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High Holy Days 5775 Information


775 Talamini Road, Bridgewater, NJ

Service Schedule:

Thursday   September 25:   Rosh Hashanah Services  10:30AM
Thursday September 25:   Tashlich at Watchung Lake Gazebo  5:00PM
Friday October 3:   Kol Nidre Services  7:30PM
Saturday October 4:   Yom Kippur Services (including Yizkor)  10:30AM

Ticket Costs (for all 3 services):

Chai Center Members and Family (immediate & extended) $100
Non-Members $175
Children under 18 (must be pre-registered) Free 

Ticket Purchase:

Click on the link below and print the order form.  

Please complete this form and mail it with a check payable to: 

Chai Center for Jewish Life - PO Box 4160 - Warren, New Jersey  07059

Service Leaders:

RABBI JOSHUA GOLDSTEIN serves as the Rabbi-in-Residence for Chai Center, leading Shabbat morning worship and study sessions.  Prior to joining Chai Center, Rabbi Goldstein served 30 years as the beloved senior rabbi of Temple Sha'arey Shalom in Springfield, NJ.  Active in many local and national organizations, Rabbi Goldstein has held positions on the Rabbinic Cabinet of the Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA), on the Rabbinic Advisory Committee of Camp Harlam, and on the Board of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

STEVEN DROPKIN has been actively involved in Jewish music for over 30 years and is regarded as a major composer of contemporary Jewish music and liturgy.  He has been a guest lecturer at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion School of Sacred Music in New York for more than 10 years 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.

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Wednesday, Sept. 17 - 1:15 pm
Discussion of "The Invention of Wings"

Wednesday, Sept. 17 - 5:00 pm
Bound Brook soup kitchen

Saturday, September 20 - 7:30 pm
Usher in the High Holy Days

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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