Installation of Officers - September 11, 2015 Temple Sholom of West … [Continue Reading]

2015Installationof officers

Chris Mason and The Temple Sholom Musicians will sing and play instruments … [Continue Reading]


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Tot Shabbat

Wednesday Morning Adult Study Group is held on most Wednesday mornings from … [Continue Reading]

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Temple Sholom Tykes ~November 17, 2015 4 p.m. This exciting new program, … [Continue Reading]


Chamber Music Concert Sunday, December 6, 2015 Sponsored by Dr Lynne B … [Continue Reading]

Chamber Music Concert



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


Religious School started September 29th & 30th 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 […]

Rabbi’s Recent Rumination

Kristallnacht+77: What have we learned?

Sermon by Rabbi Norman Patz | Shabbat Toledot | November 13, 2015 at Temple Sholom of West Essex NOTE: This sermon was delivered when we were first hearing the reports of the Islamist terrorist attacks in Paris. In editing my text for circulation, I have sharpened the description of the volatile domestic and international context in which […]

Particularism vs. Universalism

In case you haven’t heard, Michael Oren, Israeli ambassador to the U.S. from 2009-2013, wrote a book that came out this summer! I say that somewhat facetiously because his book, “Ally,” which is an account of his four years as ambassador, has generated a lot of controversy. To be sure, Oren makes some strong claims. […]

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Hannukah Family Shabbat Service

Chris Mason and The Temple Sholom Musicians will sing and play instruments at our  Hanukkah Family Shabbat Service. Hanukkah Family Shabbat Service December 11, 2015 6:30 pm All are welcomed – Bring a menorah and candles to light.    


Books & Bagels

Adult Ed hosts Books & Bagels Sunday, October 18, 2015 10:30 AM Led by our member ~ Leslie Stern As a child in 1913, Malka Treynovsky flees Russia for New York with her family–only to be crippled and abandoned in the streets. Taken in by a tough-loving Italian ices peddler, Malka survives. When she falls […]

2015Installationof officers

Installation of Officers

Installation of Officers – September 11, 2015 Temple Sholom of West Essex installed our officers for the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year Co-Presidents ~ Ed Gold & Richard Jarmel Co-Secretaries ~ Brian Altschul(not pictured) & Lynne Brennen Friedlander VP of Education~Dora Brewster VP of Finance ~ Larry Plaxe VP of Ritual~ Larry Steinman Trustees: Bob Podvey Marlene […]


Jane Larken

Interdating and intermarriage can make even the most open-minded Reform Jewish parents and grandparents anxious.