A Unique Approach to Jewish Affiliation

Upcoming Events



Services (JCC - 775 Talamini Road, Bridgewater, NJ):

Monday, September 10: Rosh Hashanah services 10:30 am
Tuesday, September 18: Kol Nidre services 7:30 pm
Wednesday, September 19: Yom Kippur services(including yizkor) 10:30 am
Monday, September 10: Tashlich at Watchung Lake gazebo
(no tickets needed open to the community)
4:30 pm

Ticket Costs (for all 3 services, whether you choose to attend 1, 2, or all 3):

Chai Center members and family (immediate AND extended) $100 each
Non-members $180 each
Children under 18 (must be pre-registered) Free

Ticket Purchase:

Click here to print the order form. Please complete the form and mail it with a check payable to:

Chai Center for Jewish Life 20 Shawnee Dr., Suite C - Watchung, NJ 07069

Service Leaders:

RABBI KIM GERINGER serves as one of the rabbis for Chai Center, leading Shabbat morning study sessions and celebrations. Additionally, she is a member of the faculty at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, where she currently teaches in the rabbinic and cantorial departments. Rabbi Geringer previously served as the associate rabbi at Temple Har Shalom in Warren, and rabbinic leader at Sha-aray HaYam in Manahawkin.

STEVEN DROPKIN has been actively involved in Jewish music for over 30 years and is highly regarded as a major composer of contemporary Jewish music and liturgy. He has been a guest lecturer at HUC-JIR School of Sacred Music in New York and has served as a panelist at the American Conference of Cantors National Convention. Many of his songs are considered standards in synagogues, religious schools, and Jewish summer camps.

Theater Trip

Sunday, September 30

Join us for an afternoon at the theater 

Tuesday, October 9

Join the men for dinner at 

  Sushi Palace in Somerville

Ladies' Night Out

Tuesday, October 23

Join the ladies for dinner at 
    Ashia Oriental in Warren

Friday, September 28

Join us for our casual, pot-luck Sukkot celebration   

Wednesday, September 26

Participate in the mitzvah of feeding the hungry


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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