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

Lifelong Learning

"When  I pray, I speak to God, but when I study God speaks to me!"
                                                         - Louis Finklestein
At Temple Avodat Shalom we feel it is important to not only facilitate the conversation but also to offer knowledge to get that conversation started. To that end we offer rich and diverse learning opportunities throughout the year. 

Our favorites include:

Wrestling with the Tanakh

(Tuesdays at 9:30 am) - A new initiative, organised and led by members of our community, exploring the Hebrew Bible from a variety of different perspectives.  

Torah Study

(Thursdays at 12 pm) - Now in it’s 29th year, a weekly journey through the Torah, line-by-line, with thoughtful and thought-provoking commentary.  

Wrestling with the Torah

(Saturdays at 9:15 am) — A discussion on the Torah portion for the week, infused with rabbinic and contemporary commentary, and lots of open-minded questions and conversation.