Religious Services & Celebrations

Scroll to the bottom of the page for our 5778 High Holyday Service Guide.  Tickets are required for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services – contact the Temple office to reserve your seat.  Are you a current Rutgers University student? Contact the Temple office for information about our special student tickets.


  • Friday night, Kabbalat Shabbat
    During the winter months: 15 minutes before candle lighting (but no earlier than 4 PM)
    During the summer months: 7:00 pm
  • Saturday morning, Shacharit
    8:45 am
  • Saturday afternoon, Mincha
    90 minutes before havdalah, and often includes a Shabbat study group

Highland Park – New Brunswick Eruv

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We hold weekday morning (shacharit) and evening (ma’ariv) services daily at the Temple, 201 South Third Avenue, Highland Park, and morning services only at Jewish Federation in South River, 230 Old Bridge Turnpike, South River.

  • Shacharit – Temple
    : 8:30 am
    Monday – Friday: 6:45 am
  • Shacharit – Jewish Federation
    Sunday: 8:00 am
    Monday, Thursday: 6:50 am
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:00 am
  • Ma’ariv – Temple
    Sunday – Thursday
    : 7:30 pm
    Friday: see Shabbat times above

For a shiva house, shacharit is generally at 6:45 am and ma’ariv is generally at 7:45 pm.

Changes to this regular schedule appear in our weekly email announcements.