Building Sacred Community since 1867
Why Did Our Teens Go To Philly?By Jay Rapoport, MARE Director of Lifelong Learning This weekend, Rabbi Gellman, Caleb Bromberg and I took 15 of our Orr Shalom teens to Philadelphia. It was our biggest teen trip in the four years I have worked at Temple Sholom, which is no coincidence – with Caleb’s help, our youth programs are booming! Rabbi Gellman and Caleb co-teach our ... Read More
Gun Violence Prevention Speech by Eli PerlinThe first time that I remember hearing about a school shooting was the Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. I was in the 4th grade at the time. A friend and I had just finished playing tennis. We were sitting in the lobby of a tennis facility and we heard them talking about the shooting on TV. We watched as ... Read More
Midler Brit BatAaron and Esther welcome their newborn, Sylvia, into their lives and into the Temple Sholom Community with Rabbi Conover and their circle of friends and family. Brit Bat (baby naming) and Brit Milah (ritual circumcision) ceremonies are important lifecycle events in the Jewish community. And how much more special when there is a community to celebrate with you and your expanding family!
Featured Community Group:
Or ChadashOr Chadash, Temple Sholom’s LGBT affiliate member group is proud to provide a wide range of spiritual and social programming, including monthly Friday night services, holiday and festival celebrations, a variety of social activities, and programs honoring individuals and organizations who have also served the LGBT community. Previously named Am Keshet, this group recently expanded when Congregation Or Chadash (New ... Read More
We will rise and shine brightly for our time has come. Isaiah 60:1
We welcome you as you are; In every stage of your life.
We say to you “Hineynu – We are here when you need us.”
We challenge you to grow; to join our search for relevance and renewal in ancient wisdom.
We say to you “Awaken! So much to be discovered!”
We invite you to share our mission:
To be a source of healing in the world
To ask with us: “If not now, when? What is our sacred work?”
Thus we remember that we are a community that engages in Torah (sacred study), Avodah (spiritual exploration),
Tikkun Middot (personal growth) and Tikkun Olam (healing a broken world).
“Whether taking a class, enjoying a special musical event or feeling enriched after a thoughtful sermon, Temple Sholom is there for me in many ways.”Pamela Narins, Temple and committee member