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Below is a brief description of many of the 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

Youth Groups

Temple Ner Tamid offers a youth group experience for temple members. Ner Tamid Temple Youth Group (NuTTY) is for high school students in Grades 8-12. NuTTY plans a variety of events, ranging from social to social action to religious and cultural, including events with other area youth groups and is a part of the Garden Empire Region of the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY-GER).

To get involved with NuTTY, please contact Michele Lainof, Youth Group Advisor youthadvisor {at}
Follow us on Instagram @nuttynertamidyouth
NuTTY Board:
Co-Presidents - Micah Abrams and Sarah Groisser
SVP Communications and Social Media - Ilyssa Chanin
Grade Level Representatives:
9th - Sam Schneider and Ella Freund
10th - Elinor Behlman and Alma Smith
11th - Dylan Gutterman and Sophie Saraisky
12th - Bryce Axe

Bob's Cafe

Bob's Cafe is a pop-up brunch restaurant that happens 5-6 times a year. An idea that came out of "The Next Big Idea" initiative, this experience offers our community a comfortable, delicious, relaxing environment to enjoy each other's company! We are always looking for volunteers to make this happen, so check the calendar and come on down to our next Bob's Cafe!



On a regular basis, Temple Ner Tamid provides many opportunities outside of regular learning cohorts to practice mindfulness. Cantor Meredith Greenberg offers chanting and drum circle experiences to assist our member in finding deeper stillness in community. Throughout the year, we also offer a Jewish yoga experience with a seasoned teacher. Consult our calendar for a full list of our programs!

Artist In Residence 

Each year our community celebrates Shabbat Shira, the Shabbat where we experience again our passage from narrowness to freedom, by elevating the place of music and the creative arts. Past guest artists have included Ben Sidran, Nefesh Mountain, Billy Jonas, Lisa Gutkin, the Stonewall Choral, and many more…. It is an amazing Shabbat experience not to be missed. For this year’s schedule of events please contact Laurie Schifano

Scholar In Residence

Each year our congregation brings in a scholar of note to teach us throughout a weekend. These scholars ranging from historians to cultural icons to teachers of Torah. Last year, thanks to the generosity of Tamar Weiss, we were able to learn from Rabbi Jonathan Crane, Emory professors and foremost Jewish ethicists. This year, thanks to the generosity of Steve and Vicki Fox we will learn from Rabbi Leon Morris, President of Pardes in Jerusalem. Mark your calendars for the weekend of May 2nd!

TNT Film Festival

Our TNT film festival explores a yearly theme through the medium of cinema. Past topics have included immigration and Israel. Beginning with a short documentary on Friday night after services, our program climaxes on Saturday night with a large dinner and movie program following Havdallah. 


The Brotherhood of Temple Ner Tamid, affiliated with the Men of Reform Judaism, engages in activities to foster the companionship of the men of the Temple and their families. Our annual picnic has evolved to a private picnic and New Jersey Jackal’s baseball game. We sponsor lecture and film events, the Temple Ner Tamid Softball Team and work projects for the physical improvements to the Temple facility such as painting classrooms or the lines in the parking lot.

Brotherhood arranged for and ran several sections of the very successful “Ellis Island Lower East Side Experience” including the candy store, the “egg cream” stand using real bottles of seltzer as well as “charlotte russe” (complete with cherry and whipped cream), and a food cart which has become a fixture in the courtyard.

Montclair Israeli Dance Project

Israeli folk dancing is a form of dance usually performed to songs in Hebrew, or to other songs which have been popular in Israel, with dances choreographed for specific songs. Israeli dances include circle, partner, line, and individual dances. As almost all dances are intentionally choreographed, and the choreographers are known and attributed. The recent trend of dances becoming much more complex and "professional" has led some to use the alternative term "Recreational Israeli Dancing". See more about Israeli Dancing and Israeli Dancing Choreographers

All are welcome at for Israeli Dancing through the Montclair Israeli Dance Project on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Bnai Keshet, 99 S. Fullerton Avenue, Montclair. The cost is $10 per session. For more information, contact Craig Levine.

Thu, September 23 2021 17 Tishrei 5782