Fair Lawn Jewish Center

Congregation B'nai Israel

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

The Center Office Will Be Closed on

Monday, January 16,2023 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


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Friday, January 13, (21 Tevet) 6:30pm

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

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Candle Lighting at 4:32pm

Click for Kabbalat Shabbat New Siddur Lev Shalem

Click for Kabbalat Shabbat Siddur Sim Shalom 

Shabbat January 14 (21 Tevet) 9:30am

Shaharit in the Sanctuary and on Livestream

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Reading: Exodus 1-1:2:25

Reading: Isaiah 27:6-28:13; 29-23

Thank you to Cantor Yoni Stokar for reading Torah; Ritch Rosen for chanting the Haftorah; and Rabbi Rachel Salston for providing the D'var Torah


We will be announcing page numbers only for the Shabbat and Festival Siddur Sim Shalom and Siddur Lev Shalem. The corresponding page numbers in these books and the full (1985) Siddur Sim Shalom are provided here for your reference.

Prayer for Israel in Hebrew/ English

Prayer for Healing

Click for Shabbat Siddur Lev Shalom

Click for Shabbat Siddur Sim Shalom

Shabbat Ends January 14 (22 Tevet) at 5:37pm

Maariv and Havdalah via Zoom

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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

Sunday, January 15 (22 Tevet) 9:00am

In the Chapel and on Zoom.


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Zoom- ID: 991 2258 1312, Passcode: 731712

Evening Service - Sunday through Thursday 7:30pm

Download the Service 

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

ID 992 9922 2789 Password: 609729

Click Here for Yahrzeit List from:

 Friday, January 13 - Saturday January 21 (20-28 Tevet)

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

Masks Are REQUIRED for everyone over the age of two at all FLJC/CBI activities in our building. While you are on the bimah, or eating / drinking, masks are not required. Vaccinations are strongly suggested for everyone over the age of 6 months and we recommend that congregants get the latest COVID booster. For the safety of all, if you test positive for COVID after visiting our synagogue, please notify our front office. Masks are available at the lobby entrance. (FLJC/CBI COVID policy is subject to change.)

Upcoming Classes

Nosh and Knowledge Classes with Rabbi Roth 

Tuesday, January 17

Topic: Sex and Intimacy

11:30am Class - Click Here for Zoom Link

 8:00pm Class - Click Here for Zoom Link

Coffee & Commentary with Rabbi Salston

Wednesday, January 18, at 11:00am in the Sanctuary

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

ID 943 0394 9434 Password: 226478 

Around Our Community

Click Here for January News & Views

Condolences to Carol Marcus, Hannah, Wendee and Jonathan on the passing of her husband and their father, our member and current Board President, Evan Marcus z"l

For the Week of Thursday January 12 - Wednesday, January 18

Happy Birthday to Jack Joffe, Phyllis Lichenstein, Roni Zerowin

Happy Anniversary to Natalie and Marvin Klein

Refuah Shlemah to: 

Carol Aig (Tova Raiza bat Malka Esther v'Yitzhak)

Binyamin ben Yehudah V' Rina

Sally Baker (Sarah bat Chana)

Laili Golda bat Reuvat v'David

David Gotlib (David ben Sarah u'Binyamin)

David Hayim ben Batya u'Refu'el

Beth Karetnick (Blima bat Devorah)

Liat bat Chava 

Eugene Frank

Irene Gasmer, Chaya Sarah bat Esther V’David 

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)

Naomi Michaelson (Nechama bat Miriam VChaim)

Etta Mont

Irv Pollack (Yehezkel ben Sarah v’Yaakov)

Raisal Bat Aviva

Debbie Rosenzweig (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)

Yehudit Chasida bat Perel

Bob Steinberg (Reuben David ben Tzviya)

Arthur Wartenberg (Avraham ben David v'Shaindel)

David Wertheim (Binyamin ben Eta Shifra)

Ilene Wolosin (Chaya Rossa bat Celia u'Max)

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

Volunteer Drivers Needed

Social Action is asking for your financial contributions to help prepare Emergency Supply Packages (ESP), which are distributed to seniors and disabled individuals who are recipients of Kosher Meals on Wheels in case weather or other issues prevent the delivery of their regular meals. Send your checks to the Synagogue Office with "Social Action ESP" on the memo line. Flyer available here.

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.

CHSBC - Hebrew School & Youth Programs

Hebrew School meets on Sundays and Tuesdays 

USY Snow Tubing at Campgaw with BCHSJS

Sunday, January 29 from 3:45-6:00 PM

Click Here For Flyer and Registration Link

Kadima Snow Tubing at Campgaw (4th-7th grade)

Sunday, February 5 from 3:45-6:00 PM

Click Here for Flyer and RSVP Information


Contact Marcia Kagedan at edudirector@chsbc.org or 201-815-8136 to register and for more information about our school programs. 

Upcoming Programs

Sunday, January 15, at 10:00 (after minyan) The MPC's Big Breakfast has been postponed. Check upcoming emails for new date. For info contact Neil Garfinkle at finkley@aol.com.

Monday, January 16 from 8:00-10:00 PM "iEngage: Together and Apart" - Unit 3 - The Judaism of Becoming has been postponed. Check upcoming emails for new date.

Thursday, January 19 at 11:00 AM Yiddish Theater in America: Laden with Happiness and Tears, a presentation by John Kenrick. Program will be held at Temple Avodat Shalom in River Edge. Kosher lunch to follow program. Free for FLJC/CBI seniors. Registration required at (201)666-6610, ext. 1, or by email at info@jccnnj.org. Flyer available here.

Saturday, January 21 Annual Sisterhood Shabbat. The full service will be conducted by the women of our Sisterhood. If you are interested in participating, contact Ilene Laufer at RFLanzman@aol.com or Nina Gold at RNRon@optonline.net. Flyer available here.

Sunday, January 29 at 10:00 (after minyan) Honoring International Holocaust Remembrance Day: The Experience of Liberators. The MPC marks the 78th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz with a presentation by our Executive Director, Thorin Tritter, formerly the museum director at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County. Register by January 25 at info@fljc.com. Flyer available here.

Monday, January 30, from 8:00-10:00 PM Arts & Crafts Workshop Part 2

Make Your Own Challah Board or Candle Lighting Tray. Congregants will work with Rabbi Salston to make personalized etched or painted glass challah boards or candle lighting trays. There is $36 per person supply charge and advance registration is required. Click HERE to register. Flyer available here. (Note: Part 1, originally scheduled for January 4, will be rescheduled. Check your upcoming emails for further information.)

Sunday, February 5 at 6:00 PM Sisterhood Tu B'Shvat Seder. Honor the blossoming of trees -- and nurture your blossoming within -- along with friends and Sisterhood sisters. To get Zoom link, respond by Sunday, January 29 at TzivyaK@gmail.com. Flyer available here.

Sunday, February 12 at 9:30 AM (during Shaharit Service) World Wide Wrap.

Come Wrap With Us! Spearheaded by the MPC, Rabbi Salston will be available to guide and help you lay [put on] tefillin. Sets will be available if you need one. For info contact Harold Fine at finedad59@gmail.com. Flyer available here.

Sunday, February 12 from 1:00-3:00 "iEngage: Together and Apart" - Unit 4 - On Universalism and Particularism. This is the fourth of seven monthly multi-media learning sessions developed by the Hartman Institute and facilitated by Rabbi Salston that will include video presentation from faculty at the Shalom Hartman Institute along with leadings rabbis, public figures, and intellectuals. The class is offered in-person and virtually. Register Here If You Did Not Register For the Last Class. Flyer available here.

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.

Upcoming Committee Meetings

Board of Directors Meeting - Wednesday, January 25, 8:00 PM (NOTE NEW DATE)

MPC Board Meeting - February 2, 8:00PM

Religious Affairs - February 8, 8:00PM

Sisterhood Board Meeting - February 9, 8:00PM

Social Action - February 13, 8:00PM

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(In 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 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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