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Schedule

All seats are socially distanced.

Shacharis Monday and Thursday 8:30.

Davening times sometimes change. Please call 973-432-1891 to verify the time.

Newark’s most active remaining Jewish congregation

August 16, 2021
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August 16, 2021
Rabbi Shmuel Pesach Bogomilsky
MEET THE RABBI

Rabbi Shmuel Pesach Bogomilsky

Rabbi Bogomilsky has been the Rabbi of Mount Sinai Congregation in the Ivy Hill section of Newark, New Jersey since 1964. He is well known as a Halachic master and sits on Beit-Dins regularly. He is the author of numerous Halachic works and is constantly in demand to answer Halachic questions from around the world.

Mount Sinai Congregation

Mt. Sinai Synagogue, Newark’s most active remaining Jewish congregation, is located at the ground level of the Ivy Hill apartments. Ivy Hill is home to Newark’s last Jewish community, though “one with a very different character than the Jewish Newark made famous in the novels of the city’s most illustrious native son, Philip Roth.” (Jewish Week, Keeping The Faith In Newark).

Of the Ivy Hill Apartments’ 10,000 residents, 1,000 or so are Russian speakers, and of those 1,000 Russian speakers, several hundred are Jewish. Mt. Sinai has been led by Rabbi Samuel Bogomilsky since 1964. Bogomilsky, a member of the Chabad movement, saw Ivy Hill as an ideal home for the thousands of low-income Soviet Jewish emigres who began arriving in the United States in the 1970s.

The Jewish Federation of Metrowest agreed with Bogomilsky and began funneling Russian Jews to affordable and safe Ivy Hill. Ivy Hill’s owners agreed, even hiring a special Russian Jewish renting agency to attract Russian Jewish tenants.

Mt Sinai Congregation for Seton Hall University students:

Over the past decade Mt Sinai Congregation hosted events with Seton hall university’s Jewish student groups. These events included, Mezuzos on dormitory doors, Rosh Hashanah, Chanukkah, Purim, Passover, Shabbat dinners, etc… and continues to serve students at Seton Hall with all their Jewish needs. Mt Sinai is located around the corner from Seton Hall’s South Orange, Ward Place Entrance.

Mezuzah

We put up mezuzahs free of charge for whoever would like.

We provide kosher poultry at the same price as non-kosher poultry.

Shabbat Candle Lighting

Candle Lighting

Get in touch with us

Send us an email, or give us a call at 973-763-1005.

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 6165
Newark, NJ 07106-0165

Shul Address
250 Mt. Vernon Place Suite A
Newark, NJ 07106