• What do you seek?

    At Barnert, we grow as a sacred community.
    We offer Jewish experiences that are
    relevant, accessible and meaningful. 
    We welcome, appreciate and value people of all
    ages and backgrounds.

    We'd love to meet you.

  • Travel to Israel With Rabbi Frishman

    February 11 - 21, 2016

    Registration is Now Open!

  • Our own

    Rabbi Daniel Freelander

    was honored at the URJ Biennial

    Click here to view the many events at

    the Biennial 2015 in Orlando, Florida.

  • Registration Now Open for Preschool 2015-2016!

    Be Part of the Tradition!

    Our Preschool is celebrating its 26th year of shaping lives! Schedule a tour and come see what we are all about!

    Call (201) 848-1027 to schedule a tour or for more info.

  • Exciting News!

    We Invite You To Our

    Young Family Experience.

    Click here to view the full flyer.
  • Families, Children

    and Seniors

    In Our Communities

    Are HUNGRY

    You CAN Make a

    Difference in Their Lives

    Please fill a

    Grocery Bag with food

    And bring it to

    Barnert Temple


Live Streaming IconLive Streaming of Shabbat Services

Traveling?  Not feeling well?  You can still join us for Shabbat worship wherever you are! Simply click here for live streaming of Friday-night services, Rosh Hashsanah Services, or to watch a past service. If you would like a copy of our Prayer Book, the Mishkan T'filah, contact the Temple Office at (201) 848-1800.


Shabbat TableShabbat At Barnert:  The Perfect Formula for Weekly Rejuvenation!

Judaism gives you a weekly break from the chaos.  It's called Shabbat.  Join us on for Shabbat morning worship, too on Saturdays at 10 am (check calendar). Even when we are celebrating a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, please don’t feel that you’re intruding. We are extended family, and your presence adds support.

December 4 at 7 pm:  Shabbat Service followed by Potluck Supper.  All, including children, are welcome.

December 11 at 7 pm:  Shabbat Service and Chanukah Potluck Supper.  All, including children, are welcome.

December 18 at 5 pm:  Tot Shabbat and Pizza Dinner.  All, including children, are welcome.

December 18 at 8 pm:  Shabbat Service followed by Oneg.

December 25 at 8 pm:  Shabbat Service followed by Oneg.

January 1, 2016 at 7 pm:  Shabbat Service followed by Potluck Supper.  All, including children, are welcome.

January 8 at  pm:  Shabbat Service followed by Oneg.

January 15 at 5 pm:  Tot Shabbat and Pizza Dinner.  All, including children, are welcome.

January 15 at 8 pm:  Shabbat Service followed by Oneg.

January 22 at 7:30 pm:  Shabbat Shirah Service followed by Oneg.

January 29 at 8 pm:  Shabbat Service followed by Oneg.

Shabbat Inside Out: A Family and Community Celebration of Shabbat!

Shabbat Inside Out is an exciting opportunity to experience Shabbat joyfully and refreshingly, with old friends and new.  On Friday, February 19, we will shift from Temple-centered Shabbat worship to an off-site, socially oriented Shabbat observance, with dinner and dessert, ritual blessings, and the potentail for study.  We encourage Shabbat dinner and/or dessert, family or communal, in host congregants' homes.  Barnert Temple leaders will facilitate Shabbat dinner invitations as requested. 

This new model offers us opportunities to more fully embrace, engage and enjoy Shabbat!  Our next Shabbat Inside Out will be February 19.  Enjoy Shabbat Dinner with family and friends.   Share these Shabbat Blessings with your family and friends: Candle Blessings;  Blessing Over the Challah; Erev Shabbat Blessing over WineShabbat Blessing Sheet;  Blessing Over the Wine (short version).



Mitzvah Mall LogoJoin Team Tzedek at the next Mitzvah Mall Palnning Meeting on Sunday, December 6, 9 - 11 am

Calling all Barnert Temple Community members.  Plan to participate in the next Mitzvah Mall 2016 Planning Meeting, and find out how you can help raise funds and awareness for the 10 grassroots organizations our community chose to support.  All meetings are potluck and the food is fabulous!



Family Promise LogoOffer Your Time at Family Promise Center

We are looking for volunteers to covers shifts.  Your role is basically friendly visitor, providing company, playing with the children (who range in age from 3 to 16) and providing general oversight during the weekend shifts when the regular staff is not there.  The next date is Sunday, December 13.  Contact Donna Meyer to volunteer.



JFNNJ LogoHelp Your Local Community with JFNNJ

Through our Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, there are numerous throughout our area for you and your family. Please get involved and find out how great it feels to make a positive, active difference in our community. 



Jewish Family Services LogoDeliver Kosher Meals to Seniors

Jewish Family Services of North Jersey needs volunteers to deliver kosher meals one-two days a week to homebound isolated seniors in Fair Lawn, Elmwood Park and Wayne. Pickup at the Fair Lawn office at 17-10 River Road. Please contact Melanie Lester at [email protected] or (973) 595-0111.


You Give Goods LogoFood Drive Continues.  Donate Online!

Hunger is chronic, and the need for food is constant.  Please donate today.  You can donate online or place food items in our Atrium.



Pink CoatCoats and Jackets Wanted  

We are still collecting for children and adults. Donations will be given to CUMAC (Center of United Methodist Aid to the Community) in Paterson.   


Travel ToiletriesNew Toiletries, Cosmetic Bags, and Toiletry Bags for Center for Hope and Safety (formerly Shelter Our Sisters)

New Toiletries are needed for Center for Hope and Safety (formerly Shelter our Sisters), New Jersey's leading full-service 501(c)3 agency for victims of domestic violence.  Those small bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body and hand lotion and bars of soap from hotels are great!  New cosmetic or toiletry bags are needed as well.  Bring donations to the Barnert Temple Atrium.


Community Action on Syria

Rabbi Frishman spoke eloquently regarding the Syrian Refugee Crisis.  Click on the following to read Rabbi Frishman's Rosh Hashanah 5776 sermon, Yom Kippur 5776 Morning sermon, and Congregational letter regarding this issue. 



Book and GlassesAdult Learning.  Every Week, Any Week.

A variety of adult learning opportunities exist every week at Barnert.  Learn something new, discuss the tough questions, leran what Jewish text has to say on a variety of issues we face everyday.  You are welcome to join at any time.  Visit Learning Together/Adult Education
for more information.  Check calendar for exact dates and times.  

Torah Study - Certain Saturdays, 9:30 am:  An in depth and engaging discussion of the Torah and our lives.

Talmud Study - Certain Thursdays, 7:30 pm:  Enter the historic conversation and discover your own Jewish soul.

Women's Rosh Chodesh Group - Monthly:  Celebrate and learn together as we share the joy, wisdom and camaradarie of women.

Israeli Film Series - Certain Sundays:  Learn and explore aspects of Israeli daily life through film.


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Join Barnert's Facebook Group

Connect with other Barnert members and stay abreast of the latest and greatest news. To join, E-mail Susan Wild.




2013 Gala ThumbnailView the Barnert Temple Video

View the moving and inspirational video shown about the history and future of Barnert Temple.  This special video was created by Adam Freelander, videographer and son of Rabbi Frishman.  It will leave you feeling both proud, blessed and inspired! Click on MORE to view the video. 


BT Blog LogoBe a Barnert Blogger

Do you want to know what people are thinking? Do you have something you want to contribute to the conversation? Visit our BT blog and see what people are talking about!


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Barnert Preschool Celebrates the Beginning of It's 27th Year!

It's our 27th year of shaping young lives and impacting families!  This year we get to celebrate our top-notch preschool and kindergarten programs, for children ages 15 months to 6 years.  To schedule a tour or request more info, contact the Preschool office at (201) 848-1027.  (Check out our recent article in MyBergen.com!)


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