Congregation B'nai Sholom

Fair Lawn Jewish Center

The Insider: A Weekly Bulletin

February 9, 2024


Friday, February 9 (30 Shevat)

Kabbalat Shabbat Service at 6:00pm

Candle Lighting at 5:05pm

Click to Join Live Stream

(Note: This is not the same as the weeknight Zoom link)

Saturday, February 10 (1 Adar I)

Non-Egalitarian Service - Shaharit at 9:00am

In the chapel - In-Person only

Egalitarian Service - Shaharit at 9:00am

In the sanctuary and on Live Stream

Click Here to Join by Livestream

Click for Additional Prayers for Israel

Havdalah at 6:07pm on Zoom

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ID: 940 7714 6714 Passcode: 215407

Shabbat Ends at 6:07pm 

Sunday, February 11 (2 Adar I)

Morning minyan and World Wide Wrap at 9:00am in Chapel and on Zoom

Click to Join via Zoom

ID: 991 2258 1312 Passcode: 731712

Evening Minyan at 7:30pm

Chapel and on Zoom

Note: While Zoom is available, for this service, in-person attendance of a minyan is needed for Kaddish, so please join us in-person.

Click to Join via Zoom

ID 992 9922 2789 Password: 609729

Evening Service - Monday through Thursday at 7:30pm


Click to Join via Zoom

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

ID 992 9922 2789 Password: 609729

Click Here for Yahrzeit List from:

 Friday, February 9 - Saturday, February 17 (30 Shevat - 8 Adar I)

Email with Yahrzeit announcements for the upcoming Shabbat 

Click Here for Refuah Shlemah List

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

Upcoming Classes

Nosh and Knowledge Class with Rabbi Roth

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Topic: The Official Conservative Movement Position on

Medical & Recreational Cannabis Usage

Tuesday at 11:30 AM: Click to Join via Zoom (ID: 993 3007 5757 Passcode: 077431)

Tuesday at 8:00 PM: Click to Join via Zoom (ID: 868 7888 0491 Passcode: 077431)

Coffee & Commentary with Rabbi Salston

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 11:00 am

In-Person and on Zoom

Click to Join via Zoom

or dial +1 929 205 6099

ID 943 0394 9434 Password: 226478

Around Our Community

Click Here for February News & Views

Mazel Tov to:

Robin and Michel Baer on the engagement of their daughter

Julia Baer to Robert Presser

Congratulations to Galeet Lipke who is being honored by Israel Bonds this Sunday.

For the Week of Friday, February 9 - Thursday, February 15

(30 Shevat - 6 Adar I)

Happy Birthday:

Ida Borer, Bonnie Constantine, Sarit Hand, Elayne Gasmer Kalina, Jeffrey Kroll, Mark Meisel, Cheryl Nowack, Jacob Schwarz, David Stahlberger, Robert Thaler, Harry Zansberg 

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

Family of Synagogue Members Currently Serving in the IDF or in the Region

(Please share additional names with Rabbi Salston)

Yoni Yonathan

Gilad Adamit

Yosie Behmanesh

Avishai Benhamu

Sydney Frankenberg (USN on USS Gerald Ford)

Nachum Yair David ben Penina Sharona

Yehoshua Nachman ben Pessa Toba 

שריה בן חנה

אביתר בן חנה

ישראל אחיה בן חנה

אורי אחיעד בן חנה

משה בן פנינה רוז

איתי בן סיגל

נועם בת סיגל

ידידיה בן מירה

נחמיה בן מירה

יקוטיאל בן מירה

נחום יאיר דוד בן פנינה שרונה

אלחנן יוסף בן סיגל

שרון אליהו בן שושנה

שני בת נחמה דינה

מיה בת נחמה דינה

אלחנן בן סיגלית

אפרים בן שרון מיי

בנימין בן שרון מיי

יהושע צור בן קטיה

רועי אהרון בן אסתר

חנן יחיאל בן רחל

ידידיה אברהם בן מירה שיינה ביילה

נחמיה יצחק בן מירה ש'ב

יקותיאל יהודה בן מירה ש'ב

פנחס שמואל בן דבורה אלישבע

איתי לב בן שרה לאה והרב פסח

Hebrew School and Youth Programs

Sunday Special

Sunday, February 11:00 from 9:30-10:45

Inviting All Children Ages 3-5

Topic: Mitzvot, Being Good, Taking Care of the World

Held at CBS/FLJC

Adults $20/Kids $15/Family Max $70

RSVP to Marcia Kagedan

BCHSJS, USY, and Kadima Snow Tubing at Campgaw

Sunday, February 25 from 3:45-6:00pm

4th-12th Grades Welcome

Cost is $36 per person. Limited spots available.

RVSP to Marcia Kagedan or call 201-815-8136

Waiver Required. See Flyer for Link

Jewish Summer Camp Scholarships

Through the Thaler Summer Camp Fund, CBS/FLJC

offers $500-$1000 summer camp scholarship.

Online Application. Deadline April 1

Click Here to Apply


Lounge in the Lounge Night!

February 13, 2024 at 7:00 PM

We'll be playing games, so bring your favorite

and get ready to socialize.

Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP by February 9 to Beth Perlman at (201)796-2598 or

Men's Progress Club

World Wide Wrap

Sunday, February 11 at 9:00 AM

Join the MPC and CHSBC students for this annual

international coordinated morning minyan that

encourages the wrapping of tefillin.

Bowling Night at Bowlero

Saturday, March 16 at 8:00 PM

Join the MPC for bowling night.

Cost is $25. Includes bowling, shoes, soft drinks, and snacks. RSVP by March 10 to Steven Margulies at

Upcoming Programs

(Click on Image for Flyers)

Sunday, February 11 at 11:00 AM - "Islam: Jihad and Reward & Punishment in the Afterlife," taught by Rabbi Bockman. (On Zoom only.) Delve into how Muslims understand war, righteousness, and reward and punishment in the afterlife.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 8:00 PM - The Siddur and Shabbat Morning Service: Session 4 "The Torah Service." (In-person and via Zoom) The fourth of five classes taught by Rabbi Salston to explore the poetry, structure, and choreography of the Shabbat morning service.

Saturday, February 24 at 8:00 PM - Getting to Know You Social, organized by the CBS/FLJC Programs and Events Committee. Enjoy live music by Plaza North and delicious desserts. BYOB Kosher wine. Member price $10 per person by Feb. 19, $15 after the 19th. Click Here to Register.

Thursday, February 29 at 8:00 PM - Movie Discussion about "Judgment at Nuremberg," moderated by Charles Cohen. Watch the film in advance and join in-person or via Zoom to talk about this epic courtroom drama from 1961. (Click here to watch film on YouTube.)

Sunday, March 31 - All Day Bus Trip to US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Cost $18 per person, thanks to support from Max Findling Fund. Click here to register. (This program is organized by the Programs & Events Committee)

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 synagogue office at 201-796-5040.

Upcoming Committee Meetings

Special Board Meeting (Zoom Only) - Monday, February 12 at 8:00 PM

Board Meeting - Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Social Action - February 22, 2024 at 8:00 PM

MPC - Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Sisterhood - March 14, 2024 at 8:00 PM

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 to arrange!


Message to our Congregants:

In order to help the synagogue office, we are requesting that all events, publicity, date reservations (whether in-person or on Zoom) be mailed to 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 order to manage scheduling and arrange spaces, it is important that the office and custodial staff have a schedule of upcoming events with room requirements.) 


ShopRite and Kosher Nosh Gift Cards Available in the Main Office

Do you know that if you purchase gift cards it helps the synagogue? You get the face value of the cards, and the synagogue makes 5% or more of every dollar sold. Contact the office to make a purchase at 10-10 Norma Avenue by email at or by phone at (201)796-5040.


Synagogue Skills Learning Institute - Mentors Available!

Have you ever wanted to learn to read Torah or read Hebrew? To enrich your experience at Congregation B'nai Sholom/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 Here for Secure Community Network’s flyer on “Personal Cyber Security Considerations.” 

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obligations online, please email

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