Welcome our new Religious School Director

By templenjAF | May 7, 2022

Please welcome David Gronlund-Jacob, Temple Shalom’s new Religious School Director. After a career in sales and sales management, David returned to school and received a MARE from the Hebrew Union…

Celebrate Summer 50/50 raffle

By templenjAF | May 7, 2022

The raffle winner will be pulled June 12th at the annual congregational meeting. Winner need not be present. Tickets are no longer available for purchase.

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | May 6, 2022

This week’s portion, Kedoshim (Leviticus 19:1-20:27) continues to discuss the laws of holiness, changing focus from the world of the Sanctuary and Priests to the Israelites as a whole, commanding…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | April 29, 2022

When I have taken our post-Confirmation students on trips, one of the things we always try to do is visit a church on Sunday morning so we can learn more…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | April 22, 2022

In the Disney musical, Frozen 2, Anna sings: I’ve seen dark before, but not like this This is cold, this is empty, this is numb The life I knew is…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | April 15, 2022

These past two years when we celebrated Pesach, I don’t think we realized that we were actually ENTERING Egypt, Mitzrayim, the narrow place, the place of confinement.   Now, for some…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | April 8, 2022

Much like COVID, pandemics throughout history, from the Black Death to the 1918 influenza outbreak to HIV/AIDS, all have exposed deep fissures within our society. Plagues magnify issues of economic…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | April 1, 2022

This week’s Torah portion, Tazria (Leviticus 12:1-13:59) discusses tzara’at, a skin disease understood in rabbinic tradition as punishment for lashon hara, evil speech. The public retribution is that the afflicted person suffers so…

Brotherhood Men’s Seder

By templenjAF | March 25, 2022

Join us for a unique seder designed specifically for men. April 5 at 7:00pm Get more details here.

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | March 25, 2022

This Shabbat, we are excited to welcome Naomi Less into our community as a guest of the Alan J Malinger Rock Shabbat program. My dad died over 4 1/2 years…

Temple Shalom Community Seder

By templenjAF | March 20, 2022

Spring brings the promise of so many new beginnings and rebirth after a long cold winter. This year, more than ever, we are excited to join together as a congregation,…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | March 18, 2022

In this week’s Torah portion, Tzav (Leviticus 6:1-8:36), we read that of all the sacrifices, why must the one that offers gratitude be eaten that day? Why no leftovers? Why…