Reform congregation opens new sanctuary in Conservative synagogue

Reform congregation opens new sanctuary in Conservative synagogue

After two years meeting either on Zoom and at times in a temporary site, Temple Beth Am, formerly on Beverwyck Road in Parsippany, has found a new home. Synagogue members recently celebrated the opening of their newly constructed sanctuary within the walls of Adath Shalom in Morris Plains.

When they were forced to sell their building they were not willing to lose their identity, so the members of Temple Beth Am voted to find a new home. During the pandemic, they were able to hold services and Torah study on Zoom as they continued to look for a new space. After signing a lease with Adath Shalom, they began construction of a beautiful new sanctuary inside the synagogue.

On May 5, Mayor James Barberio of Parsippany cut the ribbon as the congregation escorted its Torahs into their new home. A joyous family Shabbat service included the Temple Beth Am choir and a special oneg Shabbat.

The celebration continued on Saturday morning, May 6, with Torah study led by Rabbi Matthew Reimer and breakfast. On Saturday evening, members had dinner together and then enjoyed a show with comedian Johnny Lampert. The celebratory weekend ended with a free breakfast on Sunday morning and a celebration of the religious school year.

For a tour of Temple Beth Am’s new sanctuary and religious school classrooms, email

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