Montebello Jewish Center   34 Montebello Road, Montebello, N.Y. 10901   (845) 357-2430 facebook twitter

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On any given day, Montebello Jewish Center strives to meet the spiritual needs of its members in many ways. Our congregational family - provides a myriad of opportunities for you to celebrate Judaism with wonderful people in a warm and energetic environment. Below are just a few of the highlights of our shul:


Religious ServicesEvery morning, we begin our day together as a congregation and a community with morning services. Regular non-holiday weekday services begin at 7:30 a.m. and include the traditional Torah reading on Mondays and Thursdays.  Services on Sundays and on secular holidays begin at 9:00 a.m.  Morning services are typically approximately 30 minutes long. We welcome and encourage you to attend morning services, so that anyone needing a minyan in order to recite the Mourner’s Kaddish will have the opportunity to do so supported by the greater MJC community.

Friday evening Shabbat services begin at 6:00 p.m. and are always fun, participatory and very family oriented.  Children are encouraged to come up to the bima and help Rabbi Finkelstein lead services, while the adults lead a variety of English readings.  Rabbi Finkelstein regularly offers a brief D’var Torah; however, about once a month, the D’var Torah is replaced by an interactive story designed for the children.  Services last approximately an hour and are always followed by a wonderful oneg.

Our beautiful shabbat services are unique because of the active participation of our members. Rabbi Finkelstein engages the congregation, weaving the torah portion and current events into a stimulating and thought provoking sermon and discussion. Our High Holidays, B'nai Mitzvahs, simchas, tot-shabbats and Junior Congregation are enhanced by the beautiful voice of our Cantor Michelle Freedman.  At the conclusion of services we gather together to enjoy a delicous Kiddush luncheon.

Religious School and Youth Groups: The Montebello Jewish Center Hebrew School meets on Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and on Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and has truly become a place infused with a love for Jewish learning.  Our talented staff led by our hebrew school director, Cantor Michelle Freedman, is continuously working to ensure the best quality education for our children, and our curriculum and programming is regularly evaluated and improved.  We offer Kadima and USY youth group programs and often join other Rockland County synagogues for special youth events.  As we all know, our children are the guarantors that Judaism will survive, and at Montebello Jewish Center, we try to imbue all of our youth with a sense of community that enables them to grow into responsible and knowledgeable Jewish adults. Please take a look at our Religious School and Youth Group pages for more information.

Adult Education: MJC currently offers an incredible selection of Hebrew classes, cooking classes, Lunch 'n Learn, Movie Nights and Special Events!  Everyone is invited and encouraged to come and learn together. Please take a look at our Adult Education Page for more information!

Special Programming: Our synagogue is fortunate to have a dynamic and excited Young Couples Club, Sisterhood and Men's Club  who develop fabulous programs and special events throughout the year.  Annual events include Back to School Bar-B-Que, Purim Shpiel, Shabbat Dinners, Tisha B’Av, Yom HaShoah and other significant dates in both the Jewish and secular calendars, Sisterhood’s Boutique, Sisterhood and Men’s Club Shabbat, the Journal Dinner Dance, communal Shabbat dinners, and lectures given by renowned scholars and distinguished lay leaders. Our Young Couples Club, Sisterhood and Men's club have a high level participation in the many social and spiriual events they plan for the year.

Chazak v’Ematz - May we continue to work together and support each other making Montebello Jewish Center the center of Conservative Jewish life in western Rockland County.



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