About Us

A BEACON OF LIGHT
Center for Jewish Life serves as a bastion to the Jewish communities of Monmouth, Middlesex, Ocean and Mercer counties. Located conveniently in the heart of Marlboro, this warm and inviting center attracts members from a large range of Jewish backgrounds and affiliations, with something to offer for all ages.

FAMILY PROGRAMMING
Services and programs include weekly Friday night, Shabbat and Monday morning services, a vibrant and growing Hebrew school, teen clubs, holiday events, Women’s Circle groups, senior citizen visits, Torah classes and more.

GUIDANCE AND LEADERSHIP
Led by Rabbi Yossi and Dina Kanelsky, both warm and inspiring individuals, CJL actively seeks to achieve Jewish identity and continuity to Jews.

Programs & Services offered at Center for Jewish Life

LIFE CYCLE EVENTS

Baby Naming

Bris Ceremony

Upsherenish - 3rd birthday hair cutting ceremony

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Services

Chuppah and Wedding Ceremony

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Hebrew School for ages 5-12

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Lessons

JTeen Club

Shabbat 4 Teens

Mom and Daughter Holiday Bake

ADULT PROGRAMS

College Student Gatherings

Women’s Circle Events

Men's Events

Trip to the Rebbe's Ohel

Holiday Kits for College Students

Torah and Kaballah Classes

Lunch N' Learn

Senior Center Visits

Programs for Seniors - in their native language

HOLIDAYS

High Holiday Services (seats and honors)

Sukkos Holiday Events

Simchas Torah holiday dinner and celebration

Chanukah Carnival

Public Menorah Lightings

Purim Banquet

Pesach Seder

Holocaust Remembrance Evening

Lag Baomer Outdoor Fair

Shavuos Ice Cream Party

SYNAGOGUE & JEWISH LIFE

Synagogue Services Friday Night, Shabbos, Monday Mornings and Holidays

Shabbos Kiddush

Friday Night Shabbos Dinner for Families

National Russian Shabbaton

Annual Testimonial Dinner

Banquet Hall Rental

Mezuzah Placing

Family Counseling

Hospital Visits

Jewish Literacy & Bilingual Holiday Mailings

MEMORIAL SERVICES

Funeral and Unveiling Service

Yartzeit Observance

Kaddish Service in memory of a loved one

Memorial Board (create an eternal memory for a loved one)

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