Welcome to Or HaTzafon - “Light of the North”

Or Hatzafon is a small but mighty Jewish community located in Fairbanks, Alaska. More than 50 families worship from a synagogue that is a converted duplex in a quiet, residential neighborhood. Community members lead services from fall through spring, and in the summer months we serve as a training ground for exceptional rabbinical students. Our High Holiday services are similarly led by visiting clergy.

We offer a variety of adult classes throughout the year, a Sunday school and a week-long summer day camp for kids, community celebrations for major holidays, and special events such as the Farthest North Jewish Film Festival and our annual Miracle of Lights gala and fundraiser.

About Or HaTzafon

Welcome to our community! We look forward to seeing you at Shabbat, holidays, or our regular community events.

Jewish Learning

We welcome children for Sunday school and summer camp, and adults for summer classes!

Services & Worship

Summer and High Holy Day services are led by clergy, and Shabbat services are community-led the remainder of the year.

Calendar & Events

"Frozen Chosen" Online Store

Gifts & Support

In Fairbanks? Come Visit Us!

We are located at 1744 Aurora Drive, in the Aurora neighborhood north of downtown Fairbanks.

Join Our Community

Whether you attend Shabbat every Friday or visit our synagogue once a year, you are a part of our Jewish community. We welcome everyone with open arms – every member strengthens the Or HaTzafon community.