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!


  • Shabbat Evening Service Friday, February 16, 7:30 p.m.
  • FIFTH ANNUAL PRESIDENTS DAY SERVICE Monday, February 19, 8:00 a.m. Service featuring reading the Gettysburg Address in Hebrew! Please join us as we welcome local elected officials, mayors, assembly members and others. Light breakfast to follow. For flyer, click here.
  • Responsa Class Monday, February 26, 12:30 p.m. Join our ongoing weekly adult study program with Rabbi Joseph H. Prouser.
  • PURIM EVENING SERVICE AND MEGILLAH READING Wednesday, February 28, 7:00 p.m. Come in Costume!!! For flyer, click here.
  • First (Second) Friday Family Shabbat Friday, March 9, Services 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, March 6th.
  • Sundays with Sokol Sunday, March 11, 2:00 p.m. “A Call to Remember” Light refreshments, including popcorn and ice cream, will be provided. ALL are welcome. For flyer, click here.



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TENJ Community

  • Rabbi Prouser’s Blog: Initial Instructions, A translation celebrating the Book of Genesis –  in lipogram!

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