Fair Lawn Jewish Center
Congregation Bnai Israel

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

The FLJC/CBI is happy to welcome Thorin Tritter as our new Executive Director. 

Thorin can be reached at 201-795-5040 ext. 102 or thorin@fljc.com. Stop by the office and say hello!

Rabbi Rachel Salston will be on vacation from Thursday June 23 through Sunday, July 10th. If you need immediate assistance

please call the main office at 201-796-5040.

The Center Office will be Closed on Monday, July 4th.

This Week's Insider is sponsored by Linda and Jeffrey Ayes on the marriage of their daughter Kimberly to Garrett Rothschild

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. 

Message to our Congregants:

In order to help the Center office with its transition of staff, 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.) 

Upcoming Classes

Click to Join Nosh and Knowledge with Rabbi Ronald Roth

Next class is on Tuesday, July 5th 11:30 AM & 8:00PM

We will be discussing


 Included will be such topics as: “white lies," cheating on an exam, plagiarism, withholding the truth from a potential employer, and telling the truth on the internet.




Friday, July 1st - 2 Tamaz

7:30 pm - Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv

Note: From June 17th - July 8th, service time will be at 7:30pm

Candle Lighting at 8:14 PM

in the Sanctuary and on Livestream

Click to Join by Livestream

Vaccinations are Required for EVERYONE over age 5

Masks optional for those over age 5

Unvaccinated children between the ages of 2-5 MUST wear a mask

(if you do not have your own KN95 Mask, we have them available)

Socially Distanced Seating Available

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

Click for Kabbalat Shabbat NEW Siddur Lev Shalem

Click for Kabbalat Shabbat Siddur Sim Shalom 

Join us for our next Tot Shabbat Outdoors on July 16th.

NOTE NEW TIME!! Tot Shabbat has been moved to 9:30am. 

Shabbat July 2nd - 3 Tamuz

9:30 am - Shaharit in the Sanctuary

and on Livestream

Services are open to the entire congregation including children. Masks are now OPTIONAL for everyone over the age of 5. Unvaccinated children between ages 2 and 5 must wear a KN95 mask. Click Here for Updated re-opening letter from President Evan Marcus.

Click to Join by Livestream

Reading: Korach 

Numbers 17:25-18:32  

Haftarah: 1 Samuel 11:14-12:22

Thank you to our Torah Reader Rebecca Friedland, our Haftorah Reader Lenny Kaufmann, and D'var Torah Charlie Cohen.

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 July 2nd, 9:23 pm.

NOTE: Maariv and Havdalah (at 9:23 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 the next Yahrzeit List shown in Next Yahrzeit Order,

Friday, July 1st to Saturday, July 9th

2 Tamuz - 10 Tamuz 5782.

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

Click Here for the June News & Views

Sunday, July 3rd

9:00-10:00 am

Chapel and on Zoom



Zoom- ID: 991 2258 1312 Code: 731712

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

Upcoming Events - Click fljc.com for more info

Around Our Community

Mazel Tov to:

Ellen and David Teitelbaum on the marriage of their son Evan to Dr. Gabi Dobkin.

Linda and Jeffrey Ayes on the marriage of their daughter Kimberly to Garrett Rothschild, son of Linda and Bruce Rothschild of River Vale, NJ.


Refuah Shlemah to:

Raisal Bat Aviva; Moshe Leib ben Rivka;

Gary Borer (Gedaliah ben Freyda v’Chayim); Giszel Szackamer (Giszel bat Golda);

Ellen Wertheim (Eta Shifra bat Freida v'Arieh Leib);

Sender ben Ettie v'David haLevi (Stanley Sanders);

Devorah Surah bat Tzirl v'Eliyahu Meryer (Debbie Rosensweig);

Blima bat Devorah (Beth Karetnick); Shimon Ma'aravi ben Edna u'Mordechai;

David ben Sarah u'Binyamin (David Gotlib); Dalia Tzril bat Riva Braina;

Mildred Bly (Mindel Shaindel bat Ruchel v'Ephraim Barukh); Chana bat Rivka;

Irene Mandel (Itka bat Yente v'Chaim);

Sally Baker (Sarah bat Chana); Tzipporah Rivkah bat Sima v'Aryeh Leib; Liat bat Chava;

Nechama bat Chasha v'Leib (Natalie Klein);

Laili Golda bat Reuvat v'David; David Wertheim (Binyamin ben Eta Shifra); 

Judi Margolis (Zisa Ita bat Rachel v David); Irv Pollack (Yehezkel ben Sarah v’Yaakov);

Tova Raiza bat Yitzhak v'Malka Esther; Ahava bat Hadassah; David Hayim ben Batya u'Refu'el;

Nava Deena bat Sterna; Leo Henner (Eliezer ben Shoshanah v'Yosef Meir);

Kenny Schmier (Kalman Ben Rivka); Yosef Chaim ben Huddle v' Moshe;

Jesse Rosenzweig (Yehuda Laib ben Rachel); Avraham ben Chaya Sarah v'Yisrael;

Neal Lipshitz (Nahum ben Haya Perel v'Yaakov); Roni Zerowin (Rachel Chana bat Tamar);

Layah Shoshanah bat Avihayil Yocheved v'Shlomo Hayim; Malka Aviva bat Chana Golda;

Yosef ben Devorah and Moshe;

Judith Shain-Alvaro (Yehudit Chasida bat Perel);Pincus ben Mina Sora; Larry Mandel (Leibel ben Chaya)


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 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 Committee Meetings
Committee Chairs will share the Zoom connection information

MPC Board Meeting

Thursday, July 7, 8:00-10:00 PM

Social Action Committee Meeting

Monday, July 11, 8:00-10:00 PM 

Religious Affairs Committee Mtg

Wednesday, July 13, 8:00-10:00 PM

Sisterhood Board Meeting

Thursday, July 14, 8:00-10:00 PM

Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, July 20, 8:00-10:00PM

(Pulka Room and via ZOOM)

Executive Meeting

Monday, August 1, 8:00-10:00 PM (Chapel)

Electronic Memorial Wall is Live!

Our Electronic Memorial Wall is now Live!

Click for more info about the Memorial Wall.

To order a 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? 

To sponsor an issue of the Insider for $36 please email info@fljc.com.

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. 

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