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, peer institutions, and public guidance as we continue to explore ways to support our community, worship, and meet safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. All adult services are meeting in person and on Zoom. Youth services only meet in person. Other programs are in person unless stated otherwise. Some events may require pre-registration.
We are not currently offering food after services. We look forward to resuming our well-loved onegs and kiddush lunches soon.


Welcome to Temple Shalom!

Are you looking for a place to worship? A community to belong to? 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.

What’s happening:

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

  • Kabbalat Shabbat

    December 3, 2021  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

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  • Shabbat Morning Service

    December 4, 2021  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Join with your fellow congregants in celebration of Shabbat.  Hear the reading of the Torah and recite the prayers and blessings of our people.

    “What is the Sabbath? Spirit in the form of time. With our bodies we belong to space; our spirit, our souls, soar to eternity, aspire to the holy. The Sabbath is an ascent to the summit.” 
               –Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Sabbath

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  • Religious School

    December 5, 2021  9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Religious School for all classes! Bring your students for class and stick around yourself to meet and schmooze with other school parents, volunteer in the school, work with the House Committee, Craft & Connect, play American Mah Jongg, join Sunday morning Minyan (monthly) and more!

    Contact Judy Rabinowitz to volunteer in the Religious School. 
    Contact Seth Kaufman, Chair of the House Committee, to help with projects around our buildings.

    See the TSM Bulletin for information and rsvp details on social activities and Sunday Minyan! https://templeshalommedford.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/october_2021.pdf

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  • Hanukkah Party

    December 5, 2021  11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    See link for all the details.
    Our annual Hanukkah 🕎 Party, just toned down for Covid!  There will be games, crafts, competitive dreidel, menorah making (of course!) and the opportunity to actually make a dreidel, dreidel, dreidel 🎶 out of clay!

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  • TSTI

    December 5, 2021  5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    The Temple Shalom Teen Initiative is a new program for teens. There are two parts. The first part is the Hebrew College Prozdor Teen Open Circle program, designed to bring inspiring, educational, thought provoking courses to our teens. The second part is monthly social meetings with discussions on topics of interest and work on social action projects.

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  • Mah Jongg

    December 7, 2021  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Come play American Mah Jongg at Temple Shalom. We are finally able to play in person again. 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 with RSVPs and any questions!

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  • Religious School

    December 8, 2021  3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Religious School for Kitah Gimmel/Dalet, Kitah Hey, Kitah Vav, and Kitah Zayin. Volunteers needed to help with snack and occasional other tasks. Contact Director Andrea Katz, rsdirector@templeshalommedford.org or Religious School Committee Chair Judy Rabinowitz for more information.

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  • Minyan

    December 8, 2021  7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Join our Hybrid Weekday Minyan on Zoom or outdoors in person weather-permitting.In person RSVP to minyan@templeshalommedford.org. Observe this traditional mitzvah for a moment of sacredness in your hectic week, or to help those in mourning or observing a yarhzeit.

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