Temple B’nai Or is a community dedicated to serving God by serving others, and connecting the values and visions of the Jewish People to our lives today. As a family we learn, worship, grow, celebrate, play, and, most importantly, engage in acts of Tikkun Olam together, working to make the world what God dreams it to be. Most of all, we are a community where people feel at home, filled with friends who are always there to extend a hand. We are a wonderfully diverse and open community of individuals and families, single and married, interfaith, multi-cultural, divorced, widowed, GLBTQ, friends of Israel, religious, spiritual and/or simply seeking. Our doors are wide open — come as you are!
What we offer
Friendship and community — Temple B’nai Or is a community of more than 475 families and individuals. Our beautiful campus and modern buildings provide a warm and comfortable space for services, groups, socializing and education. Active participation and volunteerism is truly the lifeblood our community: our affiliates, committees and chavurot (friendship groups) engage congregants of all ages and interests.
Services with creativity — Our Worship Services for Shabbat, the High Holidays and the Festivals combine personal and communal spirituality, blending tradition with creativity, held together with the music that is a trademark of our culture.
Lifelong Education — We are committed to providing lifelong opportunities to learn. Many families enter our community through our wonderful Frances and Herbert Brody Pre-School, a non-sectarian school that provides an excellent intro into Jewish life and superb foundation for learning for our children. Our Joel and Helen Jacobs Religious School provides students from K-12 with a caring, substantive and innovative Jewish education. Our Adult Jewish Education program engages adults with deeper encounters with our sacred texts, history and heritage.
Please join us!
At Temple B’nai Or, we strive to enable families to join with us and stay with us for generations. Our membership program adopts the emerging model that eliminates traditional dues and instead asks members for a voluntary financial commitment and a volunteer pledge. We call it Kehilah — Hebrew for community — to signify the importance of each member’s role and responsibility to each other and our traditions. We now ask our members to contribute financially and by participating in Temple life based on the needs of the Kehilah, not based on age or income. Together, we make a commitment to sustain Temple B’nai Or.
If you would like to talk to someone about our Temple and our membership program, either call us at (973) 539-4539 or send us an email. Or if you are ready to join…