CLINTON TWP., NJ - Chabad of Hunterdon County will be hosting High Holiday services that are open to the community. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services will be held at Beaver Brook Country Club.
The services are friendly and welcoming and are conducted by Rabbi Eli Kornfeld and Cantor Rabbi Aaron B. Denburg.
“When I am at Chabad for the High Holidays, the services come alive and I feel connected to my Jewish roots," said Maurice Waknin of Glen Gardner. "The services are explained in English so I can actually understand their meaning.”
“I love the family service, where my children and I can ask questions and have more of an interactive prayer experience” said Stephanie Mraz of Raritan Township. "The prayers are read in both Hebrew and English and a lively commentary accompanies the service."
Chabad offers an interactive and fun family service, a teen service and a children's program for children aged 3-12. Babysitting for toddlers is available.
At Chabad, there are no membership fees or tickets sold for the High Holiday services. High Holiday donations are much appreciated and help offset the cost of providing for more than 300 people that are expected at Chabad during the High Holiday season. Chabad is known for its open doors and welcoming atmosphere, which allows anyone in the community to enjoy any program that interests them. Chabad believes Judaism should be fun, joyous, and easily accessible.
Deluxe catered Holiday lunch, dinner, and Break Fast will be offered following Rosh Hashanah services and Yom Kippur services at the Beaver Brook Country Club. Many traditional holiday foods will be served. Reservations are required for the meals.
Beaver Brook Country Club is located at 25 Country Club Dr., just off Route 31 here.
- Rosh Hashanah Services, Sep. 20, 21, and 22: Services are on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, Sep. 20 and 21, at 7 p.m. and Thursday and Friday mornings, Sep. 21 and 22, at 9:30 a.m. A Family Service & Children’s Program will be held on Thursday Sept. 21 at 10:30 a.m. and there will be a Children’s Program on Friday, Sept. 22 at 10:30 a.m. The Shofar will be blown on Thursday and Friday at 11 a.m.
- Rosh Hashanah Community Dinner and Lunch: Rosh Hashanah is a beautiful time for community togetherness and delicious holiday foods. Chabad will be hosting community Rosh Hashanah dinner and lunch with traditional food and tastings including insightful discussion, song, and a warm family atmosphere. Rosh Hashanah dinner will follow services on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. and lunch will be Thursday following services at 1:30 p.m. The suggested meal donation is $36 per adult and $25 per child – RSVP online at or call 908-238-9002.
- Family Tashlich Service - Prayer at the Water will take place following afternoon services on Thursday Sept. 21 at 6 p.m.
- Yom Kippur Services, Sep. 29: Kol Nidrei Evening Services begin at 7 p.m., with a simultaneous Children’s Program.
- Yom Kippur Services, Sept. 30: Morning Services begin at 9:30 a.m. Family Service & Children’s program is at 10:30 a.m. This is also the recommended window if you’d like to attend only part of the service. Yizkor Memorial service begins at 11:30 a.m.
- Mincha Afternoon service is at 5 p.m. and the Neilah Closing Service is at 6 p.m., with Shofar Blowing and Break Fast at 7:23 p.m.
RSVP for Yom Kippur Services and the catered Break Fast meal online or call 908-238-9002.