Rentals and Photography

bat mitzvah


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. Pictures may be taken inside Brody Chapel and the Main Sanctuary but we do not allow photography during the actual service. 

Available days and times for photography: 

  • Mondays at 5:00 PM
  • Thursdays at 5:00 or 6:00 PM
  • Before the service
  • After the service

Room Rentals

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