Welcome to Temple Emanuel of North Jersey

Welcome to Temple Emanuel of North Jersey!

Temple Emanuel of North Jersey is a community that welcomes participants from all backgrounds and ages.  Our community is the heart and soul of our congregation.  We value individual spiritual growth, Jewish learning, and acting in the world to make it a better place.  Our prayer services are traditional, egalitarian, and Conservative, in which Jewish men and women participate equally.  We encourage interfaith families to join us and become a part of our community.  Our membership includes individuals and families from Bergen and Passaic Counties, New York, and beyond.

Our synagogue is located in Franklin Lakes overlooking the beautiful Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve.



  • Hilchot Chagim Monday, November 3rd, 12:30 -1:30 p.m. Join our ongoing weekly adult study program with Rabbi Joseph H. Prouser. For flyer, click here.
  • First Friday Shabbat Dinner Friday, November 7th, Services at 6:30 p.m. Dinner to follow. $18 per adult, $8 per child 6-13, children under 5 are free. Maximum charge per family is $50.00. Please R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, November 5th. For flyer, click here.
  • Gabbai Boot Camp Sunday, November 9th, 7:30 p.m. Master the liturgy, ritual, protocol, etiquette, history, and choreography of the Shabbat and Festival Torah Service in all its detail and permutations. Post-Bar/Bat Mitzvah youth also welcome!! Classes will be held Sunday evenings. For flyer, click here.
  • Prescient Parshah Series Friday, November 14th, 7:30 p.m. Speaker: Caren Levine, TENJ Rabbinic Intern, Torah Portion: Chayei Sarah and Rebecca Gratz -  Members of the Congregation examine lives of historically influential Jews, who biographies parallel the content of the weekly Torah Portion. For flyer, click here.
  • Sundae Saturday Saturday, November 15th, 9:30 a.m. Make your own ice cream sundaes at Kiddush. Post Bar/Bat Mitzvah students will be offered Aliyot. Kids!!! Come and celebrate with your friends. For flyer, click here.
  • Sundays with Sokol Sunday, November 16th, 2:00 p.m. Part 3 of a continuing series of “Early Television Programs”. You will be seeing three situation comedy programs from the 1950′s, at 30 minutes each.  There will be one episode from each of the following television programs: “The Beulah Show”, “Our Miss Brooks”, and “Ozzie and Harriet”. For flyer, click here.
  • “Oneg with Ora” Friday, December 12th, 7:30 p.m. Professor Ora Horn Prouser leades a study session during the Oneg Shabbat which follows the servies. Innovative approaches to understanding the Bible will be presented. Next topic: Review of “In the Beginning There was Darkness: A Blind Person’s Conversations with the Bible” by John Hull.  For flyer, click here.


TENJ Community

Rabbi Prouser’s  Articles

Rabbi Prouser’s Blog: “Initial Instructions”

  • Initial Instructions:  A weekly translation celebrating the Book of Genesis -  in lipogram!
    A lipogram is a composition from which the writer rejects all words that contain a certain letter or letters.  “Initial Instructions” renders all of Genesis, translating directly from the Hebrew, without a single use of the letter E. Be sure to subscribe on the blog to receive notification of weekly chapters!

Rabbi Prouser’s Sermons

TENJ in the Media

Of Interest to Our Community

TENJ Events: Photos and Videos

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