Erev Shabbat Service
Shabbat Morning Service
ShopRite Food Collection
NuTTY Youth Group
Rabbi Yonathan Neril to Speak
Thursday, August 1 at 7 pm ~ Temple Sholom of West Essex (760 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove)
Ner Tamid is a welcoming, diverse, and musical congregation where members connect with their heritage while thinking progressively about the present. Our mission is to inspire our members to make our community more curious, connected, and just.
All of the above work in concert to create and sustain a vibrant community. Our diverse congregation embraces the values of lifelong learning; inclusive, participatory and inspiring services; and repairing the world. As we learn and teach, live and pray together, we embrace each other and our Judaism with joy.
A Message from the Rabbi
As I begin my tenure as the next Rabbi at Temple Ner Tamid, I can't help but reflect on what brought me to this congregation in the first place. More than anything, it was the people. The minute I stepped foot into the congregation, it felt like home.
In Yiddish, we describe a place that feels like home as heimish. It's a place where people know you, they care about you, and they show up for you. Ner Tamid is all that.
But it's so much more. Often when we call a community heimish we also make a claim about its vibrancy. Most of us are happy in our homes when it’s quiet, simple, and serves as a shield from the storm outside.
One of the amazing things about Ner Tamid is that it feels like home while defying that stereotype. It marries warmth with vitality. It is simultaneously innovative and welcoming, robust and comfortable. It welcomes you inside its walls and inspires you to expand them or get outside them.
Any good community should do two things: it should make you comfortable and it should rile you up. I was attracted to Temple Ner Tamid because it walks that line. Whether in prayer services, during a learning session, or pursuing justice, educating youth, or engaging in acts of love our community will remain at its best when it simultaneously says, "You matter. We are glad you are here" and "Our work is never done. We can always be better."
If you've found our page, welcome home. You are part of our family. So take a seat for a minute and then join us. We've got lots to do, together.