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.



  • PURIM 5775/2015 Wednesday, March 4th, 7:00 p.m. Evening Service and Megillah Reading Original Purim paradies aplenty! Come in Costume!! For flyer, click here.
  • First Friday Shabbat Dinner Friday, March 6th , Services at 6:30 p.m. Dinner to follow. $20 per adult, $8 per child 6-13, children under 5 are free. Maximum charge per family is $55.00. Please R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, March 4th. For flyer, click here.
  • Hilchot Chagim Monday, March 9th, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Join our ongoing weekly adult study program with Rabbi Joseph H. Prouser. For flyer, click here.
  • Prescient Parshah Series Friday, March 13th, 7:30 p.m. Speaker: To be announced… – Torah Portion: Beshallach and Alan Sherman. Members of the Congregation examine lives of historically influential Jews, whose biographies parallel the content of the weekly Torah Portion. For flyer, click here.
  • Seder Skills Crash Course Friday, March 20th, 7:30 p.m. Details to follow.
  • Sundae Saturday Saturday, March 21st, 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, March 22nd, 2:00 p.m. The Music of Irving Berlin: Part 1 Light refreshments, including ice cream and popcorn, will be served. For flyer, click here.
  • “An Interstellar Seder” Sunday, March 22nd, 7:30 p.m. A pre-Pesach workshop for Seder leaders and participants… How does the movie “Interstellar” reflect a Jewish view of Redemption? 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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