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 are now well into the summer, with school having let out, hot balmy weather, and hopefully family vacations. Although most of us are trying to slow down during this time, our synagogues and Jewish organizations are still programming exciting and innovative events all summer long. Events including outdoor Shabbat events, picnics, barbeques, and even a free concert by The Gordy's (a wonderful local Hoboken band which includes several members of United Synagogue of Hoboken) are scheduled for the upcoming weeks.

Additionally, with children out of school, the summer might be a great opportunity for you to attend a Friday night or Shabbat morning service as a family together, at one of our area's synagogues. When you visit a synagogue, be sure to introduce yourself to the Rabbi or President, and let them know if you heard about them through HudsonJewish. Before you know it, we will be gearing up for September, with the start of another school year, and the High Holidays, so be sure to take advantage of these lazy hazy summer days!

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  . 

Warmly, 

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

 

 
Chabad of Hoboken Opens New Location E-mail

On June 21, 2014, Chabad of Hoboken held services for the first time in its new location at 80 Park Avenue. (The entrance is on Newark Street, just around the corner from the building's main door).

The result of 6 months of planning and construction, the new Hoboken Chabad Center is designed to hold over 100 people for religious services, communal meals, educational programs, and other events. Chabad, which has been present in Hoboken since 2001 in the persons of Rabbi Moshe Schapiro, his wife Shaindel, and their 7 children, had previously held services and other activities in a variety of locations including the Hoboken Boys and Girls Club and in the Schapiros' apartment.

The move comes at a particularly auspicious time as members of the Chabad community around the world prepare to mark the 20th anniversary of the passing of their leader, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, the visionary behind this and the other Chabad centers around the globe.The Rebbe, as his followers called him, passed away on the Hebrew date of Gimmel Tammuz, (this year coinciding with July 1). Chabad of Hoboken joins communities worldwide in planning events to mark this occasion and to commemorate the Rebbe's life. "The Rebbe was a truly global leader who connected with an infinite variety of people. He saw past people's differences and with his abounding love inspired people everywhere, Jew and non-Jew alike, to grow spiritually and to bring goodness and kindness into G-d's world," says Rabbi Schapiro. 

On a recent Sunday-in fact, the day after the new Chabad Center's opening-Rabbi Schapiro and other members of the local Jewish community gathered at the location for an evening minyan so that a family visiting from out of town for a local funeral would have a place to say kaddish together. In a concrete demonstration of Jewish community-wide cooperation and solidarity, Rabbi Schapiro welcomed members of other local synagogue communities who showed up to assist with the minyan, including Rabbi Robert Scheinberg of United Synagogue of Hoboken, the Conservative synagogue located around the block at 115 Park Avenue in Hoboken, and members of Congregation Mount Sinai, the Orthodox synagogue located on Sherman Avenue in nearby Jersey City Heights.

 
PJ LIBRARY PROGRAM EXPANDING - SIGN UP NOW FOR FREE JEWISH BOOKS FOR YOUR CHILDREN! E-mail

PJ Library is a Jewish Family Engagement program implemented on a local level throughout North America. PJ Library is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation made possible through partnerships with philanthropists and local Jewish organizations. Today, families in hundreds of communities across the United States and Canada are able to explore the timeless core values of Judaism through books and music. 

Our community mails free, high-quality Jewish children's literature and music to families in Hoboken, Jersey City, Bayonne, and North Bergen on a monthly basis. Children ages 6 months through 8 years old are welcome to enroll. IF YOUR CHILD HAD PREVIOUSLY AGED OUT UNDER OUR PRIOR 5.5 YEAR OLD AGE LIMIT & IS STILL 8 YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER, PLEASE SIGN THEM UP AGAIN NOW! 

To enroll, visit www.pjlibrary.org  and enter your information online. If you have questions, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  

This program is being sponsored, underwritten, and administered in our community by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, HudsonJewish, Temple Beth-El of J. City, United Synagogue of Hoboken, United Jewish Appeal of Hoboken, and the Violet Zall Hordes Foundation.  

 
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