Welcome to Or Ha Lev Jewish Renewal Congregation of NJ!

Or Ha Lev (Light of the Heart) is a recently established Jewish Renewal Congregation in Succasunna, New Jersey. We are the only Jewish Renewal-affiliated Congregation in Northern New Jersey. Our twin missions are —

  • engagement with Judaism and Jewish spirituality, and
  • the practice of “Deep Ecumenism” (meaningful interfaith relationships).

At Or Ha Lev, we welcome all who wish to worship, to learn and/or to participate in social action activities. We welcome everyone: those who may be affiliated with other congregations, the unaffiliated, those seeking a spiritual path;  individuals, couples, families with children. We welcome interfaith families and are a LGBTQ-welcoming community. Our facilities are HP-accessible.

Creative worship services are enhanced by a musical ensemble, meditation and lively Torah discussions – often followed by a festive oneg or a potluck lunch. We celebrate Jewish holidays together and gather for regular monthly Sunday morning study sessions and book group meetings. Or Ha Lev also has occasional Havdalah services to mark the end of Shabbat, followed by educational programs.  We often collaborate with area churches and mosques on social action and study projects.

To introduce yourself or for more information, please contact Rabbi Debra Smith.

Or Ha Lev Jewish Renewal Congregation
is affiliated with

Aleph: Alliance for Jewish Renewal

Upcoming Events

High Holy Days

High Holy Days

Rosh Hashanah Morning Service: Monday, October 3, 10:30 AM – Potluck Lunch to follow *

Kol Nidrei: Tuesday, October 11, 6:45 PM

Yom Kippur and Yizkor Service: Wednesday, October 12, 10:30 AM

Neilah Closing Service: Wednesday, October 12, 6:45 PM – Community Break Fast to follow *

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