A Vibrant Reform Jewish Synagogue in Bergen County.

Temple Avodat Shalom

Serving northern New Jersey since 1952.

Upcoming Events

November 22, 2019 at 8:00pm
November 23, 2019 at 10:30am
November 23, 2019 at 7:00pm
November 24, 2019 at 9:00am


Temple Avodat Shalom has a community of leaders in more than a dozen departments, including education, membership, finance, communications, technology, development, maintenance, events, and administrative support. Led by our Rabbi, Temple Avodat Shalom has only the best and brightest talent to deliver the highest quality service to our members. Our staff, which we consider "a family," is committed to excellence.


Board of Directors 2019-2020
 President – Steve Berman

  Executive Vice President – David Sloves

 Education Vice President – Larry Altman 

 Financial Vice President – Marc Herrmann

 Membership Vice President – Michael Starr

 Treasurer – Gunter Hecht 

 Secretary – Vicki Monaloy 

 Financial Secretary – Peggy Schneider

 Immediate Past President – Audrey Rosenblatt 

Additional Past Presidents –

  Michael Edelstein

 Leonard Lawton

Gary Barth
 Jason Berger
 Steve Cohen
 Meryl Kordower
 Fred Levitan
 Brett Norton
 Brian Seligman
 Mitch Sheiner
 Michael Wacks

Other Officials
Parliamentarian – TBD

School Committee
 Jane Gaffin - Chairperson
Lisa Nelson-Cohen
Seth Kadesh
Maggie Klein
Jill Prins
Julie Rabinowitz 
Josh Reicher
Debbie Seife
Aarthi Seligman

 President – Mike Edelstein

 Co-President – Elizabeth Dunkelman
Co-President – Cassy Kadesh

Standing Committee Chairs
Administrative – Barbara King
Buildings & Grounds – Jeffrey Pollack
 Constitution – Nilene Evans Chase
 Dues Adjustment – Peggy Schneider
 Finance – Marc Herrmann
Funeral Society – Barbara King
Publicity – Gary Barth
 Mitch Sheiner
 Religious Activities – Russell Sagerman
 School – Jane Gaffin
 Social Justice – Nilene Evans Chase
 Technology – Joel Rosenblatt
Ways & Means –
 Lisa Cohen
Amy Lederman
 Young Families – Wendy Grinberg
 Youth Activities – Margie Gelbwasser