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 2021 Schedule*
Services conducted simultaneously in-person in the sanctuary, and over Zoom.
Masks covering nose & mouth required at all times while in the building.
* IMPORTANT NOTE FOR 2021: Prior proof of Covid-19 vaccination MUST be received BEFORE the holidays in order to attend services in person in the building. Thanks for your cooperation.
No charge for Zoom services. Donation suggested--thank you for your support! For security reasons, please RSVP for Zoom services. Zoom link passcode will be emailed after RSVP is received.
Individual and Family members of the Jewish Center of the Moriches are entitled to High Holiday seats as part of their member benefits. Members can purchase seats for additional family members at a greatly reduced price.
Non-members can reserve High Holiday seats for $175 per person. Pay via the donation tab on this website or send a check to JCM, PO Box 127, Center Moriches, NY 11934.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR 2021: You MUST submit proof of COVID vaccination BEFORE holidays in order to attend services in person in the building. Email your vaccination card to email@example.com or submit in person at the Jewish Center. During Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, no one will be admitted into the building without PRIOR proof of vaccination.
For 2021, non-member Zoom participants should contact the temple for Zoom access information and suggested donation. PLEASE RSVP PRIOR TO THE HOLIDAY for Zoom participation. Thanks! RSVPs are taken by calling or emailing the temple: 631-878-0388 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional 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.
For 2021, Rabbi Jack will be facilitating a half-hour Children's Holiday Activity over Zoom on the afternoons of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur (see schedule above).
Because of the pandemic-related shorter time frame of services, there will be NO simultaneous Children's Service during in-person High Holiday services for 2021. Thanks for your understanding.
Of course, children are always welcome in our regular service, which will be in the sanctuary as well as over Zoom for 2021.
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.
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 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 most of the Oneg Shabbats that are held after each Friday night service.