Temple Sha’arey Shalom is a small Reform congregation that is immensely proud of its more than 60-year legacy of Jewish devotion and commitment. We are a diverse community of Jews of all ages, shapes and sizes. We warmly welcome interfaith and other non-traditional families into our inclusive, egalitarian style. It is a place to build relationships, to connect, to learn and to grow.
We are a warm, engaging congregation that strives for dynamic Jewish living. In addition to nurturing your religious and spiritual soul, there is a wide array of educational, informational, entertaining and social programs to enhance the Temple experience. Special programs, activities and events include lectures, workshops, panel discussions, community-service opportunities, adult bar/bat mitzvahs, conversational Hebrew classes, book discussion groups, speakers and trips.
Over the past six decades, our Temple has enriched Jewish lives in more ways than we can count. In the words of one member: “One of the greatest decisions of our lives was the choice to join Temple Sha’arey Shalom. Our affiliation has given us connections to our tradition and community that have comforted us in sorrow, educated us, challenged us, rejoiced us, grounded us in faith, enriched us through friendship, and strengthened our very identities. Belonging to Sha’arey Shalom is a privilege.”
Temple Sha’arey Shalom celebrates more than 60 years of service to our community, with a wonderful sense of vitality. We are a Reform synagogue that is engaging and devoted to offering fulfilling Jewish experiences on social, spiritual and educational levels.
As a House of Worship, we recognize that prayer speaks to modern Jews in different ways. That is why Sha’arey Shalom has developed a variety of worship experiences. Our Friday evening services begin at 7:00 pm and are inclusive and egalitarian. We love to sing, enhanced by our wonderful Cantor. We love to think about the issues of the days as they impact Judaism, as articulated by the Rabbi. . And we love to engage in a worship style that is vibrant and alive.
Then there’s Shabbat morning! Each week a group of adults meet for Shabbat Morning Study Minyan, a lay-led study and an informal service.
Finally, Sha’arey Shalom is a place for Jewish community, in the best sense. There are so many ways we involve and interact with one another.
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