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.

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Dear Friends:   

So, can we talk about this weather? I've personally been struggling with how to dress for 45 degree mornings and 75 degree afternoons. Does anyone else have this issue? I guess this means we are officially experiencing Fall, which brings with it weather variances along with beautiful foliage, crisp apples, pumpkin pies, and of course the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Thanksgiving is a time for us all to express gratitude for the many blessings we enjoy, spend time with our family and friends, and hopefully thinking about just how very lucky we are. A poem by Joanna Fuchs below is sure to remind us of the things that are important at this time of the year. 


Thanksgiving Day brings to mind
the blessings in our lives 
that usually go unnoticed: 
a home that surrounds us 
with comfort and protection; 
delicious food, for pleasure 
in both eating and sharing; 
clothes to snuggle up in, 
books and good entertainment 
to expand our minds; 
and freedom to worship our God. 
Most of all we are thankful 
for our family and friends, 
those treasured people 
who make our lives extra special. 


Don't forget to attend some of the upcoming programs; Sips, Nips & Salsa at TBE (Nov. 4), A Night of Comedy with Benji Lovett at USH (Nov. 4), Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Aaron Katz at CBJ (Nov. 6), "Circles of Welcome" at USH (Nov. 7), Tot Shabbat in Jersey City! (Nov. 3,10,17), Kaplan Preschool Open House (Nov. 12), Israel Film Festival: My Hero Brother at USH (Nov. 14), Rooftop Shabbat with Mayor Steve Fulop! with Mesorah (Nov. 17), Adults Only Shabbat Dinner with JC at JC (Nov. 17), Friendsgiving Shabbat Dinner with Moishe House (Nov. 17), Bayonne Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at Temple Beth Am (Nov. 20). For a full listing, please see the Events This Month Section below. Wishing all of you a bountiful Thanksgiving holiday, with plenty of reasons to give thanks!


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



Do you know a Jewish young adult, ages 25-37 with special needs? If so, be sure to tell them about the new Israel 4 All Adventure Tour with young adults with disabilities. Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey and Yachad invite participants to join them for a 7 day trip to Israel for Young Adults with Special Needs. Explore Israel with other Jewish young adults, strengthen personal Jewish identity and connection to Jewish people, and enjoy an enriching life experience. Trip Dates: February 19-26, 2018.

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Upcoming Events

Wed, Nov 1st, @7:00pm
Introduction to Judaism
Sat, Dec 2nd, @10:30am
Parenting with Jewish Values: A series
Fri, Dec 8th, @7:45pm
Shabbat Speaker and Dinner with Rabbi Steven Wernick

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