Jersey City, NJ
128 Sherman Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07307
Phone: (201) 656-4225
Fax: (201) 222-3445
Congregation Mount Sinai, now celebrating its 105th year, is the oldest continuously operating synagogue in Jersey City.
We are a warm, welcoming traditional congregation with a modern perspective on Jewish life and learning. Our members include long-time Jersey City families as well as newcomers of all ages who are participating in the economic and cultural revival of Jersey City and Hudson County.
Shabbat services on Friday evening and Saturday morning are conducted in Hebrew, with sermons and discussions held in English. (Visitors are likely to hear a wide variety of languages and accents as our congregation is exceptionally international). Page numbers are always indicated, and we offer a welcoming environment for all people to express, deepen and rediscover their Jewish heritage.
Founded in 1906, largely by the Jewish merchants who were then the mainstays of the Central Avenue retail district, Congregation Mount Sinai flourished in the middle years of the twentieth century, when the Jersey City Heights neighborhood was home to a large community of first and second-generation Americans.
Although the character the Jersey City Heights neighborhood changed during the 1960s and 1970s as many Jewish residents moved to more suburban areas, Congregation Mount Sinai has continued to operate, offering weekly Shabbat services and a home for all Jews seeking a welcoming, traditional environment for the holidays.
Today, Jersey City is being rediscovered by a new generation and Congregation Mount Sinai is at the epicenter of a real estate boom throughout the city.
The Heights neighborhood offers a quick commute to Manhattan (15 minutes to midtown, 25 minutes to downtown), with service by multiple bus lines.If you are not familiar with our neighborhood yet, you won't believe how close we are to Manhattan! Click here for a map and satellite photo!
The synagogue building is about 10 minutes by car from both the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels. The new Hudson-Bergen Light Rail station/elevator, which connects the Heights neighborhood to the Hoboken PATH station, is a short walk from the synagogue at the corner of Congress Street and the Paterson Plank Road.Local amenities include the nearby Central Avenue shopping district, Pershing Field, and incomparable, panoramic Manhattan views from Fisk Park/Riverview Park.
Our landmark copper-cupola building, located at 128 Sherman Avenue, is a historic example of urban synagogue architecture.Come join us on any Shabbat, or contact us for more information.