Greenwich Reform Synagogue encompasses a diverse community of different backgrounds, religions, and orientations. We are a welcoming group who share a common desire to enhance our Judaism, both spiritual and cultural, while supporting each other. We accomplish this by working together, with members volunteering their talents and time to enhance the lives of our congregants and the community. Please join us! It is thoroughly rewarding, enjoyable, and a wonderful opportunity to develop new friendships. Please contact the GRS office for details.
Parents of children from toddler to B’nai Mitzvah age build a foundation for Jewish community through family activities such as apple picking, PJ Library story walks, Passover pasta jam, pajama Havdalah and movie nights, and other creative ideas.
Greenwich Reform Synagogue Temple Youth (GRSTY) is open to all students in 8th-12th grade who are interested in connecting to their Judaism, making Jewish friends, and having a great time! GRSTY members strengthen their Jewish identities and learn leadership skills through community building, worship, and social action projects. Our teens participate in fun activities, such as movie nights and a trip to NYC, and they help plan synagogue-wide celebrations for Chanukah and Purim. In addition, our members participate in a variety of NFTY (National Federation of Temple Youth) events, where they meet and interact with Jewish teens from other parts of the New York metropolitan region and beyond.
Members brainstorm and coordinate fun social events throughout the year designed to bring the Jewish calendar to life. Examples include Selichot progressive dinners, building the sukkah, and dinner & movie nights. We step outside the Jewish calendar with such events as a March Madness burgers and brew, cooking demos, museum trips, theater outings, and more.
Contribute your ideas in cooperation with the Rabbi; develop and implement relevant programming and events to enhance understanding of Judaism including guest speakers, museum visits, regular Torah study, and connecting with Israel.
Jewish tradition teaches that we are partners with God in Tikkun Olam, repairing the world. Help create opportunities to engage with the greater world in response to our community’s needs through food, clothing, and gift collection drives. GRS has a long-standing partnership with Inspirica, providing and serving monthly dinners at the Stamford women’s shelter – a great activity for the whole family. Come be a part of social change through dialogue and action.
Sing your heart out! Under the direction of musical director David Johnson, the GRS Choir is an integral and cherished part of the spiritual life of Greenwich Reform Synagogue. Whatever your voice and musical range, please join us! Where else can you have fun, enjoy friends, and perform a mitzvah on a weekly basis – all at the same time? Rehearsals are held most Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm.
Special chaverim (friends) are people Greenwich Reform congregants can rely on in times of transition. Support those among us who are experiencing illness, loss, and life cycle crises, as well as those who might welcome an extra hand when a new baby arrives or when moving into a new home.