Welcome to the Highland Park Minyan

Thank you for your interest in the Highland Park Minyan. Please see our brochure at the bottom of this page and menbership directions just below. We hope to see you at our services, study sessions and other events.

Membership in the HP Minyan

Minyan Membership

Are you interested in HP Minyan membership?

Please clicki here  or on "2018 Membership and Dues" in the left-hand sidebar, or via check by downloading and completing this form and mailing us your check. Instructions may be found in both locations.

2018/5779 High Holy Day RegistrationText Box

The High Holy Days are Approaching

Click here or in the Sidebar for information about attending our services. Please register now.

Chant Torah & Read Haftarah-Sign Up Here

If you
are able to chant Torah and/or read Haftarah on one of our 1st, 3rd or 5th Shabbat Services, please sign up in advance at the link provided in our Members Only portion of our website.

Click on Members only in the left hand side bar or click here and then when you are in the Members Only home page, click Sign In and then click on the Torah & Haftarah Reading Sign Up in the side bar. You will find instructions there.

If you would like to learn how to chant Torah or read Haftarah, please contact us and we will get you the help you need.


Please join us for these upcoming events...
Our Shabbat Services Take Place in the RCHP Parlor.

Torah Study Sessions Led By Gil Bashe
In-depth Torah study sessions explore the Parsha using Chassidic and Classical Kabbalist commentary to draw out deeper, mystical and spiritual interpretation.
Each First Shabbat of the Month:  Promptly at 9:15AM at the RCHP Annex.

Discussion Group Series Led By Judy Petsonk
Drawing Spiritual Sustenance from Judaism
Discuss one chapter a month of Jewish with Feeling, by Reb Zalman Schacter-Shalomi.
Each Third Shabbat of the Month:  promptly at 9:15AM at the RCHP Annex.

Siddur Themes Discussions Led by Joe Rosenstein
Check the Minyan schedule for specific themes for the next discussion.
Fifth Shabbat of the Month (2018:  March, June, September, December) Promptly at 9:15AM at the RCHP Annex

Study Group (Maimonides' Intro to "Ethics of the Fathers") Led by Joe Rosenstein
9:00 to 10:15am Saturdays  2nd and 4th Shabbat of each month (Resumes after High Holy Days)

In the Parlor at the  RCHP Annex (Exception Room 201 on June 23).

Please email joer@dimacs.rutgers.edu if you are interested in participating.
Maimonides' Intro to "Ethics of the Fathers," is known as "Sh'moneh P'rakim" -- Eight Chapters.
Many of Rambam's philosophical, theological, and psychological theories are reflected in this document.
The reading of the text together in English should lead to interesting discussions.

September 29 - Shabbat Morning Services 10AM at the Leslie family sukkah followed by a pot-luck lunch at 12:30PM

October 1
- Combined Shmini Atzeret/Simhat Torah 10AM at the Minskys, NOT followed by a pot-luck lunch

October 6 - Shabbat Morning Services 10AM at the  RCHP Annex  followed by a pot-luck lunch at 12:30PM

October 14
- Volunteer Food Preparation at Elijah's Promise (Every Second Sunday of the Month)
Elijah's Promise has moved to a noon lunch service for its clients.
Meet at about 10:00 AM to help prepare the meal.
People wishing to help serve the meal should be at Elijah's Promise by 11:45 AM.
Contact Christine Joseph to sign up or for more information

October 19-21  -   Minyan Retreat @ Albatross Hotel in Ocean Grove, NJ!  See details below:


Make your reservations now for our next 
Minyan Fall Retreat!
~ Friday, October 19 — Sunday, October 21 ~

Please join us for a weekend of relaxing, learning, and community at our post-holiday retreat at the historic Albatross Hotel in Ocean Grove, NJ. The hotel is about a block from the boardwalk and the ocean, in a walkable town replete with beautiful Victorian homes, and is less than an hour away from Highland Park.

Our rate for this weekend is $110 per person, which includes:

v  Two nights at the hotel.

v  All meals from Friday night dinner through Sunday lunch.

v  Our usual spirited Shabbat services Friday evening through Saturday night.

v  Engaging teaching, learning, and discussions with our weekend scholar in residence, Rabbi David Seidenberg.      

Please Note - The 2018 Membership Directory is at the Bottom of this Page. The Password is in the February, 2018 Dues Mailing.

2018 HP Minyan Board Meeting Schedule--All paid members are welcome to attend.
January 7, January 28,  March 4,  April 29 (April/May Meeting), June 3, July 5, August 5, August 31 (7:30pm), October 7, November 4, December 2

Click here for: 1-Candle Lighting and Havdalah Times.   2-Torah Readings.
The Highland Park Minyan features traditional egalitarian Shabbat morning services with spirited singing, serious davening, uninhibited discussions, and delicious lunches.  We meet the first, third (and fifth) Shabbat of the month and we warmly welcome visitors and new members to join us. (Please retrieve and return the attachment below if you wish to become a member.)
We also hold services on all the Jewish holidays and on periodic Friday evenings.  We have regular study sessions and shabbatons.
We participate monthly in a local soup kitchen and in collecting food for the local hungry, and we sponsor an annual Tzedakah Collective.
  • We are egalitarian:  all of our services are conducted by our members; men and women participate fully in all ritual activities.
  • We are inclusive:  we welcome all Jews and all those who are interested in Judaism.
  • We are diverse:  our members are all ages, and include singles and families.
  • We are child friendly:  we have children’s programs and provide childcare. 
  • We are transdenominational:  our members have a variety of backgrounds and levels of Jewish observance; in our discussions, all questions and comments are welcome.
  • We are traditional:  our services are traditional, although somewhat abbreviated.
  • We are innovative:  members are welcome to introduce new approaches into the services.
The Highland Park Minyan has been meeting for over 35 years. Click here for directions.
You are invited to check our Prayer ServicesCalendar and Tikkun Olam pages to see some of our planned activities.
Highland Park Minyan members may sign on to this website for Members Only content.
The best way to use the forms below is to right click, ave and then open the form from your saved location.
David Goldfarb,
May 6, 2016, 8:00 AM
Steven Richman,
Mar 5, 2016, 4:06 PM
Steven Richman,
Mar 6, 2018, 6:46 AM
Mozis Nigun (Learning Track) Joey Weisenberg.MP3
David Goldfarb,
Mar 25, 2014, 4:43 PM
Steven Richman,
Feb 9, 2018, 7:36 AM
David Goldfarb,
Dec 14, 2017, 6:23 PM