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You want friends to share your joys and your sorrows. You want a warm and caring environment for family events, to celebrate the cycles and seasons of Jewish life. It’s all here for you at Highland Park Conservative Temple – Congregation Anshe Emeth.

We are the perfect place to make friends and build connections in your local community. People of all generations get together here, from children to singles to young parents to retirees. At kiddush after Shabbat morning services or over a light snack before an engaging presentation, you can catch up with friends, arrange a play date for the kids, or chat about the week’s events.

You’ll find a broad range of Jewish identity and observance here, from people for whom Shabbat and holiday observance is central in their lives to people who express their Judaism through social action or identification with Israel. We support you wherever you are on your Jewish journey, and we offer a variety of ways for you to enrich your Jewish life and connect more deeply with your heritage.

Your children will find a home here, too. We hold young people’s Shabbat services every week for different age groups as well as educational and social programming where learning, song, and play lay the foundation for a lifetime of Jewish commitment.

The best way to get to know our temple is to drop by. Come see a movie. Sit in on a class. Join us any Saturday morning for a Shabbat service. Visit during the week to tour our new building and state-of-the-art child care center. Or schedule time to talk to the Rabbi.

Your community is waiting for you. When can you visit?

2015 High Holy Day Services Schedule

Services conducted by Rabbi Eliot Isaac Malomet           Liturgy chanted by Cantor Randall Levin

This year there will be one service for the entire congregation in the Kaplan-Rutman Sanctuary, and two parallel Torah readings in the Kaplan-Rutman Sanctuary and the Lower-Level Blue Room.

High Holiday tickets are required. Students with a current ID are free.  Continue reading

Sisterhood Fall Book Discussion – My Promised Land

My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel
By Ari Shavit

An important, spellbinding, and powerful book by the international best seller and columnist for the center-left Israeli Daily Haaretz, Ari Shavit. This controversial book was published in 2013 and is not a memoir, but an inquiry enhanced by intimacy. Shavit explores Israeli society with the thoroughness of a man who feels implicated in its fate, and he is unsparing about the fraying of the Israeli republic in recent years. “In less than 30 years,” he observes, “Israel has experienced seven different internal revolts: the settlers’ revolt, the peace revolt, the liberal-judicial revolt, the Oriental revolt, the ultra-Orthodox revolt, the hedonist-individualistic revolt, and the Palestinian Israelis’ revolt.” He worries that his country is frayed, and “must restart itself.”

Join us on Wednesday, October 14, 7:00 – 8:30 pm.
RSVP to Lynette Seader by email or by phone (732-254-4966) by October 7.

The Secrets of the High Holiday Torah Readings

Join us at 9:30 on two Sunday mornings as we reveal the hidden secrets of the High Holiday Torah readings. Rabbi Mordecai Schwartz

  • Sunday, August 30 – We will closely read the Rosh Hashanah Torah readings about the birth of Isaac and the binding of Isaac.
  • Sunday, September 20 – We will examine the Yom Kippur Torah readings, which are some of the most descriptive Torah readings of the year.

All are welcome to attend these discussions. Members – $12; non-members – $15; at the door.