Welcome to Temple Shalom!

Are you looking for a place to worship?

A community to belong to?

A religious education for your family?

We invite you to take a look around and see if the Temple Shalom community is right for you!

A Conservative Community:

Temple Shalom is an egalitarian Conservative community that embraces the richness of Jewish tradition and thrives on the diversity of members’ backgrounds, family structure, and ideas.

Our members’ lives are enriched through participation in our vibrant and warm Jewish kehilla (congregation) where passion for praying, playing, learning, and tikkun olam (social action) are fulfilled together. We’re a community: we support one another as we all strive to live our value

Come be a part of a Jewish community that feels like family, and shares the joys of each other’s life events.

From Rabbi Jessica Dell’Era (she/they):
Shalom and b’ruchim haba’im! It is my pleasure to welcome you to Temple Shalom of Medford, a friendly and inclusive Jewish community. We are an intergenerational and egalitarian synagogue affiliated with USCJ, and we love to embody the Jewish value of sayver panim yafot, greeting everyone with a pleasant face! Whether you are new in town or have driven by for years, whether you were born Jewish or not, we will be happy to meet you. Stop on by for a Shabbat service and kiddush lunch, or explore our children’s programming, social events, and learnings. All are welcome here: from seniors and empty-nesters to young adults, couples, and families; Jews of color, LGBTQ+ folks, converts and those curious to know more about Jewish thought and practice. I welcome any and all questions. Feel free to get in touch with me at rabbidellera@templeshalommedford.org or 781-396-3262 extension 2. I look forward to seeing you here at Temple Shalom!

Covid-19 Policies: Temple Shalom has been guided by the Jewish concept of pikuah nefesh (preservation of life), as well as the best advice of doctors, public health experts, and peer institutions, as we strive to support our community and gather safely during the pandemic. Most adult services meet in person and on Zoom. Youth services meet in person only. Other programs are in person unless stated otherwise. Some events may require pre-registration.

As of Spring 2022, Friday night oneg snacks, and Saturday kiddush lunches are served most shabbatot. During the summer months, outdoor seating in tents is available for those more comfortable eating outside.

Masks are optional at all Temple Shalom events and services.

We do ask those who have tested positive for Covid-19, or those experiencing certain symptoms, to delay their in-person visits to Temple Shalom. Please adhere to these GUIDELINES regarding when it is safe to join us.

What’s happening:

Below, you’ll find a schedule of this week’s upcoming events.

  • Minyan

    March 22, 2023  7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Help those in mourning or observing a yahrzeit. Join on Zoom or outdoors in person weather-permitting. In person RSVP to minyan@templeshalommedford.org.

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  • Intro To Judaism Class

    March 22, 2023  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Who?  We welcome conversion candidates, people partnered and/or raising kids with Jewish people, folks exploring Jewish ancestry and Jews who want to fill gaps and connect more to their Judaism.  Open to Temple Shalom members and non-members.
    What?  A lively, multimedia and discussion-based exploration taught by Rabbi Dell'Era over 18 weeks, diving into Jewish spirituality, culture, history and traditions!  
    This class is taught in partnership with the Louis & Judith Miller Introduction to Judaism Program at American Jewish University.  
    Want more info? See the October bulletin or reach out to Rabbi Dell'Era at rabbidellera@templeshalommedford.org

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  • Rosh Chodesh

    March 22, 2023  8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    The Temple Shalom Rosh Chodesh group welcomes all women, of at least the age of bat mitzvah, to join their monthly meetings.  What do we do?  It's not a secret - Come find out!

    Over the years, our group has become one of friendship and the celebration of our Jewish connections.  As well as discussing Jewish topics, we have shared our ongoing life experiences and the camaraderie of women.

    This month, the gathering is via Zoom.  See the bulletin for the zoom link.

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  • Kabbalat Shabbat

    March 24, 2023  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Join your Temple Shalom community for Kabbalat Shabbat to celebrate the start of Shabbat.

    "The seventh day is like a palace in time with a kingdom for all." 
         -Abraham Joshua Heschel,  The Sabbath

    **Sponsor a Kiddush or an Oneg!  Send a message to events@templeshalommedford.org to request a date.  See bulletin for price details.  Sponsoring a kiddush or an oneg is a great way to mark a special occasion and to support Temple Shalom.

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  • Bar Mitzvah of Jacob Gold

    March 25, 2023  9:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Steven Gold and Elizabeth Pilling 
    invite you to join in their happiness as their son

    Jacob Herschel  חיים משה

    is called to the torah as a bar mitzvah

    Kiddush Luncheon to follow
    see March bulletin for details

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  • Baby & Toddler Playdate

    March 26, 2023  10:30 am - 11:30 am

    A playgroup for kids (with a kosher snack) and a chance for adults to meet and talk.  We will meet at Temple Shalom, either in the Risman Auditorium or on the Sinrich Playground depending on the weather.
    RSVP to Lindsay Foye.  See bulletin for more details

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  • USY Capture the Flag

    March 26, 2023  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    An exciting event is in the works but not yet finalized.  Expect an email with details.  If you are not on the email list, contact usy@templeshalommedford.org

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  • Adult Ed Reading Group

    March 27, 2023  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    The Adult Ed Spring book discussion group will be meeting in person on Monday evenings, beginning March 27th, for 8 consecutive weeks.
    The book for this session is Can we Talk about Israel?: A Guide for the Curious, Confused, and Conflicted, by Daniel Sokatch.
    See the March Bulletin for a full description of the book.
    Please RSVP to Deb Varat if you would like to participate.

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  • Mah Jongg

    March 28, 2023  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    All are welcome whether you've never played before, you need a refresher or compete regularly in tournaments! We will happily guide you through the game as needed. No betting, no pressure! We play a friendly game and you will have fun!
    Contact Marcia Delatizky to be added to the notification list.

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