Hudson Jewish Community Forum


The mission of HudsonJewish is to nurture and support Jewish life in Hudson County, NJ, which has been rediscovered in the early 21st century by a new wave of Jewish arrivals to the area. Learn more about our local community and our innovative efforts to connect its diverse people and groups, by exploring this website. Join our Facebook Group by clicking here . Click here to see a great example of the revitalized Jewish community.


Please note that the September HudsonJewish Newsletter incorrectly lists three events as being on "Sunday, September 20".  The date is correct, the day is not.  These should all be "Saturday, September 20".

Welcome E-mail

Dear Friends:   

Well, it's that time of year again - when the lazy hot days of summer melt away into the crisp fall weather, bringing with them the all-important High Holidays. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are a wonderful opportunity to spend some time at any of our multitude of synagogues in Hudson County. You will meet wonderful leadership, engaged members, and excited families who will welcome you in to their communities whether you are a member or not. In fact, many of our Hudson County synagogues offer complimentary tickets for High Holiday services including Cong. B'nai Jacob of J. City, Temple Beth El of No. Bergen/Temple Israel Community Center/Cong. Heichal Yisrael, United Synagogue of Hoboken (some free of charge services), Temple Beth-El of J. City, Cong. Mt. Sinai of J. City, Temple Beth Am of Bayonne, Temple Emanu-el of Bayonne, as well as others. For newcomers to the area who have lived here for two years or less, check out EZ Key High Holiday Ticket Program at  . Be sure to read the Events section of the newsletter for further information about the different services offered and details about obtaining tickets. There are plenty of services and programs geared towards families, children, those who are experienced synagogue-goers and those that are not. If you are not yet affiliated with a synagogue, use this opportunity to attend services and find the place that feels "just right" for you and/or your family. Any of our local Rabbis and/or leaders will be happy to speak with you in advance to answer questions about services, rituals, and customs, so don't hesitate to reach out to them - their numbers may be found on our website at  . 

For families with young children, a great way to start the High Holiday season is to attend the PJ Library Pre High Holiday Buzzzz Off at the Liberty Science Center on September 7 (see the article below for details and registration information). 

Finally, don't miss the opportunity to come out and join us at the upcoming Hoboken Street Fair on September 28th from 11am-6pm (Washington Street from 1st through 7th Streets, Hoboken). As always, HudsonJewish along with various other Jewish organizations will host booths, and we invite you to stop by, schmooze, kibbitz, and even grab a nosh! As always, we look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones! 

On behalf of myself and the entire HudsonJewish Board of Directors, wishing you and your families a Sweet and Happy New Year!

As always, if we can be of assistance or if you have an idea for a program or event, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  . 


Michelle Levine, Chairperson 
Hudson Jewish Community Forum, A New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation having 501(c)(3) status
"HudsonJewish: Connecting Our Community" 



Thanks to all who attended the highly successful PJ Library High Holiday Buzzzzzzz Off Event on Sept. 7 at the Liberty Science Center. Check back soon for the next PJ Library event. 

P.J. Library of Hudson County is a Jewish family engagement program providing free monthly Jewish books to families raising Jewish children ages 6 months to 8 years old. Sponsors include: Hudson Jewish, Temple Beth-El of Jersey City, United Jewish Appeal of Hoboken, The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, United Synagogue of Hoboken, Violet Zall Hordes Foundation, and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation


The High Holidays are just around the corner! Synagogue Leadership Initiative (a project of Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey) wants newcomers who have lived in northern New Jersey for two years or less to know that they may be eligible for free High Holiday tickets at participating local synagogues, through SLI's EZ Key 2014 program. 

Not a newcomer, but in search of High Holiday tickets? Visit the website anyway. SLI will do their best to connect you with a synagogue who may be able to accommodate you. (EZ Key is a one-time offer per individual/family. Some restrictions apply.). 

NEW THIS YEAR - SEVERAL HUDSON COUNTY SYNAGOGUES ARE PARTICIPATING! For more information, or to apply for tickets, visit:  or contact Nancy Perlman at  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 201.820.3904. OFFER ENDS SEPTEMBER 19.


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Upcoming Events

Sat, Sep 20th, @7:30pm
Slichot at USH
Wed, Sep 24th, @7:00pm
Erev Rosh Hashanah
Thu, Sep 25th, @9:00am
Rosh Hashanah 1st Day Morning Service
Thu, Sep 25th, @4:45pm
Rosh Hashanah 1 Day (Afternoon Services)
Thu, Sep 25th, @7:00pm
Rosh Hashanah 1 Day Evening Service
Fri, Sep 26th, @9:00am
Rosh Hashanah 2nd Day Morning service
Fri, Sep 26th, @7:00pm
Shabbat Shuvah
Sat, Sep 27th, @9:30pm
Shabbat Shuvah

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