Membership Info

An Open Invitation to YOU!

We are concerned with the substance of our days. We value being a warm, welcoming, down to earth, non-judgmental community.

If you look to your left and then your right at a Temple Sholom of West Essex gathering, you notice our congregants come together seamlessly, regardless of background, life-style, age, or family make-up.   They come together in celebration of their belonging to a place that greets them with open arms.  Come across our threshold and share the experience.

Many reform congregations may appear to be similar but they are not. We are a modern congregation offering diverse worship experiences for tots through adults.  We provide opportunities for life long learning and putting Tikun Olam into practice.  Our members appreciate the many ways they can connect with their others through our temple‚Äôs myriad of opportunities for worship, learning and community.  We invite you to check out the links below to see the varied opportunities we offer.

Our Committee

Emily Goldberg
Keri Marmorek
Emily Zelner
Liz Hinkis

Next Step:
We’d love to speak with you, arrange a tour and/or introduce you to Rabbi Groffman, Cantor Feibush and/or our Religious School Director, Michael Melasky.  Please email one of us or contact Phyllis Maffucci, our Office Manager at 973-239-1321.


Our Religious School 

Parents of children will no longer pay any tuition for religious school, confirmation classes or youth groups. A per-child registration and B’nai Mitzvah fees will remain to cover incremental expenses.  Visit our Religious School page

Our Tot Programs

Our Tot Shabbat and TYKES programs are available to members and non-members alike at no cost. 
     Tot Shabbat 

      TYKES Program 


Learn more about us…
Worship at TSWE

Social Action at TSWE

Learning at TSWE 

Our Dues

    In July 2016 one of the goals set by the Temple Sholom Executive Board was to create a holistic and inclusive K-12 Jewish education program for all of our children. Since that time, we hired an exceptional religious school director Michael Melasky, brought on dynamic young leaders for four age-specific youth groups, Gabi Levin & Chris Mason and introduced a full calendar of educational and social programming for all of our children, tots through high school age.     

     And, most recently April 2017, with unanimous agreement from the Executive Boardand Trustees, the Temple lay leaders voted to eliminate religious school tuition to help our member families raise Jewish children. 

     Temple Sholom members pay dues annually for the fiscal year that begins July 1st and ends June 30th.  Paid dues entitle members to seats for the High Holy Days.  They may also bring at no additional charge, children, grandchildren, parents and grandparents.   We have varying categories of dues, including ones for single individuals, single parent families.  We also maintain a Building Fund to which all members are asked to contribute to over a seven year period.