Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | February 23, 2024

Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20-30:10) is a unique portion in that Moses is behind the scenes. In fact, he is not mentioned by name at all, and all the focus is on his…

Purim Celebrations

By templenjAF | February 22, 2024

Join us to celebrate Purim! Here’s what we have planned: March 23 – Purim Shpiel: Join us for our Purim Megillah reading. All ages welcomed. Please come dressed up; prizes…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | February 16, 2024

This week’s Torah portion, Terumah (Exodus 25:1-27:19), we learned that God asked the Jewish People to build the Mishkan (Tabernacle)?  Why? Does God need a home, or is God everywhere? The text tells us: “God…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | February 9, 2024

We are probably aware that the month of February is Black History Month. School children across the nation are exposed to black writers and thinkers as they devote classroom time…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | February 2, 2024

We read in this week’s Torah, Yitro (Exodus 18:1-20:23), “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house: you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | January 26, 2024

Did you ever find yourself stuck between a rock and a hard place? Of course you did; we all have! There are times when we must choose between two un-satisfactory options…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | January 19, 2024

In this week’s portion, Bo (Exodus 10:1-13:16), we read about the exodus from Egypt. We receive the laws of the Passover Seder, the sacred meal eaten on the evening of Passover. We learn…

Feb. 2 Kabbalat Shabbat Service, Mediterranean Dinner and Israeli Dancing

By templenjAF | January 15, 2024

Join us on February 2, at 6:30pm for a Kabbalat Shabbat service, followed by an amazing family night of Israeli themed dinner and Israeli dancing, sponsored by the Adult Jewish…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | January 12, 2024

In a letter to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. following the march from Selma to Montgomery in March 1965, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel wrote: “ Even without words…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | January 5, 2024

This Shabbat marks the third anniversary since the horrific attack on the US Capital. On that day, there were some individuals who wore shirts that said: 6MWE – it stands…

“I Support the Girls” Donation Drive

By templenjAF | January 3, 2024

Join the Social Action Committee in making a meaningful impact. We’re excited to announce our “I Support the Girls” donation drive. Monetary donations can be made here.

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | December 29, 2023

This week we finish reading the book of Genesis with the portion, Vayechi (Genesis 47:28-50:26). It is a powerful book containing so many important themes. But there is one theme that runs…