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Congregation Adas Emuno is one of the first synagogues to be established in the State of New Jersey, founded in 1871. We are a proud member of the Union for Reform Judaism, and a temple that combines tradition with innovation to provide a Jewish experience compatible with 21st century American life.

Our goal is to create a meaningful form of worship, education, and action, one that keeps faith with the future as well as the past, one that understands Judaism to be a tradition that is flexible, evolving, and progressive.

Our name, Adas Emuno, means assembly of the faithful, and as a congregation we understand that we are first and foremost a community. We are a Jewish community, a community of faith and learning, a community of friendship, fellowship, and family.

To our ancestors in the old country, the synagogue was the center of the community. A community, joined together, through mutual faith, but more than that, through common respect and concern for one another. At Adas Emuno, we believe that the synagogue is  a place to pray, and also a place to gather and learn, to share life’s joys and sorrows, to grow as individuals and as a community.

As a group we endeavor to welcome and include. We believe that faith and Jewish identity come from the heart, and that a healthy community needs to incorporate a diverse spectrum of philosophies and ideals. As a Reform congregation, our goal is to strengthen within our membership the bonds of faith and fellowship, and instill within our children the sense, history and responsibility of growing up in a Jewish community.

✡ We are a warm and welcoming community, and a congregation committed to an inclusive and participatory form of religious observance and education.

Adas Emuno is a house of worship, a religious school for our children, and a center for social action, spirituality, and song. It is a source for lifelong learning, a nexus for Jewish culture, and a hamish place that just feels like home.

✡ At our shul, we do not say that our members belong to Adas Emuno. We say that our members are Adas Emuno! We are Adas Emuno!

Cantor

Iris Karlin

Religious School Director

Shira Friedman

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