Friday eveing September 12  at 6pm Tot Shabbat with Rabbi Laura Rappaport
Please join us for Friday evening Shabbat services on Friday September 12 at 7:30 pm
On Shabbat morning Saturday September 13 worship services are at 10 am

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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 12  

6:00 pm Tot Shabbat  

7:30 pm Shabbat Evening Worship 

Saturday, September 13  

10:00 am Shabbat Morning Worship  

B’not Mitzvah of Hannah Legotte & Alana Wilck  

Parshah: Ki Tavo, Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8  

Ushers: Kelly & David Weinerman & Karen & Michael Buch


Friday, September 19  

7:30 pm Shabbat Evening Worship 

Saturday, September 20  

10:00 am Shabbat Morning Worship  

Bat Mitzvah of Emily Levine  

Parshah: Nitzavim/Vayelech, Deuteronomy 29:9-31:30  

Ushers: Alison & David Vogel & Susan & Richard Newman  

Leil Selichot  

6:30 pm Family Selichot Experience  

        Renaissance Dinner Off Site Followed by Oneg at Temple Shalom  

7:30 pm All Generation Selichot Oneg  

8:30 pm Adult Selichot Worship 

Wednesday, September 24  Erev Rosh Hashanah 

8:00 pm Erev Rosh Hashanah Worship 

Thursday, September 25  First Day of Rosh Hashanah  

8:45 am  Tefilah Chadasha  

8:45 am  Children’s Worship & Program  

11:30 am Standard Worship  

2:45 pm Tashlich Service at Horseshoe Lake Complex  

Friday, September 26  

10:00 am Second Day of Rosh Hashanah Worship  

7:30 pm Shabbat Evening Worship 

Saturday, September 27  10:00 am Shabbat Shuvah Morning Worship  

Parshah: Ha’azinu, Deuteronomy 32:1-52 

Sunday, September 28  

11:00 am Temple Shalom Cemetery Memorial Service at the Temple Shalom Section of the Mt. Freedom Hebrew Cemetery