About Us

Temple Shalom draws it's membership from ten different communities throughout Fairfield County. We are a warm, inclusive and Interfaith family friendly Reform Jewish congregation, welcoming congregants from all different backgrounds. Our clergy and staff go above and beyond to ensure all of our congregants are treated as individuals and valued members of our community. Our Shabbat, Holiday and Lifecycle services are uplifting and joyful, with beautiful music and inspiring leadership of our clergy. We are dedicated to our mission of providing enriching and uplifting Jewish experiences, and helping our congregation to build and foster a meaningful connection to Jewish life, values and community.

Temple Shalom is a member congregation of the Union for Reform Judaism.

We welcome you to call, email or schedule visit with Rabbi Lipson, Cantor Sklar or our Executive Director, Stacey Cohen to learn more about us.

Our Mission

Our mission at Temple Shalom is to create a welcoming community to support and celebrate Jewish life for a diverse membership from across our region. 

Vision

Temple Shalom is an intimate, welcoming Reform congregation embracing a progressive vision of Judaism.  We come together as a community to celebrate Jewish living in its richness, welcoming members of all ages, family configurations and backgrounds.  Our community comprises members from towns across our region who choose Temple Shalom for its uniqueness.  We serve our members and the larger community with excellence and integrity as a:

  • Beit T’filah – A house of prayer and worship, built on a rich  and beautiful musical tradition and practice, creating an oasis of shalom in our otherwise hectic lives;

  • Beit Midrash – A house of study throughout the life cycle,  from childhood  into adulthood and maturity, developing an understanding of our faith, traditions and heritage and instilling them in our children;

  • Beit Knesset – A house of assembly and community, fostering interconnectedness among our members, with the community  at large and with the Children of Israel, committed to the practice of tikun olam, or healing the world.