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

Congregational Education Day:
Sunday Feb. 24th, 10 a.m. till 12
Biblical History and the Prophets

• A political face off of 4 candidates who think they hold the secret to Jewish Survival
• The FIRST Torah reading EVER!
• Which Prophet are you? The secret revealed

Bagels & coffee at 9:30

Family track, Trimester 3: Thinking about participating in Temple Sholom's rewarding alternative to traditional religious school? It's time to finalize family track plans for Trimester 3, which starts March 16th. Family Track is open for adult learning to ALL congregants! Family Track is a unique program designed right here in our temple! Each trimester, our religious school families have the option of sending their children to our Sunday morning program or participating as a family in Family Track, which has 3 components: worship services, at-home learning activities, & Havdalah potluck learning programs on Saturdays from 4-6pm.Trimester 3 is God and Holiness. Join us as we explore different conceptions of God & how we experience holiness in our own lives. Saturdays, March 16, April 6, May 11 from 4-6pm To register, send an email to Amy (rs@sholomnj.org)  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.


'Little guy' is a big mensch: 

Temple Sholom third-grader Ari White recently gathered donations at the temple and added some money of his own for California wildfire relief. Read the story & check out Ari's thank-you.

Upcoming Events

March 8th
6pm - Shabbat TOT Shabbat
6:30pm - Congregational Shabbat Dinner
7:30pm - Kabbalat Shabbat, 4th Gr. Service

Celebrate Purim!
March 20th

5:30pm - Purim Pizza Dinner w/Hamantaschen calzones!!
6:30pm - Purim Service, Megillah Reading & Spiel

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

Events and Temple Calendar