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. Most adult services meet in person and on Zoom. Youth services meet in person only. Other programs are in person unless stated otherwise. Masks are optional at all Temple Shalom events and services. If you are not feeling well, please stay home and join us via zoom and/or in person when you are feeling better. If you have tested positive for covid-19, or have recent exposure to a known covid-19 positive individual, please follow CDC guidelines.

What’s happening:

The 2023-2024 Introduction to Judaism class will meet Wednesday nights starting October 25th.

Sign up here, or call the office to register.   

Registration closes 10/20

Hebrew Reading 101 is for adults who want to learn to recognize the Hebrew letters and vowels, and learn how to sound out Hebrew words in written text. The class will be taught by a professional teacher, using a textbook.


This class will begin October 24, 2023 and run for approximately 12 weeks on Tuesday nights, 7:30-8:30 PM at Temple Shalom.  

Sign up here, or call the office to register. 

Registration closes 10/20. 

Learn to Chant Torah class is for Adults who know how to read Hebrew and want to learn to chant Torah. The class will culminate in all students reading Torah during a Shabbat morning service at Temple Shalom on February 10, 2024. 


The class will begin on October 26, 2023 and run 9-10 weeks, meeting Thursday nights from 7:30-8:30 at Temple Shalom. 

Sign up here, or call the office to register. 

Registration closes 10/20. 

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

  • Sukkot Service

    September 30, 2023  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    “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


    **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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  • Erev Sukkot day 2

    September 30, 2023  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Mah Jongg

    October 3, 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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  • USY & Jr. USY Sukkah event

    October 5, 2023  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Erev Shmini Atzeret

    October 6, 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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