A Vibrant Reform Jewish Synagogue in Bergen County.

Temple Avodat Shalom

Serving northern New Jersey since 1952.

Upcoming Events

September 19, 2019 at 12:00pm
September 20, 2019 at 8:00pm
September 21, 2019 at 10:30am
September 21, 2019 at 8:00pm

Our History

Our name means “Service of Peace.” We now have a nearly 65 year history of worship, education, tzedekah, gemilut hasadim and tikkun olam, and are affiliated with the Union of Reform Judaism. Our nearly 400 families come from River Edge, Paramus, Oradell, Teaneck, Dumont, Washington Township, Hackensack, Fair Lawn and New Milford, and many other surrounding towns. Our Religious School and TASTE (Temple Avodat Shalom Teen Experience), our innovative post B'nai Mitzvah program, serve more than 150 students in grades pre-K through 12th.

We and our predecessor synagogues have been fortunate to have long-serving clergy, including Rabbi Chaim Stern(z'l), Rabbi Joseph Rudavsky(z'l), Rabbi Neal I. Borovitz, Rabbi Selig Salkowitz(z'l), Rabbi Jonathan Woll, Cantor Ronit Josephson and Rabbi Paul Jaconson. In 2019, Rabbi Jim Stoloff became our spiritual leader. Please see our clergy page for more information about Rabbi JIm and Cantor Maria.