Religious Services

Schedule of Services

Friday – 7:30PM | Saturday – 9:15AM | Sunday – 9:00AM | Weekday Minyan – Upon Request

Our Service

At the Flemington Jewish Community Center (FJCC), we don’t just “do Judaism at you.” Instead, we encourage participation by congregants in our services. Adults and teenagers frequently play these roles in the service:

  • Lifting or tying the Torah scroll
  • Taking an aliyah at the Torah reading
  • Leading the Kiddush blessings
  • Leading part of the service
  • Reading from the Torah
  • Chanting the haftarah
  • Giving a d’var Torah (a talk related to the weekly portion)
  • Commenting in response to the d’var Torah or the rabbi’s sermon

Children are encouraged to lead selected parts of the Friday evening service and the closing parts of the Saturday morning service.

The FJCC is an egalitarian, Conservative congregation. We currently use the Sim Shalom siddur and Etz Hayim text of Torah readings. For help with the Hebrew parts of the service, transliterations are available, and all Hebrew texts come with line-by-line translations. No knowledge of Hebrew is required for you to participate in the discussion of the Torah portion. Our rabbi and ritual committee are eager to help you learn how to play whatever active role interests you.

High Holiday Services 2023

High Holiday Cantor, Akiva Nelson

The FJCC is excited to announce that we have hired Akiva Nelson as our High Holiday Cantor. Akiva is in his 4th year of rabbinical school at Hebrew College in Newton, MA. He has previously served as Cantorial Soloist at Temple Beth Torah and Rabbinic Intern at Congregation Dorshei Tzedek, both in MA. In addition to his work as a prayer leader, Akiva regularly leads meditation and chanting, and is pursuing certification as a Jewish meditation teacher through the Institute for Jewish Spirituality and Or HaLev. Much of his rabbinic work is focused on creating inclusive and accessible spaces, where worshippers, especially those without formal Jewish educational backgrounds, can successfully navigate Jewish prayer, theology, and texts.

FJCC at Home

FJCC services are available in person and virtually. While attending in person, we require attendees to adhere to the FJCC Covid policy. Shabbat services are available to everyone via Zoom. Members can find the link in the weekly email. Non-members should contact the office for the link.  

Passover Services

For more information about Passover traditions and guidelines, including a form for selling chametz, click HERE

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