Welcome Rabbi Cantor Samantha Natov to the SWFS Community!
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue is excited to welcome our new Assistant Rabbi, Samantha Natov! Rabbi Natov is an accomplished scholar and thinker, having earned three Masters degrees - two in music and one in Hebrew Letters - as well as two ordinations from the HUC-JIR, as a cantor and a rabbi. She is also a specialist in pastoral care, spending extra time during her studies to receive training at Beth Israel Hospital. We look forward to having Rabbi Natov serve a vital role in our synagogue community!
ECC Camp Kicks Off in June
We are so excited to start our summer camp program this week! Our program is run by our dedicated ECC teachers. They provide a warm, nurturing environment where children can explore and investigate, form new friendships, and enjoy the outdoor play space with sprinklers. If you’re interested in learning more, click the link below – Happy Summer!LEARN MORE
SWFS Marches in Israel Day Parade
On Sunday, May 31, a strong contingent of SWFS members, young and old, were led by Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch as they joined "United Congregations for Israel" with members of Lincoln Square Synagogue, West End Synagogue, and Congregation Habonim to march in the Israel Day Parade. Proudly wearing blue t-shirts and marching from 52 Street to 74 Street, it was an exhilarating experience and a wonderful communal event. SWFS will march again next year, so make sure you join the fun!