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Yom Sheini, 29 Shevat 5776

Welcome to Our Community

Welcome to Temple Shaari Emeth. Founded in 1966, we are a Reform congregation located in Manalapan, New Jersey, in western Monmouth County. We are a member congregation of the Union for Reform Judaism, the largest denomination of Judaism in the United States. As a progressive, egalitarian Jewish congregation, women and men have equal responsibilities and privileges, and we are welcoming toward interfaith families, persons of any ethnic background or sexual orientation, and individuals who are Jewish by choice as well as those who are Jewish by birth.

Please browse through our pages to learn more about the Temple Shaari Emeth family. Feel free to contact us at our main telephone number, (732) 462-7744, by email, or visit us in person at any Friday night service. Our synagogue is located at 400 Craig Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726 (click for directions). We look forward to meeting you.


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Temple Shaari Emeth Early Learning Center

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A Temple Shaari Emeth Early Learning Center mother and her child pose in front of a giant billboard with their picture on Route 9 in Manalapan. When the mother was very young, her mom enrolled her in Shaari Emeth's preschool and now, years later, she has enrolled her own children at Shaari Emeth - a second-generation Shaari Emeth Early Learning Center family. Temple Shaari Emeth has been a trusted member of the community since 1966.

Shaari Emeth Confirmation students visiting Washington, D.C

2015 RAC TripShaari Emeth Confirmation students visiting Washington, D.C. to participate in a political action seminar and to lobby their Representatives on critical social issues. As Reform Jews, we take the commandment, "Justice, justice shall you pursue" very seriously. We seek out injustice and apply ourselves to remedy the wrongs of society. The Temple Shaari Emeth Religious School (Hebrew School) instills these values in all of our students.

Upcoming Events

  • Jewish Interest Book Club with Rabbi Melinda Panken Wednesday 1/27/2016 7:00 p.m +

    book clubJoin Rabbi Melinda Panken for our Jewish Interest Book Club on Wednesday, 1/21/2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Shaari Emeth. Our book will be In the Courtyard of the Kabbalists, by Ruchama King Feuerman. All book club meetings are at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays at Shaari Emeth and all books are available on Kindle. Please join us for a great discussion. All are welcome.

  • Jubilee Anniversary Party & Havdalah Service. 2/6/16 +


  • Chicken Soup Shabbat. Friday, February 19, 2016 +


    The Early Learning Center and Religious School invite your family to join us for a special Shabbat dinner! All families are invited to enjoy a light dinner of chicken soup, salad, and challah. Come after the Tot Shabbat service or stay for the regular Shabbat service with the Adult Choir.

    Click here for payment and RSVP information.


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Temple Calendar


02.10.2016 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


02.10.2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


02.11.2016 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


02.12.2016 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


02.14.2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm




02.17.2016 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


02.19.2016 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


02.19.2016 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


02.19.2016 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


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