Reform congregation opens new sanctuary in Conservative synagogue

Reform congregation opens new sanctuary in Conservative synagogue

After two years of meeting on Zoom and then occasionally in a temporary site, Temple Beth Am, formerly on Beverwyck Road in Parsippany, has found a new home. It will be celebrating the opening of its newly constructed sanctuary within the walls of Adath Shalom in Morris Plains.

Forced to sell their building but not willing to lose their identity, members of Temple Beth Am voted to find a new home. Because of the pandemic, they were able to hold services and Torah study on Zoom as they looked for a new space — and they found it at Adath Shalom. After signing a lease with the synagogue, Beth Am members began the construction of a beautiful new sanctuary inside Adath Shalom’s building.

On May 5, Parsippany’s Mayor James Barberio will cut the ribbon as the congregation escorts its Torahs into their new home. That joyous family Shabbat service will include the Temple Beth Am choir and a special oneg Shabbat.

The celebration will continue Saturday morning, May 6, with Torah study led by Rabbi Matthew Reimer and a breakfast. Saturday evening will offer an evening of fun, food, and entertainment. Dinner is at 7 p.m., followed by comedy with comedian Johnny Lampert. The cost for the Saturday night program is $36 per person and RSVP is required.

The celebratory weekend will end with breakfast on Sunday morning as religious school students complete their year of study. To join Temple Beth Am for any of the festivities, or a tour of the new sanctuary and religious school classrooms, email

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