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  • Diverse, Inclusive Community
  • Social Action & Advocacy
  • Joyous Holiday Celebrations
  • Nurturing Early Childhood Program
  • Family Shabbat Experiences
  • Youth Learning & Engagement
  • Dedicated Clergy
  • Diverse, Inclusive Community
  • Social Action & Advocacy
  • Joyous Holiday Celebrations
  • Nurturing Early Childhood Program
  • Family Shabbat Experiences
  • Youth Learning & Engagement
  • Dedicated Clergy


We are a diverse community comprised of people of all Jewish backgrounds, interfaith families, singles, and all spiritual seekers. Everyone is welcome. Temple Emanu-El is a Reform congregation whose members reside throughout Union County and beyond. From its beginnings in 1950, Temple Emanu-El has sought to combine progressive Jewish ideals with a continuing respect and appreciation for the timeless traditions of Judaism. Our worship is joyful, participatory, and inclusive. Our Shabbat services, Friday evenings and Saturday mornings, provide a diversity of worship experiences, from Shabbat Hallelu to Zimrat Shabbat, from Simchat Shabbat to traditional egalitarian services. We invite you to experience the wonderful place that is Temple Emanu-El. Our doors are always open to those seeking a spiritual home.


Please help support our Kol Nidre Appeal

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This Week at TEE

Sunday, February 18               

  • 3:30 PM - Mostly Music

Monday, February 19

  • 4:00 PM - Dance Fitness

Tuesday, February 20

  • 9:30 AM - Bible Class

Wednesday, February 21

  • 9:30 AM - Cafe Ivrit
  • 11:30 AM - Yiddish Short Stories

Friday, February 23

  • 5:30 PM - Pre-Oneg
  • 6:00 PM - Erev Shabbat Service

Saturday, February 24

  • 8:15 AM - Holy Scrollers
  • 9:00 AM - Simchat Shabbat 
  • 9:30 AM - Saturday Morning Minyan 
  • 9:30 AM - Tiny Tot Shabbat 

Looking Ahead

Sunday, February 25

  • 10:15 AM - Family Oriented Purim Schpiel 
  • 10:45 AM - Purim Carnival

Monday, February 26

  • 12:00 PM - Hadassah
  • 4:00 PM - Dance Fitness

Tuesday, February 27

  • 9:30 AM - Bible Class
  • 5:10 PM - Mandy Reichman Feeding Program
  • 7:30 PM - Etgar Keret at the JCC
  • 7:30 PM - Religious School Speaker and Program

Wednesday, February 28

  • 11:30 AM - Yiddish Short Story Class
  • 6:00 PM - Adult Only Comedy Power Hour at the Lavy House
  • 7:00 PM - Purim Schpiel - Megillah Reading

Friday, March 2

  • 7:45 PM - Shabbat Hallelu

Saturday, March 3

  • 8:15 AM - Holy Scrollers
  • 9:30 AM - Saturday Morning Minyan
  • 10:00 AM - Saturday Morning Fun CLub

Purim Carnival


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Adult Only Purim Comedy Power Hour


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Israel at 70

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Pam Schuller

On Tuesday, Feburary 27 during HaMakom (7:30 – 9:00 PM) everyone is invited to our program with guest speaker Pam Schuller. Join us as Pam Schuller, an internationally known disability and mental health advocate and professional stand-up comedian speaks about standing up for inclusion. She will share her stories of growing up in a body she had no control over in an engaging, powerful, and somewhat heart-wrenching way. Participants leave her program feeling empowered and will embrace Pam's message that, "maybe fitting in is actually about loving what makes you different." 

More information about Pam Schuller can be found at https://www.standupinclusion.com 


Don't miss our Passover Second Night Congregational Seder!

Saturday, March 31, 6:00 PM
The Committee on Religious Living of Temple Emanu-El is sponsoring a Second Night Seder, led by the clergy. The seder meal is catered by Deli King (Signature Creations) of Linden. The meal will be kosher, consisting of a traditional seder plate, boneless breast of chicken, four side dishes, fresh fruit salad and a dessert tray. Children will feast on chicken fingers and fries. There will be a seder plate on each table, with accompaniments, as well as a bottle of red wine, soda, tea, coffee, and a box of matzah.  

For more information about what's happening at Temple Emanu-El during Passover, check out our Passover page! 

Quick Links

Meet our Clergy

New to our area?

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Early Childhood Education

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Youth Learning & Engagement

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Social Action

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Photo Gallery

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Temple Blog

OurBlog Read about our community and happenings at the Temple. We encourage you to be part of the discussion on our Temple Blog

Rabbi's Blog

The Boxing Rabbi Click here to read Rabbi Sagal's Blog.

Upcoming Events

02.21.2018 9:30 am - 11:00 am
02.21.2018 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
02.23.2018 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
02.23.2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
02.24.2018 8:15 am - 9:15 am
02.24.2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am
02.24.2018 9:30 am - 10:30 am
02.24.2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

What's Going On

Kol Nidre Appeal - Click here to support this year's campaign.

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