Shabbat & Holidays – שבת וחגים


Shabbat services are held every Saturday beginning at 9:45 am in our home located on the upstairs level of 60 Valley Street in South Orange, NJ. Entry is from the back with access either from Valley Street or from First Street, midway between Valley Street and Academy Street. Handicapped parking is available and the space is handicapped accessible. The service is traditional/egalitarian and all parts, including the Torah reading, are led by members of the congregation. We welcome people of all backgrounds and ages, and encourage our children and youth to participate in the services. Following services we enjoy a dairy and pareve potluck kiddush with wine, challah, and other refreshments.

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services will be held in the South Mountain Elementary School located at 444 W. South Orange Avenue in South Orange. Anyone looking for a place of worship for the High Holy Days is welcome to attend. A minimum donation of $54 per person to help cover our expenses is requested; however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Once again this year, High Holy Day services will be led by our wonderful cantorial soloist Eliana Kissner.

Rosh Hashanah services begin at 8:30 am on Thursday and Friday, September 5 and 6, 2013.

Kol Nidrei will be at 6:45 pm on Friday, September 13, 2013. Yom Kippur service will begin at 8:45 am on Saturday, September 14. Yizkor approximately 1:00 p.m. Mincha-Ne’ilah 5:00-7:45 p.m.

There will be a community Break Fast at our home at 60 Valley Street in South Orange at 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, September 14.

We hope to see you with us this year!

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The Kol Rina community is building its first sukkah this year!
Please join us for Sukkot services at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, September 19 and 20, at 60 Valley Street in South Orange, followed by a festive dairy/pareve pot luck Kiddush in our brand new sukkah!

Shemini Atzeret

Shemini Atzeret services will be held on Thursday, September 26, at 9:30 a.m., at 60 Valley Street in South Orange.

Simchat Torah

Join us for Erev Simchat Torah services on Thursday, September 26, at 7:30 p.m., and for Simchat Torah services on Friday, September 27, at 9:30 a.m. at our space at 60 Valley St. in South Orange.


Kol Rina celebrates all “yom tov” days of Passover with morning services beginning at 9:30 a.m. — this includes:
(1st day) Tuesday, April 15 (with “Tal,” prayer for dew)
(2nd day) Wednesday, April 16
(7th day) Monday, April 21
(8th day) Tuesday, April 22 (with Yizkor service).

Kol Rina does not as a general rule provide evening services of its own on Jewish holidays. However, we have been honored this year with an invitation from Cantor Erica (“Riki”) Lippitz of Oheb Shalom, to join them for the evening services of 1st, 7th, and 8th days. Evening services:
Erev 1st day of Pesach – Mon April 14 – 6:15-6:45 PM
Erev 7th day of Pesach – Sun, April 21 – 6:15 PM
Erev 8th day of Pesach – Mon, April 22 – 8:00PM

To view all of our upcoming events and celebrations please click here to view our calendar.

Who We Are

Kol Rina - An Independent Minyan | Synagogue NJKol Rina is an independent traditional/egalitarian Jewish community.  This means that while for the most part we follow a Conservative/egalitarian service, we are not affiliated with any movement. Our services on Shabbat, holidays and other occasions are conducted entirely by our members. CLICK here to read more about our unique community.