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 ›

  • Chag Sameach!

    Wishing you and yours a happy and peaceful Passover.

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News

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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.


Photography project: This trimester we are doing a community project on what holiness looks like to you through photography.  Send photos in which you see God or feel surrounded by holiness to tshalomnjholinessphoto@gmail.com.


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.

News

Family Brunch, Saturday, April 27, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: “Chef” Rabbi Abraham and Barbara will be at the Omelet station. Come celebrate Shabbat! Open to all members. 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 Cousin 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

April 20th
Congregational Passover Seder - 6pm

April 26th
Yom HaShoah Program - 7pm
Three Stories of Rescue and Remembrance: Part I
w/ Dr. Elin Diamond

April 27th
Annual Congregatonal Brunch - 11am

April 28th
Rockin' For Autism Music Festival - 11am - 6pm
LaGrande Park, Fanwood

Yom HaShoah Service - 7pm
Three Stories of Rescue and Remembrance: Part II
w/ Holocaust survivor Peter Fleishmann

May 4th
TSMC Poker Night - 8pm

Events and Temple Calendar