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.

Welcome E-mail

Dear Friends:   

As I write this, Rosh Hashanah has just passed, and Yom Kippur is upon us. It's a time of year for reflection, self-evaluation, and forgiveness of both things we may have done to others and our own internal mistakes. It is customary in my family for each of us to reach out to our parents and siblings and ask for forgiveness, not for anything specific, but for anything we may have done that harmed or offended the other during the past year. It's a wonderful tradition, and one that I find incredibly beneficial. 

In that vein, I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank our community partners - synagogue leaders, Rabbis, board members, congregants, as well as all of our HudsonJewish board members, volunteers, and participants. Without you we would not have been able to grow HudsonJewish from a dream by our founder Adam Weiss, to the well respected and highly involved grassroots communal organization that it is today. We greatly appreciate everyone's support and participation, and look forward to working with all of you in the upcoming year. Please make note that HudsonJewish is proud to accept an honor at Cong. B'nai Jacob at a special event to be held on Sunday, November 23rd from 1pm-3pm during their Lox 'N Learning program. We invite all of you to come out and join us, as our accomplishments are yours and we would love to share this occasion with you. 

Finally, please take advantage of the generous complimentary tickets being provided for Yom Kippur by many of our local synagogues, including Cong. B'nai Jacob of J. City, 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, Chabad of Hoboken, etc. Please do not miss the opportunity to come and spend some quiet time reflecting and praying at any of these or other synagogues, where we promise that you will be warmly welcomed. 

On behalf of myself and the entire HudsonJewish Board, wishing each and every one of you a G'mar Chatimah Tovah!



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



Chabad of Hoboken Dedication On Sunday, September 14, for the first time in over 50 years, the Hudson County Jewish community marked the establishment of a new house of worship: the dedication of the new Weisfield Family Chabad Jewish Center of Hoboken. Located at 80 Park Avenue (entrance on Newark Stret), Hoboken's Chabad Center is the culmination of over a decade of work by Rabbi Moshe Schapiro and his wife Shaindel, whose tireless outreach activities make them familiar figures both in the local Jewish community and the broader Hoboken community at large. 

Dedication ceremonies included the completion of a new Torah scroll by sofer (scribe) Rabbi Shaul Yitzchak, as well as the affixing of a mezuzah to the building entrance. A procession up Newark Street to Washington Street and back to the Chabad Center for an outdoor luncheon concluded the festivities.


Jewish Business Leaders Luncheon Recently, a first time event took place in Bayonne, the meeting of Jewish business leaders with the newly appointed Bayonne Mayor, Hon. James Davis. The luncheon meeting was hosted by Royal Wine Corp., or as they are more widely known KEDEM, and was arranged by Hatzoloh of Union City. The luncheon was attended by, among others, representatives of KEDEM, Star Snacks, Gel Spice, Imperial Paper, and AP&G Co. (which is moving to Bayonne). 

This event marks what the Jewish business leaders hope will be the start of an ongoing professional relationship with Mayor Davis and the officials at City Hall, and hopefully bring more Jewish business to Bayonne and Hudson County. If you would like further information regarding this meeting, please contact David Rosenberg at  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  .


The HudsonJewish JBN meetings are on hiatus for the summer, and meetings will resume again after the summer. We are currently seeking 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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  • For the latest information on happenings in the Hoboken, Jersey City, Bayonne, North Bergen, and neighboring Jewish communities, consult the HudsonJewish Newsletter Archive
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