/11:
🕯️🕯️ Candlelighting for Yom Tov: NOT BEFORE 7:52 pm
Shacharit/Hakafot (Starting at Nishmat): 9:00 am
Mincha, followed by a shiur and Motzei Yom Tov Maariv: 6:50 pm

WEEKDAY Zemanim (Week of Monday, 10/12):
Monday-Friday Vatikin Shacharit at 7:15 am
Monday-Thursday Mincha/Maariv at 6:55 pm

🔥 Havdalah at 7:51 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.

Special Messages
  • Please see our COVID Resources Page for Important Updates!
  • Important information about this weekend's chag:

    -- Please continue being extremely vigilant with all our anti-Covid protocols. Keeping our community open requires strictness with regards to masking and distancing in public places — even during this joyous holiday.
    -- Our protocol for Simchat Torah this year will not involve the raucous circle dancing of other years, the public consumption of alcohol, or long, extended services. Please avoid such activities even if you are davening elsewhere over the holiday.
    -- Please keep your young children home and please do not attend if you have reason to believe you have been exposed to Covid, or show symptoms of such.
    -- Please continue to use the anonymous, shul based form to report any Covid symptoms or positive tests, both for you and for any guests who may be visiting. Click here to find the form.
  • Letter from Rabbi Seeman re: Simchat Torah

Dear New Toco Community,
This Simchat Torah I am so pleased to announce as our honorees two very special friends of mine and of our shul, Rabbi Chaim Lindenblatt as Chatan Torah and Mr. Harold Steifel as Chatan Bereishit.
Rabbi Lindenblatt has been a member of our shul and a strong supporter of our KYA merger. In recent months however, he has stepped up in an incredible way to support our collective life. He is one of our primary teachers of Torah, including the popular Contemporary Halacha shiur, and is always willing to step in if we need him. This Sukkot you may have noticed him and his son Shimon doing far more than their share of leading us in prayer! Given his obvious knowledge and long experience as a synagogue leader, furthermore, Rabbi Lindenblatt has become an invaluable and trusted advisor — particularly during the recent Covid pandemic, when we are constantly reevaluating our practices. I am particularly pleased that he and Blimi Lindenblatt often join us for seuda shlishit together. May they both continue to go from strength to strength, and may we continue to grow and learn from the whole Lindenblatt family in every way.
Much of what we do an accomplish at New Toco Shul would be impossible without Harold and Shani Stiefel. Our new expanded sanctuary is dedicated to Shani’s father of blessed memory along with Rabbi Michael Broyde’s father of blessed memory. More than that though, I was lucky enough to sit directly behind Harold in shul for many years before NTS was even conceived.  His dedication to tefillah b’tzibbur  despite running a business and raising a family were constantly inspiring. When my family was forced out of our home by a tree falling on our roof one year, the Stiefel’s were of course the first to invite us in. Shani is a community builder and nurturer by nature, and her commitment to advanced Torah study is a model I would like our community to build on. As for Harold, let me just say that every chance conversation I have with him becomes an opportunity to share his keen insight and considerable learning — though he wears it lightly, in the best traditions of serious modern Orthodoxy.
Thank you to our honorees, to their families and to the many people who support us in so many ways. May each of you celebrate a joyous Yom Tov, safely and in peace.
Very best wishes,
Don Seeman
Rabbi, NTS

Shiurim/Classes @ NTS

Tue, October 20 2020 2 Cheshvan 5781