About Our Shul

Our Roots

When Temple Anshei Shalom was founded in the fall of 1980, the thought of having a membership approaching one thousand was indeed a remote idea.  The forty congregants that made up our first High Holy day services at a local condo apartment were content to have a traditional, conservative service that they felt completely comfortable with….Dayenu.

Our Story

We are a welcoming active adult congregation with a beautiful campus, no building fund, and a broad menu of programs and services carefully tailored to the lifestyles of empty nesters, pre-retirees and seniors.

Conservative and Egalitarian, we celebrate our Jewish roots by observing traditional rituals, teachings and holidays and by expanding our understanding of Jewish culture through Lifelong Learning classes, lectures and lively discussions.

As a congregational family, we reach out with compassion when one of us is in need of comfort. We look out for each other. And like any family, we have lots of fun together—from yoga and bridge to concerts and comedians, from Shabbat dinners, kiddishes and newcomer desserts, to trips and book club and weekly movies.

If Temple Anshei Shalom sounds like it might be the place for you, please come get acquainted any Friday night at our uplifting one-hour service and casual oneg or at a Shabbat morning service and kiddish. We love to make new friends.

Our Clergy

Rabbi Raphael Adler

Rabbi Raphael Adler is a learned Jewish scholar with excellent education credentials, a stellar reputation in the New York synagogues where he served and an astonishing family history in the Rabbinate.

Cantor César Beleniski

A native of Argentina who migrated to the U.S. in 2002, Cantor Beleniski was known throughout the Jewish community in Argentina as the ‘Jewish Pavarotti’.

Please click on either the Rabbi’s or Cantor’s name to read more about each of them

We are students of words: we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation-rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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