July 07, 2015   20 Tamuz 5775
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"I enrolled my boys at the Temple Shaari Emeth Early Learning Center. I couldn't believe what happened next." --Dr. Stacy Gallin, Manalapan, NJ

On behalf of our entire congregation, Rabbi Panken, Cantor Siet, and President Bonnie Kass-Viola welcome you to Temple Shaari Emeth in Manalapan, New Jersey, our kehillah kedoshah, our sacred community. Please read Rabbi Panken's message to our visitors.

Upcoming Events  
Outdoor Service and Shabbarbeque!Outdoor Service and Shabbarbeque! 7/17 6:30 p.m.
Friday, 7/17 at 6:30 p.m. at Temple Shaari Emeth, it's our Outdoor Service and Shabbarbeque! We will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie and turkey burgers, buns, condiments and SMORES!!! This will be semi-potluck, so when you RSVP please let us know if you will be bringing a side dish, drinks or fruit. Please bring a lawn chair and blankets for the service. RSVP by Wednesday, 7/15 at 4:00 p.m. to reserve a spot by emailing rabbi@shaariemeth.org. Hope you will join us!
Parent and Me ClassesParent and Me (Mommy and Me) Classes
Jewish learning starts young. As young as 3-30 months in our Parent and Me (Mommy and Me) classes. Our highly experienced teachers provide an interactive, calm and soothing environment. Your child will be introduced to his or her Jewish heritage through songs and stories. He or she will make new friends and you will meet other parents with young children. And on Fridays - Shabbat, Songs, Snacks & Celebration, a 30-minute Shabbat celebration class. Parents may stay with their children or begin to separate in the process of transition. New classes now forming-register today.
Volunteer for the Caring Community CommitteeVolunteer for Caring Community Committee
Please volunteer to be a part of our Caring Community Committee. You can deliver meals to those who are sick; deliver gifts for parents and grandparents who are welcoming a newborn; and reach out to our senior community by delivering gifts at Chanukah and Pesach to those who are over the age of 80. If you would like to volunteer or if you have any questions, please contact Barbara Esserman at quiltbbe@gmail.com, or Rabbi Panken at rabbi@shaariemeth.org. It only takes a little time, but is so meaningful.

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Cantor Siet's 40th Anniversary Celebration

Click here for Cantor Siet's 40th Anniversary Commemorative Journal

We celebrated Cantor Wayne S. Siet's 40th Anniversary as Cantor of our congregation with two very special events! A very special Cantor's Concert was held on Saturday, May 2, 2015. And on Sunday, May 3, 2015 we celebrated with Cantor Siet's 40th Anniversary Luncheon, the social event of the year that was held at Battleground Country Club. Additionally, there is a Commemorative Journal marking this very special occasion. Please enjoy the online Commemorative Journal and please patronize our advertisers. Thank you to everyone who joined us for these events in honor of our wonderful Cantor.



Temple Shaari Emeth Newsletter
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Welcome to Our Community  

Welcome to Temple Shaari Emeth. Founded in 1966, we are a Reform congregation located in Manalapan, New Jersey, in western Monmouth County.  We are a member congregation of the Union for Reform Judaism, the largest denomination of Judaism in the United States. As a progressive, egalitarian Jewish congregation, women and men have equal responsibilities and privileges, and we are welcoming toward interfaith families, persons of any ethnic background or sexual orientation, and individuals who are Jewish by choice as well as those who are Jewish by birth.

Please browse through our pages to learn more about the Temple Shaari Emeth family. Feel free to contact us at our main telephone number, (732) 462-7744, by email, or visit us in person at any Friday night service. Our synagogue is located at 400 Craig Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726 (click for directions). We look forward to meeting you.

Early Learning Center 2-generation family
A Temple Shaari Emeth Early Learning Center mother and her child pose in front of a giant billboard with their picture on Route 9 in Manalapan. When the mother was very young, her mom enrolled her in Shaari Emeth's preschool and now, years later, she has enrolled her own children at Shaari Emeth - a second-generation Shaari Emeth Early Learning Center family. Temple Shaari Emeth has been a trusted member of the community since 1966.


Rabbi Panken's 10th Anniversary Celebration 2013-2014
In 2013-2014, our wonderful Rabbi, Melinda F. Panken, had completed ten years as spiritual leader of our Temple and was beginning her 18th year as a rabbi. Throughout the year we celebrated her progressive, warm and dedicated leadership in many ways. Please click here for our web page describing the events held in honor of Rabbi Panken. To view the Commemorative Journal from Rabbi Panken's 10th Anniversary Gala, with special messages from congregants and friends, and our sponsors' advertisements, please click here.
Shaari Emeth Confirmands visit Washington, D.C. to lobby their Representatives.
Shaari Emeth Confirmation students visiting Washington, D.C. to participate in a political action seminar and to lobby their Representatives on critical social issues. As Reform Jews, we take the commandment, "Justice, justice shall you pursue" very seriously. We seek out injustice and apply ourselves to remedy the wrongs of society. The Temple Shaari Emeth Religious School (Hebrew School) instills these values in all of our students.

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News From The Union For Reform Judaism  

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URJ Camp Newman Receives $4 Million Gift from Koret Foundation Enabling Next $10 Million Phase of Construction

URJ Press Releases   |   May 19, 2015 12:00 AM
Largest Grant to Camp Newman to Fund Retreat Center for Northern California Jewish Community

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