Congregation Ahavath Yisrael

Serving Morristown for over 35 years.


Friday night services begin 5 minutes after candle lighting
Shabbos and Yom Tov morning services begin 9:15 am unless otherwise posted 
Sunday morning weekday services begin at 8:30am 

We are delighted to officially welcome Rabbi Maeir Kopel as our congregation's Rabbi, and extend a very hearty thank you to Rabbi Yaakov Zirkind, and his family for their many years of service to our congregation and the greater Morristown community

Events and Learning

Friday night services begin 5 minutes after candle lighting 

Shabbos and Yom Tov morning services begin 9:15 am unless otherwise posted

Sunday morning weekday services begin at 8:30am


Q: What is your story?
A: We are an Orthodox synagogue (shul) located in the historic Cutler Park section of Morristown, NJ.   Our synagogue has served the Jewish community for over 35 years.   We offer an inviting atmosphere always open to new members regardless of observance level or background. Whether you are seeking deeper meaning to your Jewish Heritage or looking for a minyan, we offer a traditional Jewish experience year round.

Q: What stream of Judaism are you affiliated with?  
A:   We are affiliated with the Orthodox Union (OU).   As a synagogue we follow Nusach Ari (the Tehillat Hashem siddur), however we have other siddurim (Artscroll Ashkenaz, Sefard, Eidut HaMizrach/Sefardi) for congregants to use what they are comfortable with.


Q: Is there an eruv?
A: No. Please make sure not to carry things outside during Shabbos.

Q: Are there hotels in town?
A: The Hyatt Morristown is the closest hotel to stay in; roughly a 10 minute walk along Speedwell avenue.
There is also the The Best Western hotel which is about 1.9 miles from us, and the The Westin Governor Morris hotel is about 2.1 miles from us. 
If you are attending our shul on Shabbos, we may have a discounted hotel rate for you (Fri & Sat nights) .  
To get this rate, CONTACT US BY EMAIL. Please note that sometimes the Hyatt sells out and on some weeks the rate is higher.  

Q: Do you offer weekday minyanim?
A: We offer minyanim Friday afternoon, Shabbos through Sunday morning, and all Yomim Tovim, and most fast days.  There are weekday minyanim at the Rabbinical College on 226 Sussex Ave, Morristown, NJ  

Q: Is there a mikvah?
A: Mikvah Bais Chana for women close by at 93 Lake Road (973-292-3932), and the men's mikvah at the Rabbinical College.

Q: I am coming from out of town, do you arrange accommodations for guests?
A:  We have a reduced Corporate rate at the Hyatt Morristown and the Best Western Plus and will do our best to arrange meals if needed. 

Q: What are your membership dues?
A:  Our dues are very affordable, and cover an entire family for a year

  • Sustaining Member............$900
    Full Member......................$600
    Associate Member..............$300  

Q: How can I sponsor a kiddush?
A: Kiddush is open to sponsorship every week.   Please contact us at to RSVP a kiddush in your name.
Sponsorship  can be paid through check or paypal: 

  •  Kiddush............$60 

Q: Can you check my mezuzos and tefillin, do you sell new ones?
A: Please contact Rabbi Zirkind:  973-610-8687 or

Q: Do you collect old worn out siddurim and other Judaica (Shaimos)? 
A: We collect from time to time; please contact us if you have such items for disposal as there are halachic implications.

Q: Where can I find more information of Jewish related activity in the Morristown area?
A: Try the Jewish Federation at

Contact Us

Congregation Ahavath Yisrael 
9 Cutler St
Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 267-4184