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TEMPLE SHOLOM REINVENTS ANNUAL HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE

Discover One-of-a-Kind, Handcrafted Holiday Gifts

November 13, 2017 – Temple Sholom of Scotch Plains has reinvented its annual holiday boutique, featuring unique vendors who offer one-of-a-kind, handcrafted gifts. Admission is free and a percentage of the proceeds support Temple Sholom’s educational programs.


TEMPLE SHOLOM TO HOST LECTURE ON ANTI-SEMITISM IN COMMEMORATION OF KRISTALLNACHT

September 28, 2017 – Temple Sholom of Scotch Plains announces its 2017 Kristallnacht program to be held on Sunday, November 5, at 7:00pm. The guest speaker, Dr. Florette Cohen, will focus on “Anti-Semitism Then/Anti-Semitism Now.” In her lecture, she will trace the nature of anti-Semitism from the Holocaust to newer, modern conceptions which include anti-Israel attitudes. 

Dr. Cohen is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the College of Staten Island, a prolific author of articles on the psychology of anti-Semitism, and co-editor of the volume, "Antisemitism in North America: Theory, Research and Methodology." The program is free and open to the public.


TEMPLE SHOLOM OF SCOTCH PLAINS BECOMES FIRST SYNAGOGUE IN UNION COUNTY TO ADOPT VOLUNTARY MEMBERSHIP CONTRIBUTION MODEL

Temple Sholom Launches Mishpakha Program, a Modern View of Membership

July 31, 2017 – Temple Sholom of Scotch Plains announced today that it has launched its new Mishpakha Program, becoming the first synagogue in Union County, NJ, to adopt a voluntary membership contribution model. “Mishpakha,” the Hebrew word for “family” signifies the importance of congregants’ responsibilities to each other within the synagogue community. 


TEMPLE SHOLOM OBSERVES KRISTALLNACHT WITH GUEST LECTURE BY KEAN UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR DR. DENNIS B. KLEIN ON THE 1938 POGROM

Renowned author and speaker will compare and contrast the Kristallnacht atrocities to the plight of today’s Syrian refugees

October 17, 2016 – In observance of Kristallnacht, the two-day pogrom in 1938 that targeted Jews throughout Nazi Germany, Temple Sholom of Scotch Plains has invited Dr. Dennis B. Klein, Professor of History, director of the Jewish Studies Program, and director of the Master of Arts program for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Kean University, to give a guest lecture titled "Abandonment: The Refugee Crisis, 1938/2016." The discussion will compare and contrast the Kristallnacht atrocities to the plight of today’s Syrian refugees.


TEMPLE SHOLOM OF SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD BECOMES FIRST CONGREGATION IN UNION COUNTY TO RECEIVE ABLE AWARD

Synagogue recognized for inclusion of individuals with physical and developmental challenges 

June 8, 2015 – Temple Sholom of Scotch Plains/Fanwood announced today that it is the first congregation in Union County to receive the ABLE Award from the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest. The ABLE Award publicly recognizes Temple Sholom as a community committed to the awareness and inclusion of those with disabilities and their families in all aspects of Jewish community life. 


MICHELLE SHAPIRO ABRAHAM WINS THE COVENANT AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN JEWISH EDUCATION

Current Member and Former Director of Education at Temple Sholom of Scotch Plains-Fanwood Honored in Washington, D.C. 

December 14, 2015 – Temple Sholom of Scotch Plains-Fanwood, announced that synagogue member and Fanwood resident Michelle Shapiro Abraham received The Covenant Award for Excellence in Jewish Education at an awards dinner in Washington, D.C., during the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America last month.