If you are looking to become part of a vibrant, egalitarian Jewish community, you've found a home.
Our members range from infants to senior citizens, and come from a variety of backgrounds: Conservative, Reform, Orthodox, and Reconstructing Judaism, as well as Jews by choice and those who were not raised in a Jewish home. What links us together is our warm and welcoming culture, which is rooted in shared values: coming together in times of need and in moments of joy, supporting our larger community in Bergen County, and celebrating Shabbat and other holidays throughout the year.
Our members are active and always looking for ways to get involved, whether it’s cooking a meal in our kitchen, playing in the Bimah Band, assembling for a minyan, volunteering at our Hebrew school, joining the Brandeis Men’s Club or Sisterhood, doing service projects that help repair our world, or building the sukkah each fall. Our B’yachad group, which is geared to younger members and families, is one of our most popular groups, meeting throughout the year for fun on and offsite activities such as bowling, apple picking, hikes, potluck dinners, and baseball games.
Our rabbi, David Fine, PhD, is a renowned historian as well as an engaging spiritual leader who excels at sharing his love of Judaism and connecting with other Jewish communities across New Jersey. His adult education lectures are popular among our members and their friends, he davens from his heart, and you will learn something new every time he is on the bimah.
At Temple Israel, we foster an environment where our members feel accepted and valued. Don’t take our word for it, though. Come join us for an event or a service, and you’ll see for yourself what makes our community beautiful! Our calendar of events, along with worship times and holiday observances, are found here on our website.
If you have any questions about our community or would like to discuss joining Temple Israel, please contact Jo Rosen or Jay Hyne, our cochairs of membership. Click here to access our membership application and fee schedule.