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High Holidays at TBEMC

TBEMC is excited to welcome the Jewish New Year with an array of services for members of the community, including outdoor family musical services, indoor services, and live streaming. 

New members of the community are invited to attend the services as our guests at no charge. Pre-registration is required at

  High Holidays Schedule 2022 

The outdoor family services will be led by Nat Werschulz  under the tents on our front lawn. Nat grew up as a child of TBEMC and currently performs and teaches music. A veteran of  Solomon Schechter Hebrew Day School, he brings a robust experience with Jewish traditions combined with his musical flair.  His combined love of Judaism and music promises to make TBEMC’s family service exciting and meaningful for everyone who attends.

Traditional High Holiday services will be live in the Sanctuary led by Rabbi Paul Kerbel, accompanied by Cantor Spencer Brooks. A live stream is available for those who prefer to pray from home. 

Junior Congregation will be joyously led by Ellie Barkin-Baron, our new Religious School education director.

Brooks and Barkin-Baron are also TBEMC alumni raised in Cranford and were members since their youngest days. They now return with their talents to enrich our High Holiday services.

For the safety and security of everyone, entry to High Holiday services will only be allowed with a ticket.  Masks will be optional. 

Here are important dates to remember for this year’s High Holidays:

Ticket Pick Up at the Temple:

Tuesday, September 13 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM; and

Sunday, September 18 from 9:30 AM to 12 Noon.

High Holidays Schedule 2022

Relive Our 2022 Spring Celebration

Please join us for our Virtual Spring Gala on Sunday, June 12 from 11 am to 12 noon.

Mazel Tov to Our Honorees:

Volunteers of the Year Award – Judy and David Kupferberg

Past President Award – Stephen Solomon z”l

Young Leadership Award – Leah Davidson 

Tikkun Olam – Abbie and Howard Halperin

Many thanks to all of our honorees for your dedication to your TBEMC family.

View our 2022 Spring Celebration site to add your support.

Photos from Our Solidarity Vigil

February 6, 2002 — It was great to see so many stand in solidarity at our vigil against hate, prejudice, and anti-Semitism, and in support of the Jewish community of Colleyville, Texas.

Thank you to the Cranford community, our members, Mayor Kathleen Miller Prunty, the Cranford Clergy Council, Chief of Police Ryan Greco, Superintendent Scott Rubin, members of the Cranford Unity Project, and other township leaders for making clear that hate is not welcome here in Cranford. Your allyship is greatly appreciated!

Thanks also to TapInto Cranford and Cranford Monthly for featuring our event.

Cranford Mayor Kathleen Miller Prunty spoke.
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