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:   

Welcome to August, the last month of the summer. Time to get ready for back-to-school, while still enjoying those last warm days. Hopefully you are spending time with your family and friends, getting in some last minute rest & relaxation, and enjoying the beautiful outdoors. 

This month is the quietest of the year, although there are still some wonderful programs being offered throughout our County. Synagogues are also beginning to get ready for the High Holy Days, so we should all start thinking about them as well in terms of where we'd like to spend those important days this year. Many of our local synagogues offer free or low cost seating for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, so be sure to contact the synagogue you'd like to attend and ask about services. 

This month's offerings include First Friday Potluck & Service at TBE (August 4), Shakshuka Cooking Class with Moishe House (August 8), Tot Shabbat at TBE (August 12), Jersey City Young Professionals Happy Hour with Moishe House (August 17), and Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Aaron Katz at CBJ (August 27). All of these programs are open to the entire community, and you will surely feel welcome! 

Wishing you all a wonderful end of Summer!


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


2017-2018 ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY E-mail

Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey is celebrating Israel at 70, and has chosen their new book for the 2017-2018 One Book, One Community series. 

"It takes more than a restaurant to move a person to write a cookbook. For that matter, it takes more than being a cook to move a person to open a restaurant. This book is a chronicle of a journey - physical, emotional, personal. As inevitable as it likely seems now, since you are holding this book in your hands, nothing in my life happened the way it was supposed to." - Michael Solomonov 

Intrigued? That's just the opening paragraph to Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking by Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook. Although billed as a cookbook, Zahav is filled with rich text letting readers in to Chef Michael's life and his desire to bring Israeli cuisine to America. Interspersed between the mouthwatering recipes are bright, colorful pictures as well as vignettes featuring colorful people. 

Have your synagogue take the journey with JFNNJ -- become a One Book, One Community partner. To learn more and for a resource guide of programming ideas, contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 201.820.3918. One Book, One Community is a project of Synagogue Leadership Initiative, a program of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey in partnership with the Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation.


Kosher carnivores of Hoboken/JC, the new Trader Joe's in Hoboken is now carrying kosher ground chuck, brisket, ribeye steak (all triangle-K) and lots of Empire Kosher poultry. Please spread the word! (Thanks to Rabbi Rob Scheinberg of USH for this information).


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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
  • Read the many published articles in The New Jersey Jewish News, The Jewish Standard, The Jewish State, and The Jersey Journal about Jewish life, history and synagogues in Hudson County.


  • Take a look at our photo section, for pictures from events, including the Hoboken Street Fair , and the Wine Tasting in Jersey City.


  • Our listings include contact information for all the local Synagogues, Kosher restaurants, Jewish services, and more!

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