New Synagogue of Fort Lee 1585 Center Ave, Fort Lee, NJ07024 Established in 1993, the New Synagogue of Fort Lee is housed in a modern-looking building with stained glass windows on…More Center Ave. As the name implies, it is one of the newest synagogues in the area and, as such, is in transition as it grows from its humble beginnings as a group of 50 families that banded together to form it. The New Synagogue is home to a Hebrew school and a preschool for ages 3 to 4. It also offers adult education programs. The New Synagogue's mission statement says in part, "The purpose of the New Synagogue of Fort Lee is to serve as a foundation of Jewish life in Fort Lee and surrounding communities." It offers a full program of cultural and social activities, including groups such as Minyan, a sisterhood, a men's club and Young Judea. Weekly services are Friday at 6pm and Saturday at 9am. The synagogue continues to operate under of the spiritual guidance of founder Rabbi Meir M. Berger. The synagogue's social hall is available to rent.
Gesher Shalom is a Conservative, egalitarian synagogue affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.…More It is a spiritual, cultural and social learning center located in the heart of Fort Lee. Given its convenient location, the synagogue boasts members from Manhattan, Bergen, Passaic, Essex and Union Counties. The modest-looking but expansive building houses a gym, a sanctuary, a social hall and multiple classrooms. The synagogue offers adult education, a Hebrew school, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah program, youth groups, a sisterhood and men's groups. It also hosts special events throughout the year such as its holiday bazaar and cabaret.
Formerly known as the Jewish Community Center of Fort Lee, Gesher Shalom changed its name shortly after the events of 9/11. Gesher Shalom, which translates as "Bridge of Peace" is so named because of its proximity to the George Washington Bridge. But honoring its history and the legacy of its founding members, the synagogue also retains its original name.