Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | June 2, 2023

As shared in last week’s Shabbat Greetings, we repeat our portion, Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89), so that we can stay in sync with the Diaspora reading.  Israel’s weekly Torah portions will…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | May 26, 2023

Last night and today, we celebrate the festival of Shavuot. We, like many Reform congregations in the Diaspora, follow a Festival calendar that is similar to that of the land…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | May 19, 2023

This Shabbat, we begin the fourth book of the Torah – Bemidbar (Numbers 1:1-4:20), or Numbers. This book is the metamorphosis of the Children of Israel into a real Nation. …

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | May 12, 2023

This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day. Have you heard the one about how many Jewish mothers it takes to change a light bulb? “That’s O.K.,” the Jewish mother says, “I’ll…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | May 5, 2023

Our portion this week, Emor (Leviticus 21:1-24:23), deals with many commandments, the largest part relates to Jewish laws of the priestly class who served God in the Temple. One of these…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | April 28, 2023

This week we celebrated Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day) and Yom Ha`atzma’ut (Independence Day) in Israel. Unlike in America, Memorial day is intrinsically connected to Independence day, one following immediately upon the heels of…

WTS Y.E.S. Fund

By templenjAF | April 26, 2023

Please make a donation to the Women of Temple Shalom Y.E.S. (Youth, Education, Special Projects) Fund, to honor this year’s graduation/confirmation class. Donations can be made here.

Social Action Committee Diaper Drive

By templenjAF | April 25, 2023

Please donate to the Temple Shalom Social Action Committee’s annual diaper drive that supports the Central Jersey Diaper Bank. Please contact Ruth Queen for any questions or to schedule a…

Classes: Counting of the Omer

By templenjAF | April 25, 2023

Counting the Omer – An Exploration of the Jewish People’s Transformation Wednesdays – 12 pm EST April 12 – May 24, 2023 Join us as we mark the journey our…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | April 21, 2023

This week, we read a double Torah portion, Tazria Metzora (Leviticus 12:1-15:33) and we welcome the new month of Iyar.  The portion which includes in it a challenging description of Tzara’at a…

Sephardic Shabbat Service on April 21

By templenjAF | April 19, 2023

Join us on Friday, April 21, at 7:30pm, as we celebrate a special “Sephardic Shabbat” service, with guest speaker Dr. Alberto Barugel. In addition, we will be welcoming our new…

Mitzvah Day

By templenjAF | April 17, 2023

Come join us on Sunday, May 7, beginning at 9:30am, for Mitzvah Day. There are numerous ways in which you can help.