What's New

Volunteers needed for Interfaith Hospitality Network

Ner Tamid is once again proudly demonstrating Hineini as we help staff the Interfaith Hospitality Network with volunteers for families that are far less fortunate than we are, who are displaced and homeless. IHN provides them with week-long housing while they train for jobs to hopefully get out of homelessness. 

The in-transition families will be staying at the Park Methodist Church in Bloomfield during the week of November 19-25, 2017.

Please click here to help us help others, and volunteer for a shift. So many volunteers are needed. This is a wonderful opportunity to engage your children to repair the world in the mitzvah of Tikkun Olam, and have them bring crafts and games to play with the children that will be there. 

The Big Idea

As we enter a period of transition at TNT, preparing to say goodbye to Rabbi Kushner, we are excited to embark on an exciting journey that will pave the way for a new beginning. In the spirit of this moment, we are excited to announce our search for a Temple Ner Tamid “Big Idea”.


Think Uber, Waze, Airbnb, the TNT Purim Shpiel! Once upon a time each of these ideas sprouted as a new idea from someone’s mind. Every member of the TNT community is invited to think outside the box and dream up a new, innovative idea for our community. The idea can be a project. It can be a program. It can be an event. It can even be a new approach to something we’ve always done – only better, broader and with wider involvement and greater impact.

Your Big Idea will deepen the cultural, spiritual, social or educational life of our community. It will engage lots of people, maybe even those who are not usually engaged – and it will be created, executed and evaluated by community members (rather than by clergy, staff or synagogue “leaders”).

Thanks to an anonymous member of our TNT community and the combined efforts of our Board, a Big Idea Fund (BIF) has been created to underwrite the costs associated with making one or more Big Idea(s) a reality!

HAVE AN IDEA? Pick up a BIG IDEA SHARING FORM in the front lobby of the synagogue. The deadline for submission is Friday, October 13. Questions? Contact Peri Smilow

Experience Melton - The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

Melton invites you to enjoy an innovative world-class curriculum created by scholars at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The finest rabbis and Jewish educators in New Jersey will help you gain a profound understanding of what it means to be Jewish. Whether a life-long learner or starting from scratch, explore the answers to your questions. 

Melton Core II Class: Crossroads & Ethics - Wednesdays from 10 am to 12 pm at Temple Ner Tamid. The course is taught by Cantor Meredith Greenberg and Lisa Lisser. Classes will begin October 18, 2017. 

For more information or to register, contact Rhonda Lillianthal or call 973-530-3519.

Temple Ner Tamid's Amazon Store

Temple Ner Tamid has its own new Amazon.com store featuring favorite books and DVDs of Rabbi Kushner, Cantor Greenberg and fellow Temple members. 

Shopping via Ner Tamid's Amazon store won't cost you anything extra, but it does allow Temple Ner Tamid to earn about 6% from most purchases. You can purchase the books and DVDs recommended by clergy, staff, and fellow members or other items on Amazon.com that may not be featured on Temple Ner Tamid's Amazon store. All of your Amazon shopping benefits Temple Ner Tamid

Please click on the link below to access Amazon.com and then after shopping, proceed to the checkout. Ner Tamid's commission will be credited automatically.