Hudson Jewish Community Forum


Shalom!

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.

 
Welcome E-mail

Dear Friends:   

We have now all enjoyed the High Holidays, as well as the lovely traditions of Sukkot. Sitting in the sukkah, enjoying a bite, shaking the lulav and etrog, and visiting with friends, makes this one of my favorite times of the year. 

As we all head back to our usual schedules with work, school, and various other obligations, and as the weather turns cooler, we tend to get out less and stay in more. We hope that you will make an exception to this, and join HudsonJewish on Sunday, November 23rd from 12pm-3pm, as we proudly accept an honor being bestowed upon our organization, as well as myself and our Founder, Adam Weiss. The event is being held at the host synagogue, Cong. B'nai Jacob, and is co-sponsored by Temple Beth-El of J. City and United Synagogue of Hoboken. This is an important milestone, not just for HudsonJewish, but for all of us who live in Hudson County. It recognizes that we are here, we are active, and we are growing. Our HudsonJewish community includes young and old, singles, couples and families, affiliated and unaffiliated, Reform, Conservative, Traditional, and Orthodox, and those of every background. This special place, that I have called home for the past 10 years after migrating here from Brooklyn, NY, has grown tremendously in that time and continues to thrive as new people move in and take root here. Please come out and join us for this special event, and be counted as part of the HudsonJewish community on November 23rd. The event is free and everyone is welcome. 

On a final note, there are a plethora of activities, services, and events taking place in the upcoming 1.5 months, which are listed in the Events section of this newsletter. One of the benefits of being part of such a diverse community is that there are a wide variety of programs to appeal to each of us. From kabbalah classes to Shabbat dinners to author brunches to Tot Shabbats, there is something for everyone. We encourage you as always to check out one or two events this month, visit our county's beautiful synagogues, meet the leadership and congregants, and find your place together with so many others who choose to live here. 

Wishing you a month of cooler weather, crisp apples, and even a jump into a pile of leaves!


Warmly, 

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

 

 
CONGREGATION B'NAI JACOB TO HOST 'SPECIAL EDITION' LOX 'N LEARNING E-mail

On Sunday, November 23, from 12pm to 3pm, Congregation B'nai Jacob (CBJ) of 176 West Side Avenue, Jersey City will be the host congregation for a community-wide Jewish Hudson County event. Temple Beth-El of Jersey City and United Synagogue of Hoboken are Co-Sponsors. 

Billed as a 'Special Edition' of CBJ's highly attended Lox 'n Learning Sunday Jewish culture series, the event is being organized to pay tribute to two Hudson County Jewish community leaders, Adam Weiss and Michelle Levine, who have worked tirelessly for many years on a voluntary basis to bring vibrancy and connectedness to the Jews of Hudson County through the Hudson Jewish Community Forum which was established in 2007. Mr. Weiss is the Founder and former Chair of the Hudson Jewish Community Forum ("HudsonJewish") and Ms. Levine is the current Chair. HudsonJewish's website, at www.HudsonJewish.org, is an online community offering information and opportunities for Jewish connection throughout Hudson County. 

Following a Lox and Bagels Lunch, three distinct social service and outreach organizations serving the Jewish community of Hudson County - the Jewish Family Services (JFS) of MetroWest, the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), and HudsonJewish will be making presentations outlining their missions and objectives and what they specifically offer to the Hudson County Jewish community. Presentations will be made by Reuben Rotman, Exec. Director of Jewish Family Services of MetroWest, and Marty Greenberg, Assoc. VP of Community Engagement & Services, Jewish Federation of North America. A Q&A opportunity will follow each presentation and take-away materials will be provided so that everyone will have an opportunity to explore their offerings further after the event. 

Following the presentations, a dessert reception in honor of Adam Weiss and Michelle Levine hosted by B'nai Jacob and co-sponsors Temple Beth-El and United Synagogue of Hoboken will take place in the synagogue auditorium. A representative from Mayor Steven Fulop's office is expected to attend towards the end of the presentations during the tribute portion of the program, and will be delivering greetings. All are welcome and the event is free of charge. Plenty of off-street parking is available.

 
"SIPS, NIPS & NOSHES" AT TBE OF JERSEY CITY E-mail

Join Temple Beth-El, the Reform Congregation of Jersey City for their Auction Fundraiser, to be held on Saturday, November 15th at 7pm. The Evening will include elegant tastings, from exquisite wines, distilled spirits (single malt, bourbon, rye, vodka, tequila), cordials, or gourmet chocolates. There will also be a Silent Auction, which includes vacation/travel, dining certificates, entertainment, jewelry, sports, and more. Appetizers and desserts will be served. Door prizes, 50/50 raffle will be drawn. 

This event will benefit TBE, and your attendance at this event will not only support this historic congregation, but also be an elegant and enjoyable evening. Tickets may be purchaed at www.betheljc.org/sips  . Please join us, this event is open to the entire community so come and bring your friends.

 
JBN - BUSINESS NETWORKING WITH "THE TRIBE" SEEKS NEW LIASON E-mail

The HudsonJewish JBN meetings are currently on hiatus while we seek a new liaison to help head this program, with the support of HudsonJewish. The group meets monthly in the morning in Jersey City, and provides an opportunity for business leaders and professionals to make meaningful contacts with high-impact networking and referrals to help grow your business. Business card exchange and discussion of haves/needs in your business.

If you are interested in helping to lead this group (location is already confirmed), please contact us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  .

 
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Upcoming Events

Thu, Dec 4th, @7:30am
Symphony of Shabbat
Thu, Dec 4th, @11:30am
Baby Sing Class
Fri, Dec 5th
YOUNG ADULT SHABBAT DINNER
Fri, Dec 5th, @6:30pm
POTLUCK SHABBAT
Sat, Dec 6th, @9:15am
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Sun, Dec 7th, @10:00am
LOX 'N LEARNING HANUKKAH PARTY!
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