Congregation B’nai jacob

Jersey City’s contemporary egalitarian synagogue

176 West Side Avenue  jersey city nj    201-435-5725

Welcome to B’nai Jacob

Congregation B'nai Jacob is a contemporary egalitarian congregation in the Conservative tradition, dedicated to developing, supporting, and sustaining contemporary Judaism, Jewish living, and our diverse Jewish community for 50 years. 

We seek to encourage and stimulate higher levels of Jewish knowledge, ethical living, and observance among our members, and to transmit these traditions to the next generations.

Because B’nai Jacob recognizes the wide divergence of knowledge and practice among Jews in Hudson County today, we have designed and enhanced our services to provide a fulfilling Jewish experience to all.

Within our warm, supportive community, we strive to foster meaningful spiritual experiences and a sense of Jewish connection and continuity. We provide a welcoming environment which values feelings of kinship, a sense of belonging, and spiritual enrichment in daily living and life cycle events.

Under the spiritual leadership of Rabbi Marsha Dubrow, our inclusive, egalitarian religious services include a high level of congregational participation, such as reading the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah, leading responsive readings, and conducting services on alternate Shabbats. Members enjoy Shabbat and festival dinners many times during the year and a new program of Jewish cultural activities.  Come visit us.  You will receive a warm welcome at B'nai Jacob. 

Please browse through this website for more information about the congregation. Then give us a call at (201) 435-5725 or email and we’ll be in touch.mailto:info@bnaijacobjc.orgshapeimage_1_link_0

This website ©2014 Congregation B’nai Jacob of Jersey City NJ. Last updated 9/24/2014.


To the left and right of the Bimah photograph above are the words which are an inseparable part of our ark doors and before the congregation at all times. These words are, transliterated, “Hesed” and “Emet”: “Righteousness” and “Truth.” They are the fundamental ideas that inform the Jewish faith and our practice of it.

Thursday Morning
Sept 25th
9 AM
Rosh Hashanah I

Thursday Afternoon
Sept. 25th 3 PM

Complete High Holy Days and
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The Rabbi’s Column
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Join us for the High Holy Days!

No membership required! No tickets required!

All are welcome: singles, families, couples, LGBTQ, and even those who haven't been to shul since their Bar/Bat Mitzvah!

We offer a Jewish experience for the High Holy Days that both honors our tradition and allows for new rituals and prayers. This year, Rabbi/Cantor Marsha Dubrow will be introducing a Special Kavanah (Intentionality) interactive activity that promises to awaken your deepest yearnings for change.

Try us...we think you'll like us!

For High Holy Day schedule, click here.

About 100 people attended Rabbi Dubrow’s Installation Ceremony on Sept 14th. Details here.