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 services will be held in the South Mountain Elementary School located at 444 W. South Orange Avenue in South Orange. CLICK HERE for more details.
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. There is no charge for students. This year, High Holy Day services will be led by wonderful cantorial soloist Eliana Kissner and other members of our community.
We hope to see you with us this year!
Sunday, October 16, 12:00 noon: Help finish and decorate the Sukkah at Kol Rina!
Monday, October 17 9:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.: First day Sukkot services, with Kiddush following
Tuesday, October 18 9:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.: Second day Sukkot services, with Kiddush following
Saturday, October 22 9:30 a.m–12:15 p.m.: Shabbat Hol Hamoed Sukkot services, with Kiddush following
Monday, October 24 9:30 a.m–12:15 p.m.: Shemini Atzeret services (including Yizkor), with Kiddush following
Monday, October 24 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Simchat Torah dairy/parve pot luck dinner, followed by evening services, with singing and dancing
Tuesday, October 25 9:45 a.m–12:15 p.m.: Joint Simchat Torah services at Oheb Shalom Congregation
Monday, April 10 | 7:45 am: Siyum B’chorot, Service and study session with a light nosh for those who are first borns.
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 11 and 12 | 9:30am: Yom Tov services for the first two days of Pesach
Saturday, April 15 | 9:45 am: Shabbat services
Monday and Tuesday, April 17 and 18 | 9:30 am: Yom Tov services for the last two days of Pesach, Yizkor will be recited on Tuesday morning
To view all of our upcoming events and celebrations please click here to view our calendar.
Who We Are
Kol 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.