Ahavas Sholom – an Historic Landmark and Sacred Space

Newark's Last Remaining Synagogue born of the Great European Migration at the turn of the 20th Century

145 Broadway, Newark, NJ 07104
Phone: 973-485-2609 | Email: cahavassholom@optimum.net


Congregation Ahavas Sholom is a diverse community of Jews whose families came from Iran, Belarus, West Africa, Ukraine, Jamaica, Poland, Sudan, and Lithuania.

Our egalitarian community does Jewish together. We pray, eat, study, laugh, and argue.

A group of 10 to 30 of us gathers every Shabbat morning, starting at 9:00 a.m., for services and Kiddush lunch.

On periodic Friday evenings we hold Friday night services followed by communal Shabbat dinners.

We also come together for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Succot, Channukah, Tu B’Shvat, Purim, Pesach, Shevuot, and Tisha B’Av.

And then there are the life-cycle events, including birthdays, aufrufs (before marriages), weddings, baby’s namings, brises, and b’nei mitzvot.

Please contact us by phone 973-485-2609 or email: cahavassholom@optimum.net