Congregation Ahavath Yisrael

Serving Morristown for 40 years.


High Holidays - Rosh Hashana & Yom Kippur - 2020 / 5781

We are having outdoor services on the Eastern side of our building - mens section in our open tent and womens section on the porch. We are asking for a contribution of $50 per person to offset expenses. Also, we are selling RH/YK aliyas in advance - $180 each. Please sign up now for seats and aliyas by emailing us at or phone us at 973-267-4184. Reserved seats are limited to our tent/porch capacity. Due to the current health pandemic, we are observing the following rules:

** All davening is outdoors in the tent (men) or porch (women); if we have overflow, men may join along with us just outside the tent.
** Seats will be assigned and spaced apart in the tent and porch. Please stay in that space (sitting or standing) and do not move around the tent/porch.
** We can arrange families (father+son or mother+daughter) to sit together. Please specify that when you reserve. Children slightly below bar/bat mitzvah can attend if they sit with adult family member and follow all these rules. Please do not bring any children below 10.
** Masks with full face covering are required in the tent and porch. Anyone needing a break from mask can easily exit the tent/porch area, away from others, pull down mask there, and still daven along with us.
** If you are getting an Aliya, please stand in your space and say the brochos from there. It's preferable to see the Sefer Torah if you can get a view of it, but not required.

Tzom Gedaliah Schedule:

Mon Sep 21 (Fast of Tzom Gedaliah)
** Fast begins at 5:18am;
** Mincha at 6:15pm;
** Maariv at 7:20pm;
** Fast ends at 7:24pm.

Shabbos Shuva / Haazinu Schedule:

Fri Sep 25 (Erev Shabbos)
** Candle lighting at 6:31pm;
** Mincha at 6:35pm;
** Kabbolas Shabbos / Maariv at 7:10pm.

Shabbos Sep 26
** Shacharis at 9:15am;
** Mincha at 6:25pm;
** Maariv at 7:30pm;

Yom Kippur Schedule:

Sun Sep 27 (Erev Yom Kippur)
** Candle lighting at 6:28pm;
** Kol Nidrei at 6:30pm (daven Mincha before);

Mon Sep 28 (Yom Kippur)
** Shacharis at 9:15am;
** YIZKOR at 10:45am (approx);
** Mincha at 5:00pm;

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 history?
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 40 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 is your affiliation?
A: We are affiliated with the Orthodox Union (OU).   In our prayer service we follow Nusach Ari (the Tehillat Hashem siddur), however we have other siddurim (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: 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