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Welcome to Our Temple

According to Jewish tradition, each generation builds upon the accomplishments of those who came before them. Today, Temple Har Shalom is a dynamic center of Jewish religious, educational, cultural and social activities drawing members from more than 14 different towns within Somerset, Union and Morris Counties. Our vision is to honor our past, yet serve as a relevant and sacred Congregation in the 21st Century. We welcome your presence as we seek to: increase your joys; enhance and expand your knowledge; broaden your engagement in helping to heal our world; and lessen the burdens of life’s challenges through a Jewish lens.

The Temple is open to serve everyone during this time of COVID-19. Our staff is working remotely, so we ask that you reach us by phone or email instead of stopping by the Temple. We are hard at work planning JSchool, Machon our 50th Anniversary programs and more. All pertinent information will be communicated to our community via email and available on our website

If you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed about the ongoing situation, please contact Rabbi Musnitsky or Cantor Berman,

TEMPLE HAPPENINGS

  • Temple Har Shalom Blood Drive - February 27, 2021

    We are proud to sponsor a Red Cross Blood Drive at the Temple on Saturday, February 27th. It is a mitzvah to save a life and in these times there are many in need of blood and plasma. We hope that you will register to donate if you are eligible. For more information about the drive, click the link above.
  • Virtual Wine Tasting on January 30th at 7:00 pm

    The 50th Anniversary Committee is proud to invite you to a Virtual Wine tasting on Saturday, January 30th at 7:00 pm. We look forward to a chance to schmooze and then learn about old world vs. new world wines as well as how to taste any type of wine. RSVP by January 20th.
  • Education for All Ages at Temple Har Shalom

    THS’s Education Department offers programs and learning opportunities for all ages. Our fun and interactive youth programming builds strong bonds of community among our kids and teens. To see what we have in store for this year, click here. You can learn more about JSchool and Machon by visiting our Learning at THS page.
  • The Orchard Academy @ Mountain Top School

    For our youngest learners, starting at 6 weeks, we have flexible days and times at The Orchard Academy @ Mountain Top School.
  • Kabbalat Shabbat - Friday, January 22, 2021 at 7:00pm

    Celebrate Kabbalat Shabbat with us this Friday, January 22nd. Our Service will start at 7:00pm and be filled with blessings, music and a short drash (story about this week’s Torah portion). Temple Members will receive the link to the Service in their weekly email. You can also click above to access the link,. Please contact Office Manager, Karen Anolick by 4:00 PM Friday afternoon with any questions.
  • Sisterhood Book Talk with Michael Palmer - February 4th at 7:00 pm

    Sisterhood invites you to a discussion with photographer and author, Michael Palmer, on Thursday, February 4th at 7:00 pm. Michael Palmer will be discussing his book about the American Synagogues of the German Jewish architect, Eric Mendelsohn. Click the link above for more information and to register. If you have questions about this program, please email sisterhood@templeharshalom.org.
  • Virtual Learning Opportunities for Adults

    We have pulled together some resources to help adults in our community to connect, learn, and stay engaged virtually. There are programs from a few museums as well as some life-long learning programs. We hope that you will enjoy them. If you have a program to recommend, email Office Manager, Karen Anolick.
  • Upcoming Youth Group Activities

    Upcoming Youth Group Activities

    There are two exciting fun-filled programs coming for our Club Yeladim (Grades 2 and 3) and Giva’ot (Grades 4 and 5) Youth Groups. First up is a Giva’ot’s Tikkun Olam Shark Tank on January 23rd. On January 30th, Club Yeladim will have a Tu B’Shevat Ice Cream Seder. If you have any questions, email our Youth Engagement Coordinator Jordan Gelber.

Upcoming Events

  1. Sat 23

    Giva’Ot In-Person Program

    Jan 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Sun 24

    JSchool

    Jan 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Sun 24

    JSchool

    Jan 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Sun 24

    Grades 2 & 3 In Person Program

    Jan 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
  5. Sun 24

    4th Grade In Person Program

    Jan 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  6. Tue 26

    JSchool Midweek Session

    Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

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