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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

  • Virtual Hanukkah Cooking Demonstration with Chef Michael Solomonov

    We are excited to partner with the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ to offer our congregants the opportunity to join a special Hanukkah Cooking Demo with award-winning chef Michael Solomonov of Zahav restaurant in Philadelphia on Wed., December 2nd at 7:45 pm. This event is free to our congregants and there will be no solicitation of funds from the Federation. To register, click on the above link.
  • Vodka + Latke COVID Edition

    Our Vodka + Latke event cannot be in-person, but we have found a way to celebrate Hanukkah with a delicious, kosher style dinner to go from The Soup Shoppe in Basking Ridge. For details about our 2020 COVID Edition click here. We hope that you will celebrate with us!
  • 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, December 4th

    Celebrate Kabbalat Shabbat with us this Friday, December 4th at 7:00 PM . There will be blessings, a short Torah story about this week’s parsha and kaddish. Please contact Office Manager, Karen Anolick by 4:00 PM, that afternoon with any questions. Temple Members will receive the link in the weekly eblast.
  • Knead to Feed Hanukkah Challah and Mandelbread Kit Sale

    Just in time for Hanukkah Knead to Feed is happy to have a “Challah Days Bake Kit Sale. You can purchase both challah and mandelbread bake kits to make celebrating Hanukkah that much sweeter. For more details, click on the link above.
  • Hanukkah Mitzvah Challenge

    THS invites our families to participate in our Hanukkah Mitzvah Challenge. Between now and December 10th (the first night of Hanukkah collect a virtual candle for doing any mitzvot. Click on the link above to see how to participate and be recognized for your kind deeds. Ready! Set! Go!
  • TOA@MTS Cards for a Cause

    TOA@MTS is excited to be kicking off a NEW fund-raising program to benefit our students. This fundraiser is designed for anyone who ever feels that they keep forgetting to get a birthday card, anniversary card, holiday card or more. There are 30 beautifully handmade greeting cards in a reusable keepsake box, for only $30! The money raised will enable TOA@MTS to provide more enrichment programs and improvements to our outdoor garden. Click on the above link to order your cards by Sunday, December 6th!

Upcoming Events

  1. Wed 02

    Sisterhood Daytime Book Club

    Dec 02 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Wed 02

    JSchool Mid-Week Session

    Dec 02 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Wed 02

    JSchool Mid-Week Session

    Dec 02 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Wed 02

    Machon

    Dec 02 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. Fri 04

    Sisterhood Meeting

    Dec 04 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  6. Fri 04

    Kabbalat Shabbat Service

    Dec 04 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

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