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 

 If you wish to have your mezuzos or tefillin checked, please contact Rabbi Zirkind directly:  973-610-8687 or 

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:Who is in charge?
A:  Rabbi Yaakov Zirkind and Rabbi Meir Kopel lead our congregation.
Our board is open to membership vote annually. If you are interested in joining our shul, please also consider joining our board.

Q: What is your story?
A: We are an Orthodox shul (synagogue) affiliated with the Orthodox Union.   Located in the historic Cutler Park section of Morristown, NJ.   Our synagogue has served the Jewish community for over 35 years. We are located minutes from the Hyatt Morristown and the Green, about a 10 minute walk. We are also located about 30 min walk from the Best Western Plus Morristown. 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).   Our congregation is a mix of Lubavitch and non-Lubavitch.  As a synagogue we follow Nusach Ari (the Tehillat Hashem siddur), however many members use what they are comfortable with.

Q: Do I have to be observant to attend services? 
A: No. Everyone is welcome.    

Q: I don't read Hebrew, is that  a problem?
A: Most siddurim (prayer books) have English translation, but don't worry, we will help you if you feel lost.

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: 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: There is a mikvah in walking distance

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

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:
Seuda Shlishit....$40   

Q: Do you collect old worn out siddurim and other Judaica (Shaimos)? 
A: At this time we are collecting these items. 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   

Contact Us

Contact info:
9 Cutler Street
Morristown, NJ 07960