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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.

Murray Howard

Murray Howard

The Temple Har Shalom community mourns the loss of one of our founding members and our first Temple President, Murray Lawrence Howard, z’l. In 1970, Murray and his wife Barbara saw the need for Jewish education and social connections in the Warren area. They came together with four other local families to start the Mountain Jewish Community Center, which became Temple Har Shalom. Murray and Barbara have remained active members of the Temple. Murray was always ready to give a toast, provide words of encouragement, and discretely provide assistance to those in need. Murray brought more light, positivity, joy, and laughter to the world. May his memory be a blessing.

TEMPLE HAPPENINGS

  • Temple Har Shalom Blood Drive - February 27, 2021

    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. Thank you to all eligible donors who have registered. All donation times are filled. Please be aware that no walk-ins will be accepted at this Blood Drive.
  • 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, February 26, 2021 at 7:00pm

    Celebrate Kabbalat Shabbat with us this Friday, February 26th. 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.
  • Come Bake Hamantaschen at our <i> Virtual Purim Celebration</i> - Saturday, February 27th at 4:00pm

    Come Bake Hamantaschen at our Virtual Purim Celebration - Saturday, February 27th at 4:00pm

    Celebrate Purim with a Virtual Hamantaschen Bake and Havdalah Service. Thank you to all who to ordered their Purim Celebration masks, groggers, and baking kits! Contact Office Manager, Karen Anolick with any questions.
  • THS Purim Central - come celebrate with us

    We are offering a number of ways to celebrate the Purim holiday including our Virtual Hamantaschen Bake and Havdalah Service. Click above to learn about the holiday and how to celebrate with us.
  • Community Purim Concert with Sheldon and Hadar - Saturday, February 27th at 7:00 pm

    We are proud to be one of the sponsors of this community-wide virtual holiday celebration. Sheldon Low and Hadar Orshalimy will be bringing our community their special style of music to help us enjoy Purim on Saturday, February 27th at 7:00 pm. Click the link about to learn more and register to receive a link to attend this FREE concert!
  • Upcoming Youth Group Programs

    Upcoming Youth Group Programs

    Our Club Yeladim, Giva’ot, and Club 678 Youth Groups each have some crazy fun programs to look forward to in the coming weeks. First up is Club 678’s Cupcake Kickoff on February 19th. Giva’ot has the next daring program with their Escape Room on February 21st. Finally, Club Yeladim will enjoy some Wacky Science on February 28th. For questions about any of these programs please email our Youth Engagement Coordinator, Jordan Gelber. Each of these programs will follow the Temple’s COVID-19 safety procedures.
  • Temple-Wide Purim Mitzvah - Food Drive for El Centro

    Our friends at El Centro Hispanoamericano are in need of assistance. We are coming to their aid with a food drive to help fill their Food Pantry. Information about what they require can be found by clicking on the above link. Donations will be accepted at the Temple from February 21st – February 28th. If you have any questions, please email our Office Manager, Karen Anolick.
  • 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's Got Talent - Thursday, March 4th at 7:30 pm

    This is a chance for Sisterhood Members and TOA@MTS Women to come together for an evening of fun and hidden talents. Share a cooking demo, cleaning tips, folding secrets, art, dance, singing or any talent you want to showcase virtually over Zoom. Or tune in to watch and learn something new! RSVP by March 1st by clicking the link above.

Upcoming Events

  1. Mon 01

    Sisterhood Evening Book Club

    Mar 01 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Tue 02

    JSchool Midweek Session

    Mar 02 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
  3. Tue 02

    Executive Board Meeting

    Mar 02 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Wed 03
  5. Wed 03

    JSchool Mid-Week Session

    Mar 03 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Wed 03

    JSchool Mid-Week Session

    Mar 03 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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