Tot Shabbat Families can join TSWE Families on Friday May 6, 2016 & … [Continue Reading]


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

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Our Next Date to meet ~May 3, 2016 An exciting new program, which … [Continue Reading]


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Temple Sholom of West Essex  hosts FREE talk and documentary Screening with … [Continue Reading]

Dr. Stuart Charmé



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

What Does God Want From Us?

What Does God Want From Us? A great scholar, a true giant, Eugene Borowitz, died this past week. He was the greatest modern, liberal Jewish theologian and philosopher of our time. I had the privilege of being his student and have been deeply influenced by his teaching. I want to dedicate my teaching tonight to […]


THEN AND NOW This is Shabbat B’Shalah. Its feature, the Song of the Sea, La Cancion del Mar, celebrates the Exodus of our people from Egypt, the primary demonstration of God’s redemptive power for the Jewish belief system. The Exodus resonates not only for Jews, but for many other oppressed Bible-reading groups. We think, we […]

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Sunday Soup & Cinema

Thank you to the Adult Ed Committee for showing this film. Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem; discussion following led by Rabbi Groffman In this Israeli film, Viviane Amsalem wants a divorce, and she wants it so badly she is willing to take on a rabbinic court to get the Gett – the religious bill […]


Adult/Child CPR Class

This event was sponsored by the Adult Ed Committee   Scott Larson, our instructor for the evening, joined SAFETY NJ in 2013, coming with over 40 years of EMS experience. He is a volunteer member of the Cedar Grove Ambulance & Rescue Squad and has served as their president, training officer and ambulance lieutenant. Scott […]


Monument’s Man Harry Ettlinger

This event was Sponsored by Adult Ed – If you saw The Monuments Men directed by George Clooney when it played in local theaters last year, you will remember the excitement generated by this popular cinematic tribute to 345 men from 13 countries who worked for the historic Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Program, which […]


Retirement of Cantor Betsey Peters-Epstein

SAVE THE DATE June 10, 2016 7:00 P.M. Choral Shabbat &  Champagne Oneg