Serving a diverse Jewish community for 120 years, the Pine Brook Jewish Center (“PBJC”) is a place to worship in a warm inclusive environment, to learn at every stage of life, to give back within and outside our community and, to enjoy a full social experience.

The PBJC is located in Montville, New Jersey and originally held religious services in local farmhouses. From 1906-1912, services were held in the Sunrise Hotel on Hook Mountain Road in Pine Brook. In 1912, the first building was erected. This building was expanded in 1950 and again in 1970 when the congregation reached 75 families. In 1982, PBJC, then consisting of about 150 families, constructed the current building. In 1995, Lake Hiawatha Jewish Center, a neighboring congregation established in 1945, merged with PBJC, and as a result the congregation gained approximately 100 new families.

Currently, the congregation consists of approximately 400 families and several hundred nursery and religious school-aged children. We have just recently renovated Scheinman Hall, our showcase social hall, and are entering into a co-marketing agreement with a partner caterer to offer this beautiful facility to host celebrations.

We are dedicated to building a vibrant, better educated, more active, more inclusive and more committed Jewish community.

Shabbat Services

Pine Brook Jewish Center offers worship experiences for everyone in the congregation. We encourage families to attend all our services throughout the year.

Religious Services
Friday evenings at 8:00 pm, Saturday mornings and holidays at 9:30 am.
The family service is held on the first Friday of each month at 7:00 pm.
Sundays mornings, 9:00 am-9:30 am.

Summer Services
Friday evening service during July and August will all be at 8:00 pm.
We will return to Family Service on the first Friday in September.

Sunday Minyan:  9:00 am in the Krief Sanctuary.

Laying of Tefillin is not required, but for those who have a set or wish to use one of the Synagogue’s sets, which were donated by the Men’s Club, they are more than welcome to do so.  Rabbi Finkel, Cantor Toren, and others will be available to show anyone who wants how to put on the tefillin at 8:50 am. Bagels and coffee will be served afterwards. Parents of Religious School children are encouraged to stop by after they drop their children off at class.

Sponsor an Oneg Shabbat for a special occasion, birthday, anniversary and the like. Contact Elaine Nachshen for more information. nachshen@aol.com   Click here for order form.

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