A Unique Approach to Jewish Affiliation

Upcoming Events



Service Schedule:

Monday, September 26: Rosh Hashana  10:30 am
Tashlich (Watchung Lake)   4:00 pm
Tuesday,  October  4: Kol Nidre 7:30 pm
Wednesday,  October  5: Yom Kippur (including yizkor) 10:30 am 






Location:  JCC - 775 Talamini Road, Bridgewater 

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For any questions please contact us at: 908.864.7788 - or - info@ChaiCenterNJ.org

Service Leaders:

RABBI JOSH GOLDSTEIN is the founding rabbi of Chai Center, and leads monthly Shabbat morning study sessions and worship services. His big personality, warmth, and humor make his services especially enjoyable and meaningful.  He is Rabbi Emeritus at Temple Sha’arey- Shalom in Springfield where he served as spiritual leader for 30 years. He also served as the rabbinic leader at Temple Sha-arey Ha-Yam in Manahawkin. 

STEVEN DROPKIN will once again serve as our High Holy Day cantor. This will be his tenth year that he will join us and inject his very special spirituality and comfort into our services. He has been actively involved in Jewish music for over four decades and is highly regarded as a major composer of contemporary Jewish music and liturgy. He has recorded 6 albums of original music and many of his songs are considered standards in synagogues, religious schools, and Jewish summer camps.

Sunday, October 2

Join a stimulating discussion on the history and present day impact of boarding schools on the Indigenous population

Monday, October 19

Join our monthly discussion of

Morningside Heights

by Joshua Henkin         

Monday, October 17

Join Reb Deb for a virtual 
Simchat Torah celebration:
  Stories, Music, Torah, Yizkor

Register now & start attending our amazing, interactive, FUN, 
Sunday School program!
Tuition ONLY!


Chai Center for Jewish Life was founded by a warm, vibrant, and diverse group of individuals and families.


Our Mission

 Our mission is to provide an AFFORDABLE center for multi-generational learning, celebration, and worship in a liberal and egalitarian environment.  We seek to unite as a community to deepen our Jewish experiences, inspire spirituality and promote social action by embracing Jewish values based on the teachings of Torah.

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