Author Archives: Rabbi Avi Friedman

About Rabbi Avi Friedman

I am the rabbi of Congregation Ohr Shalom - SJCC, a progressive Conservative and traditional congregation. I am also husband to Jodi as well as father to Gabi, Jonah, Jessica and Ilana. I have been a part of the Summit community since 2005.

Statement of our Common Ground

We, the Summit Interfaith Council (The Interfaith) of Summit, NJ, state unequivocally that we affirm community safety and trust, the equal treatment of all of our citizens as well as the stranger among us. We denounce the rhetoric of bigotry … Continue reading

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Lights of Love Vigil

On Monday, August 14, we responded to the hate exhibited in Charlottesville by coming together in love.  Click here to read more about it.

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Martin Luther King Day of Service 2017

Please Join us once again as Summit observes the birthday of Dr. King on Monday, January 16th, by joining together in service culminating with the Evening Worship Service at Fountain  Baptist Church at 7:00pm.

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Books That Matter – Session 2

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Author Debbie Irving to Visit Summit

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Summit Clergy Respond to Pope Francis

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MLK Day 2016

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Books that Matter

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Summit Interfaith Thanksgiving 2015

Please join us  for the annual Summit Interfaith Thanksgiving Service – Sunday, November 22, 5:00pm at Christ Church. Submit a 30-second video telling your family’s immigration story and it will become a part of the community Thanksgiving observance.  Click here.

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Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Date: Sunday, November 23rd Time: 5:00 pm Place: Congregation Ohr Shalom – SJCC Who: Free & Open to the Public – please join us! What: Musical presentations by the choirs, bands and groups of Summit’s interfaith community, a presentation by and … Continue reading

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