Friday Night Shabbat Services
Shabbat services are held every Friday evening. Most Fridays the service starts at 7:30 p.m. Once a month we have early services starting at 6:30; please check our calendar for early service dates.
Erev Shabbat services are song-filled, family-friendly, and include readings in English, as well as Hebrew prayers. Often, Rabbi Jack reads a story that relates to the weekly Torah portion or an upcoming holiday.
Services are followed by an Oneg Shabbat (“delight of Shabbat”). The Oneg is a festive, informal social gathering, and is a perfect opportunity for us to meet you and for you to get to know our synagogue and our congregants. All are welcome--please join us!
Saturday Morning Shabbat Services
The Jewish Center of the Moriches offers Shabbat morning services once a month at 9:30, followed by a festive kiddush luncheon. Check our calendar for the next date.
People of all ages are encouraged to join us for this special Shabbat experience.
In particular families with young children are invited to participate as this service is especially child friendly.
Our students assist in the leading of this service, displaying some of what they have learned in Hebrew School.
Shabbat morning services are also a wonderful opportunity for our adult members and guests to be called up to the Torah for the recitation of the Torah blessings.
High Holiday 2020 Schedule*
(Please contact the temple to RSVP and received Zoom link, as online sign-up is now closed)
Zoom services start promptly and last approximately 90 minutes except where noted. Please join the Zoom meeting 10 minutes prior to service start time.
For High Holiday 2020, no tickets will be required. Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the pandemic, Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur services will be abbreviated, and will take place primarily over the Zoom electronic platform. For security reasons, RSVP is REQUIRED. Sorry, online RSVP is closed as of Sept 17th. Please RSVP by leaving a message WITH YOUR PHONE NUMBER at the Jewish Center, 631-878-0388 or emailing the Jewish Center at
Donations are greatly appreciated! Please make a donation or join as an annual member of the Jewish Center of the Moriches. The temple is here for the community, because of the support of community members like you!
Following the holidays, if there are any extra Book of Remembrances and you are looking to have one mailed, for $2.50 (cost of mailing), contact Judy Hean at 631-878-0466.
The Jewish Center of the Moriches will offer two special half-hour children’s High Holiday programs, via Zoom.
The children's holiday programs will be led by Rabbi Jack, and will take place at 2 pm on first day Rosh HaShanah, and 2 pm on Yom Kippur. Please join us!
Of course, children our also welcome in our regular service, which will be over Zoom for 2020. To RSVP for any of our High Holiday services, or for the children's holiday program, please contact the Jewish Center, 631-878-0388 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sorry, online RSVP closed as of Sept 17th.
Every year at the start of the High Holidays, the Deborah Familyhood (formerly known as Sisterhood) posts a High Holidays Greetings list in the lobby of the Synagogue. For 2020, our Greetings list will be electronic.
This list displays the names of anyone who wishes to extend Jewish New Year greetings to the community. Donations in any amount are accepted; all donors are listed on the greeting list. The High Holiday Family Greeting is a major fundraiser for the Familyhood. Your support of this annual fundraiser is greatly appreciated.
The JCM Familyhood functions as a fundraising organization for the Jewish Center, making a sizeable contribution to the congregational activities. The Familyhood sponsors all of the Oneg Shabbats that are held after each Friday night service.