A Unique Approach to Jewish Affiliation
"Eternal God, open my lips and let my mouth declare your praise."  Psalm 51

Friday Evening "Share-A-Shabbat"


One Friday evening per month, we gather as a Chai Center community for a casual, enriching Shabbat experience. 

We light the Shabbat candles, sing songs, share in beautiful Shabbat blessings, and enjoy the camaraderie with other Jewish families. 

When we are in the park, everyone brings their own picnic dinner; When we are at someone's home, we each contribute to a pot-luck dinner. 

          Upcoming Schedule:  July  15 - Harry Dunham Park - Basking Ridge


SPECIAL NOTE:  For those not yet comfortable meeting in-person, we hold a VIRTUAL Friday evening musical Shabbat service every Friday evening at 7:30 - led by Rabbi Debra Smith. 



Shabbat Morning Study Experience

Every Saturday, our supporters gather for a morning of spiritual enrichment.  
Some mornings are IN-PERSON, while some mornings are VIRTUAL

When we are in person, we begin with a bagel nosh at 9:00.  At 9:15 am, we have an engaging exploration of a Torah portion or conversations on a Jewish topic.  
At 10:30 am we continue with a Shabbat service, complete with Kaddish and MiSheberach.
Three times per month, our sessions are led by one of our partner rabbis. On other mornings, we are lay-led.  

   June     25: Rabbi Deb Smith - Moses: the man & the myth
   July  2: Rabbi Deb Smith - Moses: the  man & the myth
   July        9: Rabbi Deb Smith - Moses: the man & the myth
   July      16: Rabbi Ruderman - parsha Balak
   July      23: Lay-led: parsha Pinchas
   July      30: Lay-led: parsha Matot-Masei


We invite you to share these community experiences with us.