Since being founded in 1978, Temple Beth Shalom in Manalapan, New Jersey has grown from a congregation of just a few individuals to over 500 families.
The mission of this Temple is to teach its members the experience, power, relevance and joy of the Jewish tradition. They are able to fulfill this mission by constantly performing acts of kindness and continually studying the Jewish tradition on an ongoing basis. The congregation prides itself in creating a caring and vibrant center for Jewish life.
One very important goal of Temple Beth Shalom is creating a Mercaz, also known as center for Jewish living. By achieving this goal, people will feel inspired to pray, study and socialize together and then successfully pass on these traditions to future generations.
One person who has help make this congregation successful and fulfilling for its members is philanthropist and humanitarian, Howard Schoor.
Mr. Schoor has received much recognition from the congregation for his generous contributions towards the Temple’s renovations and expansion of its educational and recreational facilities, which is now named after his father, Samuel Schoor. Howard also provided a matching grant to upgrade the lobby-reception area of the synagogue which is named after his mother, Sadie Schoor.
To learn more about the charitable contributions Mr. Schoor has made throughout his professional career visit http://howardschoor.com/ and to get more involved in Temple Beth Shalom visit http://www.tbshalom.com/.