Our Spiritual Lives

The Barnert Temple is a highly engaged congregation, passionate about our community and our future.  We strive to live according to the values of a sacred community, to be inclusive and venerate an ethos of caring and respect.  We uphold our diversity, in geography, individual backgrounds, religious beliefs, and practices.

Our Rabbis can take you through every phase of life cycle events including: 

  • Bris & Baby Naming
  • Death & Mourning
  • Marriage
  • Shehecheyanu Moments
  • Yahrzeit

We strive to personalize the experience of belonging to a Temple.  We don’t require a specific “practice” of Judaism.  We don’t judge you as a right or wrong kind of Jew.  We invite you to walk through one of many doors and discern the path of Jewish living that’s right for you.  This is what we call "The Barnert Difference."  We are an evolutionary congregation with a dynamic and intellectually curious and caring membership willing to question itself and take risks.


Community Action on Syria

Rabbi Frishman spoke eloquently regarding the Syrian Refugee Crisis.  Read Rabbi Frishman's Rosh Hashanah 5776 sermon, Yom Kippur 5776 Morning sermon, and Congregational letter