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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Free Knish Enclosed

August 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Free Knish Enclosed Thirty years ago, while eating at Katz’s Delicatessen on the Lower East Side, Estelle Reiner (Rob’s mother) noticed an expressive Meg Ryan, sitting at the table next to hers.   Reiner then [...]

Adult Education: Book Lecture & Luncheon: Lauren Belfer author of “And After the Fire”

August 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Book Lecture with Luncheon:   And After the Fire  by  Lauren Belfer                        Tuesday September 27, 2016      Noon to 2:00 PM What if you stumbled upon a [...]

Puzzled about Judaism: Check the URJ Introduction to Judaism Classes

August 9th, 2016|0 Comments

There are two classes in the area this fall, one starting in September, and one in November. Temple Sholom, Scotch Plains Tuesday evenings, 7:30-9:30 PM September 13, 2015 – January 24, 2017 Taught by Joel [...]

Honey from the Heart

July 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Sisterhood of Temple Emanu-El's Honey from the Heart 2016/5777 Fundraiser Erev Rosh Hashanah is Sunday, October 2 Yom Kippur is Wednesday, October 12  Honey and apples symbolize the sweetness of the New Year. This is [...]

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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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