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In the Book of Genesis we are told that Abraham and Sarah are in their tent under a tree in the heat when three strangers approached.  Abraham sees them and runs to meet them.  He brings water for them to wash their feet (important if you travel in the desert) and offers them a resting […]

Religious School


  Link to video At Temple Sholom, we are committed to educate our children so that they will : Have pride in honoring our traditions and teachings of Torah (Torah) Feel joy in celebrating our holidays (Avodah) Be responsible as they care for others (Gemilut Chasadim) Our vision of education embraces: The whole child through […]

Rabbi’s Recent Rumination

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Nelson Mandela and Israel

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Freedom Shabbat-April 11

Mama Doni and her guitarist, Eric Lindberg, made a return appearance at Temple Sholom on April 11 to participate in our Freedom Shabbat.

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Rabbi Groffman and Superman Sam

Why I Am Shaving  My Head April 1, 2014 10:34 AM I am sitting in the barbershop waiting my turn to be called. When my appointment is over, I will be completely bald (or as a friend of mine said, “balder!”) It really is no big deal to do this but it was a very […]

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From our Religious School

The 4th grade of Temple Sholom of West Essex  makes the desert bloom as part of their year long unit on Israel.               June Goldberg of Montclair tries out the benefits of the Dead Sea mud in the Fourth Grade class at Temple Sholom of West Essex as part […]

St. Baldrick

Superman Sam

Superman Sam Two of my colleagues lost their eight year old son to cancer on December 13th. His name was Sam Sommer, or “Superman Sam” as they called him. He fought cancer for the better part of 18 months, but finally succumbed. It is unbearably sad and tragic. Needless to say, there is nothing anyone […]