Please join us for our Annual Outdoor Shabbat evening worship service on Friday September 4 at the Pavilion at Horseshoe Lake
Pre-Oneg at 5:45 pm our service begins at 6:15 pm
On Shabbat morning Saturday September 5 worship services are at 10 am


Home Rabbi Emeritus Joel E Soffin
Rabbi Emeritus Joel E Soffin

Rabbi Emeritus Joel E. Soffin served as the spiritual leader of Temple Shalom for twenty-seven years from 1979 to his retirement in June of 2006. Before entering rabbinical school, he pursued a PhD in economics. He was ordained in 1976 at HUC-JIR and served as an Assistant Rabbi at Temple Beth Israel in West Hartford, CT before taking the pulpit in Succasunna.
Rabbi Soffin has a passion for social action and Tikkun Olam projects, combined with a search for spirituality and holiness in life. In addition to serving as a member of the Commission on Social Action of the Reform Movement for 15 years, he had undertaken many projects with the congregation of Temple Shalom: adopting the Jews in a Ukrainian Shtetl and restoring their Synagogue and cemetery; traveling to Mendoza, Argentina to support the Jewish community during their time of financial crisis; supporting the ‘Chicken Project’ which helped the campesinos in El Salvador; and founding Shalom Ethiopia and The Million Quarter Project after seeing first-hand the conditions of Ethiopian Jewish Children in Addis Ababa to name just a few. Rabbi Soffin was also the creator of the Reform Movement’s Adult Mitzvah Corps which has traveled to locations in Kentucky, New Jersey, Vermont, Tennessee, Louisiana and Jerusalem.
As Rabbi Emeritus, members of Temple Shalom will have the opportunity to participate in future social action projects as well as experience his creative and challenging teaching style in the years ahead. Rabbi Emeritus Soffin resides in New York City with his wife, Sandy, a computer analyst.

 
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Service Schedule

Friday, September 4
5:45 pm Pre-Neg at Horseshoe Lake Pavilion
6:15 pm  Outdoor Friday evening service at Horsehoe Lake Pavilion
Saturday, September 5
10:00 am Shabbat Morning Worship
Parshah: Ki Tavo, Deuteronomy: 26:1-29:8
6:30 pm Family Selichot Experience
7:30 pm Selichot Oneg for Families & Adults
8:00 pm  Adult Selichot Study & Worship
Friday, September 11
7:30 pm Erev Shabbat Worship
Saturday, September 12
10:00 am Shabbat Morning Worship
Parshah: Nitzavim, Deuteronomy: 29:9- 30:20
Sunday, September 13
Erev Rosh Hashanah
9:00 am-12:00 pm Administrative Office Open
8:00 pm Erev Rosh Hashanah worship
Monday, September 14
Rosh Hashanah
8:45 am Tefilah Chadasha
8:45 am Children’s Programming and Worship
11:30 am Standard Worship
2:45 pm  Tashlich at Horseshoe Lake
Tuesday, September 15
Rosh Hashanah-Second Day
10:00 am Rosh Hashanah worship
Friday, September 18
7:30 pm Shabbat Shuvah service
Saturday, September 19
10:00 am Shabbat Morning Worship
Parshah: Vayelech, Deuteronomy 31:1-32
Tuesday, September 22
Erev Yom Kippur
8:00 pm Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre
Wednesday, September 23
Yom Kippur
8:45 am Tefilah Chadasha
8:45 am Children’s Programming and Worship
11:30 am Tefilah Chadasha
2:00 pm Musical Interlude
3:15 pm Mincha/ Afternoon Service
5:15pm Yizkor
6:15 pm Neilah:  All are invited to bring shofarot for the final call
Friday, September 25
7:30 pm Erev Shabbat Worship
Saturday, September 26
10:00 am Shabbat Morning Worship
Parshah: Ha’Azinu, Deuteronomy: 32:1-52
Bar Mitzvah of Kyle Silverstein
Ushers: Claudio & Deirdre Diamint, Seth & Abigail Rafkin
Sunday, September 27
5:30 Pizza in the Hut & Succah Decorating
6:30 pm Erev Succot Worship—Kabbalat Siddur
Monday, September 28
9:30 am Succot Services