A Reform Congregation in Livingston New Jersey

Temple Emanu-El of West Essex is a Reform Jewish community that brings us together to celebrate our simchas (joys), provides support for other times, and meets our religious, educational, social, and cultural needs. All ages are inspired by our rabbi and cantor to perpetuate Judaism by engaging in lifelong learning, embracing Israel, performing acts of social justice, cherishing the Torah, and worshipping together. Our diverse community is welcoming to Jews of all backgrounds including interfaith families and Jews-by-Choice. Within our warm and inviting surroundings, Temple Emanu-El encourages meaningful participation and creates a special sense of belonging.

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Orlando Shootings: A Message from Rabbi Emeritus Peter Kasdan & John Norton

June 17th, 2016|0 Comments

  As a Temple family, we are dismayed, outraged and saddened by the tragic and horrific mass shooting this weekend at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. This horrifying attack on the LGBTQ community was [...]

High Holy Days 5777: Calling all High Holy Days Torah & Haftarah Readers

June 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Calling all High Holy Days Torah and Haftarah readers: We now have openings to chant Torah and Haftarah fo the High Holy Days 2016/5777 If you are available for either Rosh Hashanah morning, afternoon or [...]

A Service of Healing – Erev Shabbat, June 24th at 8:00 PM

June 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Please join Rabbi Emeritus Peter Kasdan and Guest Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor for A SERVICE OF HEALING - EREV SHABBAT, JUNE 24TH AT 8:00 PM All of us are in need of spiritual and inner [...]

Mazel Tov to 12th Graders and Mesnick Scholarship Recipient

June 5th, 2016|0 Comments

(left to right): Temple President John H. Norton, Religious School Teacher Diane Kleinman, Youth Engagement Coordinator Erica Shulman, 12th graders Emily Lasoff, Lillian Christian, Rebecca Miller, Sydney Dolberg, Director of Congregational Learning Susan Cosden, [...]

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Member Spotlight: Laura and Todd Goren

March 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Name(s): Laura & Todd Goren, kids Jacob (10 years) Eli (8 years) and Charley (5 years) Member Since: 2013 Where did you grow up? Laura: Livingston. My aunt, uncle and cousins were members of Temple Emanu-El! Todd: Gaithersburg, MD What was your Jewish experience before you came to Temple Emanu-El?  As a young family, we [...]

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