The Nathan Barnert Memorial Temple, established in 1847, is the oldest Reform Jewish Congregation in New Jersey. It…More serves 480 families in Franklin Lakes and more than 36 surrounding communities. Barnert Temple is affiliated with the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ) and is under the leadership of Rabbi Elyse Frishman and Rabbi Rachel Steiner. Check the Web site for the schedule of services.
People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome at Barnert Temple. Besides offering meaningful worship and the opportunity to belong to a vibrant and active community, Barnert Temple offers a wide variety of social activities and cultural experiences for adults, kids and teens. Check the Web site for more information. The Temple also offers enriching educational programs at the Barnert Temple Preschool & Family Center.
Founded in 1988, Barnert Temple Preschool & Family Center offers quality preschool, Kindergarten, afternoon…More enrichment, and summer camp programs for children from 15 months to six years-old. The school serves Jewish and interfaith families throughout Bergen and Passaic Counties. Barnert provides families a safe environment for the cultivation of Jewish values and gives them the tools to establish a Jewish home. The preschool shapes the foundation for young families to become part of the Barnert Temple and the larger Jewish community.
Through a unique and well-designed curriculum, Barnert strives to help children become critical thinkers and creative problem solvers. Under the hands-on guidance of founding Director, Sara Losch, Barnert is known for offering a high teacher to student ratio for individualized attention; creative programming, flexible schedules and an emphasis on teaching children to care about their community and the world.
The preschool encourages parents to visit and see for themselves the supportive and loving community at the Barnert Temple Preschool & Family Center.