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Ohr Shalom Membership


Congregation Ohr Shalom-The Summit Jewish Communi­ty Center (COS-SJCC) is a warm, inclusive, welcoming, and engaged egalitarian synagogue. We are a dynamic center of Jewish life for over 280 families from Summit and surrounding towns in Union, Morris, Essex, and Somerset Counties.


We are more than a synagogue. We are a community built on lasting relationships. We offer a wide range of ritual, social, cultural, recreational, educational, preschool, and youth activities that engage our membership and nurture our community. We are committed to sharing the joys of our simchas together, as well as supporting one another during life’s challenges.


Our valued, longstanding clergy, Rabbi Avi Friedman and Cantor Janet Roth, welcome all who want to be part of our community regardless of religious background, race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We encourage each member to participate in Jewish life in the way and to the level that they want. 

We invite you and your family to experience our Jewish home. Please join us for services and/or a social event so that you can see firsthand how unique and welcoming our synagogue is.

Benefits of Membership


High Holy Days

  • Membership dues include tickets for your household (one or two adults and children under 26) to attend our High Holiday member services, including our young family service

  • Purchase up to two guest tickets per household for family or friends to attend services with you


Pastoral Care & Life Cycles

  • Meet with our Clergy for pastoral care

  • Hold life cycle events such as weddings and funerals in our sanctuary

  • Rent our spaces for other purposes such as brises, meetings, and parties

Raising Jewish Children

  • Enroll your children in our preschool, the Early Learning Center

  • Enroll your children in our religious school, the Jewish Learning Center (after-school K–12 program)

  • Have your children become bat/bar/b’nei mitzvah at COS-SJCC

NEW Membership Schedule of Minimum Standard Dues/Fees 2023-2024

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