About Us

Welcome to Temple Emanuel of North Jersey!

Temple Emanuel of North Jersey is a community that welcomes participants from all backgrounds and ages.  Our community is the heart and soul of our congregation.  We value individual spiritual growth, Jewish learning, and acting in the world to make it a better place.  Our prayer services are traditional, egalitarian, and Conservative,  in which Jewish men and women participate equally.  We encourage interfaith families to join us and become a part of our community.  Our membership includes individuals and families from Bergen and Passaic Counties, New York, and beyond.

Our synagogue is located in Franklin Lakes overlooking the beautiful Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve.


  • Shabbat Chazon – Theme:  “The Music and Meaning of Mourning” Friday, July 24, 7:30 p.m. How has Jewish tradition responded to bereavement and catastrophe in terms of liturgical music… and through the prohibition of music?  NOTE:  Shabbat Chazon features uniquely mournful melodies in anticipation of Tisha B’Av) For flyer, click here.
  • Evening Service – Guest Speaker TBA Friday, August 7, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sundae Saturday Saturday, August 15, Services 9:30 a.m. followed by Kiddush. Make your own ice cream sundaes at Kiddush. Post Bar/Bat Mitzvah students will be offered Aliyot. KIDS!!! Come and celebrate with your friends. For flyer, click here.
  • Sundays with Sokol Sunday, August 16, 2:00 p.m. “The Charlie Chaplin Festival” Light refreshments, including ice cream and popcorn, will be served. For flyer, click here.
  • Sefer Ha’Aggadah Class will resume on Monday, August 17th, 12:30 p.m. Join our ongoing weekly adult study program with Rabbi Prouser. For flyer, click here.
  • SAVE THE DATE: TENJ FAMILY BBQ Tuesday, August 18, 6:30 p.m. Come join us for good food, friends and family. $18 per adult, No charge for children under 18. Please R.S.V.P. by Thursday, August 13. For flyer, click here.
  • Series:  Iggeret Ha-Ramban (Part 3) Friday, August 21, 7:30 p.m. This three-part series will feature a close and critical reading of the famous letter and “Ethical Will” written to his son by Nachmanides.  Participants will speculate as to what might be included in their own personal statements of ethical instruction and spiritual guidance. For flyer, click here.
  • “Oneg with Ora” Friday, August 28, 7:30 p.m. Professor Ora Horn Prouser leads a study session during the Oneg Shabbat which follows the services. Innovative approaches to understanding the Bible will be presented. Next topic: To be announced… For flyer, click here.


TENJ Community

Rabbi Prouser’s  Articles

TENJ in the Media

Rabbi Prouser’s Blog: “Initial Instructions”


Rabbi Prouser’s Sermons

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