About Us

Meet The Rabbi

Mikveh

We area a Sephardic Congregation in Eatontown, NJ. Shaare Tefilah embraces and celebrates the many facets of Jewish life. From prayer, education, culture, community and Holiday Celebration. Congregation Shaare Tefilah now counts more than 150 families as members. We are proud of how each member brings his or her own story to our diverse community—such as those who have a multi-generational history at our congregation and those new to the city or Congregation Shaare Tefilah, of all ages and backgrounds who are seeking a Jewish community – a place to call home.

Learning

Our educational programs are first-class, with an early learning center onsite, one of the finest fully inclusive religious schools in our city, and a robust adult education program. Our goal is to provide for a lifetime of Jewish learning. We also host a sizable library and media center, wherein our members may check out materials at no charge.

History

Congregation Shaare Tefilah Bene Moshe was established in December of 1992. Initially, services were held in private homes and only on Shabbat. During the next couple of years, several different Rabbis served as the spiritual leaders of our Synagogue. By the third year we were able to purchase a home so that the Rabbi could live upstairs and the congregation would occupy the basement to hold services. 

As time went on and the congregation grew, we needed to expand and build a permanent structure. In 2001 we were able to purchase the house next door and move the Rabbi to that location, therefore enabling us to start on the planning for the new Synagogue. 

In the spring of 2006 we took down the original house and started the construction of our new building which was eventually completed in time for the High Holidays in 2008.

 

Friday, May 26 2017 1 Sivan 5777