Our Temple prides itself on the friendliness, enthusiasm, and community involvement of its members. We offer a wide range of social and educational opportunities which appeal to different ages, tastes and interests.
Sisterhood - TBR's Sisterhood brings Jewish women of all generations together for the purpose of personal and spiritual growth. Sisterhood meetings and events foster friendship and community building while supporting the temple’s commitment to Social Action and Tikkun Olam.
Sisterhood offers an opportunity for the women of our congregation to become active participants in the multi-faceted life of Temple Beth Rishon. With the friendship and cooperation of other Jewish women in our community, Sisterhood helps to support Jewish ideals and encourage spiritual connections. The minimal dues of $36 per year helps to sustain our activities.
For more information on our Sisterhood please contact Judith Friedland or Randi Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org or (201) 891-4466.
Maimonides Caring Committeeprovides support to the members of our temple community. We make welcome basket deliveries to new member families and families with a new child. We support those experiencing the loss of a loved one or suffering through illness with phone calls and meals. To become a member of the committee please contact Janet Shapiro, Commitee Chairperson. If you know of a member in need, please contact the temple office at or (201) 891-4466.
Social Action Committee - In the spirit of Tikkun Olam, this committee hosts various projects and volunteer activities at our temple and within the Jewish community culminating with the temple’s annual Mitzvah Day. To join our committee and for more information please contact Abi Grossman or call the temple office at 201-891-4466.
Men's Club - The Men’s Club’s brings our male congregants together for group activities such as building the Sukkah, volunteering at local hospitals, manning the barbeques, fundraising for temple needs and intramural sports and outings with their children. The Committee Chair position is currently Open. Contact Stacey Frenkel for more information.
Blue Moon Happy Hour and ½ - Several times a year we offer the opportunity to kick back and relax with fellow congregants at Blue Moon restaurant in Wyckoff. Enjoy appetizers and drinks “on the house (of worship).” See the temple calendar for dates or call the temple office at 201-891-4466 for more information.
Laugh, Learn & Linger is a woman’s group which enjoys getting together at community venues, whether it is for a wine tasting, an exercise class, a food demonstration or a discussion about issues affecting the lives of women, these events are always fun and enjoyable.
Yiddish/Jewish Theater Trip - once a year, the Cantor organizes a trip to see a Yiddish play.
Musical Events - several times a year, the Cantor organizes concerts with guest musicians from around the world to participate in services or to simple entertain us with the joy of Jewish music.
Cafe Beth Rishon - Once a year, the Cantor organizes a cabaret evening featuring talented singers, dancers and musicians from within the TBR community. The Templetones, our very own performing group is highlighted.
Knitting Class which meets once a week; beginners welcome.
T'Green Olam - Environmental Committee - We all need to work towards reducing our individual and collective carbon footprints. We at Temple Beth Rishon have an opportunity to lead by example. Our committee works together to reduce environmental waste in both our temple and our homes. Join us!
Community Reach Groups
Temple Community Network is a professional networking group focusing on the job search needs of our community, as a joint project with other local temples.
CoNNectJ - We participate in the Jewish Federation program that delves into ideas and themes prominent in Judaism from multi-denominational viewpoints.
College Connection - We strive to keep our young college students engaged in the temple community by providing them with information about issues affecting students in our community, updates on Jewish holidays and the occasional gifts. Please contact Stacey Frenkel if you would have a college aged teen and would like to volunteer to chair this endeavor.
585 Russell Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481 Telephone: 201-891-4466 Fax 201-891-0508