Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | December 22, 2023

This week’s Torah portion, Vayigash (Genesis 44:18-47:27), Joseph finally reveals himself to his brothers, and secures a place and a future for the family in Egypt in the province of Goshen. The Torah…

MLK Weekend Services

By templenjAF | December 19, 2023

Temple Shalom and New Light Baptist Community Church are joining together for their 20th annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Reverend Edna Wiley will deliver the special sermon…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | December 15, 2023

We are all born with a sense that our lives are supposed to make a difference. As kids, we imagine ourselves in moments of adventure and greatness, moments of nobility…

Shabbat Greetings

By templenjAF | December 8, 2023

It’s that time of year. Nights are longer, and we are preparing to light up the darkness with the candles of our menorahs. Traditionally on Hanukkah, “gelt” (money) is distributed…

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…