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. Visit us! Pray with us! Learn with us!


  • First Fridays Family Shabbat Friday, December 2Services 6:30 p.m. Shabbat Dinner 7:15 p.m. $20 per adult, $8 per child, children 5 and under are free. Maximum charge per family is $55. Please R.S.V.P. by Tuesday, November 29th.
  • “Parshat Shemot: Academy for Jewish Religion” December 4, 7-8 p.m. (Held at the home of Rabbi Joseph & Ora Prouser) Saturday, November 26, (Held at TENJ during Morning Shabbat Service) Siyyum at AJR: December 11 A three-part series exploring Parshat Shemot – the opening chapters of the Book of Exodus. Instructor: Dr. Ora Horn Prouser, Professor of Bible, Dean, and  Executive V.P. Academy for Jewish Religion. For flyer, click here.
  • “Monday Maftir” (Study of the Weekly Haftarah) Monday, December 5, 12:30 p.m.
    Join our ongoing weekly adult study program with Rabbi Joseph H. Prouser.
  • Pre-Chanukah Celebration; Sing-Along and Evening Service Friday, December 16, 7:30  p.m. Details to follow.
  • Sundays with Sokol Sunday, December 18, 1:00 p.m. “My Yiddishe Chanukah – Folksbiene Yiddish Theater” Light refreshments, including popcorn and ice cream, will be provided. Everyone is welcome! For flyer, click here.
  • 4th Annual “Movie and Meal…” Sunday, December 25, 2016, 3:00 p.m. “I.Q.” and Chinese Food!!! Please R.S.V.P. by Tuesday, December 20th. $18 per person. For flyer, click here.


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TENJ Community

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