Temple Adath Sharon (in English, “Congregation of Sharon”) is the oldest congregation in Sharon. It began as a seasonal minyan formed by the Jewish community summering in Sharon. Founding member Samuel J. Bernstein was the father of famed composer Leonard Bernstein. The Bernsteins used to walk to Adath Sharon from their nearby summer home. By the 1950s, Adath Sharon grew into a year-round institution.
Originally following Orthodox traditions, the synagogue affiliated with the Conservative movement in 1979. As a member of the Conservative movement, Temple Adath Sharon recognizes the right and the responsibility of all Jewish adults to participate fully in all aspects of synagogue life. Men and women alike are encouraged to fully participate in services, share in aliyot (being called to the Torah) and all other honors, and continue their Jewish learning.
We are an intimate, heimish congregation that treasures our informal atmosphere.