Who We Are
The mission of Temple Sholom is to foster a warm, vibrant, and egalitarian Conservative Jewish community in the heart of Somerset County. We offer shared religious, educational, cultural and social experiences that provide for our synagogue community and the community-at-large.
We fulfill this mission through a commitment to:
- Sharing life cycle events together
- Participatory services and prayer
- Lifelong learning and study, from preschool through adult education
- A culture of volunteerism and tikkun olam
- Performing shared and private acts of mitzvot
- Communal events and activities
- Supporting Israel and the Jewish people
Shalom and welcome to Temple Sholom of Bridgewater! We are a vibrant Conservative shul with a community of approximately 400 families. In 1966, Temple Beth Israel merged with congregation Anshe Chesed and Temple Sholom was born. Continued growth brought us to our present Bridgewater site in 1970. A new Chapel and more classrooms were added in 1994. We are spiritually led by Rabbi Dan Selsberg and Cantor Vadim Yucht.
Daily Minyans allow worshippers to fulfill the mitzvah of daily prayer. Services are held Monday and Thursday at 6:45 AM.
Shabbat Services are held every Friday evening and Saturday morning. Our Shabbat and Holiday services are participatory, engaging, and attract a regular group of worshippers of all ages. Lively melodies help us keep our reputation as “the singing congregation”. New participants are always welcome, and there are ample opportunities for learning and individual participation.
Friday evening services typically are held at 8:00 PM, and Saturday morning services begin at 9:30 AM.
Likrat Shabbat Family Service is an early Friday evening service which meets at 6:45 PM on the last week of each month, September through April. It is specifically designed to engage families, especially those with younger children, but congregants of all ages enjoy its lively nature.
Shabbat B’yahad is an interactive Shabbat service for preschoolers and their parents. It is held one Shabbat morning a month from 11:00 until noon in the Blumberg Chapel.
Shababa is a participatory learning service designed for children ages 7-12. It is held one Shabbat morning a month from 10:30 until noon in the Blumberg Chapel.
Please refer to the calendar for the next scheduled Shabbat B'yahadt and Shababa services.