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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.

With gratitude and appreciation for having endured this most challenging year of pandemic, we are now working toward reopening and welcoming you back into the building this spring and summer. Our COVID-19 Task Force, which includes Clergy, staff, lay leaders, and medical professionals, continues to converse on a regular basis to monitor the constantly changing landscape related to this pandemic.

No matter what gatherings and events are held over the next several months in the Temple, health protocols will still be strictly enforced including mask wearing, temperature checks, physical distancing, and continually sanitization. Knowing that there are still many who are not yet comfortable in group settings, we will continue to offer a Zoom option simultaneously.

Please reach out to Rabbi Musnitsky or Cantor Berman with any questions or concerns.

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!
  • <i> Kabbalat Shabbat</i> - Friday, May14, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Kabbalat Shabbat - Friday, May14, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Join us virtually on Friday, May 14th, for the sacred occasion of honoring and celebrateing our 2020 Confirmands commitment to Klal Yisrael “The Jewish People”. Our Shabbat Service will begin at 7:00 pm. The Service will be filled with prayers and songs as our Confirmands talk about their individual commitment. You can contact Office Manager, Karen Anolick by 4:00 PM Friday afternoon with any questions.
  • Jewish American Heritage Month

    Jewish American Month is in May – a 31-day time period dedicated to helping Americans of all backgrounds discover, explore, and pay tribute to the generations of American Jews who have helped to form the fabric of our nation’s history. Though Jews have been vibrant participants in American life for more than 350 years, it was not until 2006 when President George W. Bush officially recognized our contributions with a proclamation that established the only federally sanctioned month to honor a religious group.
  • Club Yeladim and Giva'ot Celebrate May!

    Club Yeladim and Giva'ot Celebrate May!

    Club Yeladim and Giva’ot have two fun-filled programs to look forward to this month. On Saturday, May 22nd, Giva’ot will be having a movie night. This will be followed on Sunday, May 23rd with Club Yeladim’s Grafitti Art event! If you have any questions, email Youth Organizer, Jordan Gelber.
  • 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 Upcoming Events

    Our Sisterhood is moving into spring with: an afternoon at Beneduce Vineyards (May 23rd); Evening Book Club (May 24th); the Documentary Club (May 27th);and their End of Year Dinner and Annual Meeting (June 2nd). Details each of these events can be found by clicking on the above link.
  • Mitzvah Action Event - Moms Helping Moms Supply Drive

    With Mother’s Day arriving soon, we are supporting Moms Helping Moms with a Supply Drive from April 28th to May 14th. Click the above link to learn more about this Mitzvah Action Event. The needed supplies can be dropped off in the Temple breezeway.
  • Blood Drive - Sunday, June 27th

    We are proud to continue to offer the of saving a life by supporting the American Red Cross. We will be hosting a Blood Drive here on Sunday, June 27th from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. Click the link above for more details about the drive and how to register to donate.

Upcoming Events

  1. Wed 28
  2. Fri 14

    TOA@MTS Shabbat

    May 14 @ 9:30 am - 9:45 am
  3. Fri 14
  4. Fri 14

    Kabbalat Shabbat Service

    May 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Sun 16

    JSchool Make-Up (Emergency) Day

    May 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  6. Thu 20

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