In the summer of 2019, Temple Beth El of Northern Valley in Closter and Temple Beth Or in Washington Township came together to form a new community. Our new name is “Kol Dorot: A Reform Jewish Community.” Kol Dorot means “Voice of Generations”—with pride in our combined heritage and commitment to future generations, our vision is an open and welcoming Reform Jewish community that meets the new and changing needs of Jews and Jewish families today.
The integration of our two communities began in 2017 with the bold decision to leave our longtime buildings and establish a new home together. In May 2018, we jointly purchased the property at 660 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. Construction is underway, and we look forward to dedicating our new synagogue building in early 2020.
Meanwhile, Kol Dorot is already fulfilling the promise of our new community. Temporarily located in the former Temple Beth Or building in Washington Township, we've had an overwhelming response to programs and relationship-building for all ages, and we invite you to join us!