Welcome to Temple Sholom

  • Welcome

    Temple Sholom is a Reform Jewish congregation that aspires to create a warm and caring atmosphere, one that fosters inclusiveness and community and welcomes to all who wish to meaningfully participate in our Jewish community. Come see what we're all about. Read More ›

  • Worship With Us

    Shabbat is a time of joy. We celebrate either the week that we have just passed through, or the opportunity for rest and renewal. We come together as a congregation to fashion our individual prayer into a chorus...Learn More ›

  • Our History... Our Home

    Revisit the history of Temple Sholom, from our humble first synagogue on Grove Street to our new, modern Temple in Scotch Plains... and more than 100 years of milestones in between! Read More ›

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Religious School

Teacher-appreciation Shabbat: On Friday night, May 10th we honor our teachers! Between now and then, we ask that parents, children and congregants bring in letters of appreciation, thank you notes and cash donations to the temple office to be combined for teacher gifts. Please join us for this annual event.

Family track, Trimester 3: Family Track is open for adult learning to ALL congregants! Family Track is a unique program designed right here in our temple! Family Track has 3 components: worship services, at-home learning activities, & Havdalah potluck learning programs. Trimester 3: Join us as we explore different conceptions of God & how we experience holiness in our lives.  Check Havdalah dates & find out more!

Video prayer library

Students can use the video prayer library to master prayers they're learning in Hebrew school. Watch over 50 videos of Cantor Sharlein following the Hebrew while reading & chanting prayers Temple Sholom style. Ask school staff for the student login.

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Jewish Education at Temple Sholom is an effort among educators, parents and students to make Judaism part of who we are. We embrace making educated Jewish choices that add meaning and holiness to our lives.
Overview of our program.


Open House, Sunday, April 7, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.: Looking for the right religious school & Jewish community for your family? Learn about our innovative approach to membership & Jewish education, our welcoming congregation and see why our families—traditional, non-traditional and interfaith—have made Temple Sholom their home! More info and RSVP

Family Brunch, Saturday, April 27, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: “Chef” Rabbi Abraham will be at the Omelet station. Come celebrate Shabbat! Open to all. No charge, but RSVP is required by April 23rd! More info and RSVP

Commemorating the Holocaust:
Three Stories of Rescue and Remembrance 

Over a three-week span starting in late April, Temple Sholom will host three powerful Holocaust commemorative events. We hope you will join us.

  • Friday, April 26, 7 p.m. - Following the Sunset Kabbalat Service, Temple member Dr. Elin Diamond presents a talk "My Cousing Diane: From Arrest to Rescue to the Wall of Justice" recounting Elin's family's Holocaust experience that included a famous rescue of Jewish children who were hidden by French families.
  • Sunday, April 28, 7 p.m. - Our annual Yom HaShoah Service of Remembrance and Hope, with Holocaust survivor Peter Fleishmann's story of his "Journey to Freedom" in 1941, an escape from Prague under Nazi occupation.
  • Wednesday, May 15, 7:30 p.m. - Sisterhood presents a special open book club discussion on The Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France by Caroline Moorehead. This meeting is open to all (not just women).

More details here.

Upcoming Events

March 22
7:30pm - Kabalat Shabbat - Choir Service

March 24th
11:30am-1:00pm - Purim Carnival
7:00pm - Author Alice Sparberg Alexiou, Author of DEVIL'S MILE-
A fascinating cultural history of NYC's Bowery.

March 28th
Meatloaves due for volunteers to serve @ St. John's Soup Kitchen on 3/29

April 5th
6:00pm - Sholom TOT Shabbat
6:30 - Congregational Shabbat Dinner
7:30pm - Kabbalat Shabbat - 3rd Grade Service

April 20th
6pm - Congregational Passover Seder

Events and Temple Calendar