Tot Shabbat Service with Rabbi Laura on Friday April 11 at 6:00 pm
Please join us for a Women's Connection led Shabbat Worship Service on Friday April 11 at 7:30 pm
On Shabbat morning Saturday April 12 worship services are at 10 am


MITZVAH MALL 2013/5774

The Temple Shalom Social Action Committee has selected 4 non-profits to participate in our 2013-5774 “Mitzvah Mall”.  The organizations provide us a list of specific items or services that they need help delivering.  As in the past, in return for each donation, you can select a greeting card made from recycled paper and an insert describing the charity and the work it does.  Mitzvah Mall cards are a wonderful way to say thanks, wish someone a good holiday, acknowledge a good deed or just send a greeting. The Mitzvah Mall cards replace store bought cards and are a gift that will truly make a difference. To participate in this program, donate a minimum of $2.00 for any tangible item or service to any of the organizations listed on the enclosed “Mitzvah Mall Order Form”.  If you have any questions contact Barbara at 908-731-1210 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

The Community Soup Kitchen of Morristown. The CSK will continue to serve noontime meals to 300 men, women, and children a day. They also offer mental health, alcohol and substance abuse outreach. They distribute coats, sleeping bags, toiletries and emergency food relief; provide employment counseling, health screenings; HIV/AIDS testing and ESL classes. Their website is .

Freedom Horse Farm in Long Valley provides equine assisted services to those who have disabilities as well as those able bodied. Hippotherapy is where the horse is used as a treatment tool for physical and occupational therapy. It can benefit those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Sensory Integration Disorders, or Traumatic Brain Injury/Strokes. A physical therapist utilizes a variety of motor tasks on the horse's movement to address the needs of each patient. The outcome is growth in gross motor ability such as sitting, standing, and walking. Their occupational therapists work on fine motor control, and functional daily living skills Their website is

New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking is an organization working to end the use of force, fraud and coercion for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor. Human Trafficking is a form of modern day slavery. The U.S. State Department estimates that 600,000-800,000 people are trafficked in the United States annually.  New Jersey is a prime location for Human Trafficking because it is a major national and international transportation and shipping corridor. The victims are both citizens and foreign nationals – women, men, and children who are threatened, or isolated and unable to escape. Many victims do not speak or understand English and are unable to communicate to seek rescue. Victims of sex trafficking may be children, teenagers or adults lured by false promises and ultimately forced into prostitution. Victims of labor trafficking may work as nannies and maids, in sweatshops, janitorial jobs, hair and nail salons, or on construction sites and farms.  The victims are trapped into a cycle of debt, forcing them into involuntary servitude, debt bondage and slavery.  

NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking advocates for national and state policies and legislation toward abolishing trafficking. They also provide services to survivors. They can be reached at 973-929-3087 or for additional information This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Hurricane Sandy Relief coordinated with The Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest continues to send volunteers to Union Beach and the surrounding communities providing services to those whose homes and businesses were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Donations will be given to those trying to rebuild their lives for the purchase of household and personal items. Individual volunteers or groups can schedule time to work on projects by contacting Stacey Brown at 973-929-3027 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Download a PDF of the Mitzvah Mall Order Form by clicking here

Download a Word doc of the Mitzvah Mall Order Form by clicking here


Would you like to congratulate someone on a job well done, a new baby or another simcha? Do you want to express your condolences to a friend or loved one? Is someone you know in need of get well wishes?

Temple Shalom's Tribute Card program

1) A beautiful, redesigned Tribute card.
2) All Tributes are handled through the main office of the Temple.
3) Tributes can be purchased individually as needed, or in bulk (for a discount).
4) All checks will be processed within 30 days of receipt.
5) Tribute card will be mailed within 10 days of ordering.
6) Acknowledgements will appear monthly, based on the Menorah deadline.
7) Funds will be available at all times for their designated usage.

Here is how it will work:

1) Starting January 1, fill out a Tribute order form (available in the Temple office, on the Temple website, and attached to this document)
2) Attach a check exclusively for Tribute payment (checks cannot be combined with other Temple payments)—cash or checks only.
3) Send, or deliver, forms and accompanying check made out to Temple Shalom and address envelope to: Temple Shalom Tributes, 215 S. Hillside Avenue, Succasunna, NJ 07876-1098
4) Checks will be processed within 30 days of receipt; Tribute cards will be mailed within 10 days of ordering; acknowledgements will appear monthly, based on the monthly Kesher deadline.
5) Bulk ordering:
    a) You may purchase 6 Tribute cards ahead of time (all cards must be for the same Tribute account) for the price of 5.
    b) Payment is made at time of purchase (payment must be made by check and cannot be combined with other Temple payments—cash or checks only)
    c) Bulk Tribute cards are filled out and mailed by purchasing congregant, not the Temple office.

Available General Tribute funds: Administration, Camp & Summer Scholarships, Cantor Barr’s Discretionary Fund, College Outreach, David Ensel Memorial Fund, Family Programming, Food Pantry, Kitchen/Oneg, Library, Life Long Learning, Mitzvah/Caring, Music/Choir, NFTY Scholarships, Prayer Book Fund, Rabbi Levy’s Discretionary Fund, Religious School, Social Justice, Soup Kitchen, Synagogue Beautification Fund (formerly Building & Grounds), Temple Shalom Reads, Torah Fund, Youth Programs

*Donations can also be made to dedicated funds. For a list of those funds, please call Leslie Kallus in the Temple office 973-584-5666 ext. 5.
If you would like to volunteer to fill out Tribute cards, please contact Leslie Kallus in the Temple office 973-584-5666, ext. 5.

Download a PDF of the Bulk Tribute Order Form by clicking here

Download a Word doc of the Bulk Tribute Order Form by clicking here

Download a PDF of the Single Tribute Order Form by clicking here

Download a Word doc of the Single Tribute Order Form by clicking here

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Service Schedule

Friday, April 11  

   6:00 pm Tot Shabbat  

   7:30 pm  Erev Shabbat Service-Women’s Connection Shabbat

   Board Representative: Lois Ensel, Trustee of Finance

Saturday, April 12  

   10:00 am Shabbat Morning Worship  

   Parshah:  Acharei-Mot, Shabbat HaGadol, Leviticus 16:1 – 18:30 

Friday, April 18  

   7:30 pm Erev Shabbat Worship

   Board Representative: Barbara Levinson, Trustee of Life Long Learning

Saturday, April 19  

   10:00 am Shabbat Morning Worship  

   Parshah: Chol HaMo-ed Pesach, Exodus 33:12 – 34:26 

Monday, April 21  

   9:30 am  Passover Yizkor Service  

Friday, April 25 

   7:30 pm Shabbat Evening Worship  

   Choir Shabbat-Holocaust Remembrance  

   Rosh Chodesh Blessing:  Sheila Kane

   Board Representative: Ken Kline, Brotherhood President

Saturday, April 26  

   10:00 am Shabbat Morning Worship  

   Bat Mitzvah of Katherine Kaniewski  

   Parshah: Kedoshim, Leviticus 19:1 – 20:27   

   Ushers: Bruce & Sharon Harrison      

              Jonathan & Stacey Seligson

   Board Presenter: Barbara Burck, Trustee of Social Action