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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

  • Racism in New Jersey: Seeking Understanding - Pursuing Justice - Sunday, January 17th

    Temple Beth El (Hillsborough), the Religious Action Center-NJ, and the leadership of ICAN (Interfaith Community Action Network) invite us for an important gathering to raise understanding about systemic and pervasive racism in NJ, and to discuss ways we can work to pursue justice. The discussion will begin at 7:00 pm and registration is required. Details can be found by clicking on 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 15, 2021 at 7:00pm

    Celebrate Kabbalat Shabbat with us this Friday, January 15th. 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. Sun 17
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  3. Mon 18

    Sisterhood Evening Book Club

    Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Tue 19
  5. Tue 19

    JSchool Midweek Session

    Jan 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
  6. Wed 20

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From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Owning Our Racial Equity Work Ahead: Three Things We Must Do

Owning Our Racial Equity Work Ahead: Three Things We Must Do kbkaput January 14, 2021

In the video “Owning Our Racial Equity Work Ahead,” Yolanda Savage-Narva, the Union for Reform Judaism’s director of Racial, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI), calls on each of us in the Jewish community to do three things.

Why Judaism Puts Faith in the Counsel of Scientists

Why Judaism Puts Faith in the Counsel of Scientists kbkaput January 14, 2021

Jewish tradition comes down decidedly on the side of science. One of the primary values in Jewish legal thought: Pikuach nefesh, saving a life, overrides almost every other religious mitzvah.

Justice, Justice Shall We Pursue: Resources for Action after the Capitol Insurrection

Justice, Justice Shall We Pursue: Resources for Action after the Capitol Insurrection kbkaput January 13, 2021

The Union for Reform Judaism shares resources for use in congregations and Jewish communities, as well as by families and individual, in our shared pursuit of justice.

This MLK Day, We Celebrate, Reflect Upon, and Act to Advance Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy

This MLK Day, We Celebrate, Reflect Upon, and Act to Advance Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy kbkaput January 11, 2021

This MLK Day, we can honor the legacy of Dr. King and fight back against white supremacy and systemic racism by urging Congress to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.