Fair Lawn Jewish Center
Congregation Bnai Israel

Enriching Lives through Prayer, Celebration, Education and Social Action for over 70 Years!

This Week's Insider is sponsored by Sheila Granowitz in honor of

Jack Granowitz's birthday and the 75th Anniversary of

becoming a Bar Mitzvah

Upcoming Classes

Nosh and Knowledge with Rabbi Roth 

will be held on Tuesday, August 16

11:30am Class - Click Here for Zoom Link 

8:00pm Class - Click Here for Zoom Link

Coffee & Commentary with Rabbi Salston

will be held on Wednesday, August 17

11:00am - Click Here for Zoom link


Click fljc.com for more info

Friday, August 12 (15 Av) 7:00pm

Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv in the Sanctuary and on Livestream

Click to Join by Livestream

Candle Lighting at 7:40pm

Click for Kabbalat Shabbat New Siddur Lev Shalem

Click for Kabbalat Shabbat Siddur Sim Shalom 

 (Services will be at 7:00pm through August 26) 

Tot Shabbat this Saturday, August 13, 9:30am (Front Parking Lot)

Click Here for flyer 

Shabbat August 13 (16 Av) 9:30am

Shaharit in the Sanctuary and on Livestream

Click Here to Join by Livestream

Reading: Ve'etchanan 5:1-7:11; Haftarah: Isaiah 40:1-26     

Thank you to Ellen Wertheim and Rabbi Saltson for reading the Torah;

Roni Zerowin for chanting the Haftorah; Rabbi Ronald Roth for leading the D'var Torah

Prayer for Israel in Hebrew/ English

Prayer for Healing

Prayer for Healing in the Pandemic

Click for Shabbat Siddur Lev Shalom

Click for Shabbat Siddur Sim Shalom

Shabbat Ends August 13 at 8:42pm

Maariv and Havdalah (at 8:42 pm) will be confirmed on Saturday morning

Click to open the Havdalah Service Prayer

Join the Zoom Maariv and Havdalah Services

or go to Zoom.US or dial +1 929 436 2866

Meeting ID: 940 7714 6714 Password 215407

Click Here for Yahrzeit List from Friday, August 12-Saturday, August 20

 (15 Av - 23 Av 5782)

Email info@fljc.com with Yahrzeit announcements for the upcoming Shabbat

Evening Service - Sunday through Thursday 7:30pm

Download the Service Click to Join via Zoom

Or go to Zoom.US or dial +1 929 205 6099

ID 992 9922 2789 Password: 609729

Vaccinations are REQUIRED for EVERYONE over the age of 6 months.

Masks are OPTIONAL. Socially Distanced Seating Available.

If you are eligible, we recommend you get the booster before attending.

Around Our Community

Click Here for the June News & Views 

Mazel Tov to: 

Rona and Steven Montag on the engagement of their daughter

Carly Montag to Caitlin Monan

For the Week of August 11-17

Happy Birthday:

Judith Alvaro, Jack Granowitz, Nancy Hymovitz, Elaine Weisfeld

Happy Anniversary to:

Linda and Jeff Ayes; Sharon and Alan Friess;

Nina Gold and Raviv Ron; Carol and Howard Siegler

Refuah Shlemah to: 

Ahava bat Hadassah; Malka Aviva bat Chana Golda; Avraham ben Chaya Sarah v'Yisrael; Sally Baker (Sarah bat Chana); Mildred Bly (Mindel Shaindel bat Ruchel v'Ephraim Barukh); Gary Borer (Gedaliah ben Freyda v’Chayim); Yosef Chaim ben Huddle u' Moshe; Chana bat Rivka; Nava Deena bat Sterna; Laili Golda bat Reuvat v'David; David Gotlib (David ben Sarah u'Binyamin); David Hayim ben Batya u'Refu'el; Leo Henner (Eliezer ben Shoshanah v'Yosef Meir); Beth Karetnick (Blima bat Devorah); Natalie Klein (Nechama bat Chasha v'Leib); Fred Krantrowitz (Fivish ben Chaya); Mayer Leib ben Yarna; Moshe Leib ben Rivka; Liat bat Chava; Neal Lipshitz (Nahum ben Haya Perel v'Yaakov); Shimon Ma'aravi ben Edna u'Mordechai; Irene Mandel (Itka bat Yente v'Chaim); Larry Mandel (Leibel ben Chaya); Judi Margolis (Zisa Ita bat Rachel v'David); Pincus ben Mina Sora; Irv Pollack (Yehezkel ben Sarah v’Yaakov); Raisal Bat Aviva; Tova Raiza bat Yitzhak v'Malka Esther; Tzipporah Rivkah bat Sima v'Aryeh Leib; Debbie Rosensweig (Devorah Surah bat Tzirl v'Eliyahu Meyer); Jesse Rosenzweig (Yehuda Laib ben Rachel); Stanley Sanders (Sender ben Ettie v'David haLevi); Kenny Schmier (Kalman Ben Rivka); Judith Shain-Alvaro (Yehudit Chasida bat Perel); Giszel Szackamer (Giszel bat Golda); Dalia Tzril bat Riva Braina; Ellen Wertheim (Eta Shifra bat Freida v'Arieh Leib); David Wertheim (Binyamin ben Eta Shifra); Ilene Wolosin (Chaya Rossa bat Celia u'Max); Yosef ben Devorah u'Moshe; Roni Zerowin (Rachel Chana bat Tamar)


If you would prefer not to publicize your birthday or anniversary, please send a note to the office at info@fljc.com or call us at 201-796-5040.

To add a name to the Refuah Shlemah list, email the office at info@fljc.com or call us at 201-796-5040. Names will be left on the list for 2 weeks; contact us to continue listing a name.               

Social Action

Social Action Needs Your Help

Hackensack Shelter Dinner: Sunday, August 21, 2022

We are providing dinner for 150 people in our community. During the summer, many of us are away so we hope that you can help us with this project. We are in need of:

  • Water bottles; plasticware; baked desserts
  • Three (3) volunteers to help the day of the event
  • Monetary donations. Checks must be payable to: Fair Lawn Jewish Center and mailed to 10-10 Norma Ave., Fair Lawn, NJ 07410. Be sure to put "Hackensack Shelter Dinner 8/21/22" in the Memo line. 

Click Here for Sign-Up Genius link to donate and volunteer.

Social Action School Supply Drive

Drop-off Deadline is Monday, August 22, 2022

Summer has started and our school supply drive is underway. Please help us collect school supplies for children in Fair Lawn for the upcoming year. A drop off bin will be available in the Center Lobby until Monday, August 22nd. The Social Action Committee will bring the school supplies to the Fair Lawn Food Panty and Department of Health for needed children in our area. Click Here for Flyer.

Volunteer Drivers Needed

Social Action is seeking volunteers to drive congregants to shul and back home for Shabbat services. If you are interested in volunteering please contact the office at info@fljc.com or call 201-796-5040. As we get requests, we will contact you a couple of days prior to Shabbat to confirm if we need your help and which congregant we need your help in driving to shul. Thank you in advance for your help.

Upcoming Programs

Wednesday, August 24 at 8:00 PM. Cantor Yoni will lead a High Holy Day Prep Class, exploring selections from the machzor, the nusach, and song selections from the Rosh Hashana service. Contact Thorin Tritter at Thorin@fljc.com for more information.

Sunday, August 28 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon. Bergen County Synagogue Alliance Adult basketball tournament at FLJC/CBI. Contact Neil Garfinkle for details at finkley@aol.com. Flyer available here.

Save the Date: Thursday, September 15 at 8:00 PM. FLJC/CBI Sisterhood's "Play for the Cause," with proceeds going to Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society in Ukraine. $18/person in advance, $25/person at the door. Name that Tune, Trivia Contest, Scattergories and more! Show your skills and raise money for an important cause. RSVP by Sep 7 to Beth at 201-796-2598 or wwntlw@aol.com.

Save the Date: Thursday, September 22 at 7:00 PM. FLJC/CBI is joining with the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey to co-sponsor author Alyson Richman’s presentation about her newest novel, “The Thread Collector.” (Program to be held at 50 Eisenhower Drive, Paramus). Program cost is $20, which includes book. Through the Senior Initiative, the first 10 FLJC/CBI congregants to respond will attend at no cost. Contact Arline Herman at 201-556-9616 or mrsarh@aol.com for more details.

Ongoing Program: The Loom Room. FLJC/CBI is partnering with the Neve Shalom Sisterhood Weaving Program in Metuchen. This program allows you to weave a custom tallit, tefillin bag, challah cover, or matzoh cover. No experience is necessary!! Volunteers will guide you through the process. All ages welcome! For more information contact: FLJC/CBI Shari Toron at 201-693-1789 or sktoron@gmail.com. Register at this link.

Electronic Memorial Wall

Please take a look at our Electronic Memorial Wall,

which is viewable in the building and online.

Creating a digital plaque is a beautiful way to safeguard

the memory of family members and friends.

To order a digital plaque please call the Center Office at 201-796-5040.

Administration Notes

Have a birthday, anniversary, graduation, baby-naming or other happy event

to share with us? Sponsor an issue of the Insider for $36.

Email info@fljc.com to arrange!

Message to our Congregants:

In order to help the Center office, we are requesting that all events, publicity, date reservations (whether in-person or on Zoom) be mailed to info@fljc.com as soon as possible. Flyers should be on PowerPoint (if possible) and also sent in both jpeg and pdf versions.


For rental/in-house events: please fill out a Room Reservation Form at least two weeks before the scheduled date and email it to info@fljc.com(As we begin the  re-opening process, it is important that both the office and custodial staff have a complete schedule of upcoming events with detailed room requirements.) 

ShopRite & Kosher Nosh Scrip Available in the Main Office.

Do you know that if you purchase scrip it helps both you and the Center? You get 2 1/2 % of your purchase applied to your scrip dues obligation and the Center also makes 2 1/2 % of your purchase. Contact the office to make a purchase.

Synagogue Skills Learning Institute - Mentors Available!

Have you ever wanted to learn to read Torah or read Hebrew? To enrich your experience at the Fair Lawn Jewish Center, instruction is available for Torah Reading lessons; Haftarah chanting; How to daven various services. Free and open to our members. To register, email Ellen Wertheim. 

Click To Donate to FLJC/CBI Online!

If you would also like online access to your Center account to pay your

obligations online, please email Info@fljc.com. 

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