Temple Har Shalom, originally named the Park City Jewish Center (PCJC), was born in March of 1995, when a handful of Park City Jews placed an ad in the local newspaper with the words, "the time has come!" As a result, the more than 100 Jews who attended that meeting unanimously decided to rekindle the flame of Judaism in their homes and in their community. The PCJC, with the support of the Congregation Kol Ami of Salt Lake City and the Utah Jewish Community, grew into a fully functioning spiritual, social, and service organization. Our growth over five years prompted PCJC to invite a Rabbi to serve the congregation.
In the summer of 1999, PCJC became Temple Har Shalom, dedicating a leased facility with an administrator and religious school principal, classrooms and a small sanctuary. Temple Har Shalom was accepted for affiliation with the UAHC in December of 1999. In 2002, Temple Har Shalom elected Rabbi Joshua Aaronson as its first full-time rabbi.
Temple Har Shalom's primary goal is to support and maintain a Jewish presence in Park City and to establish a spiritual and educational facility for adults and for our children, who are our future. Temple Har Shalom strives to promote the fundamental and enduring principles of Judaism and to ensure the continuity of the Jewish people. Through communal worship, study of Torah, and assembly, Temple Har Shalom enables its members to develop a relationship with God and to apply the principles of Reform Judaism to the values and conduct of the individual, the family, and the society in which we live.