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Young Families Invited to Celebrate High Holy Days with Temple Sholom

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On Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 5) and Yom Kippur (Sept. 14), Temple Sholom of Fanwood/Scotch Plains invites members of the community to free family-oriented religious services.

On both days, at 10 a.m. the congregation will hold a childrens’ service in the Temple Sholom chapel located at the Fanwood Presbyterian Church. Led by Director of Education Michelle Shapiro Abraham and guitarist Rebekah Sedwin, this service intertwines music, story telling and age-appropriate worship to create a High Holy Day experience for families with children ages 0 to 7. RSVP to (908) 889-4900 or email office@sholomnj.org.

Also on both days, at 2 p.m. there will be a family Torah service in the main sanctuary. Join Rabbi Joel Abraham and Cantor Darcie Sharlein for an interactive family service for all ages. Stand with the rabbi on the bimah as he reads Torah, hear the High Holy Day melodies and get a taste of the congregation’s High Holy Day liturgy. No RSVP is required.

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New this year will be a “Second Day Pray & Play” on Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. Join us for a special Pray & Play (our preschool Shabbat program) led by volunteer Julie Friedman. We’ll sneak in to the congregation’s service to hear the shofar blast, then continue with bagels and playtime together. No rsvp required.

Interested in attending the main sanctuary services? Call 908-889-4900 for information about acquiring High Holy Day tickets. All ages welcome! Temple Sholom is a proud participant in the MetroPass High HolyDay ticket program.  To find out if you are eligible for free tickets through MetroPass, visit www.jfedgmw.org. For more information about Temple Sholom, visit www.sholomnj.org.

About Temple Sholom

Founded in 1913, Temple Sholom is a Reform Jewish Congregation led by Rabbi Joel N. Abraham and Cantor Darcie Sharlein. The Temple and its religious school is home to about 250 families from the greater Scotch Plains-Fanwood area. Currently residing within the Fanwood Presbyterian Church, the Temple has purchased five acres of land in Scotch Plains for its future home. Temple Sholom is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism. For more information about the Temple or joining the congregation, please call 908-889-4900, e-mail sholom@sholomnj.org or visit www.sholomnj.org.

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