A Vibrant Reform Jewish Synagogue in Bergen County.

Temple Avodat Shalom

Serving northern New Jersey since 1952.

Upcoming Events

November 19, 2018 at 7:00pm
November 20, 2018 at 7:30pm
November 21, 2018 at 12:00pm
November 21, 2018 at 3:45pm

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, Rabbi Jonathan Woll and Cantor Ronit Josephson. In 2013, Rabbi Paul Jacobson became our spiritual leader. Please see our clergy page for more information about Rabbi Paul and Cantor Maria.