Jewish Connection Partnership
 

New Jersey (1)

Aberdeen, New Jersey

TEMPLE SHALOM (R)

5 Ayrmont Lane
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
(908) 566-2621
Email: picturethat3@home.com

Institutional Membership: 500 families
Percent Intermarried: members - NA; board - NA

Programs: Introduction to Judaism Classes; Preparation for Conversion; Parents of Intermarrieds; Holiday "how to" Workshops; Outreach/Learner's Shabbat; Outreach Seder; Staff Sensitivity Training; Extensive Adult Education; "December Dilemma" Discussions.
Contact: Rabbi Laurence Malinger; Sheila Rubin, Outreach Chair

Bayonne, New Jersey

JEWISH FAMILY AND COUNSELING SERVICE OF JERSEY CITY, BAYONNE, AND HOBOKEN

1050 Kennedy Blvd.
Bayonne, NJ 07002
(201) 436-1299

1 Newark Street, Suite 28
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Number of Clients: 400
Percent Intermarried: clients - NA; staff - 0%; board - 2%

Programs: Interfaith Couples; Parents of Intermarrieds; Staff Sensitivity Training; Counseling.
Contact: Natalie Kent; Claire Asarnow, Executive Director
Sam Rosenberg, Hoboken Office.

Belle Meade, New Jersey

CONGREGATION KEHILAT SHALOM (REC)

253 Griggstown Road
Belle Mead, NJ 08052
(908) 359-0420
Fax: (908) 359-8848


Description:
Congregation Kehilat Shalom is a Reconstructionist synagogue dedicated to serving the spiritual, educational, cultural, civic, and social needs of a diverse congregation, wihile maintaining a unique, vibrant, and visible Jewish presence in the central New Jersey area.

We are committed to meeting these needs in an atmosphere of empathy, joy, and mutual support within a congregational family which shares the desire to pass along our pride in our Jewish heritage to our children and, through them, to the generations yet to come. We recognize and accept differences in membership with regard to the various movements of Judaic practice, previous religious affiliation, monetary means, and other personal choices. We further recognize the special issues faced by interfaith families having one or more Jewish members. We endeavor to make all members of such families welcomed in our congregation and encourage their participation in our activities.

We encourage our congregation to come together as a community to nourish the spirit, pursue Jewish literacy, explore the richness of our history, repair the world, celebrate in each other's happiness, and find comfort in time of trouble. We see the synagogue as a Jewish home that is a school for Jewish study, a place to connect to other Jews in a Jewish environment, and a sanctuary in which to worship and pray so that we may make a difference in our own lives, the lives of our friends and family, and in the world at large.

It is our underlying philosophy that active volunteerism is the keystone to building and maintaining this community. It is expected, as an obligation of membership in the synagogue, that each family will commit to and engage in volunteerism to support our community and to sustain our viability as an institution.

We are dedicated to ensuring that our Hebrew School provides a high-quality Jewish education to the Congregation's children. In addition, we are committed to developing programs for our teenagers which will encourage them to stay active in the congregation after they have had their B'nai mitzvot.
Contact: Rabbi Michael Tayvah

Caldwell, New Jersey

CONGREGATION AGUDATH ISRAEL OF WEST ESSEX (C)

20 Academy Road
Caldwell, NJ 07006
(973) 226-3600
Fax: (973) 226-7480

Institutional Membership: 950 families
Percent Intermarried: members - 5%; board - 0%.

Programs: Introduction to Judaism Classes; Preparation for Conversion; Hebrew Classes; Jews by Choice; Havurot; Holiday "how to" Workshops; Outreach/Learner's Shabbat; Outreach Seder; Counseling; Extensive Adult Education; "December Dilemma" Discussions.
Contact: Rabbi Alan Silverstein.

Chatham, New Jersey

CONGREGATION BETH HATIKVAH (REC)

PO Box 563
Chatham, NJ 07928
(973) 701-1665
Email: office@BethHatikvah.org

Institutional Membership: 100 families
Percent Intermarried: members - 8%; board - 10-15%.

Programs: Introduction to Judaism Classes; Preparation for Conversion.
Contact: Amy Klein

Cherry Hill, New Jersey

JEWISH FAMILY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICE
OF SOUTHERN JERSEY

1301 Springdale Road Suite 150
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
(856) 424-1333
Fax: (856) 424-7384

Number of Clients: NA
Percent Intermarried: clients - NA; staff - 10%; board - 10%

Programs: Interfaith Couples; Parents of Intermarrieds; Children of Interfaith Families; Staff Sensitivity Training; Lectures on Intermariage.
Contact: Peggy David, Clinical Director

TEMPLE EMANUEL (R)

1101 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
(856) 489-0029
Fax: (856) 489-0032

Institutional Membership: 1000 families
Percent Intermarried: members - 20%; board - 0%

Programs: Introduction to Judaism Classes; Preparation for Conversion; Jews by Choice; Interfaith Couples; Parents of Intermarrieds; Couples Support Groups; Holiday "how to" Workshops; Family-oriented Programming; Films on Intermarriage; "December Dilemma" Discussions.
Contact: Rabbi Jerome P. David

Closter, New Jersey

TEMPLE BETH EL OF NORTHERN VALLEY (R)

221 Schraalenburgh Road
Closter, NJ 07624
(201) 768-5120
Email: rabbihachen@tbenv.org

Institutional Membership: 400 families
Percent Intermarried: members - 15%; board - NA

Programs: Introduction to Judaism Classes; Hebrew Classes; Holiday "How-To" Workshops; Discussion of Intermarriage; Outreach Learner's Shabbat; "December Dilemma" Discussions, Preparation for Conversion; Interfaith Couples Chavurah; Counseling.
Contact: Rabbi Debra Hachen

Edison, New Jersey

CONGREGATION BETH EL (C)

91 Jefferson Blvd.
Edison, NJ 08817
(732) 985-7272
Fax: (732) 985-7333

Institutional Membership: 135 families
Percent Intermarried: members - 5%; board - NA

Programs: Preparation for Conversion; Hebrew Classes.
Contact: Rabbi Bernhard Rosenberg


JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF MIDDLESEX COUNTY (C)

1775 Oak Tree Road
Edison, NJ 08820
(732) 494-3232

Institutional Membership: 800 families
Percent Intermarried: members - NA.

Programs: Introduction to Judaism Classes; Introductory Hebrew Classes; Holiday "How-To" Workshops; Family Holiday Celebrations; Interfaith Celebrations; Passover Kosher cooking classes; Extensive Senior Adult Jewish Cultural program.
Contact: Dorothy Rubinstein, Executive Director or Jennine Shpigel, Director of Jewish & Family Programming