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L’Dor V’Dor
From Generation to Generation

At Temple Avodat Shalom it has always been our policy to assist new parents in any way possible. We welcome anyone who wants a Baby Naming or Brit Mila to call our Temple office. Our Clergy and staff will assist in any way possible. The Synagogue office has a list of certified Moyels. Please call our administrative staff at 201-489-2463 (press 0).
Additional resources: What to expect at a Baby Naming

NAMING CEREMONY – There are times in a person’s life when a name change is life-affirming and a most meaningful step for a trans or gender nonconforming person in particular in expressing and validating who they are. Temple Avodat Shalom’s clergy will be happy to officiate in such a ceremony.

By the time our children at Temple Avodat Shalom become a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, it is our goal for them to be as comfortable as possible on our BEMA. They begin their training 6 months prior to their Bar or Bat Mitzvah date, but during their enrollment in our Hebrew School they get plenty of opportunity to partake in our services. Our clergy and educational staff train and work with the students to prepare them. Please call our administrative staff at 201-489-2463 (press 0) or email to with any questions you may have.
See our B'Nai Mitzvah Page for more information

Temple Avodat Shalom’s Clergy will be happy to assist congregants in preparing for a family marriage. To begin the process, please contact our Rabbi at 201-489-3463 ext. 207 or email
Additional Resources: Jewish Rituals for the wedding

We at Temple Avodat Shalom will do anything possible to assist our members in this time of need. Please contact our Rabbi at 201-489-2463 ext. 207 or call 201-489-2463. 

Temple Avodat Shalom has a Funeral Society with plots at BETH EL CEMETARY, EMERSON, NJ. For detailed information, please contact the office at 201-489-2463. Someone from the Funeral Society committee will contact you.

Shiva Minyans: Our Rabbi and Religious Activities Committee will help arrange for Shiva Minyan Services during the first week of mourning. Please call the Rabbi at 201-489-2493 or for assistance.

Sun, May 19 2024 11 Iyyar 5784