High Holidays

The Days of Awe are awesome at MFJC. We are blessed with a fabulous Cantor; there are children’s programs throughout the day; we host family services and an Open Service for discussion and conversation with the Rabbi. We pride ourselves on an engaged, soulful service. And we hope that the services ultimately lead to some commitment toward personal and communal transformation.

Signifying our communal synagogue ethos, during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, seating is expanded into the synagogue social hall to accommodate the larger number of attendees. The main sanctuary is reserved for separate seating and the social hall is for “family seating.” During High Holidays, the bimah is moved from the front of the sanctuary to the center of both rooms to provide all congregants access to the services and the Torah reading. We use the Artscroll Machzor as well as Birnbaum. We regularly call out page numbers to make sure that we are all able to follow and pray together. Services are typically long during the High Holidays. We begin at 8:30 AM to ensure a reasonable end time to services.

We encourage everyone to reserve seats with the office. Membership at the MFJC entitles the member to seats. Guests are welcome with open arms. However, for security purposes we insist that you alert the office or rabbi that you will be attending. The psalmist writes: ‘God is close to all who call to God; to all who call to God in truth.’ Please know, that no one will be turned away from the synagogue if finances do not allow the purchase of seats. This is a sensitive matter and we treat this with respect and discretion.

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 202
Mt. Freedom, NJ 07970

Synagogue Address

1209 Sussex Turnpike
Randolph, NJ 07869

Contact Us

Phone — (973) 895-2100
Fax — (973) 447-7646
Email — office@mtfjc.org

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