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Consider Renting at Temple Emanu-El

Temple Emanu-El is pleased to offer several options for families to continue celebrating your child becoming a B’nai Mitzvah at the Temple.

Types of celebrations which can be held at Temple Emanu-El:

  • Shabbat Dinner
    • Before Friday evening services
  • Luncheon/Kiddush
    • This is a get-together immediately following your child’s service, up to 3 hours (with no dancing) for a catered lunch.
  • Reception
    • A party at the Temple which can be held immediately following your service (Afternoon event) or later in the evening.
  • Cocktail hour with Reception
    • Invite guests to a cocktail hour followed by the reception.

Rooms at Temple Emanu-El:

  • Community Room
    • This space can accommodate 70 guests, has a full kitchen and can be decorated to your choosing.
  • Greifer Sacks
    • Refurbished in 2021, can accommodate 250 guests. The rental includes a large commercial kitchen and a beautiful space which you can decorate to your choosing. Stage Side – Stage Side is adjacent to Greifer Sacks with a movable wall. Greifer Sacks can be combined with Stage Side to create even more space for an
  • Gallery
    • The Gallery is used for Cocktail receptions and is right next to Greifer Sacks

Room Rental Interest Form

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Please reach out to Mike Kenny, Director of Operations, at least 6 weeks before your date, for all photography planning: mkenny@tewnj.org, 908-232-6770, ext 129. Pictures may be taken inside Brody Chapel and the Main Sanctuary but we do not allow photography during the actual service

Use the buttons below to explore the b’nai mitzvah portal!



A general timeline of what you and your family need to accomplish for the b’nai mitzvah.

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Plan for your child’s b’nai mitzvah lessons (cantorial, prayer, d’var, and mitzvah project).

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Livestream information, your child’s b’nai mitzvah website, recording.

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Rentals and Photography

Learn more about rental options and when you can take pictures.

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Your family and loved ones have opportunities to participate in your child’s b’nai mitzvah.

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Frequently asked questions about the b’nai mitzvah process.

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