Many people approach us to ask – what makes Adath Shalom so special?
Adath Shalom is a rather unique Conservative synagogue of approximately 400 families whose purpose is to be a source of long lasting relationships offering a meaningful, quality and exciting education for our community, from the youngest to the oldest.
Our environment is traditional enough for those who enjoy a Conservative service but welcoming for those with little or no Jewish background.
While our building is new, our congregation is not. Rather, it is steeped in a history that dates back more than one hundred years to when Morris County was largely farmland.
The current congregation was formed through the 1988 merger of Congregation Adath Israel of Dover and Temple Beth Shalom of Boonton; the former had a more established membership base, the latter had a younger base of members.
The synagogue that resulted, Adath Shalom, became the beneficiary of the combination of experience and vitality that each was able to bring to the merger. It is a home for our congregation and for Conservative Judaism in Morris County.
Our congregation takes great pride in its members who are drawn from as far north as Sparta, as far east as Livingston and from 28 towns in Morris County.
We are fortunate to have members who have been a part of our congregation for more than 40 years, and to be able to attract new members each and every year.
We are blessed with the sense of tradition that comes from knowing our past, and the sense of optimism that comes from knowing we have a future.
This future is represented by all of our current members, as well as those who continue to join us.