Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | June 7, 2024

There has been much concern lately about artificial intelligence (AI). You may have heard when there was a Senate subcommittee hearing that hosted the CEO of OpenAI, the creators of…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | May 31, 2024

Once upon time, there was a meeting in a synagogue. Like many meetings in a synagogue, it was getting heated! It happened in this week, the week when the Torah…

Choir Appreciation & Volunteer Recognition Shabbat Service

By templenjAF | May 28, 2024

Pleas joins us as we celebrate our Choir and our Temple volunteers at a special Shabbat service, on Friday June 14th, at 7:30PM. An enhanced Oneg will follow the service.

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | May 24, 2024

Remembrance is a sacred privilege and a holy obligation. On this Shabbat, we celebrate Memorial Day weekend, the unoffciial beginning of summer and the realization that the Garden State Parkway will be…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | May 17, 2024

As we are in the midst of counting the Omer (the daily counting of the 49 days between Passover and Shavuot), its very appropriate that we read this mitzvah (commandment)…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | May 10, 2024

This week’s Torah portion, Kedoshim (Leviticus 19:1-20:27), has the famous line -You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” v’ahavta l’rei·ekha kamokha.(19:18) Other traditions, religions, and philosophies, religious and secular, provide a variety of sayings…

Thank You to our Mitzvah Day Participants

By templenjAF | May 9, 2024

On May 5, over 75 people participated in Temple Shalom’s annual Mitzvah Day activities. We want to thank all those who participated.  The activities consisted of: Thanks again to everyone…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | May 3, 2024

This week’s Torah portion, Acharei Mot (Leviticus 16:1-18:30), describes the priestly rituals on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Among the sacrifices brought that day by both the High Priest and the children…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | April 26, 2024

The special Torah portion for the intermediate days of Passover on Shabbat is from Exodus 33:12-34:26 and Numbers 28:19-25. As suggested from Reform Judaism, On the Shabbat during Passover, we are…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | April 19, 2024

The Torah portion is Metzora (Leviticus 14:1-15:33), and this year it falls on the Shabbat immediately before Passover and it is called “Shabbat HaGadol.” The portion has God describing the purification ritual for…

Matzah Brei Breakfast

By templenjAF | April 12, 2024

Join us for our annual all-you-can-eat Matzah Brei Breakfast, on Sunday, April 28, starting at 9:00 AM, in the Temple Shalom Social Hall, sponsored by Brotherhood. It’s free, for all…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | April 12, 2024

I happened to read an article about a traditional rabbi in Maryland who started out his words in a way that had me shaking my head. He started by saying…