Rock Shabbat Service featuring Syd Bakal

By templenjAF | December 3, 2023

Temple Shalom and the Alan J Malinger Rock Shabbat Fund are pleased to present Syd Bakal as our featured artist in residence for Shabbat evening service, Friday, December 15, 2023…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | December 1, 2023

One of the most challenaging stories in the Torah concerns Jacob and his nocturnal encounter with a mysterious opponent with whom he wrestles throughout one fateful night. This week’s Torah…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | November 24, 2023

Yesterday was Thanksgiving, hopefully a time when all came together to be thankful for our many blessings. With family, friends, feast, and football, it iwas a day of time-honored traditions…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | November 17, 2023

As we read in this week’s Torah portion, Toledot (Genesis 25:19-28:9), in anguish, Rebecca clutches her hugely enlarged belly and cries out, “If it’s to continue like this, what is to become…

Religious School Fundraiser

By templenjAF | November 16, 2023

Help out our religious school by ordering delicious Krispy Kreme sufganiyot for Hanukkah. Order here by November 30, for pick-up on December 8.

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | November 10, 2023

This week’s Torah portion, Chayei Sarah (Genesis 23:1-25:18) begins with “And this was the life of Sarah, she lived…” and continues to explore some relevant details of Sarah’s life. Commentators explain that this introduction…

Order your Mah Jongg cards from WTS

By templenjAF | November 7, 2023

Purchase your Mah Jongg cards, and support WTS at the same time! They can be ordered here.

Frozen Turkey Breast Donations

By templenjAF | November 3, 2023

Thursday, November 16, 5:00 – 6:00 P.M. The Matawan Municipal Food Pantry needs frozen turkey breasts for Thanksgiving. Many one- to two-person households do not want a large turkey. We…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | November 3, 2023

On Shabbat morning, October 7th, Israel was brutally attacked by the terrorist group, Hamas.  Ever since, as Israel fights for its very survival, trying to bring home the over 200…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | October 27, 2023

Just a few weeks ago, we read the story of Adam, the first human. We also read that it was not good for him to be alone. Hmm, do you…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | October 20, 2023

GOD MAKES MISTAKES?!  The Creator of the Universe makes MISTAKES?  The Law Giver, the Divine Judge, the Ruler of the World, supposedly perfect in every way, MAKES MISTAKES? But then, when…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | October 13, 2023

This Shabbat, we begin the cycle of the Torah reading once again with Bereishit (Genesis 1:1-6:8). It is in this portion that we read of the first murder, when Cain…