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We have broken ground!

02/06/2024 01:52:16 PM


On Tuesday, January 30, 2024, members of Temple Emanu-El and the JCC, donors, staff, and dignitaries gathered to break ground on Temple Emanu-El's new spiritual home and the JCC of Middlesex County expansion.  This event was long awaited and full of excitement and hope for all that is to come in our very bright future!



12-14-23 Construction Update

12/15/2023 09:49:58 AM


Dear Temple Emanu-El Family,

We have an exciting update!

We have chosen a contractor and are entering the process of finalizing the contract, which will be done within the next couple weeks. Our construction will commence after the start of the new year. We are thrilled to finally be able to share this with you. We know that you are as happy as we are to get to see the hard work we have been putting in finally come to fruition.

Looking forward,

The Temple Emanu-El Building Committee

11-6-23 Consruction Update

11/06/2023 02:08:37 PM


Dear Temple Emanu-El Community,

We would like to update you on the latest information regarding our new construction. We are currently winding down the next step of the bidding process. As that step reaches its completion, we are simultaneously working to deal with site preparation. We understand how difficult it is to wait to get to see evidence of all that has been going on behind the scenes. We share your frustration. However, our committee takes our fiduciary responsibility to the congregation very seriously, and we want to guarantee the financial viability of each aspect of the project. We are diligently moving toward our end goal, and look forward to our next exciting steps. Our Congregational Meeting is taking place on Wednesday, December 20th at 8:00pm. There will be an update given that evening, and we hope you join us to hear it.

Thank you,

The Temple Emanu-El Building Committee: Michael Leber, Dana Shectman, Casey Horgan, & Dominic DiFilippo

9-6-23 Construction Update

09/06/2023 09:51:50 AM


A lot of progress has been made on our project since our last update! As we shared in June, ten contractors were invited to bid. We received bids from six firms. We then worked with our consultant and the JCC to narrow it down to three. We interviewed each of them individually and were able to turn our focus to two exceptional options. The consultant, the contractors, the JCC, and our TEE team worked together to create a list of modifications to the plan in order to guarantee the most cost effective solutions possible, while ensuring our requirements and needs are met. The final two groups are now modifying their bids and will be presenting them to us shortly. We understand that it is challenging to wait as this important process is completed. We share your frustrations, but also would like to share our growing excitement with you. Although visually you are not seeing much progress at all, we promise that there is a tremendous amount of work consistently happening behind the scenes that is bringing us to that greatly anticipated shovel in the ground! 

The Temple Emanu-El Building Committee
Michael Leber, Dana Shectman, Deb Sager, Casey Horgan, & Dominic DiFilippo



We have reached the bidding stage!

06/27/2023 03:43:31 PM


Very exciting news!   As of last week, our project is in the bidding stage.  The request for bid package was sent out to ten contractors and nine have responded that they will be bidding on our new construction.  Bids must be in by July 14th and we will keep you posted once our committee and the board have reviewed them.

Be on the lookout for our new signs that are finally in and will be installed on the Temple property in the upcoming days.

A message from TEE President, Michael Leber and Architect Renderings!

03/11/2023 11:31:09 AM



Click the photo below to hear an update about our new building from Temple Emanu-El President, Michael Leber. We are so exited to share this news with you. After viewing the video, take some time to enjoy the architect renderings below! Please let us know if you have any questions.



Our plan for a new building has been approved! 

10/06/2022 09:00:00 AM


After all of the hard work and diligence by our Engineers, Architects, and professionals, our plan for a new building has been approved not only by the Township of Edison, but by the DEP. Our plans will need to go through a resolution with the town in approximately 45 days and then we are officially able to begin. That means that we have now entered into the construction phase. Right now, our architect is working on the renderings of the exterior and interior of the building and will be providing a scale model that will sit in the lobby of the Temple/JCC building for all to see when they enter the building. After the renderings, they will begin on the foundation plans so that our construction manager can bid out the work and retain a contractor to begin. We hope to have a groundbreaking ceremony and get a foundation poured before the Winter freeze is upon us.  

This is maybe the most exciting time in decades for our Temple and the Jewish community of Middlesex County. I couldn't imagine a better start to the New Year than this exciting news and I am overjoyed that we get to embark on this journey together.

If you have any questions, please reach out to me.


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