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Closter

Temple Emanu-El of Closter

What does being Jewish mean today?

What is my role in the community?

How can I help Israel?

If these questions or others like them have ever entered your mind, step into Temple Emanu-El.

Our inviting atmosphere inspires everyone from children to seniors to learn and connect. Our adult education programs offer classes on ethics, Israel, the lifecycle, Jewish music, and so much more.

Our social action calendar is filled with people actively engaged in acts of chesed and tzedakah.

Daily services at Temple Emanu-El provide a forum for mourners and celebrants alike to worship in our majestic prayer spaces.

Our religious school curriculum brings Judaism alive and blends our history and faith with today’s real-world experiences. Our students are engaged and motivated to incorporate our traditions into their daily lives.

Our Shabbat observances are centered around singing, reflection, wrestling with big and important ideas, and breaking bread together.

At Temple Emanu-El we exemplify being active for Israel and IN Israel. Multiple missions annually for different demographics, along with speakers and activities, are just some of the ways we connect each person at our Temple to our homeland.

We look forward to welcoming you into our family.

180 Piermont Road. templeemanu-el.com. (201) 750-9997.

Emerson

Congregation B’nai Israel

Congregation B’nai Israel is an innovative, Conservative egalitarian synagogue at 53 Palisade Ave. Its members hail from throughout the Pascack Valley area and neighboring towns in Bergen County.

Rabbi Debra Orenstein is a seventh-generation rabbi who embodies a combination of intellect, warmth, spirituality, and charm. Cantor Lenny Mandel is a rabbi and cantor whose passion for music brings additional beauty and creativity to our services. Together, they are changing the synagogue experience and creating a new approach to Jewish life and community.

In addition to traditional services, the synagogue offers monthly Shabbat programs and services for families. Its popular “Casual Shabbat” services have had themes such as “Beatles Shabbat” (prayers sung to Beatles tunes) and “Fiddler on the Roof Shabbat” that uplift, inspire, and entertain congregants of all ages.

A pre-Hebrew School program is conducted on Sunday mornings for children who are in kindergarten through second grade in public school. The regular Hebrew School program is for children in third through seventh grades. Adult education course topics have included: Insights into the Torah, Approaches to Self-Care, and Jewish Life in the Twenty-first Century. The synagogue has many committees and clubs including Sisterhood, Men’s Club, Significant Seniors, and Social-Action.

The new member promotion offers half-off first-year dues. The synagogue’s Genesis Membership rates for qualifying young couples ($360) and singles ($180) will even generate a dues credit when transitioning to traditional member status. High Holy Days tickets are included with all levels of membership. Nonmembers who buy High Holy Days tickets may apply the cost to their first year dues if they decide to join after the holidays.

Call (201) 265-2272, e-mail office@bisrael.com or visit www.bisrael.com.

Englewood

Center for Jewish Identity Explanatory Service presented by Congregation Ahavath Torah

The Center for Jewish Identity strives to present a relevant, modern, and practical approach to traditional Torah Judaism. Our “Short and Sweet” High Holy Days services are an abridged service/discussion featuring several selected prayers. We discuss, read, and sing meaningful selections in our one-and-a-half hour service. Kids and adults participate side by side in the service, which is followed by a sumptuous Kiddush.

The services are held in conjunction with Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood, the largest Orthodox synagogue in New Jersey which has been featuring such user-friendly, explanatory services for the High Holy Days for almost two decades.

The services will be led by Rabbi Yitzchok Weinberger, a dynamic and engaging educator who fosters a warm and welcoming synagogue atmosphere. Year round, CJID’s Torah classes, discussion groups, social action programs, and monthly explanatory Shabbat services offer opportunities for every Jew to expand their understanding of and involvement in Jewish tradition.

The High Holy Days services will be held on both days of Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur from 10-11:30 a.m. and Kol Nidrei night at 6:30 p.m. in Congregation Ahavath Torah, 240 Broad Ave. in Englewood. There is no charge for attending. Please register at cjid.org or at http://bit.ly/ahavathtorahlinks.

Congregation Kol HaNeshamah

Congregation Kol HaNeshamah (Voice of the Soul) is the only Conservative synagogue serving the Englewood/Tenafly community. We are a havurah-style egalitarian shul under the leadership of Rabbi Fred Elias. Shabbat and holiday services are highly participatory and musical, as lay leaders along with the rabbi lead prayers, leyn (chant from the Torah), and offer divrai Torah (teachings). Discussion during services is encouraged. Kol HaNeshamah is deeply committed to tikkun olam (healing the world). Members and their children participate in a number of community projects such as staffing a homeless shelter, leading holiday services for hospital patients, and visiting nursing homes.

Hebrew school for grades K-seventh is available through our affiliate community school. Adult Talmud and synagogue skills classes are led by our rabbi, our members, and guest speakers. Community events and celebrations such as Chanukah and Purim parties, Shabbat luncheons, Friday night dinners, book club, and theater trips provide opportunities to share the joy of Jewish living in an atmosphere that is warm and respectful of the diversity of observance.

High Holy Days tickets are free, but reservations are required. Call (201) 816-1611 or e-mail Info@KHNJ.org. Shabbat morning and holiday services are held weekly on the premises of St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 113 Engle St., Englewood. Services begin at 9:45 a.m. Children’s services at 10:30 a.m. Visit our website at: www.KHNJ.org.

Fair Lawn

Fair Lawn Jewish Center/Congregation B’nai Israel

The Fair Lawn Jewish Center/Congregation B’nai Israel invites you to join our welcoming, egalitarian, Conservative congregation for the High Holy Days and year-round. Spiritually uplifting and socially dynamic, the FLJC creates community and connection with a wide range of prayer, educational, and social offerings for all ages.

All are welcome at our Shabbat and daily services as well as our holiday celebrations. Egalitarian and traditional services are held every Shabbat morning. Experience junior congregation, a nationally recognized morning minyan for teens, tot Shabbat, and family services.

Our religious school, the Howard and Joshua Herman Educational Center, meets two days a week. Teachers utilize current technology to engage and educate our students. For registration information, call principal Judy Gutin at (201) 796-7884 or email her at principal@fljc.com.

For more information, call our executive director Claudia Judelman at (201) 796-5040, email info@fljc.com, or claudia@fljc.com, or go to www.fljc.com. Join us to worship and grow together.

Temple Beth Sholom

Celebrating its 60th anniversary year, Temple Beth Sholom of Fair Lawn invites the community to feel the energy, enthusiasm and inspiration of its warm and friendly congregation. The synagogue offers a variety of adult education programs, family programming, and activities sponsored by our Sisterhood, Men’s Club, 60+ social club (Chaverim), social action committee, and youth groups (USY, Kadima). Also offered are daily morning and evening minyans, junior congregation, and a Shabbat Torah study group.

Led by Rabbi Alberto (Baruch) Zeilicovich and Cantor Ted Prosnitz, Temple Beth Sholom is a traditional Conservative congregation affiliated with United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. It serves the religious, educational, cultural, and social needs of more than 200 households in the Fair Lawn, Glen Rock, Paramus and Ridgewood areas.

Temple Beth Sholom is a founding member of the Northern New Jersey Jewish Academy, a consortium school with programs from pre-K to seventh grade. For information about the religious school, contact the religious school director, Rabbi Estelle Mills at emills@synagogue.org or contact Rabbi Zeilicovich through the temple office.

The state-licensed Helen Troum Nursery School and Kindergarten provides a developmentally appropriate program for children ages 2 to 5, after-school enrichment, early care, a Mommy and Me program, and a summer camp. The school welcomes families with children from other congregations and unaffiliated families from Fair Lawn and surrounding communities. For information about the nursery school and kindergarten, call Debora Lesnoy at (201) 797-2865 or email dlesnoytbs@yahoo.com.

Temple Beth Sholom is offering a one-time-only introductory rate for new members of $436. Call the office for details at (201) 797-9321. The synagogue is located at 40-25 Fair Lawn Ave. in Fair Lawn at the corner of Saddle River Road.

Fort Lee

The Jewish Community Center of Fort Lee/Congregation Gesher Shalom 

The Jewish Community Center of Fort Lee / Congregation Gesher Shalom is a warm, family-friendly, Conservative synagogue which respects traditional values and incorporates both traditional and innovative High Holy Day Services.

We are completely egalitarian and inclusive in all aspects of synagogue life. Our many programs serve a multi-generational congregation and include many opportunities for worship of God, as well as adult and family-based education. We ensure a positive Jewish experience and home in which every member matters.

Why join?

You will enjoy festive Shabbat dinners, inspiring lectures, family-friendly holiday celebrations, social activities and more!

We are also the only Conservative synagogue in the area to hold a minyan twice each day.

Our thriving Hebrew school has an innovative curriculum, utilizing technology and emphasizing love of our Jewish Heritage, Torah, and Israel. We offer many learning/registration options.

Want to learn more about our community?

Visit our website at www.geshershalom.org to find out all about us and see a list of current events and service times, or feel free to call the office (201) 947-1735 and schedule an appointment to get acquainted with our vibrant synagogue community.

The New Synagogue of Fort Lee Congregation Kehilat Baruch

The story of the New Synagogue of Fort Lee and Kehilat Baruch is intertwined with the story of its rabbi, spiritual leader, and cantor, Meir M. Berger. Inspired by his great-grandfather’s shul in Mea Shearim, the New Synagogue of Fort Lee is the brainchild of a tenacious rabbi and a committed congregation.

From the small space at the Senior Citizens Center of Fort Lee to a tent on Palisade Avenue, on to a modest house on Center Avenue and finally, as the congregation grew in strength and numbers, to a brand new, lovely sanctuary at the corner of Center Avenue and Whitman Street in Fort Lee. Our beit tefillah is grounded in traditional Conservative values, celebrating Shabbat, holidays, and Jewish life cycle events. Kehilat Baruch aims to fulfill the educational, cultural, social, and charitable needs of the Jewish community of Fort Lee and its environs. Our Hebrew school aims to instill Jewish literacy through Torah, Hebrew, lifecycle highlights (Shabbat, bat/bar mitzvah), Jewish values, and history, and to develop a spirit of Yiddishkeit. A vibrant sisterhood offers a yearly program of cultural and social activities to benefit the growing diversity of its membership.

1585 Center Ave. (201) 947-1555.

The Sephardic Congregation of Fort Lee
Your Sephardic home

Come and join us for the only Sephardic Selihot service in Fort Lee, get familiar with the High Holy Days tunes, sing in unison, and connect to your rich Sephardic past.

Weekday Selihot Monday to Friday 6 a.m.; Sunday 7 a.m.

Join us also for an uplifting experience of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Services as well as the rest of the year with our new rabbi, Ilan Acoca.

We are a warm Sephardic Congregation where everyone feels at home. Come experience the feeling with us!

For more information, please call us at (201) 543-9459 or email us at betyosef18@gmail.com

313 Tom Hunter Ave., Fort Lee

Franklin Lakes

Barnert Temple

What do you seek?

Do you try to live with the value that you are part of something larger than yourself? Do you strive for ethical and spiritual growth?

At Barnert, we try to grow as a sacred community. We’re committed to offering Jewish experiences that are relevant, accessible, and meaningful. We welcome, appreciate, and value people of all ages and backgrounds.

These are our core values; perhaps they match yours:

• Mutual respect for one another, derech eretz

• Questioning and seeking insight, rodef chochmah

• A partnership of members, leaders, professionals, and clergy, brit shleimut

• Love of the Jewish people and the State of Israel, klal Yisrael

• Repair of our world, tikun olam

We’d love to meet you.

Please join us on Shabbat and/or the High Holy Days.

Explore our spectacular preschool and innovative religious school. Call Vicky Farhi at (201) 848-1800. Discover more at www.barnerttemple.org.

747 Route 208 South, Franklin Lakes

Glen Rock

Glen Rock Jewish Center

The Glen Rock Jewish Center is a welcoming, vibrant, egalitarian congregation with a strong commitment to purposeful Jewish living. We also know how to have fun. Our social hall comes alive with weekly events and activities that are sure to appeal. There is always something happening at GRJC. Our synagogue deftly blends and balances the rich teachings of our Jewish heritage with the very best lessons of modern culture. We are proud of our participatory services, our commitment to social action, and our dedication to Jewish education for people of all ages. Our adult education, nursery school, and Hebrew school offer something for everyone. GRJC is proud to offer Hebrew School classes for children ages 7-13 with special needs.

The great Rabbi Hillel taught: “Become a part of your community” (Pirke Avot 2:5). It is our hope that you will become part of our community, and that we may all grow together. Make your family part of our family!

We would be happy to answer any questions you have about our programs and services. Come meet our rabbi, Jennifer Schlosberg. Our synagogue is at 682 Harristown Road in Glen Rock. For information email office@grjc.org or call (201) 652-6624.

Hoboken

The United Synagogue of Hoboken

The United Synagogue of Hoboken is Hoboken’s vibrant, inclusive, and participatory Jewish community, serving Hudson County. We have revived a historic synagogue building and century-old Jewish community, and we strive to nurture and renew the spark of Judaism in each individual.

Rabbi Robert Scheinberg has led the community with sensitivity and wisdom since 1997 (see http://rabbischeinberg.blogspot.com). Educational programs for all ages, led by Early Childhood Director Rachelle Grossman and Learning Center Director Grace Gurman-Chan, help our children to embark on the adventure of Jewish life and experiential Jewish learning. Our partnerships with organizations like Moishe House Hoboken and Jewish Young Adults of Hoboken help Jewish young adults in our area to forge connections with the Jewish community. For over a decade we have hosted the Introduction to Judaism program of the Rabbinical Assembly of New Jersey, drawing adults from around the state to explore Judaism in a comfortable and validating atmosphere. Services on weekdays, Shabbat, and holidays are musical, participatory, and thought-provoking. Concerts, films, guest speakers, and volunteer projects help us to engage with Judaism through our minds, our hearts, and our hands. Find out more about our congregation, and about Jewish life in Hoboken, at www.hobokensynagogue.org or www.facebook.com/HobokenSynagogue.

Leonia

Congregation Adas Emuno

A place to experience your Jewish identity

We are an inclusive Reform synagogue that has served the northern Hudson and Bergen County area since our founding in 1871. Rabbi Barry Schwartz welcomes all to Shabbat evening services and morning Torah study, bringing a wealth of knowledge and insight that deepens our understanding of Judaism and our appreciation of Jewish writings and history. Cantor Sandy Horowitz brings us music and prayer that uplifts and enlivens our services. She also serves as director of our religious school, a place of joyful learning that encompasses Jewish culture, prayer and Hebrew. Our congregants find ample opportunities to join together and participate in Shabbat and holiday services, adult education, and meaningful social action programs. Learn more about us at www.adasemuno.org. Or leave a message at the temple office (201) 592-1712.

Mahwah

Beth Haverim Shir Shalom

Beth Haverim Shir Shalom, at 280 Ramapo Valley Road, is a warm and welcoming Reform congregation serving Rockland and Bergen counties. Its more than 435 families are led by enthusiastic lay leaders in cooperation with interim Rabbi Barry Diamond and Cantor David Perper. In addition to inviting and spiritual services, it offers an outstanding one-day-a-week religious school, including a unique family school, junior-senior youth groups, vibrant lifelong learning, junior and adult choirs, and brotherhood, sisterhood, and social action groups. Friday evening Shabbat services are held at 6 p.m. on the first Friday of the month and 7:30 p.m the remaining Fridays. We offer a family service on the first Friday of each month. For more information please call (201) 512-1983 or go to www.bethhaverimshirshalom.org.

Old Tappan

Chabad of Old Tappan

The Chabad of Old Tappan family welcomes you for the High Holy Days.

To join Chabad of Old Tappan is to enjoy an inspiring synthesis of delights for body and soul. Beyond an emphasis on prayers and rituals, Chabad OT provides a familial atmosphere where you will feel an intuitive sense of community altruism, at once joyfully celebrating one another’s simchas and providing heartfelt support during times of adversity.

Chabad OT is spearheaded by Rabbi Mendy and Devora Lewis, a warm, caring and energetic couple who are loved and admired by all who meet them. With a welcoming spirit and judgment-free approach, we allow for Jewish traditions and the teachings of Torah to be experienced in a modern and relevant context, an experience harmoniously shared by Jews of any and all background.

Chabad OT serves as the nerve center for spiritual, educational, and social development, offering a wide range of programming tailored to differing age groups. Our current programs include courses from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, a flourishing Sunday Hebrew school, teen educational and humanitarian programs, Shabbat and holiday services, dinners and luncheons, a family fun day, a community menorah lighting and festival, and many services and programs for seniors.

We welcome you to join our “family,” to spend a Shabbat with us and to enhance our community by adding your own unique imprint. To learn more about Chabad OT call (201) 767-4008 or visit us on the web at www.chabadOT.org.

Park Ridge

Temple Beth Sholom of Pascack Valley

Temple Beth Sholom is an egalitarian and traditional Conservative synagogue. We are a small shul with our wonderful Cantor Joel Leibowitz and incredible social events.

Our holiday calendar is typically full. Thursday night football with the Men’s Club is fun and a great gathering. There are always other exciting events too.

Musical Friday night Shabbat services continue to be engaging. High Holy Day services are thought provoking with the right mix of spirituality and reflection.

TBS has been serving the Pascack Valley for 80 years. Join with us when you want to experience a warm, caring, and Jewish family.

Call Cathy in our office for High Holy Days information, membership, and programming calendar or to receive our monthly Kol Sholom newsletter. (201) 391-4620.

Temple Beth Sholom is located at 32 Park Ave. in Park Ridge. Our web site is at www.temple-beth-sholom.org.

Orangeburg, N.Y.

Orangetown Jewish Center

For more than 50 years, the Orangetown Jewish Center has shared the warmth and spirit of Conservative Judaism with Jews throughout Rockland and Bergen counties. We are a welcoming, inclusive egalitarian synagogue that offers something for every interest and need.

Our religious school starts in kindergarten and continues into an award-winning youth program, Na’aseh, Hebrew High and USY wrapped up into one great learning experience, chosen recently as USY’s International Chapter of the Year. Sisterhood and men’s club provide a broad and stimulating spectrum of adult education and social programs.

And our worship services? Well, they are nothing short of enlightening and soul-stirring.

OJC is always filled with youth — family services, Shabbaba Shabbat and Early Kabbalat Shabbat (newborns through 5-year-olds and their grownups), singing on the bimah on Shabbat mornings and attending our family education programs. During the years that children spend as a part of our religious school community, we provide the education and skills they need to live a Jewish life, as well as the motivation and commitment to do so. We offer a wide variety of topics and formats for ongoing education, so there is truly something for everyone to begin or continue a lifetime of learning.

There are membership plans to suit every need and budget, and High Holy Days tickets are included at no additional charge for members in good standing.

Whether it’s religious school, sisterhood, men’s club, or Hazak for older adults, OJC offers the perfect climate to build friendships through meaningful experiences. Join us in prayer, study, social action — and interaction. We look forward to welcoming you. For more information, go to www.theojc.org or call (845) 359-5920.

Paramus

Jewish Community Center of Paramus/Congregation Beth Tikvah

304 E. Midland Ave.
Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 262-7691
www.jccparamus.org
Rabbi Arthur Werner
Cantor Samuel Weiss
Executive Director Norman Levin
office@jccparamus.org

The Jewish Community Center of Paramus/Congregation Beth Tikvah is a spirited and engaging Conservative congregation located in the center of Bergen County. JCCP/CBT offers daily minyanim and both traditional and egalitarian Shabbat and holiday services.

Our progressive Hebrew School provides a dynamic Jewish education from ages 4 through bar/bat mitzvah. The synagogue offers a unique family bar/bat mitzvah program that helps prepare not only the child but also parents to participate in their child’s simcha.

Our vibrant and multi-talented rabbi and cantor help encourage reverence for Torah, the observance of mitzvot, and Jewish tradition. Shabbat services regularly begin at 8:30 p.m. Friday evenings and 9 a.m. Shabbat mornings. Our active committees include Sisterhood, Men’s Club, Young Jewish Families, Community Affairs, and Israel Affairs. Come by and meet Rabbi Arthur Weiner who would welcome the opportunity to talk with you. We encourage the participation of our members who call the JCCP/CBT their “second home” and we invite you to make it your second home as well. See why “Community” is our middle name. We look forward to welcoming you!

Visit our synagogue Facebook page at http://tinyurl.com/FacebookJCCPCBT

Park Ridge

Temple Beth Sholom of Pascack Valley

Temple Beth Sholom is an egalitarian and traditional Conservative synagogue. We are a small shul with our wonderful Cantor Joel Leibowitz and incredible social events.

Our holiday calendar is typically full. Thursday night football with the Men’s Club is fun and a great gathering. There are always other exciting events too.

Musical Friday night Shabbat services continue to be engaging. High Holy Days services are thought provoking with the right mix of spirituality and reflection.

TBS has been serving the Pascack Valley for 80 years. Join with us when you want to experience a warm, caring, and Jewish family.

Call Cathy in our office for High Holy Days information, membership, and programming calendar or to receive our monthly Kol Sholom newsletter. (201) 391-4620.

Temple Beth Sholom is located at 32 Park Ave. in Park Ridge. Our web site is at www.temple-beth-sholom.org.

Pearl River, N.Y.

Beth Am Temple

Beth Am Temple is a Reform congregation which embraces Jewish tradition and creativity. We strive to be responsive to the needs of all of our 200 member families, one third of whom come from Bergen County, while avoiding actions which sometimes turn people off to temples.

We are proud of our wonderful Religious School and the way each one of our students leads the entire service on their bar/bat mitzvah day. People who visit Beth Am regularly tell us what a wonderfully unique congregation we are.

Rabbi Daniel Pernick and Cantor Marcy Kadin are well known throughout our region for providing inspiring and caring leadership. Rachel Markowitz, a renown and beloved teacher for decades, is now leading our Religious School.

Beth Am is made up of singles, couples, and families, of all variations, from both Bergen and Rockland counties.

Though we are located at the end of a dead-end street in a residential area, people tell us that we’re worth the extra effort. Once you find us, we hope that you, too, will think that you’ve found your second home.

Please check out our website at www.bethamtemple.org for more information or come on by.

Ridgewood

Temple Israel and Jewish Community Center:
two congregations, one community

Temple Israel and Jewish Community Center (TI-JCC) offers two worship alternatives: egalitarian Conservative at Temple Israel (TI) and Reconstructionist at Reconstructionist Congregation Beth Israel (RCBI). The congregations formed a strategic partnership in 2015, sharing space at TI-JCC and participating in programs and synagogue life. Under the leadership of Rabbis David Fine of TI and Jacob Lieberman of RCBI, each congregation holds its own religious services, open to all, and join together for various services and observances throughout the year.

We are an inclusive community that welcomes interfaith and multiracial families, LGBTQ members, Jews by choice, and those considering conversion. Our members span the generations, from young families to empty nesters to active seniors, who all share the vision of an engaged, diverse and supportive Jewish community.

TI-JCC truly offers something for everyone, from musical Shabbat services, cabaret shows, author events, and thought-provoking lectures, to social justice engagement and social events that draw us together to celebrate holidays and each other. Our students attend NNJJA, a religious school consortium held at TI-JCC; full-time Jewish preschool is available at the Academies at Gerrard Berman Day School in Oakland.

We’re at 475 Grove St., Ridgewood, N.J. 07450; for more information visit www.synagogue.org.

River Edge

Temple Avodat Shalom

Temple Avodat Shalom is a vibrant Reform Jewish congregation located in River Edge. The synagogue maintains genuine, warm, and friendly connections with its membership — more than 1,000 individuals of different ages and backgrounds. Temple Avodat Shalom offers programs for young families, seniors, adult couples, brotherhood, sisterhood, youth group, and community service opportunities for all ages. We help our members, including more than 150 students who are registered for our religious school in grades pre-K through 12, to cultivate an appreciation of our timeless Jewish heritage and celebrate the joys of Jewish life.

Come join our temple family for the holidays. Our dynamic rabbi, Paul Jacobson, in conjunction with our dedicated leadership, delight in welcoming you to our congregation. Services on second day Rosh Hashanah (Tuesday, October 4) and Yom Kippur afternoon (Wednesday, October 12, including Yizkor) are free and open to the public.

For school registration information, call Rabbi Paula Feldstein, education director, at (201) 489-2463, ext. 204. For more information, please call Stella Teger, our executive director at (201) 489-2463 ext. 203 or email director@avodatshalom.net. Visit us on our website: www.avodatshalom.net.

Teaneck

Jewish Center of Teaneck

The Jewish High Holy Days period is a time of new beginnings for both individuals and groups. The Jewish Center of Teaneck, 70 Sterling Place, also will have a new beginning this Rosh Hashanah as it greets its new rabbi, Daniel Fridman.

Rabbi Fridman was raised in Teaneck and educated in the Frisch School, Yeshivat Har Etzion, and Columbia University. He was ordained by the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) of Yeshiva University. He currently teaches at the Torah Academy of Bergen County and serves on the faculty of Lamdeinu, a local Jewish program for adult learners.

Rabbi Fridman will conduct services with the assistance of Reb Yitz Cohen, the center’s ritual director, and Joshua Levine, the center’s Torah reader, both of whom led High Holy Days services so ably last year.

Prices for the holiday tickets are as follows: for members, two free tickets per family with additional tickets costing $150 each; for associate members, $150 per ticket; for non-members, $250 per ticket, but if they join as full members this amount counts toward annual dues.

The center will offer free child care for those who register.

For further information please call the office at (201) 833-0515.

Temple Emeth

Temple Emeth is a congregation where the values and practices of Reform Judaism are embraced every day. We at Temple Emeth take pride in our programming both spiritual and secular and, most importantly, our wonderful people — traditional and nontraditional families and individuals at all stages of life.

Rabbi Steven Sirbu writes, “ I believe each one of us is on a Jewish journey, which involves wrestling with our tradition and shaping a relationship with God. Temple Emeth offers the resources and the support to help every journeyer find what he or she seeks. Along the way we have a lot of fun, with lively and stimulating classes, services that engage and inspire, and social events where we are reminded how many wonderful people have chosen to affiliate here.”

Cantor Ellen Tilem is involved in every facet of temple life. With her beautiful voice, she brings us new melodies while also celebrating our Jewish musical heritage. She also works with our three incredible choirs (junior, teen, and adult) and our amazing Temple Emeth Band.

We invite you to visit us online atwww.emeth.org, or at www.facebook.com/templeemeth or www.facebook.com/emethreligiousschool. Or, call us at (201) 833-1322 to find out more. We are located at 1666 Windsor Road.

Tenafly

Temple Sinai of Bergen County

Temple Sinai of Bergen County

Temple Sinai of Bergen County strives to be the center of a vibrant, caring community. Our members celebrate Jewish living through their religious, educational, and social experiences. We nurture a warm and stimulating environment in which each member engages in a meaningful Jewish life. Blending traditional and progressive aspects of Judaism, our clergy, staff, and leaders collaborate to foster inspiring worship, festive holiday celebrations, lifelong learning, and a commitment to community outreach.

With varied backgrounds, we come together to discover our connection to prayer, spiritual renewal, and the establishment of a progressive Jewish community in eastern Bergen County. Join with us to deepen each journey and our shared experience. We affirm the central tenets of Judaism — God, Torah, and Israel — and, consistent with the principles of Reform Judaism, we accept diversity within our beliefs and prayers.

Feel our moving worship. Discover our weekly Torah study. Listen to a guest speaker. Work with us to help repair our communities. Come discover meaningful Jewish experiences in a place where people join together to celebrate and find strength. We are an inclusive and dynamic Temple family engaged in strengthening a Jewish legacy for today’s generation and those of the future; come visit us!

Temple Sinai is located at 1 Engle St.

Call (201) 568-3035 or visit www.templesinaibc.org.

Wayne

Temple Beth Tikvah

Temple Beth Tikvah

Temple Beth Tikvah (House of Hope) is a Reform Jewish congregation, which has conducted its worship, study, and celebrations since its founding in 1956 in a religiously traditional way. The Temple is thrilled to welcome Rabbi/Cantor Meeka Simerly as its new spiritual leader and to start the next chapter in Temple Beth Tikvah’s 60-year story. Rabbi Simerly, who was recently ordained as a rabbi after 10 years as a cantor in California, brings not only a genuine warm personality and fantastic musical talent, but also a wealth of knowledge and a deep love for Judaism, the Jewish people, and Israel, her country of birth. Cantor Romalis, who has been the cantor of Temple Beth Tikvah for more than 50 years, is now cantor emeritus and will be staying on during this transitional year. The services, jointly led by Rabbi Simerly and Cantor Romalis, will certainly be conducted in perfect harmony, and this year’s High Holiday Services are sure to be very special.

Our Religious School offers a one-day-a-week program for grades one to nine, a monthly confirmation and post-confirmation academy for grades 10 through 12, a weekly Jewish Story Hour for 18-months to 3-year-olds, and a Pre-K/K Family Workshop Series, all in-house. Family education on Sundays is also a central part of our curriculum.

Temple Beth Tikvah is a warm and welcoming community and offers various membership packages, customized for everyone — young families, singles, religious school families, seniors, snowbirds, and more. For information about joining the Temple or on how to obtain tickets for our High Holiday services, call our membership chair at (973) 694-1616 or email tbtmembers@aol.com.

Woodcliff Lake

Temple Emanuel of the Pascack Valley

Come meet our new rabbi.

Temple Emanuel of the Pascack Valley is constantly evolving and moving forward. We have something for everyone!

We are a Conservative egalitarian congregation. We believe in respecting the wisdom of our sages and the Torah, and teaching it diligently to our children by living it daily.

We believe education is a lifelong journey that takes us from cradle to grave. To that end, every activity is social, educational, and religious, all wrapped into one. These include “Sushi in the Sukkah,” themed Shabbat dinners throughout the year, cultural excursions into NYC, and children’s Shabbat service. Our members participate in Sisterhood and Men’s Club. Our Keruv initiative reaches out to interfaith families. Our Community of Caring assists those in our congregation in their time of need. We foster love of Israel with special programs and trips to Israel.

Our award winning Religious School uses the state-of-the-art smart boards and tablets in the classroom. Our students each participate in Kids Who Care where each child gives back to the community by selecting a project of their choice. Our Early Childhood Program has small classes where each child feels special. Our teens partner with B’nai B’rith Youth Organization.

Call (201) 391-0801 or email us: execdir@tepv.org

Wyckoff

Temple Beth Rishon

Temple Beth Rishon is a warm and vibrant community that welcomes individuals and families from diverse Jewish backgrounds. We embrace congregants with a strong spiritual Judaic background as well as those who feel more of a cultural connection: those who were born Jewish, choose to be Jewish, and those who are part of an interfaith family. We are an independent and egalitarian community that appeals to people who identify with either the Conservative or the Reform movements.

Temple Beth Rishon, located at 585 Russell Ave. in Wyckoff, is committed to providing our members of all ages with a wide range of religious, educational, cultural, and social experiences.

Our participatory, high-energy worship services blend traditional and contemporary approaches to prayer while spirited vocal and instrumental music enrich and enhance our services.

A passion for Jewish learning is evident in our flourishing preschool, religious school, and adult education programs. Our newly renovated state-of-the-art education wing provides the perfect environment for successful learning. Our adult programs offer meaningful opportunities for Jewish living, lifelong learning, thoughtful discussion, and leadership.

We enjoy observing holidays together at Temple Beth Rishon which include celebrations ranging from festival meals to candlelighting ceremonies to carnivals to national Israeli holidays.

Our Social Action and Caring Committees provide members with active opportunities for tikkun olam such as food and clothing drives and projects targeting community needs.

Yearly activities bring our temple community even closer through musical concerts, theater trips, family barbecues, fundraising gala evenings, and more!

Building relationships within the Temple Beth Rishon community is the glue which ensures the strength and longevity of our temple. Please contact us at (201) 891-4466 or visit us at www.bethrishon.org.

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