Barnert Temple Photo Gallery

Barnert Temple Photo Gallery

A pictures tells a thousand words.  Take a look at some recent Barnert events.  We hope the faces of our wonderful, energetic and committed congregants help portray the enthusiasm we all share for our congregation.  We encourage you to come experience these events for yourself!

Click on an image below to view the related slideshow.

  Sara Losch at The Big Event

The Big Event Gala (April 2014)

This year, Barnert Temple honored our Director of Lifelong Learning, Sara Losch, and celebrated the 25th anniversary of our preschool at our annual gala, The Big Event.  Barnert also launched the Kathie Williams Lifelong Learning Fund in honor of our beloved member, past president and chair of Lifelong Learning.
The Big Event Photos >> 

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Mitzvah Mall 2014 (Jan. 2014)

This was our most inclusive Mitzvah Mall yet.  This unique social justice event raises awareness and funds for 11 charitable organizations.  Each organization was picked based on input from various groups at Barnert.  People of all generations came together on Jan. 26 to learn and give.
Mitzvah Mall Photos >> 

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Thanksgivukah Shabbat (Dec. 2013)

Thanksgivukah was a once in a lifetime event.  This was reason for a very special Shabbat gathering, too!  We sang, we lit candles, we prayed and we ate as we packed the room with our wonderful community members.
Thanksgivukah Shabbat Photos >> 

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Pizza in the Hut Sukkot Celebration (Sept. 2013)

This is an annual favorite for our families with young children.  Pizza, singing, hanging out in the sukkah - what's not to like!
Pizza in the Hut 2013 >> 

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It's a Wizard of Oz Purim 2013

It just gets better and better each year!  We kicked off the morning's festivities with an Emerald City breakfast.  Then, in true Barnert fashion, we read the Megillah as only Barnert Temple can, followed by our Wizard of Oz Purim shpiel.  Kudos to all of our actors and musicians and the junior choir for a great show.
Wizard of Oz Purim Shpiel Photos >> 

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Men's Club Wine Tasting Event

The Men's Club hosted another fabulous and classy evening of good wine, good food and good company.  This year, the event was held at Barnert which allowed more members to attend.  Do you think people enjoyed themselves?  The pictures tell it all!
Wine Tasting Event Photos >> 

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Pancake Breakfast & Mitzvah Mall 2013 - Coming Together to Help Victims of Sandy

Once again, the Men's Club and Mitzvah Mall committee joined forces for a spectacular day of helping others.  We had a great multi-generational turnout.  Attendees had a great breakfast and then learned about a variety of charities, all with the common focus of helping victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Pancake Breakfast & Mitzvah Mall Photos >> 

2013 Interfaith Chanukah Celebration  

Interfaith Chanukah Celebration 2012

Our Barnert community came together and filled the Social Hall with the special warmth and energy that is Chanukah!  Once again, our Interfaith Group sponsored and coordinated the evening's festivities.  This year's celebration was accented by a fantastic klezmer band that had all ages on their feet!  We ate, we danced, we celebrated the lights of Chanukah in true Barnert style!
Chanukah Celebration 2012 >> 

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Simchat Torah 2013

There's no celebration like Simchat Torah!  We rejoice as we finish reading the torah and begin a new cycle.  See our beautiful torah opened up and wrapping around our sanctuary, help up by members of all ages!  Watch our members sing and dance and celebrate as one community!  Welcome to Simchat Torah!
Simchat Torah 2013 >> 

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BarTY Apple Picking

View BarTY Apple Picking Photos >> 

 2012 Religious School Awards 

2012 Religious School Awards

Each year, we recognize and honor our Religious School students who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to their Jewish studies at Barnert.  The highest honor awarded is the Chai Achievement Award, awarded for overall excellence in the three pillars of Judaism: Torah, Avodah, Gemilut Chasadim, as well having excellent attendance in class and at monthly Shabbat.  
View Religious School Awards Photos >> 

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2012 Comedy with A Cause Gala Event

It made us laugh.  It brought hundreds of people together.  It was this year's Comedy with A Cause Gala Event to support Barnert Temple and Paterson Habitat for Humanity.
This year, you can order photos from the event for your own private collection.  The wonderful photos, taken by Melissa Greigel Photography, can be viewed and purchased online.  Take a look at the many people who came out to support such important causes.
View and/or Order Gala Photos >> 

 Geniza 2012 Photo 

Creating a Geniza at Mt. Nebo

In April 2012, Rabbi Rachel Steiner and members of our community established a geniza, a burial site for sacred objects, at Barnert's Mt. Nebo cemetery.  At this special gatherings, members brought their sacred objects - old prayer books, tallit, etc. - and gave them a proper resting place.
View Geniza Photos >> 

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Barnert Temple Purim Shpiel 2012: It's a Muppets Purim!

It brought out congregants of all ages and generated lots of laughter.  This year's Purim Shpiel cast performed for a packed house!  Kudos to all of our actors and musicians for a great show.
Video >> Hey Haman!
Video >> Who is the Rabbi?  
               (Homage to Abbott & Costello)
Video >> My Hat, It Has Three Corners
Video >> Jewish Haiku 

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BarTY (Barnert Temple Youth) Raise Funds to End Homelessness in NJ

BarTY hosted a chocolate tasting event to raise funds for the NJ Coalition to End Homelessness.  This spectacular event drew approximately 100 people and raised over $4,000 for the NJ Coalition to End Homelessness!  Hats off to your wonderful youth group for organizing such a successful event.  Click here to learn more about the NJ Coalition to End Homelessness and what you can do to help.
View Chocolate Tasting Photos >> 

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Anat Hoffman Speaks at Barnert Temple

In December 2011, Anat Hoffman, Director of the Israel Religious Action Center and founding member of Women of the Wall, spoke at Barnert Temple. The key topic - "What We Don't Talk About When We Only Focus on Israel's Security."
View Anat Hoffman Photos >> 

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A Beautiful Marriage: Mitzvah Mall & Men's Club Pancake Breakfast

This year, the Men's Club and Mitzvah Mall came together to hold a joint event.  Families and children of all ages ate great great food, learned about a variety of organizations, and raised money for good causes.   
View Mitzvah Mall & Pancake Breakfast Photos >> 

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Men's Club Havdallah Dinner

Nobody does Havdallah like the Barnert Temple Men's Club!  Once again, Rabbi Frishman reminded people why Havdallah is such a spiritually renewing ceremony.  Following the ceremony, Barnert Temple members ate, mingled, and renewed bonds that help tie our community together.
View Havdallah Dinner Photos >> 

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Men's Club Meet & Meat Football Event

The Men's Club knows how to pull people together.  Another successful Meet & Meat brought the guys out for a night of good food, good company and good football on the big screen.
View Meet & Meat Photos >> 

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"One Book, One Community" Brings the Generations Together

Barnert Temple participated in New Jersey's largest book group by hosting a One Book, One Community event . This exciting, new, collaborative program is designed to enhance Jewish learning and encourage participation throughout northern New Jersey - when we all read one book together!  We joined forces with our Renaissance Group (members 55 and older) for a spiritually renewing Havdallah service followed by a dynamic discussion about "My Father's Paradise - A Son's Search for His Family's Past."
View One Book Photos >>