A message from the Rabbi

Welcome to Ohr Shalom. We are a community of families and individuals who draw strength from one another and from our tradition. No matter where you're coming from, there's a place for you here. Please join us.


Quick Links


UPDATE - Synagogue Reopening

Operating LIVE and Virtually 



Virtual Evening Minyan, Sundays through Thursdays at 8:00pm. Please join us via zoom -

Zoom Link here, Meeting ID: 908 273 8130

Password: NJ07901

Friday evening Shabbat services at 5:30pm

Happy Holy Hour at 5:30pm, followed by Shabbat Services at 5:45pm IN PERSON and via zoom

Zoom Link here, Meeting ID: 908 273 8130

Password: NJ07901

Click here for the Friday Prayer Book (you may not download it, but you can view it).

Saturday morning services begin at 9:30am

Zoom Link here, Meeting ID: 908 273 8130

Password: NJ07901

Click here for the Saturday morning prayer book.  (you may not download it, but you can view it). 

Sunday Morning Minyan at 9:30am

Zoom Link here, Meeting ID: 908 273 8130

Password: NJ07901

ALL ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES ARE VIA ZOOM.  Rabbi's Tuesday 10:30am Parashat Hashavua class

Zoom Link here.

Thursday classes:

10:30am - Talmud Class with Rabbi - Zoom Link here.


Bar/Bat Mitzvah lessons will be arranged individually with the Cantor and the Rabbi.


The office is open by appointment only - please email Lauren directly should you need to get into the office for any reason and she will arrange with you.

COS-SJCC Caring Connections

We are all in this together!

We have assembled a superb group of Congregant volunteers who are 'here' to provide ANYTHING you need - whether it's a trip to the grocery store or post office to links for virtual classes just a funny joke. We are all here to help and all in this together!

Women's Group Movie Night!

Sunday, July 25th at 7:30pm

Women's Group Movie Night!!
Sunday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Like book club, watch the movie and then we gather via Zoom to discuss the film.  All films chosen for our are available on Kanopy, a free online film library available via most towns’ public libraries. 

By popular acclaim, our next movie will be Welcome to Kutshers 
Watch on your own and then join the discussion. Zoom link to be provided closer to the date.
Has anyone been to Kutshers ? Do you have second-hand anecdotes to share? if so please volunteer to help me co-lead.

Movie Night Info and Kanopy Instructions 
If your public library does not offer Kanopy, please contact jillharriscpa@comcast.net   

New Year's Greetings 5782

Deadline to send - Friday, July 30

At Congregation Ohr Shalom-SJCC we have developed the custom of sending NEW YEARS GREETINGS to wish our friends and fellow congregants a happy and healthy new year.

We hope you will join us again this year in spreading greetings and warm wishes for 5782.


 The NEW YEARS GREETINGS consist of two parts:


1) PART 1 is an alphabetical listing of the names of those contributors desiring only this form of greeting. The charge for the names submitted is $29.00.

2) PART 2 is for those who wish to express personalized greetings. In this part you can express your greeting in your own words (Hebrew or English). The charge for a personalized listing is a minimum of $38.00. Please note that Hebrew listings can only be repeated from previous years due to digital constraints this year. Maximum is 20 words.

3) For listing in both parts, the charge is $65.00. This represents a savings over the cost of the parts individually.


Part 1 is free for Alternative Dues Members.  Parts 1 and 2 are free for Visionaries.


The New Years greetings booklet will be distributed during the week prior to Rosh Hashanah via email.

Click here for more information or to purchase your greeting!

Yizkor Book 5782

Deadline to send - Wednesday, August 17

Although summer is not yet over, it is already time to think about honoring departed
friends and loved ones by including them in the book we prepare for Yom Kippur
As in previous years, there will be two sections for names:
Section 1, “Eternally in Memory”: Names for which a permanent memorial plaque has
been installed or ordered will be listed in this section. Because these names are listed
automatically, no (further) donation is required, but memorial tzedakah donations are
Section 2, “In Loving Memory”: This section will list names that are submitted for
inclusion in the book. The name of each person being remembered will be printed along
with the name of the family submitting the name. The suggested contribution is $18 per
name (this donation is included as part of the Alternative Dues option or Visionary
category). The deadline for submitting these contributions and names is Wednesday,
August 17.
The form to submit the names of those being remembered appears on the next page
along with some additional information. Please print all information clearly.
You may request repetition of names from last year without listing them individually. You
can also add new names or delete or correct a previously listed name in the appropriate
spaces on the form. If you need a reminder of the names you included last year, please
email Karen Wexler at wexlerfarina@optonline.net.

To participate:
• Mail the completed form and your donation to:
Karen Wexler
35 Governor Drive
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920


Click here for more information or to purchase

Sponsor a Kiddush!

Contact the Office for more info!

During the summer months there is no regular Kiddush sponsored by the shul. We have food and kitchen help during the summer because our congregants keep Kiddush going. 

We need your help in sponsoring, shopping, setup and cleanup for July and August. 

Please contact the Main office for more details or assistance.  


Check it out - progress updates!

Check out how the writing of our new Torah is coming along. Check back here periodically for updates from our Scribe Linda Coppleson. She is doing some amazing work!

Click here to check out the progress so far!


Click here to view  the letter from Karen Rosenberg

Donate Securely Online

Click the "Donate" button below, set donation to any amount and use your credit card via Paypal to donate to COS-SJCC. Any donation is greatly appreciated!​

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Membership Inquiry

Congregation Ohr Shalom-The Summit JCC is a dynamic center of Jewish life for over 300 families from Summit and surrounding towns in Union, Morris, Essex and Somerset Counties. We are more than a synagogue. We are a true community, offering a wide range of ritual, social, cultural, recreational, educational, preschool and youth activities that engage our membership and nurture a community built on lasting relationships. We are committed to sharing the joys of our simchas together, as well as supporting one another during life’s challenges.


We are thrilled that you are interested in being a part of our warm and welcoming culture, where all our members can learn, pray and become an integral part of our extended family. For more information on membership, you may email Stacey Sacks by filling out the form below or fill out our Prospective Membership Form here. We look forward to meeting you!

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