Congregation Beth Hatikvah
At CBH we don't care much for fluff or flash, and we’re anything but fancy. But our warm, diverse congregation will feed your soul and welcome you like family. Our services are lively yet deeply spiritual, richly traditional yet refreshingly relevant.
Congregation Beth Hatikvah is located at the intersection of Union, Morris, Somerset, and Essex Counties. We think we're building something special here — a progressive community of committed, engaged people, who come together from different Jewish backgrounds and experiences, different traditions, different races, sexual orientation, you name it — and who care about each other, their heritage, and their world. More about CBH...
CELEBRATE PASSOVER THE CBH WAY
Shirley’s Shabbat – Pesach Edition, Friday, April 29th
The last Friday of April is a fifth Friday, so as is our custom, we’ll be having a “Shirley’s Shabbat” potluck dinner at 6:30 pm, before services at 7:30 p.m. Plan on bringing a favorite family Passover dish that meets the following simple restrictions: it’s dairy or pareve (no meat or poultry involved in the preparation) and it contains no hametz (leavened bread or grain products). We do not require that everything you use or bring have a “Kosher for Passover” label on it. If your last name begins A-G, bring a salad; H-O, bring a side dish; P-Z, bring a main course. Questions about our food policy? Please ask the Rabbi. (Note: “Shirley’s Shabbat” honors the memory of Shirley Max, whose wise advice to the Spiritual Life Committee was that every CBH activity was better with food.)
Saturday Morning Services on April 30th, including Yizkor
Join Rabbi Orden and cantorial soloist Steve Wetter for a beautiful and enriching Shabbat Morning Service. It will include the Yizkor memorial prayers traditionally recited at the end of the major holidays, including Passover. Services will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will be followed by a holiday nosh.