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Yom Rishon, 21 Tishri 5777

A Message from our Rabbi


When you visit the JCK we are sure that you will feel at home at our various services, programs, and social events. The JCK family is known for its intimate, welcoming, inclusive, and informal character where our Jewish culture and traditions come to life in vibrant and modern ways. We welcome non-Jewish partners to participate in all areas of congregational life. Whether you are looking for a spiritual connection, Jewish education, opportunities for social action, or social programming, the JCK has what you have been looking for in a congregation!



As the rabbi of the JCK, my goal is to facilitate the presentation of Judaism, our texts, culture, theology, food, and Israel, in a way that will instill a sense of excitement and wonderment in Jews of all ages, and lead toward increased curiosity, spirituality and a real sense of community. 

At the JCK we empower our community members to take ownership ofthe aspects of Judaism with which they identify, interact, and in which they are most invested; guiding them towards greater confidence in their Jewish identities and practice. We look forward to welcoming you at one of our services or other great events during the year.

B’Shalom (in peace),

Rabbi Josh Leighton

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Follow this link for our holiday service schedule


Yizkor Service, Wednesday October 12 10AM.  

If you would like to memorialize someone, please send this form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. along with a photo, should you choose.

Looking for a Jewish Program for your preschool toddler?  

Look no more!

BAGELS & BLOX IS FOR YOU (click here)

Click below for this year's school Calendar


Upcoming Events


10.23.2016 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


10.30.2016 11:45 am - 12:30 pm


11.04.2016 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


12.11.2016 11:45 am - 12:30 pm


02.26.2017 11:45 am - 12:30 pm


The Jewish Congregation of Kinnelon is happy to once again participate in the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey EZ Key Program.  The EZ Key Program provides FREE HIGH HOLIDAY TICKETS to Northern New Jersey newcomers who have lived in the area for two years or less.  EZ Key may also make tickets available to unaffiliated non-newcomers so contact JFNNJ anyway; they can put you in touch with synagogues like ours that are able to accomodate you!

For more information or to request your FREE High Holiday tickets, visit www.jfnnj.org/holidaytickets or contact Nancy Perlman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 201-820-3904.

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