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Reform Congregation Near Summit NJ

Congregation B’nai Jeshurun: A Reformed Temple Serving Summit and the Surrounding Area


Congregation B’nai Jeshurun is a vibrant Reform Congregation where Jews-by-birth, Jews-by-choice, interfaith families, as well as traditional and non-traditional families, celebrate our Jewish faith and heritage. Located at 1025 South Orange Avenue on the border of Short Hills and Livingston, NJ, our membership includes residents from Morris, Essex, and Union Counties, from cities that include Summit, Chatham, Madison, Florham park, Maplewood, Millburn, Roseland, Short Hills, South Orange, West Orange, and other surrounding towns.

The heart of B’nai Jeshurun is our faith, our commitment to Tikkun Olam (Social Justice), tzedakah, and the study of Torah. Together as a community, we come together to welcome Shabbat, celebrate High Holy Days and Festivals, and share in Life Cycle events.

Visitors are often struck by the energy at B’nai Jeshurun. Our classrooms reverberate with the sound of children’s laughter, song and vivacious discussions.

The Sanctuary seats 1,000 worshippers on the main level and balcony. The smaller, Newman Chapel is to the left of the sanctuary and Steiner Hall is on its right. During the High Holy Days the combined space seats 2,700 people.


At the Rabbi Barry H. Greene Early Childhood Center we focus on each child, stimulating his or her natural sense of wonder to discover the joy of learning in a warm and supportive atmosphere. With an excellent child to teacher ratio, our welcoming and inclusive environment serves children ages 3 months through 6 years.

Our innovative and dynamic programming includes: TBJ's Together with Babies Program (4-13 months); Toddlertime and Shabbat Shalom Club (14-24 months); The Transition to Two’s; Playschool 2’s; Preschool 3’s; The 3+4's; Pre-K 4’s; and our fully accredited full-day Kindergarten. We offer daily early morning drop off and after school enrichment activities.

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Jewish education is a journey of joyous discovery of the sacred knowledge and wisdom of Torah and our tradition. At its best, it enriches our lives and strengthens our community from generation to generation. We invite you to embark on this wondrous journey with us.

At Temple B’nai Jeshurun our goal is to create engaging learning experiences for our students and their families. All of our programming is guided by our school's vision to create an educational center that encourages our community to flourish and thrive.

For kindergarten through 12th grade students we offer innovative programming for the students to explore and discover their personal connections to Jewish life and deepen their connection to our community. Through a sacred collaboration between clergy, staff, teachers, parents and students we are proud to offer an exciting religious school program: Our Religious School meets one day a week. Students in Kindergarten to Grade 2 attend on Sunday mornings and students in Grades 3 to 6 sign up for either Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday sessions. Each Grade focuses on a different central theme for the year and also explores Jewish holidays and T'filah (prayer) together. We strive to create a close community and encourage open communication between faculty, staff and families.

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Our premiere preschool Day Camp provides young children, 14 months through 6 years, with the most dynamic and extraordinary 8 weeks of summer fun! Campers come from Morris, Essex, and Union Counties, from cities that include Livingston, Roseland, Summit, Madison, Maplewood, Millburn,  South Orange, West Orange, Summit and other surrounding towns.

It’s our Camp TBJ philosophy that early camp experiences must be adventurous and challenging, as well as nurturing and age/skill appropriate. Camp TBJ provides children with a strong sense of community while promoting friendship, character building, self-confidence, independence, competence, sportsmanship, spirit and team building.

Our unique and multi-faceted programming offers campers opportunities to increase their athletic abilities, while expanding their creative horizons as they have fun and discover new interests! Our non-competitive atmosphere encourages exploration and creates success.

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The process of becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a sacred journey. It’s a milestone moment for not only each individual family but for our entire community as well. We, your educators and clergy, are here to support and guide you along this sacred path.

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At Temple B’nai Jeshurun, we believe that lifelong learning enriches our lives immeasurably. That’s why we are pleased to offer our adult congregants a wealth of educational programming, including a number directly with our clergy team. Throughout the year, congregants are invited to participate in:

  • Seminars
  • Weekly Torah Study
  • Parent workshops
  • Adult B’nai Mitzvah
  • Basic Judaism
  • Hebrew language classes
  • Special lectures by guest speakers

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The doors of our clergy and staff are always open wide for anything, from the minimal to the vital. We welcome you to Congregation B’nai Jeshurun. We believe from a deep place in our hearts, that your lives will somehow be transformed by joining our unique community!

Sun, March 26 2023 4 Nisan 5783