Temple Emanu-El is a warm, welcoming, urban egalitarian Conservative congregation located in Bayonne, NJ.


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Services are held Monday and Thursday in the Eisler Chapel at 7:00 AM 


Likrat Shabbat

An early Friday night evening service welcoming in Shabbat is held in the Eisler Chapel. It begins at 6:00 PM


Services are held in the Sanctuary on Saturday mornings at 9:15am. Our Shabbat and Holiday services are participatory, engaging and attract a regular group of worshippers of all ages. New participants are always welcome. Services stress learning and individual participation. Services conclude with a festive Shabbat Kiddush.


Membership is open to all Jewish adults and their partners, whether or not they are Jewish. Partners who are not Jewish are warmly invited to participate in all synagogue events and services. Members receive free admission to High Holiday services and our monthly newsletter.

Dues are determined according to the following categories:


Associate $125/year

Members who live outside of the metropolitan area


Family $900/year

2 Adults with no children or children living at home under 21


Single $500/year

1 Adult with no children or children living at home under 21


*All members are subject to a United Synagogue fee of $11.25 per membership.
No individual is ever denied membership for financial reasons. Confidential arrangements can be made by contacting Rabbi Jacob Benzaquen.
For additional information regarding membership, contact the Temple office at 201.436.4499.


Donations to the various funds are utilized for the overall functioning of the Synagogue and go towards expenses, holiday events, programming and administrative costs necessary to run the congregation that are not covered by the dues. General donations are also greatly appreciated and accepted at any time.


Yahrzeit Fund

Donation contributed on the occasion of a Yahrzeit for a loved one

Kol Nidre

At the High Holidays, Temple Emanu-El receives donations from congregants, friends and alumni for an annual Kol Nidre appeal. The donations are used to augment the dues and contributions received from membership.


Donations in the amount of $18.00 and above to commemorate life cycle events. Cards are sent to the family designated.

Discretionary Funds

Specified funds are used for worthy purposes within and outside the Temple at the discretion of the Rabbi.

Memorial Plaques

Donation is $250. A plaque is placed in the Sanctuary to memorialize loved ones. Lights are lit on Yom Kippur and on the Shabbat before the Yahrzeit.

Seat Plaques

A name plaque is placed on a designated pew in the Sanctuary.

Donations to any of the funds can be made by indicating the fund and amount and sending a check made payable to Temple Emanu-El to 735 Kennedy Boulevard, Bayonne, New Jersey 07002.



Rabbi Jacob Benzaquen

Rabbi Jacob Benzaquen is the rabbi of Temple Emanu-El. He was born in England, and comes from a long line of Spanish, Sephardic congregational rabbis. He attributes his first inspiration to his grandfather Rabbi Jacob Benzaquen z’l’ with whom he shared a loving relationship with Judaism and God. This first experience has allowed him to use this teaching and make him the creative man that he is today.


He was ordained in a Conservative Rabbinic Ordination by the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles, California in 2006. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Yeshiva University. He also attended the Jewish Theological Seminary and Academy for Jewish Religion in New York receiving a certificate in Chemical dependency Counselor Certification for Clergy. His myriad of experience is an asset that will contribute to his success with the Bayonne community.


Rabbi Jacob last worked as a pulpit Rabbi at the Kings Park Jewish Center in Kings Park, NY. In addition he was also a pulpit Rabbi at the Congregation Temple Emanuel in Reno, Nevada where he revitalized the Hebrew School and increased membership.

Rabbi‘s vast experience with all age groups and all possible members is a testament to his ability to create a new enthusiasm and a rebuilding at Temple Emanu-El.


p: (201)436-4499
e: templeemanuelbayonne@gmail.com

735 Kennedy Boulevard Bayonne, NJ 07002

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 10:00am – 1:00pm

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