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  • Diverse, Inclusive Community
  • Social Action & Advocacy
  • Joyous Holiday Celebrations
  • Nurturing Early Childhood Program
  • Family Shabbat Experiences
  • Youth Learning & Engagement
  • Dedicated Clergy
  • Diverse, Inclusive Community
  • Social Action & Advocacy
  • Joyous Holiday Celebrations
  • Nurturing Early Childhood Program
  • Family Shabbat Experiences
  • Youth Learning & Engagement
  • Dedicated Clergy


Welcome to Temple Emanu-El!

We are a diverse community comprised of people of all Jewish backgrounds, interfaith families, singles, and all spiritual seekers. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Temple Emanu-El is a Reform congregation whose members reside throughout Union County and beyond. From its beginnings in 1950, Temple Emanu-El has sought to combine progressive Jewish ideals with a continuing respect and appreciation for the timeless traditions of Judaism. Our worship is joyful, participatory, and inclusive. Our Shabbat services, Friday evenings and Saturday mornings, provide a diversity of worship experiences, from Shabbat Hallelu to Zimrat Shabbat, from Simchat Shabbat to traditional egalitarian services.

We invite you to experience the wonderful place that is Temple Emanu-El. Our doors are always open to those seeking a spiritual home.

Quick Links

Meet our Clergy

New to our area?

new hereAre you looking for a new Jewish home in your new community? Learn more about what it means to be part of the Temple Emanu-El family. Get to know us here.

Early Childhood Education

ECE quick linksFind out about our fully-accredited Early Childhood Education program, which provides a nurturing and safe environment that is challenging and exciting for young learners. Click here.

Youth Learning & Engagement

RS quick linksOur Youth Learning and Engagement program includes all Jewish education and activities for our youth in Kindergarten through 12th Grade. Find out about our Religious School and active youth groups.

Social Action

social action TEWNJ logoLooking for ways to get involved with Social Action at the Temple? Join us in fulfilling the mitzvah of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world.
Click here to learn more.

Photo Gallery

gallerySee photos from recent events and happenings at our Temple. Click here to visit our photo gallery.

Temple Blog

OurBlog Read about our community and happenings at the Temple. We encourage you to be part of the discussion on our Temple Blog

Rabbi's Blog

The Boxing Rabbi Click here to read Rabbi Sagal's Blog.

What's Going On

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Friday, July 22, 2016
at Brookside Park, Scotch Plains
Friday August 12, 2016
at Nomahegan Park, Cranford
Start picnicking at 5:30 PM; Services at 6:00 PM
No services at the Temple on those days. Mourner’s Kaddish will be recited.
In the event of rain, picnic and services will be held at the Temple. 
Click here for more info

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for the High Holydays 2016!
Click here to find out more about our new High Holyday prayerbooks.

Religious School Registration
is now open.

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New & Prospective Member
Family BBQ
Thursday, August 18, 6:00 PM
at Rabbi Sagal's Home
Click here for more details

High Holydays Activities
for Children & Teens
Click on the links below for more information.

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Youth programming

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Social Activities/Interest Survey
Our Membership Committee is interested in holding social events that can bring together members with shared interests. Please click here to fill out a quick social activities/ interest survey.  

Kol Nidre Appeal

Click here to support this year's campaign.



Upcoming Events


07.23.2016 9:45 am - 10:45 am


07.25.2016 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


07.27.2016 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


07.29.2016 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm


07.30.2016 8:15 am - 9:15 am


07.30.2016 9:45 am - 10:45 am

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