Saturday, September 21 – 8:00PM – Congregation Bna’i Israel, Emerson
53 Palisades Avenue –  Emerson, NJ

Join us for a preview of the High Holy Days with interactive learning, soulful music and deeply reflective prayers both ancient and modern.

NJ’s Hidden Shame – Immigrant Detention in Our State with Victor Salama
Victor Salama joined First Friends of NJ & NY in January 2019 as the organization’s Executive Director. Prior to joining First Friends, Victor ran his own consulting company that focused on helping nonprofits expand strategically. He has over 25 years of experience creating international partnerships in both for-profit and non-profit sectors and has extensive experience in nonprofit management. He has taught entrepreneurship and problem solving workshops internationally.  Victor has a J.D. from Washington College of Law, The American University (Washington DC), an M.A. from the School of International Service, The American University and a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College.

Monday, September 30 – 5:30PM
Old Mill Pond (WCL Municipal Pool – 1 Werimus Rd)
A meaningful Rosh Hashanah tradition for the entire family.
During the High Holy Day season, Jews traditionally proceed to a body of water and symbolically cast off (tashlich) their sins.

Shofar Blowing for the Homebound
The mitzvah of hearing the shofar on Rosh Hashanah is an integral part of this special holiday. We know that unfortunately some members of our community cannot make it to shul during the holiday and we would like to assist them in fulfilling this mitzvah. If you or someone you know is homebound this Rosh Hashanah, please notify Susan at 201-666-6696 or
We will make sure to arrange for someone to come to your home (or hospital) so you can hear the sound of the shofar.

Annual Service of Remembrance
Sunday, October 6 – 10:00AM – Cedar Park Cemetery – Block 38
Jewish people place great value on the customs & traditional practices relating to remembrance.
It’s a mitzvah to visit the graves of our loved ones and many people find great comfort in going to the cemetery around the High Holy Days.
Please RSVP
Contact the Temple Emanuel office at 201-391-0801

Lulav & Etrog
Due by September 25
Available through the Religious School $36.00 per set
Call the Temple office to place your order at 201-391-0801

To order your own sukkah, contact Rabbi Kniaz