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.



Honoring Distinguished Alumnus and USY Chapter President, JULES A. GUTIN

To R.S.V.P. and/or to place an ad in our Journal, please contact the temple office at (201) 560-0200 or office@tenjfl.org.
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The Haubenstock Fund of our Temple’s Men’s Club has been supporting Jewish children’s summer activities for many years. Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2015.  Preference is given to children and then grandchildren of Temple members. Help send a child to Summer Camp. Donate Now to make your tax-deductible donation!

Haubenstock Application 2015


  • Third Sundays With SokolSunday, April 19, 2:00 p. m. Irving Berlin (part 2) This month, we will view a video of a1988 Carnegie Hall concert celebrating Irving Berlin’s 100th birthday. For flyer, click here.
  • “Oneg with Ora” Friday, April 24th, 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: Samuel, Saul and the Killing of Agog. For flyer, click here.
  • First Fridays Family Shabbat Friday, May 1st Services at 6:30 p.m. Dinner to follow. $20 per adult, $8 per child 6-13, children under 5 are free. Maximum charge per family is $55.00. Please R.S.V.P. by Tuesday, April 28th. For flyer, click here.
  • Prescient Parshah Series Friday, May 15, 7:30 p.m. Speaker: Debra Guston… Torah Portion: Behar-Bechukotai and Louis Brandeis. Members of the Congregation examine lives of historically influential Jews, whose biographies parallel the content of the weekly Torah Portion. For flyer, click here.
  • Sundae Saturday Saturday, May 16. 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.
  • “Preserving Youthful Innocence…or Teaching Adult Responsibilities… What Do We Owe Our Children? – A Panel DiscussionMonday, June 1, 7:30-9:00 p.m. Panel includes Jules A. Gutin, Shira Kravitz, Gary S. Mirkin, and Joel Wiest, moderated by Rabbi Joseph H. Prouser. For flyer, click here.
  • Sundae Saturday Saturday, June 20. 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.


TENJ Community

Rabbi Prouser’s  Articles

TENJ in the Media

Rabbi Prouser’s Blog: “Initial Instructions”


Rabbi Prouser’s Sermons

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