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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

  • 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.
  • TOA@MTS Summer Session

    What’s the Summer Session? It’s a continuation of the same great TOA@MTS program, attention to detail and exceptional staff that you’ve come to love during the other 10 months of the year! Our Summer Session includes flexible options for enrollment of children 2 years old through 5 years old (those entering Kindergarten in the fall) and includes full hot lunch served fresh every day, special days, water play, unique programs and so much more. Click on the link above to learn more!
  • Kabbalat Shabbat - Friday, April 16, 2021 at 7:00pm

    This Friday. April 16th join us for Kabbalat Shabbat. 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.
  • Observing Yom HaShoah, Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut

    Since the establishment of the State of Israel (73 years ago), Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Yom HaZikaron (Israel Memorial Day) and Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel Independence Day Have been added to the Jewish calendar. These days are national holidays in Israel and are observed and celebrated in various ways in Jewish communities around the world. We invite our community to learn more about these holidays and how to honor Israel’s fallen heroes.
  • 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.
  • Sisterhood Take Control of Your Diet Program - April 20th at 7:00 PM

    Get ready for a very exciting talk on nutrition led by two of Sisterhood’s own members, Lauren Harris-Pincus and Andrea Berez. Both ladies are renowned Registered Dietitian Nutritionists who will be talking about how women can take control of their diet and health. You don’t want to miss this FREE virtual event on April 20th at 7 pm. Click the above link to register.
  • April is blooming with lots of Youth Group Activities

    April is blooming with lots of Youth Group Activities

    Club Yeladim, Giva’ot and Club 678 are all about to have some fun in the sun with their upcoming programs. First up on April 18th is Giva’ot’s “Nail It” program. Next will be Club 678’s Color War on April 23rd. Finally, our Club Yeladim will play “Messy Games” on April 25th. Click on the links to see how you can register your children to participate.

Upcoming Events

  1. Tue 20

    JSchool Midweek Session

    Apr 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
  2. Tue 20
  3. Wed 21

    Sisterhood Daytime Book Club

    Apr 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Wed 21

    JSchool Mid-Week Session

    Apr 21 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Wed 21

    JSchool Mid-Week Session

    Apr 21 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Thu 22

    Board of Trustees Meeting

    Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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A Bittersweet Reunion with the Shtisel Family

A Bittersweet Reunion with the Shtisel Family kbkaput April 13, 2021

Sometimes the acting ends in joy and other times the results are devastating. Ultimately, the writers and actors draw us into their stories so that we cannot deny that art can elicit understanding, peace, and even deep love.

7 Movie Stars Who Have Played Israeli Prime Ministers

7 Movie Stars Who Have Played Israeli Prime Ministers kbkaput April 12, 2021

Just a month after it was announced that the Israeli star Shira Haas would portray Meir in a TV series, The Hollywood Reporter revealed this week that Oscar winner Helen Mirren would portray Israel’s only female prime minister in an upcoming biopic.

The Eichmann Trial 60 Years Later: What Have We Learned?

The Eichmann Trial 60 Years Later: What Have We Learned? kbkaput April 9, 2021

April 11, 2021, marks the 60th anniversary of the opening of Adolf Eichmann’s trial, which coincided with the young Jewish state’s bat/bar mitzvah year of independence. These two events represent a microcosm of modern Jewish history.

On Yom HaShoah, Hear the Message of the Saved Remnant

On Yom HaShoah, Hear the Message of the Saved Remnant kbkaput April 7, 2021

My mother’s answer to hate is love. When I asked her what she wishes for herself and for the world, she said, “For myself good health, so I can be good to others. For the world, peace not war. No bad person wins in the end. What did Hitler achieve?”