The Union County Torah Center is a Jewish educational outreach center and synagogue serving the Union County area (Westfield, Mountainside, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford, Clark, Springfield).
The Chabad-Lubavitch philosophy is our foundation and inspiration. Chabad is an acronym of three Hebrew words: Chochma (wisdom) Binah (understanding), and Daas (knowledge).
The Torah Center is first and foremost an educational organization, whose basic philosophy is that all Jews share the privilege of having been given our spiritual heritage, and that the wisdom and knowledge of the Torah is open to all who wish to learn and grow. Our classes for adults and children are held throughout the year on a thought-provoking range of subjects, taught by our staff scholars as well as dynamic guest speakers. The Torah Center’s Sunday Hebrew School is a place where children look forward to spending time.
The environment is spirited and the learning is enjoyable and rewarding. In addition, throughout the year, Jewish families from the entire region enjoy holiday parties, programs, and hands-on learning experiences such as the Shofar, Olive Oil, Matzah, and Torah Factories at the appropriate times of the year. Of course, every week we offer warm and welcoming Friday night and Shabbat services in our shul, and every year we hold High Holiday services in a public place — always open to all.
A fundamental value of Chabad is an unconditional love of all Jews, regardless of affiliation, level of knowledge, or observance. This principle is the basis of all of our work; our programs and services are for all Jews. At the Torah Center, all Jews are family, and our home is your home. We invite you to come meet us-learn and celebrate our Jewish tradition together with us. At the Union County Torah Center, what we try to offer most of all is warmth, friendliness, and acceptance that you will sense as soon as you walk through the door.