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Who We Are

Temple Shalom, located at 175 Temple St, Newton, Mass, is a warm and inclusive community with members from throughout the Metrowest Boston area who aspire to find meaning and fulfillment in the practice of Reform Judaism. We believe that this meaning and fulfillment flows from a personal engagement with the living tradition of Judaism. We invite our membership in all its diversity to participate in the religious, educational and communal life of our synagogue.

Our Vision

As a congregational family, Temple Shalom is committed to making each person feel welcome and at home. We do this in a personal way by getting to know each member of our community, one at a time, and in doing so help everyone find a place in Temple Shalom’s dynamic and supportive Jewish community.

Our Values

We participate together in the religious, educational and communal life of our congregation as we live the values of:

  • Lifelong Learning  (Torah Lishmah)
  • Enriching spirituality (Kedushah)
  • Building community (Kehillah)
  • Repairing the World (Tikkun Olam)
  • Deepening our Relationship with Israel (Klal Yisrael)
  • Sustaining Jewish continuity (Brit Olam)

Our Community
Life at Temple Shalom is rich in organizations from youth group to Bonim, a group for the plus-55 set, that support you in the cycle of life. Volunteer committees work on specific tasks and areas in support of the Temple, such as social action, religious practices and music.

Volunteering at the Temple is the best way to get to know people! You will make new friends and feel good because you’re making a difference in your community. 

Among the many ways you can volunteer are to:

  • Join a Temple Committee. Click here to connect to the Committee page.
  • Participate in one of the Social Action Committee’s numerous volunteer opportunities around the year, such as Mitzvah Mall.
  • Help out with a Religious School activity such as the Purim Carnival.
  • Usher at a Friday night service. Please volunteer.  
  • Bring cans of tuna fish and whole grain crackers to the collection boxes at each Temple entrance for Family Table.
  • Help with a Caring Community Initiative and support congregants during difficult times and joyous occasions.

If you would like to become involved or find out more about a particular group or committee, please contact Executive Director Ellie Goldman at 617-332-9550.

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