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Below is a brief description of many of the Lifelong Jewish Learning programs happening annually or on an ongoing basis at Temple Ner Tamid. Check our Calendar for up to date information on dates and times of program. If you are not yet a member, please contact our office to inquire about attending an event - 973-338-1500 or

Tot Shabbat and Holiday Programs

Temple Ner Tamid LOVES its tiniest congregants!

Once a month, we gather for a Friday Night Shabbat service with dinner and a Saturday morning Wake-Up Shabbat

with bagels and coffee. Holidays are just as special as we celebrate Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Hanukkah, Purim, and Passover together. 

All congregants, tiny or not, are always welcome at all our community events!

Summer Service Leading

At Temple Ner Tamid, you don't have to be an ordained Rabbi or Cantor to lead our community in prayer. For two months over the summer our Clergy take a break from Friday night and Saturday morning service leading.

Over 40 community leaders step up and serve in various roles to lead our community in prayer. Members give their perspectives on the Torah portions in the weekly D'var, play music, and chant prayers. We are a lucky community to have the opportunity to let our members lead our community in this way - we'd love for you to participate!

Tikkun Middot Project (TMP)

TheTikkun Middot Project (TMP) supports the ongoing character development of its participants, through mindfulness practice and tikkun middot, the cultivation of moral traits (such as patience, compassion, trust, and mindful speech). In 2014-15, the Institute For Jewish Spirituality piloted an innovative community-based national program, to promote character development through the integration of mindfulness and tikkun middot practice.

In 2017, Cantor Greenberg brought this wonderful approach to living Jewishly to our community, and along with twelve adults from our religious school parent population, spent 10 months engaging in this practice and it was a truly life changing experience for all involved. Participation involves monthly meetings with a cohort of 14 members, weekly check-ins with an assigned partner, and a daily journaling practice. 

The ikkar/essence of this practice is that by cultivating one's attention to moral traits individuals become more...

· Aware of situations in which they typically react negatively
· Able to respond to such situations with greater wisdom and compassion
· Awake to the experience of their community as they model positive moral character

Adult B'nai Mitzvah Classes

While we tend to associate B’nei Mitzvah with 12- and 13-year-olds, it can be an incredibly powerful experience at any age. Whether you’re a Jew-by-choice or missed out on the opportunity as a child, you’re invited to learn more about the Adult B’nei Mitzvah course. The class meets weekly on Sunday mornings. At first, you will get all the basic information about Judaism then move on to learning how to give a D'var Torah, how to read a portion from the Torah, and how to lead parts of the Shabbat service. The course is a 15 month process.

Rosh Chodesh Women's Group

The welcoming of the new moon is a day that has always been associated with women's renewal and celebration.

Our Temple Ner Tamid Rosh Chodesh Chavura began in 2009. Our group meets monthly between the months of Elul (Aug.-Sep.) and Sivan (May-June). The groups' diversity is its greatest strength. Each year Cantor Greenberg sets an intention for study and deep connection through text, chant, drumming, singing, dancing, artistic and literary Midrash, and ritual. Join us each month or whenever you are able. Bring friends.

For more information contact Cantor Meredith Greenberg at

Melton School Graduate Classes

Are you looking for a deeper understanding of what it means to be Jewish? Our Melton class sets the standard for high-quality, text-based, interactive Jewish study by offering world-class curriculum that informs and inspires students from all knowledge-levels and backgrounds. Taking place virtually on Wednesday mornings with Rabbi Katz. For more information or to register please email Rhoda Lilienthal at or call 973-530-3519.

Lunch With The Rabbi

Join with Rabbi Marc Katz each month for his ongoing learning series, Lunch with the Rabbi. Held on the second Tuesday most months, the group reads together and discusses a book throughout the year, exploring its themes and values. Newcomers are always welcome. Bring your own dairy or pareve lunch. For more information or to register please email

Casual Minyan and Tish

Interested in leading Shabbat morning services in a casual setting?
Looking for opportunities to chant Torah or Haftarah?
An opportunity to lead a Torah study?
Do you prefer to pay in smaller, more personal settings?

Once a month, Clergy Associate Ronni Pressman leads our community in a Casual Minyan service in the chapel. She'll give you everything you need - service cue sheet, recordings for chanting and resources to guide you in Torah study to set you up for success.

After the service, there is a light lunch and speaker or discussion, called a Tish.

Creatives' Beit Midrash

This new group began in the fall of 2019 and has been exploring and producing works from their hearts & minds. If one is a visual artist, a musician, into theatrical arts, into cooking, a writer, a dancer, a photographer and wants to delve into Jewish texts that will inspire them to create more, this group may be for you. 

Every gathering includes a text study - in the first half of our time together we examine a relevant text to see how, as creatives, we can interpret the narratives and in the second part we share/critique the 'creations'. This group is co-led by Clergy Associate, Ronni Pressman and a monthly guest co-teacher of text. For more information, contact Clergy Associate, Ronni Pressman

Interfaith Friends Circle

The Interfaith Friends Circle at Temple Ner Tamid is a supportive, listening community, whose main focus is on providing a safe space for people who have more than one integral and valued religious and/or cultural tradition in their home.

Participants will enjoy a confidential and non-judgmental atmosphere to discuss relevant issues, explore articles and texts that might affect interfaith families, share openly of their own experience, and create lasting friendships within the community.

Please contact Cantor Greenberg for more information.

Senior Group

The Louis R. and Dorothy Druian Fellowship Circle is a Senior Group sponsored by Temple Ner Tamid and the JCC Metrowest and founded by the late Dorothy Druian. The group meets weekly on Tuesdays from September until June. Meetings run from 11:15am to 1:15pm with exercises and current events discussions followed by a dairy bag lunch (dessert and coffee provided) and an afternoon educational program. For additional informational, please contact Debbie Prince,  JCC Program Coordinator at or call (201) 303-4527. The group is open to the community.

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