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ADAT ISRAEL CONGREGATION
200 Overlook Ave.
Boonton, NJ 07005
973-334-6044 T
Contact: Rabbi Gerald Chirnomas; President Stanley Blank
A small, friendly, traditional, and informal Conservative congregation, Adat Israel gathers for Shabbat and festival services in a peaceful and pastoral woodland setting.
ADATH SHALOM
841 Mountain Way
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
973-539-8549 T
www.adathshalom.net
Contact: Rabbi Moshe Rodin; Cantor Lois Kittner, Julie Schwarzwald, Director of Congregational Learning  
Adath Shalom is the Jewish place to be in Morris County! Preschool activities include monthly Shabbat experiences, weekly Shabbat Shapers on Friday mornings, Music Together Sing Shalom, and more to come. The Religious School offers engaging, interactive, personalized Jewish learning for Kindergarten through 7th Grades, plus Teens can participate in continuing education on current topics and as madrichim in the Religious School. Plus youth groups for students in grades 3 through 12, Sisterhood and Men’s Club, Lifelong Learning for adults, and an active Chesed committee.
AHAVAS SHOLOM
145 Broadway
Newark, NJ 07104
973-485-2609 T
Contact: Rabbi Simon Rosenbach
Newark’s oldest operating synagogue, with an historic ark, is an egalitarian traditional congregation affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.Services are held on Saturday morning, year round, at 9:30, and on the first and last days of the major festivals. A cantor joins the rabbi and congregation for the Yamim Nora’im.
CONGREGATION B’NAI ISRAEL
292 Belleville Turnpike
Kearny, NJ 07032
201-998-3813 T
Congregation B’nai Israel of Kearny and North Arlington holds services every Friday evening at 8 and every holiday for Yizkor services at 11 a.m. Its board of trustees welcomes all non-affiliated Jews to the congregation’s new building. Services are conducted by B’nai Israel’s president and lay members.
CONGREGATION B’NAI ISRAEL
40 Whitenack Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
908-204-1412 T | 908-204-1887 F

Contact: Rabbi John Schechter; Hazzan Brian Kalver, Glenn Wechsler, Director of Religious School Congregation B’nai Israel, an egalitarian Conservative synagogue in the Somerset Hills, is a center for spiritual growth in the Jewish tradition. CBI is a warm and welcoming community engaged in joyous and meaningful tefilah (prayer), Torah study, and Jewish education beginning with our children and continuing for a lifetime.We are a committed Jewish community working towards tikkun olam (repair of the world) through tzedakah (charity), social action, and acts of loving-kindness. We seek to support one another by providing comfort during difficult times and by celebrating the simchas (joys) of life together.
CLIFTON JEWISH CENTER SYNAGOGUE
18 Delaware Street
Clifton, New Jersey 07011
973-772-3131 T | 973-772-3131 F
Contact: cliftonjewishcenter@verizon.net
A Conservative Egalitarian synagogue providing worship, comfort and friendship. We welcome new members with affordable dues, a warm environment, and a full range of activities.  For families, membership includes free Sunday Hebrew School. For single adults over 45, we are proud to sponsor North Jersey Jewish Singles. From our convenient location in Clifton, just off Route 46 East, we serve residents of Passaic and nearby Essex County.
CONGREGATION B’NAI ISRAEL
160 Millburn Avenue
Millburn, NJ 07041
973-379-3811 T | 973-379-1941 f
Contact: Rabbi Steven Bayar; Cantor Lorna Wallach; Rabbi Sharon Litwin, Director Congregational Learning – Blanche Bayar Religious School; Rochelle Baron, Director – Hedwig Gruenewald Early Childhood Center
Congregation B’nai Israel is a welcoming, traditional, egalitarian community with services that encourage lay participation. Congregation B’nai Israel offers daily morning and evening services, has a wonderful Nursery School, an award-winning Religious School as well as many active groups for all ages and stages including: Men’s Club, Sisterhood, Adult Choir, Kadima and USY Youth Groups, an active Senior Citizen’s group and many Socal Action opportunities. Known for its warmth and inclusion, CBI also offers a full range of programs for developmentally disabled children and adults.
B’NAI SHALOM
300 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
973-731-0160 T
Contact: Rabbi Stanley Asekoff
B’nai Shalom is a traditional, egalitarian synagogue. It offering religious services, adult and family education, social action, and Israel programs, among others.
CONGREGATION AGUDATH ISRAEL OF WEST ESSEX
20 Academy Road
Caldwell, NJ 07006
973-226-3600 T | 973-226-7480 F
Contact: Rabbi Alan Silverstein; Cantor Joel Caplan; 
Meryl Natter McCuskerSynagogue AdministratorCongregation Agudath Israel is an active 900-household Conservative congregation with large pre-school, religious school and high school departments, dozens of day school students, Kadima, international award-winning USY, plus ten other modes of teen programming, as well as extensive Melton, Meah and other adult education options.
CONGREGATION BETH AHM OF WEST ESSEX
56 Grove Ave.
Verona, NJ 07044
973-239-0754 T

Contact: Rabbi Aaron Kriegel; Cantor Marsha SchreierCongregation Beth Ahm is an egalitarian synagogue. Beth Ahm provides educational opportunities for all ages.
CONGREGATION BETH EL
222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange 07079
973-763-0111 T | 973-763-5793 F

Contact: Rabbi Jesse OlitzkyMarc Colton, Executive Director; Rabbi Rebecca Gould, Director of Education and Youth Programming; Sandy Sachs, Director of the Thelma K. Reisman PreschoolBeth El is a dynamic, egalitarian synagogue with a strong commitment to inspiring learning, engaging worship, and social justice. We are a member organization of the Big Tent Judaism Coalition of inclusive communities, and welcome people of all ages and backgrounds to join us.
CONGREGATION BETH TORAH
165 Ridgedale Ave.
Florham Park, NJ 07932
973-377-6020 T
Contact: Rabbi David Saltzman; Genie Weisz
Beth Torah is a family-oriented, liberal synagogue. High Holy Days services are open to the public. Hebrew school classes lead monthly Friday night services.
CONGREGATION B’NAI EMET
2 Birch Parkway
Sparta, NJ 07871
973-729-9492 T | 973-398-0953 F
Contact: Sherri Heller, Millie Lipkin
Congregation B’nai Emet, a havura-style congregation, meets monthly for services. The congregation offers social and cultural events, such as lectures, family outings, and adult-only evenings.
CONGREGATION SHOMREI EMUNAH
67 Park St.
Montclair, NJ 07042
973-746-5031 T 

Contact: Rabbi David Greenstein; Executive Director Marge WiseOpen-Door Judaism – voluntary dues level for membership. Shomrei Emunah embraces members from a wide range of backgrounds and ways of Jewish living. We strive to build a community that welcomes individuals, couples and families of diverse backgrounds and orientations to join, grow and thrive with us. Our community weaves us all together in an intimate environment as we observe an egalitarian, vibrant Judaism, balancing openness, modernity and traditional practice. We aspire to be a beacon of social consciousness and action.
LAKE HOPATCONG JEWISH CENTER
15 Durban Road
P.O. Box 333
Hopatcong, NJ 07843
973-398-8700 T
Contact: Rabbi Asher Krief
The Lake Hopatcong Jewish Community Center, on the shores of Lake Hopatcong, offers weekly Shabbat services, holiday celebrations, and an active Hebrew school.
LAKELAND HILLS JEWISH CENTER
7 Conklintown Rd
Wanaque, NJ 07465
973-835-4786 T
Contact: Rabbi Melissa Crespy

MORRISTOWN JEWISH CENTER | BEIT YISRAEL
177 Speedwell Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-538-9292 T | 973-538-9293 T | 973-538-3229 F

Contact: Rabbi David Nesson; Cantor Shana Onigman; Gerry Gross, administrator

Morristown Jewish Center offers traditional and egalitarian services Friday night, Saturday morning, and on holidays.

OHEB SHALOM CONGREGATION
(BETH TORAH Affiliated)
170 Scotland Road
South Orange, NJ 07079
973-762-7067 T | 973-762-4591 F
Contact: Rabbi Mark Cooper; Cantor Erica Lippitz; Linda Griffler, executive director
At Oheb Shalom Congregation we create a warm and inviting community where every person matters, respecting Jewish traditions while seeking innovative ways to live as Jews.
PINE BROOK JEWISH CENTER
Chevra Agudas Achim Anshy
174 Changebridge Road
Montville, NJ 07045
973-244-9800 T | 973-244-1749 F
Contacts: Rabbi Mark David Finkel; Cantor Menachem Toren; Norman Levin, Executive Director
The Pine Brook Jewish Center is an egalitarian 400+ family Conservative congregation. It is a place to worship in a warm, inclusive environment, to learn at every stage of life, to give back within and outside our community, and to enjoy a full social experience.
CONGREGATION OHR SHALOM – SJCC
67 Kent Place Blvd.
Summit, NJ 07901
908-273-8130 T | 908-273-3560 F
Contact: Rabbi Avi Friedman; Cantor Janet Roth Krupnick; Judy Weil, administrator
Congregation Ohr Shalom, is an egalitarian, Conservative synagogue, located in the heart of Summit, NJ. Though newly re-named, for more than 85 years we have been a spiritual home for congregants who are drawn to our vibrant, inclusive Jewish community. Please join us for worship, learning and tzedakah work.
TEMPLE BETH AHM YISRAEL
60 Temple Drive
Springfield, NJ 07081
973-376-0539 T | 973-376-5478 F
Contact: Senior Rabbi Mark Mallach; Associate Rabbi Cecelia Beyer; Executive Director Tracey Shenker 
We are an inclusive Egalitarian congregation in Springfield, welcoming to the broader community of mature couples, singles, gay and lesbian Jews, interfaith families and traditional Jewish families. We are dedicated to enriching the lives of our congregational family by providing an inviting environment for spiritual, educational, and social interaction and growth. Women’s League, Men’s Club, Senior Hazak Group, Adult Education, Religious School and an Early Childhood Program. Service times: Fridays at 8:00 pm except the first Friday of each month at 6:30 pm, Saturdays at 9:30 am, Monday – Friday at 7:00 am, Sundays at 9:00 am, and Sunday – Thursday at 7:45 pm.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM
193 E. Mt Pleasant Ave.
Livingston, NJ 07039
973-992-3600 T | 973-992-7087 F
Contact: Rabbi Geoffrey A. Spector; Rabbi Daniel Dorsch; Cantor Perry Fine; Cantor Sharon Knoller; Matthew G. Halpern, executive director
Temple Beth Shalom has programming available for all ages, from toddlers to seniors. We offer the award winning Fran and Howard Muser Religious School, the Phillip J. Solondz Preschool, Sisterhood, Men’s Club, Family Programming and Adult Education. Our synagogue is a communal center for growth, worship, and friendship. Our purpose is to create an atmosphere of warmth, a place of study, and an environment where the best Conservative Judaism can be practiced and experienced.
TEMPLE HATIKVAH
P.O. Box 672
Pleasant Hill Road
Flanders, NJ 07836
973-584-0212 T
Contact: Rabbi Scott Roland
Temple Hatikvah, a small, family-oriented conservative congregation, originally founded in 1969, with members of varied levels of observance. Interfaith families and Jews by choice are an integral part of our synagogue family. As an egalitarian Conservative synagogue we represent strong Jewish values with emphasis on education and social action.

WHITE MEADOW TEMPLE
153 White Meadow Road
Rockaway, NJ 07866
973-627-4500 T | 973-627-9793 F
Contact: Rabbi Charles Popky; Howard Sislin, president

White Meadow Temple is a caring, active, traditional, egalitarian Conservative congregation. It holds services on Shabbat, festivals, weekday evenings, and Sunday mornings. The synagogue sponsors a nursery school, religious school, seniors’ group, and Kadima and USY youth groups. Junior congregation and tot Shabbat programs are held regularly. Congregational activities include educational and social programs for all ages.

CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL
18 Shalom Way
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
908-889-1830 T | 908-889-5523 F
Contact: Rabbi George B. Nudell, Cantor Matthew Axelrod, Davida Ryan, executive director
Congregation Beth Israel is a vibrant, traditional, yet egalitarian Conservative synagogue. The synagogue features an innovative religious school, with classes for youngsters ages three years old through 12th grade. Congregation Beth Israel has an active sisterhood, men’s club, and adult education program.
TEMPLE BETH-EL MEKOR CHAYIM
338 Walnut Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016
908-276-9231 T | 908-276-6570 F
Email: office@tbemc.org
Contact: Rabbi Benjamin Goldstein
Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim is an active egalitarian Conservative congregation that offers a full range of programs for families and individuals: Friday night and Saturday morning and evening services, as well as daily minyanim morning and evening. Junior Congregation/Mini-Minyanim and Torah for Tots Shabbat services are also provided. The temple has a growing religious school, a nursery school, USY and Kadima youth groups, a sisterhood and men’s club, and a couples’ group called Beth-El Lites.
Friday: 7:30 p.m. Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Daily Morning and Evening Minyan
TEMPLE BETH O’R | BETH TORAH
111 Valley Road
Clark, NJ 07066
732-381-8403 T | 732-381-1389 F
Contact: Cantor Steven Stern; Julia Vinokurov, administrator
A vibrant 200-family Conservative congregation, the temple offers a daily morning minyan, Friday night services (including a monthly Friday Night Alive!) at 8pm, and Shabbat and Holiday services at 9:30am. It has outstanding Sisterhood and Mens Clubs, as well as award-winning pre-Hebrew School, Hebrew School and Hebrew High School programs.
TEMPLE SHOLOM OF BRIDGEWATER
594 North Bridge Street
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
908-722-1339 T 908-253-0878 T
Contact: Rabbi Ron Isaacs; Cantor Natan Fetman; Executive Director Jack Berezov
Temple Sholom is an egalitarian congregation of approximately 500 families. We offer a wonderful Preschool program, have an excellent Religious School and are proud of our Hebrew High School, which has won numerous awards. We have 3 active Youth Groups for our children and very active Sisterhood and Men’s Clubs, which offer varied activities throughout the year. Please join us for Shabbat services at 8PM on Friday evenings or 9:30AM on Saturday mornings.
Independent
CHAI CENTER FOR JEWISH LIFE
20 Shawnee Drive, Suite C
Watchung, NJ  07069
908-864-7788
Contact: Sharon Friedman, Executive Director
Chai Center for Jewish Life is a chavurah founded by a warm, vibrant, and diverse group of individuals and families. Our  mission is to provide an affordable center for multi-generational learning, celebration, and worship in a liberal and egalitarian environment.  We seek to unite as a community to deepen our Jewish experiences, inspire spirituality, and promote social action by embracing Jewish values based on the teachings of Torah. Our educational activities include a camp-style Sunday morning religious school for grades K-12 and Saturday morning Shabbat learning experience for adults.
CHAVURAT LAMDEINU
Madison, NJ
908-898-1858 T
Contact: Bruce Stein
Chavurat Lamdeinu is a Chavurah, a group of people who are chaverim, friends, fellow travelers, fellow seekers. And we are Chavurat Lamdeinu, a group of people who are fond of each other and who believe in “Lamdeinu – Teach us!” It takes a lot of words in English to explain what the Hebrew says quite simply: we are people who are eager to learn, from God through our sacred texts and through prayer, but also from each other, through praying, studying and being together.
JEWISH CENTER OF SUSSEX COUNTY
13 Washington St.
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-4570 T | 973-383-7116 F
Contact: Rabbi Cathy L. Felix
Jewish Center of Sussex County is a warm, friendly community, welcoming to singles and families. This independent congregation offers services on Shabbat, festivals, and Sunday mornings.
KOL RINA: AN INDEPENDENT MINYAN
60 Valley Street
South Orange, NJ 07079
Contact: coordinator@kolrinanj.org
Kol Rina is a traditional egalitarian community.  We welcome all to our services and programs, from non-Hebrew readers to Jewish communal and education professionals.  At Kol Rina we seek to nurture a milieu in which members are invested in the vitality and sustenance of the community. People are supported and encouraged in their learning and growth, developing new skills through participation. The environment is informal and intimate, experiential and experimental. It is a grass-roots community with a collaborative spirit and a pioneer mentality.  Shabbat services are held weekly at 9:45 AM at 60 Valley Street, 2nd floor, in South Orange.   For information about our services or educational programs see our website or email us.

MINYAN MEYUCHAD
973-325-1494 T
Contact: Susan Tober, service leader; Penny Schwartz, program leader; Marilynn Schneider, chaplain

A community Havura for the developmentally disabled. Meets monthly at B’nai Shalom.

TEMPLE B’NAI ABRAHAM
300 E. Northfield Road, PO Box 46
Livingston, NJ 07039
973-994-2290
Contact: Executive Director, Gail Milchman; Director of Early Childhood, Debbie Aronson Ziering; Director of Jewish Learning, Melissa Weiner
Temple B’nai Abraham, one of the oldest and largest independent synagogues in the country, is a vital, dynamic, and forward looking congregation that offers connection, compassion, and community for all. Within a participatory environment including worship, life-cycle events, and multifaceted programming, TBA provides an array of religious services, as well as a rich variety of educational, cultural, and social activities. TBA offers programs for families, singles, teens, young adults and couples, empty nesters, and seniors. Housed in the Louis and Emily Slater Youth and Education Center, The Early School and The Jewish Learning Program (K-12) are widely acknowledged to be among the finest in New Jersey.
TEMPLE SHALOM OF SUSSEX COUNTY
15 Oak Street
Franklin, NJ 07416
973-827-565 T
Contact: Rabbi Gerald Catano
Jewish Renewal
OR HA-LEV JEWISH RENEWAL COMMUNITY
Morris County, NJ
973-270-5547 T
Contact: Reb Debra Smith, spiritual leaderOr Ha Lev (Light of the Heart) Jewish Renewal Community is the only Jewish Renewal- affiliated congregation in Northern New Jersey. We meet for worship services, Torah study, book discussion, educational programs, and to celebrate Jewish holidays and life cycle events. Our interactive services incorporate prayer, Torah, music, chant and meditation as we seek to renew our connection with the Divine. We welcome members from all streams of Judaism, interfaith families, the unaffiliated, and all who are on a Jewish journey. Join us and experience the energy of our vibrant Jewish Renewal community.
Orthodox
CONGREGATION ADATH JESHURUN
200 Murray Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
908-355-6723 T
Contact: information@adathjeshurunofelizabeth.org
CONGREGATION AHAVATH ZION
421 Boyden Ave.
Maplewood, NJ 07040
973-761-5444 T | 973-849-6418
T
Contact: Rabbi Yeheskel Lebovic
Ahavath Zion conducts daily and Shabbat services, ALONG WITH TORAH CLASS ACCOMPANYING EVERY SERVICE. Kiddush and shalosh seudot are served every Shabbat.
AHAWAS ACHIM B’NAI JACOB & DAVID
700 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
973-736-1407 T
Contact: Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler
AABJ&D has daily morning and evening services. On Shabbat morning there are five different minyanim, including a Sephardi service, which also meets for the High Holy Days.
B’NAI NATHAN
Daughters of Israel
Plafsky Family Campus
Cooperman Family Building
1155 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
973-731-5100, x163 T
Contact: Rabbi Zvi Karpel
CHABAD CENTER OF NORTHWEST NJ
One Torah Way
Rockaway, NJ 07866
973-625-1525 T | 973-983-1129 F
Contact: Rabbi Asher Herson, Associate Rabbi Mordechai Baumgarten
The Chabad Center of Northwest New Jersey offers regular services, adult classes, a Hebrew school, and a preschool. Membership is not required in order to attend programs.
CHABAD CENTER OF SE MORRIS COUNTY
42 Park Ave.
Madison, NJ 07940
973-377-0707 T
Contact: Rabbi Shalom and Mrs. Aharona Lubin
Chabad’s activities include local programs for Jewish holidays and adult education courses.
CHABAD HOUSE OF RANDOLPH
50 West Hanover Ave.
Randolph, NJ 07869
973-895-3070 T | 973-895-7256 F
Contact: Rabbi Avraham Bechor
Chabad of Randolph is an organization that is committed to providing a wide variety of educational, communal, and social services that promote Jewish continuity and Jewish pride.
CHABAD JEWISH CENTER
Mountain Lakes • Denville • Boonton
6 Gregory Drive
Boonton, NJ 07005
Office: 973-551-1898 | Cell: 973-223-0496
Contact: Rabbi Levi Dubinsky, Rivka Dubinsky
CHABAD SYNAGOGUE OF SUSSEX COUNTY
191 Woodport Road, Ste 208C
Sparta, NJ 07871
973-726-3333 T
Contact: Rabbi Shmuel Lewis
Chabad of Sussex County holds Shabbat prayer services and dinners and has a Hebrew school. It is an affiliate of the Chabad Center of Northwest NJ and the Rabbinical College of America.
CHABAD OF MONTVILLE
10 Cain Court
Montville, NJ 07045
Tel: 973-727-8824 T | 973-316-9064 T
Contact: Rabbi Yosef Stalter
Your home for everything Jewish. A full-service Chabad offering a Hebrew School, KidLink, Woman’s Group, Adult Education. Chabad of Montville sstrives to meet all Jewish needs.
CHABAD TORAH CENTER
50 Park Place
Newark, NJ 07102
973-242-8470 T
Contact: Rabbi Levi Block
The center, located in the Robert Treat Hotel and serving the downtown Newark business district, offers a daily minyan for Minha, weekly lunch and learn programs, and a variety of holiday celebrations.
CHAI CENTER | SHUL AT SHORT HILLS
1 Jefferson Ave.
Short Hills, NJ 07078
973-379-3151 T | 973-379-2944 F
Contact: Rabbi Mendel Bogomilsky
The Chai Center’s Shul offers a friendly setting for experiencing the richness of the prayers. We specialize in helping those with little or no Hebrew reading background become comfortable and enjoy the services. The Chai Center also offers a complete Hebrew School program, a full day licensed child care center, a mikvah, holiday celebrations, and many other social and educational events.
CONGREGATION AHAVATH YISRAEL
9 Cutler St.
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-267-4184 T
Contact: Rabbi Avremy Raksin
Morristown’s traditional community synagogue for over 35 years offers services on Shabbat and holidays, as well as a Sunday morning shacharit minyan. The synagogue welcomes everyone regardless of observance level, and encourages newcomers interested in exploring a more traditional experience. Holiday services are free. Programming includes Shabbat kiddush after services around 11am; annual Hanukka, Purim, and Lag B’Omer events; monthly sisterhood lectures and speakers; weekly women’s classes every Wednesday at 945am-11am led by guest lecturer, Rabbi Zalman Dubinsky (classes discuss weekly Torah parsha, halacha, and Jewish thought, and are open to women of all religious backgrounds, especially individuals seeking meaning to their heritage); weekly online halacha class discussing kitzur-Shulchan Aruch; and an in-house sofer is also available.
CONGREGATION BETH EPHRAIM | MAPLEWOOD JEWISH CENTER
520 Prospect St.
Maplewood, NJ 07040
973-762-5722 T
Contact: Rabbi Sholom Bogomilsky
Holds Shabbat services at 9:15 with tot Shabbat held the first weekend of every month. Family holiday celebrations, adult education, children’s’ learning workshops, and a preschool program.
CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL
567 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, New Jersey 07052
973-731-3383 T
Contact: Rabbi H. Hillel Horowitz
CONGREGATION ETZ CHAIM
One Lafayette Drive
Livingston, NJ 07039
973-597-1655 T
Contact: Rabbi Shlomo KrupkaEtz Chaim is a Modern Orthodox Synagogue located in Livingston, NJ, near the West Orange border.Looking for a warm, welcoming community…a perfect haven in which to raise your family? Our small, but rapidly growing kehila of 140 families looks forward to meeting you.Far away from urban noise, you’ll love leafy-green Livingston. Our area boasts three Jewish Day Schools, plenty of Kosher restaurants, several Mikvahs, a newly renovated JCC and lots of family-friendly amenities. Don’t worry about the daily commute. Travel times are as little as 30 minutes to Manhattan.Our diverse group comprises all ages and backgrounds representing all levels of religious commitment. A weekly beginner’s service, daily learning, a Sephardi Minyan, Shabbatons, a Youth Minyan, Youth Groups and acclaimed speakers are among the many activities that you’ll enjoy with us.Come visit! You’ll quickly find your place at Congregation Etz Chaim.
CONGREGATION ISRAEL OF SPRINGFIELD
339 Mountain Ave.
Springfield, NJ 07081
973-467-9666 T | 973-467-1463 F
Contact: Rabbi Chaim Marcus
Morning services are held at 6:15 and 7 a.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. on Sunday and civil holidays.
CONGREGATION LEVI YITZCHOK
226 Sussex Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-984-6326 T
Contact: Rabbi Zalmen Wilschanski
Offers Shabbat and daily morning and evening minyanim, as well as regular classes in Mishna, Talmud, Halacha, and hasidic philosophy.
CONGREGATION OHR TORAH
270 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
973-669-7320 T
Contact: Rabbi Marc Spivak
Ohr Torah is an Orthodox synagogue in the north Pleasantdale section of West Orange, convenient to Verona.
CONGREGATION SHAYA AHAVAT TORAH
113 Hawkins Ave.
Parsippany, NJ 07054
973-335-3636 T
Contact: Rabbi Shalom D. Lubin
Morris County’s oldest existing Orthodox synagogue offers full Shabbat and holiday services. An eruv covers parts of Parsippany and Lake Hiawatha.
CONGREGATION SINAI TORATH CHAIM
Hillside
973-923-9500
THE ENGLISHTOWN SYNAGOGUE
37 Buckingham Road
West Orange, NJ 07052
973-243-0876 T
An Orthodox congregation servicing the families that live, primarily, within the Englishtown and Mt. Pleasant sections of West Orange, NJ. Meets each Shabbat and on all Chagim.
LUBAVITCH CENTER OF ESSEX COUNTY
395 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
973-731-0770 T | 973-731-6821 F
Contact: Rabbi Boruch Klar; Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz
The Lubavitch Center of Essex County services the Jewish community with events and programs such as the Jewish Learning Institute, Smile On Seniors, the Jewish Renaissance Fair, Hebrew School, Bar/Bat Mitzvah classes, the “Cool Shul”, the Annual Purim Ball, Public Passover Seders and more. We also have a Judaica store with the most beautiful selection you can imagine.
MOUNT FREEDOM JEWISH CENTER
1209 Sussex Turnpike
Randolph, NJ 07869
973-895-2100 T | 973-895-4315 F
Contact: Rabbi Menashe East
The center is this warm and traditional congregation has a full range of educational and social programs for all ages.
MOUNT SlNAl CONGREGATION
250 Mt. Vernon Place
Newark, NJ 07106
973-763-1005 T
Contact: Rabbi Samuel P. Bogomilsky
Located at the Ivy Hill Park Apartments, it serves a large Russian emigre community, the majority of whom are senior citizens.
RABBINICAL COLLEGE OF AMERICA
226 Sussex Avenue
P.O. Box 1996
Morristown, NJ 07962-1996
973-267-9404 T | 973-267-5208 F
Contact: Rabbi Moshe Herson
The Rabbinical College of America has trained thousands of students from America and foreign lands. The college serves as the New Jersey headquarters of the world-wide Lubavitch movement and also operates 43 satellite programs and facilities throughout New Jersey.
SYNAGOGUE OF THE SUBURBAN TORAH CENTER
85 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave.
Livingston, NJ 07039
973-994-2620/0122 T
Eruv Hotline: Fridays after 2 p.m. 973-994-2620, Option #2 | 973-535-3898
Contact: Rabbi Eliezer Mischel; Rabbi Moshe A. Kasinetz, founding rabbi
Suburban Torah, founded in 1969 as the original Modern Orthodox synagogue of Livingston, NJ, is a vibrant and diverse community founded upon a commitment to Torah and Mitzvot, the State of Israel, and each other. Suburban Torah stands out as an extremely warm and inclusive community which values every individual, wherever they might be on their Jewish journey. We take pride in our active partnership with the town of Livingston and the greater area. As a Shul, we strive to serve God with joy, grow as Jews, and do our part to strengthen the Jewish people. Facilities include daily minyanim, lifelong learning programs,  community eruv, early childhood center and summer day camp and a religious school for public school children.
CHABAD JEWISH CENTER AT BASKING RIDGE
3048 Valley Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
908-604-8844 T | 908-604-0771 F
Contact: Rabbi Mendy Herson, Director; Rabbi Yossi Lazaroff, Cantor; Rabbi Yitzchok Moully, Youth Director
The Chabad Jewish Center is founded on the principle that, while Jews embrace many levels of observance in their personal lives, there should be a place for all Jews — no labels, no “afflictions” — to develop a sense of community, to enhance the experience of being Jewish, to learn, and to enjoy their Jewish identity. The center’s services are consistent with 3,300 years of tradition, but they’re user-friendly and relevant to the modern, intelligent Jew.
CHABAD OF UNION COUNTY
193 South Avenue
Fanwood, NJ 07023
908-790-0008 T
Contact: Rabbi Avrohm and Malky Blesofsky, Directors
CONGREGATION ANSHE CHESED
1000 Orchard Terrace
Linden, NJ 07036
908-486-8616 T | 908-486-8888 F
Contact: Rabbi Joshua Hess; Cantor Shimon Vogel; Yael Gevertzman, executive assistant
Congregation Anshe Chesed is a Modern Orthodox shul in the beautiful community of Linden. The shul has an open, “out-of-town” warmth and has a unique character of diversity in terms of age, background, and levels of religious observance. In the past several years, many young couples and families have moved in (and continue to move in) and have ignited a major revival of the 90-year-old congregation.
CONGREGATION SHOMREI ISRAEL OHEL YOSEF YITZCHOK (BRIS AVROHOM)
910 Salem Avenue
Hillside, NJ 07205
908-289-0770 T | 908-289-9422 F
Contact: Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky, Rabbi Baruch Lepkivker
Congregation Shomrei Torah Ohel Yosef Yitzchok is an active congregation with daily morning, afternoon, and evening minyanim. Shabbat services are held Friday evening and Saturday mornings at 9 a.m., followed by a kiddush; Minha is followed by a shalosh seudos with learning and then Ma’ariv. There are weekly classes for men and for women. Bris Avrohom offers a variety of classes in Judaic studies in Russian and ESL and citizenship classes for Russian immigrants.
CONGREGATION SINAI TORAH CHAIM
1531 Maple Avenue
Hillside, NJ 07205
973-923-9500 T
UNION COUNTY TORAH CENTER
509 Central Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090
908-789-5252 T | 908-789-5959 F
Contact: Rabbi Levi Block
The Union County Torah Center offers a full range of programs, including Shabbat and Jewish holiday services, Hebrew school, junior congregation for children age three and older, and family holiday celebrations. Adult education is provided through classes and public lectures. All programs of the Torah Center are open to the public.

UNITED ORTHODOX COMMUNITY OF ELIZABETH | JEWISH EDUCATIONAL CENTER
330 Elmora Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
908-355-4850 T | 908-289-5245 F
Contact: Rabbi Elazar M. Teitz, Rabbi Avrohom Herman

CONGREGATION ADATH ISRAEL
1391 North Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
908-354-7318 T | 908-289-5245 F
Contact: Rabbi Dr. Jonathan Schwartz
Adath Israel is a vibrant family synagogue with daily and Shabbat services as well as special services on all Jewish holidays. Kiddush and Seuda Shlishit are held each Shabbat. The shul also boasts an active adult education program with classes and shiurim geared to all levels and ages. An energetic youth program runs weekly Shabbat groups, a lively teen minyan, and events throughout the year.
CONGREGATION ADATH YESHURUN
200 Murray Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
908-355-6723 T
Contact: Rabbi Elazar M. Teitz
CONGREGATION BAIS YITZCHOK CHEVRAH T’HILIM
153 Bellevue Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
908-354-4789 T
ELMORA HILLS MINYAN INC.
961 Magie Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
908-820-8822 T
Contact: Rabbi Yakov Dombroff
JEC ELMORA SYNAGOGUE
330 Elmora Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
908-355-4850 T | 908-289-5245 F
Contact: Rabbi Avrohom Herman
MINYAN S’FARDIM AT CONGREGATION ADATH ISRAEL
1391 North Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
908-354-7318 T | 908-289-5245 F
Contact: Rabbi Dr. Jonathan Schwartz
Minyan S’fardim at Adath Israel is a family oriented Orthodox service steeped in the rich cultural Sefardic heritage of its members. Founded as an educational service for the youth, Minyan S’fardim encourages participation from both youth and adults. It is a vital part of Adath Israel.
UNITED ORTHODOX SYNAGOGUE
526 West Seventh Street
Plainfield, NJ 07060
908-755-0043 T
Reconstructionist
BNAI KESHET
99 S. Fullerton Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042
973-746-4889 T | 973-746-4963 F
Contact: Rabbi Elliott Tepperman; Fred Glicksman, administrator
Bnai Keshet is an extended family, sharing difficult times and joyful events. A full range of religious services and educational programming is offered.
CONGREGATION BETH HATIKVAH
36 Chatham Road
Summit, NJ 07901
908-277-0200 T
Contact: Rabbi Amy Small
Congregation Beth Hatikvah is a Reconstructionist synagogue in Summit, New Jersey. We’re a progressive community of committed, engaged people: people who come together from different Jewish backgrounds and experiences, different traditions, different races and sexual orientation–you name it. We care about each other, our heritage, and our world. We offer a full roster of programs, including a vibrant Religious School.
CONGREGATION KEHILAT SHALOM
253 Belle Mead-Griggstown Road
Belle Mead, NJ 08502
908-359-0420 T
Contact: Rabbi Susan Falk; Robin Bengochea, Community Engagement Coordinator
Congregation Kehilat Shalom is a welcoming Reconstructionist synagogue dedicated to serving the spiritual, educational, cultural, civic and social needs of a diverse congregation while maintaining a unique, vibrant, and visible Jewish presence in central New Jersey including the townships of Montgomery (Belle Mead and Skillman), Hillsborough, Rocky Hill, Kendall Park, Princeton, and Hopewell.
Reform
CONGREGATION B’NAI JESHURUN
1025 South Orange Ave.
Short Hills, NJ 07078
973-379-1555 T | 973-379-4345 F
Contact: Rabbi Matthew D. Gewirtz; Cantor Howard M. StahlRabbi Karen PerolmanRabbi Joshua M. Z. Stanton
Congregation B’nai Jeshurun is an exciting place to be. Our congregation has over 160 years of history, tradition and service to our people behind us, and today we are committed to leading the Jewish community into the 21st century. We are proud to be the largest congregation in New Jersey, yet we are dedicated to building a community in which every individual feels at home, a community filled with enthusiasm and growth, and a community dedicated to the eternal Jewish calling to repair the world.
JEWISH CENTER OF NORTHWEST NJ
P.O. Box 2
115 Youmans Ave.
Washington, NJ 07882
908-689-0762 T
Contact: Rabbi Mary Zamore; Rabbi Emeritus Ellen Jay Lewis
The Jewish Center of Northwest Jersey is a Reform congregation serving more than 80 families. At the Jewish Center of NW NJ, people come together to worship, to learn, to help others and become better people. We are bound by a common history and a strong sense of community and believe that a small gesture is far more important than the grandest of ideas. We share tears and food, awe and laughter.
JEWISH CONGREGATION OF KINNELON
21 Passaic Avenue
Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
973-838-5566 T
Contact: Rabbi Joshua Leighton
The JCK was established for the purpose of maintaining a synagogue where religious observance and divine worship may take place in accordance with the precepts and tenets of Reform Judaism; where Jewish consciousness may be fostered and strengthened through social and civic activities, community service and educational pursuits; where its members will be provided an environment for their spiritual and social needs; and where Jewish knowledge and traditions are shared with one another and extended to the next generation.
TEMPLE BETH AM
879 S. Beverwyck Road
P.O. Box 5305
Parsippany, NJ 07054
973-887-0046 T | 973-887-9386 F
Contact: Rabbi Steven L. Mills; Cantor Inna Serebro- LitvakDebbie Lesser, administrator
Temple Beth Am (House of the People) is an egalitarian, all-inclusive vibrant congregation that provides programs and resources for those interested in the many aspects of Reform Judaism. We have a warm and welcoming congregation and open our doors to young and old, singles and couples, Jews-by-birth, Jews-by-choice, non-traditional and interfaith families. We hope to share our Jewish tradition throughout the cycles of your family’s life. Services are held every Friday at 7:30 PM (summer services at 7 PM). Family services are held the first Friday of the month.
TEMPLE B’NAI OR
60 Overlook Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-539-4539 T | 973-539-2758 F
Contact: Interim Rabbi David Katz, Cantor Galit Dadoun Cohen, Joel D. Katz, Executive Director

SUMMER SERVICE SCHEDULE: For the months of July and August, our Friday evening Shabbat Service is always at 7:00 PM. Weather permitting, we worship outside, or during inclement weather, we worship in the Art Gallery.
TEMPLE NER TAMID
936 Broad St.
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
973-338-1500 T | 973-338-4486 F
Contact: Rabbi Steven C. Kushner, Cantor Meredith Greenberg
Three Fridays a month, services begin at 8 p.m. The first Friday of the month, a TOT Shabbat service begins at 6.00 p.m.followed by a pot-luck dinner for young families; and the last Friday of the month, Kabbalat Shabbat is at 6:30, instead of the 8 p.m. service. The Shabbat morning service begins at 10 and concludes by noon. A lay-led “casual minyan” is held concurrently once a month; an informal and participatory service with an in-depth discussion of the weekly Torah portion. Three times per year- November,January and April- the Wake Up Shabbat- an innovative, participatory, musical celebration including separate study opportunities for adults and children begins at 10 am.
TEMPLE SHA’AREY SHALOM
78 S. Springfield Ave.
Springfield, NJ 07081
973-379-5387 T
Contact: Rabbi Renee Edelman; Cantor Amy Daniels
Temple Sha’arey Shalom, Springfield, is a mid-size Reform congregation affiliated with the Union For Reform Judaisn (URJ) serving Springfield and surrounding towns in Union, Essex, and Somerset counties. The synagogue welcomes children, young adults, singles, seniors, and families of all shapes, ages, and sizes.There is a wide array of educational, informational, entertaining and social programs to enhance the temple experience. Included are lectures, workshops, panel discussions, an active Sisterhood and Brotherhood, community-service opportunities and Youth and Renaissance group activities. Adult bar/bat mitzvah, conversational Hebrew classes, book discussion groups, guest speakers, concerts, and trips are offered.Shabbat services are creative and varied. There are Family Shabbat services at 7:30 p.m., on the first Friday of each month; 8 p.m., other Fridays. A creative format for Jewish learning with flexible “drop-in” options is available for students in grades K -two and is open to the community. Religious and Hebrew school classes for grades 3 – 7 are held on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 – 5:30pm. Grades 8-10 meet on Tuesday evenings from 5:45-7:45pm. Monthly Tot Shabbat services, perfect for pre-school families take place at 6 p.m., on the third Friday of each month. Adult Study minyans are held on Saturday mornings.
TEMPLE SHALOM
215 S. Hillside Ave.
Succasunna, NJ 07876
973-584-5666 T | 973-584-1674 F
Contact: Rabbi David C. Levy; Rabbi emeritus Joel E. Soffin, D.D.; administrator Leslie Kallus
Temple Shalom, serving more than 500 families, welcomes all who seek to share a contemporary Jewish experience. Temple Shalom is dedicated to the principles of Reform Judaism and is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. Adhering to the tenets of religious traditions through its many committees, programs, activities and educational facilities, the Temple provides opportunities for studying, appreciating, and experiencing, our Jewish heritage.
TEMPLE SHAREY TEFILO-ISRAEL
432 Scotland Road
South Orange, NJ 07079
www.tsti.org
973-763-4116 T | 973-763-3941 F
Contact: Rabbi Daniel M. Cohen; Rabbi Alexandra Klein; Cantor Rebecca Moses; Leslie Sporn Executive Director
We are an inclusive, diverse congregation committed to developing and fostering a joyous and meaningful lifelong Jewish experience. At TSTI we celebrate the religious principles and moral values of Reform Judaism through worship, education, acts of social justice, study of Torah and community service. Our members live in South Orange, Maplewood, Short Hills, Livingston, West Orange, Summit and other neighboring towns. We welcome you to join us!
TEMPLE SHOLOM OF WEST ESSEX
760 Pompton Ave.
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
973-239-1321 T | 973-239-7935 F
Contact: Rabbi Laurence W. Groffman; Cantor Betsey Peters-Epstein; Norman R. Patz, Rabbi emeritus; Marcia Diamond, temple administrator
More than a congregation, we’re a family.
The congregation at Temple Sholom of West Essex is welcoming and inclusive. Affiliated with the Union of Reform Judaism, whose beliefs are grounded in traditional Jewish values, Temple Sholom offers a dynamic religious school education for kindergarten through confirmation, a vibrant and active teen youth group, and an exceptional adult education program. Weekly erev Shabbat services are at 8 p.m., with an early family service at 6:30 p.m. the first Friday of each month. Summer services begin at 7:30 p.m. Rabbi Groffman leads Torah study discussion prior to Saturday morning services. Tot Shabbat services and a Tot Traditions program are held every other month on Sundays. With a congregation committed to embracing all individuals and families, Temple Sholom is convenient to communities throughout northern New Jersey.
TEMPLE SINAI
208 Summit Ave.
Summit, NJ 07901
908-273-4921 T
Contact: Rabbi Stuart Weinberg Gershon; Cantor Marina Shemesh
Temple Sinai is a center for worship and educational, intellectual, cultural, and social activities. The congregation is committed to a tradition of tolerance, civility, modesty, social responsibility, and political awareness. It welcomes all families, including interfaith families and those interested in becoming Jews.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL
756 E. Broad Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
908-232-6770 T | 908-233-3959 F
Contact: Senior Rabbi Douglas Sagal; Brian Chartock, Executive Director
Temple Emanu-El of Westfield is a Reform synagogue drawing members from an extensive area of Union County and beyond. We seek to combine progressive Jewish ideals with a continuing and abiding respect and appreciation for the traditions of Judaism. Our diverse membership of over 1,100 households is made up of people of all different Jewish backgrounds, interfaith families, singles, a well as those seeking Jewish spirituality.We have a diverse clergy made up of both men and women from a variety of backgrounds, available for individual couseling.On the first Friday of every month, our Shabbat Hallelu service draws hundreds. Our traditional 7:45 Friday night service is well-attended and well-received on the other Fridays of the month.
TEMPLE HAR SHALOM
104 Mt. Horeb Road
Warren, NJ 07059
732-356-8777 T | 732-356-0580 F
Contact: Rabbi Randi Musnitsky, D. Min.; Cantor Anna Berman; Director of Congregational Learning, Elizabeth Bloch; Principal, Mountain Top School, Laurie Ptalis; Congregation Manager, Sherry Nemiroff
Established in 1970, Temple Har Shalom is an inclusive, vibrant, and progressive Reform congregation that welcomes everyone through its doors to share in the warmth of our community, our services, our school, and our programming. Led by a robust professional staff and passionate lay leadership, Temple Har Shalom seeks to meld the rich history of Judaism with 21st-century life. Cutting-edge educational curriculum, a wide array of engaging speakers, services, and social action opportunities provide continuous learning to meet the needs and enrich life’s experiences for all ages.
TEMPLE SHOLOM
Martine and Lagrande Avenues
Fanwood, NJ 07023
P.O. Box 539
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
908-889-4900 T | 908-889-9920 F
Contact: Rabbi Joel N. Abraham; Student Cantor Vicky Glikin
Temple Sholom is a Reform congregation that welcomes all traditional and non traditional Jewish families. Founded in 1913, Temple Sholom is among the oldest Reform congregations in NJ. Its approximately 230 member families come from communities throughout Union, Middlesex, and Somerset counties.
Secular Humanistic
KAHAL CHAVERIM: New Jersey Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
P.O. Box 217
Chester, NJ 07930
973-927-0078 T
Contact: Rob Agree, Melissa Biren, Craig Schlusberg, 
and Susan Herschman
membership@chjmc.orgThe Congregation for Humanistic Judaism of Morris County warmly welcomes new families to visit and become part of our community. Join us in celebrating Judaism through rituals that reflect tradition in ways consistent with modern culture and beliefs.  We gather regularly for Sunday School and adult education, celebrate all principal holidays in the Jewish calendar, enjoy Shabbat and Havdalah services in members’ homes, and offer community support for life cycle events from baby namings, bar and bat mitzvahs, and weddings, to funerals and memorial services.  With few exceptions, our events are open to all.  We are affiliated with the Society for Humanistic Judaism.
JEWISH CULTURAL SCHOOL & SOCIETY
P.O. Box 909
Montclair, NJ 07042
973-200-8309 T
The Jewish Cultural School & Society welcomes people drawn together by sharing secular interests in Jewish history, culture, and ethical heritage.Since 1958 JCSS has run a Sunday educational program for children. The curriculum (Jewish history, literature, music/art, conversational Hebrew) for grades two-eight culminates in a graduation/b’nei mitzva. As an all-age community, we celebrate Jewish holidays and engage in mitzva projects. Adults have monthly discussions.
Traditional
MOUNT FREEDOM JEWISH CENTER
Randolph
973-895-2100 T
Contact: Rabbi Menashe East
Mount Freedom Jewish Center (MFJC) is a traditional synagogue in Randolph, New Jersey. Our warm congregation is made up of members with diverse Jewish observances who come from various towns within beautiful Morris County.
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