Fair Lawn Jewish Center

Congregation B'nai Israel

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

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Friday, March 10, (18 Adar) 6:30pm

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

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Candle Lighting at 5:39 pm

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Shabbat March 11 (18 Adar) 9:30am

Shaharit in the Sanctuary and on Livestream

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Reading: Exodus 30:11-31:17; Numbers: 19:1022

Haftorah: Ezekiel 36:16-38

Thank you to Rabbi Rachel Salston for reading Torah; Lenny Kaufmann 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

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Shabbat Ends March 11 (18 Adar) at 6:40pm

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, March 12 (19 Adar) 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

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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, March 10 - Saturday, March 18 (17 Adar- 25 Adar)

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

COVID Policy

Face masks are OPTIONAL, but RECOMMENDED

when in the Synagogue.

(FLJC/CBI COVID policy is subject to change.)

Upcoming Classes

Nosh and Knowledge Classes with Rabbi Roth 

Next Class is Tuesday, March 14

Topic: Jewish Ethics and Sports

11:30am Class - Click Here for Zoom Link

8:00pm Class - Click Here for Zoom Link

Coffee & Commentary with Rabbi Salston

Wednesday, March 15 at 11:00am in the Sanctuary

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or dial +1 929 205 6099

ID 943 0394 9434 Password: 226478 

Around Our Community

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For the Week of Friday, March 10 - Thursday, March 16

Happy Birthday to:

Susan Baumstein, Sheila Granowitz, Ruth Grossberg, Alfred Kahn,

Harold Kirschenbaum, Marvin Klein, Bonnie Manche, Heidi Seigel-Laddy

Mazal Tov to:

Ann and Bill Benlisa on the birth of their grandson on March 8, 2023, who joins his big sister Blake. Proud parents are Rachel Benlisa and Daniel Solovyov.

Brian and Ann Frisch on the birth of their new granddaughter Kenzie Elle Saposnik on March 4, 2023, who joins her big brother Dylan, age four.

Proud parents are Stacey and Adam Saposnik.

Refuah Shlemah to: 

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

Binyamin ben Yehudah V' Rina

Sally Baker (Sarah bat Chana)

Chaya Reuvat bat Esther Faigel

Howard Charish (Yosef David ben Raizel)

Laili Golda bat Reuvat v'David

David Hayim ben Batya u'Refu'el

Beth Karetnick (Blima bat Devorah)

Liat bat Chava 

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)

Mozelle Sansone (Mozelle bat Mesuda v’Sassoon)

Kenny Schmier (Kalman Ben Rivka)

Yehudit Chasida bat Perel

Philip Steinberg Pinchas Yaakov ben Bentzion v'Chana Hitzel

Tovah Pearl bat Shandel v'Shlomo

Arthur Wartenberg (Avraham ben David v'Shaindel)

David Wertheim (Binyamin ben Eta Shifra)

Ilene Wolosin (Chaya Rossa bat Celia u'Max)

Yonatan Menashe ben Dina Rivka v'Dov

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

Pre-Passover Food Drive

Sunday, March 12-Sunday, April 2nd. As you clean out your shelves for Passover, we hope you can donate non-perishable foods such as peanut butter, canned vegetables, canned beans, pasta, crackers, applesauce, canned fish, olives, canola oil, canned fruit, granola bars, instant mashed potatoes, nuts, rice, whole grain cereal, canned/packaged soup, etc. No expired items or glass containers.

A basket is available in the Center foyer for donations. Monetary donations and/or grocery gift cards are also accepted and can be dropped off in the Center office. Checks should be made out to: Fair Lawn Jewish Center with "Social Action Food Pantry" in the memo line. All donations will be delivered to the Fair Lawn Food pantry and Center for Food Action. Flyer available here.

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.

CHSBC - Hebrew School & Youth Programs

Hebrew School meets on Sundays and Tuesdays 

Upcoming Events

6th & 7th Grade Trip to Holocaust Museum, Sun., March 26 (See Flyer Here)

USY Program on Mysteries of the #4 & Pesach, Sun., March 26 (See Flyer Here)

Sunday Special for Children Age 3-6 at JCCP, Sun., March 26 (See Flyer Here)

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

Upcoming Programs

Sunday, March 12 at 10:00 - Revised Date for Sisterhood Book Club Discussion of The Matzah Ball, by Joan Meltzer. (On Zoom Only). Text Leslie Frucht at (201)396-0381 for Zoom link. Flyer available here.

Monday, March 13 from 8:00-10:00 PM - "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 presentations from faculty at the Shalom Hartman Institute along with leading 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.

Wednesday, March 15 from 2:00-3:00 PM - A Good Night's Rest (Senior Initiative). Join this virtual presentation to find out about what sleep is all about and how to get a good night’s rest! Register for free at: https://www.valleyhealth.com/events/good-nights-rest,

Thursday, March 16 at 11:00 AM - Author Howard Blum Discusses "The Spy Who Knew Too Much." This program is organized in conjunction with the JCC of Northern New Jersey, The Jewish Book Council, and Temple Avodat Shalom. The program will take place at Temple Avodat Shalom in River Edge. To register, email JenniferS@JCCRockland.org. Flyer available here.

Sunday, March 19 - All Day Bus Trip to United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. Depart FLJC/CBI at 6:00 AM, return by 10:00 PM. This trip is offered at no cost thanks to generous support from the Max Findling Fund. Register online by THIS SUNDAY by CLICKING HERE. Registration Deadline: Sunday, March 12 at 4:00 PM. Flyer available here.

Monday, March 20 at 10:00AM - Ben Nelson Book Club. Join us in the sanctuary for the next meeting with Prof. Ben Nelson.

Friday, March 31 - Pre-Passover Friday Night Dinner with Kosher Chinese Food. Celebrate the last Shabbat before Passover with a congregational dinner. $18 per person, children under 10 eat free. Register online by CLICKING HERE. Registration deadline: Monday, March 27. Flyer available here.

Sunday, April 16 at 11:00 AM - Yom HaShoah Observance. Please join us for our annual Yom HaShoah program which will include a memorial candle lighting and a presentation by students from our religious school sharing information about the spiritual resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto and the work of the Oneg Shabbat group. If you are interested in participating for the first time in the candle lighting, contact Sima and Stuart Alper at alperfour@gmail.com. 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

Social Action - March 13, 8:00PM

FLJC/CBI Board - March 15, 8:00PM

MPC Board -  April 6, 2023

Religious Affairs - April 12, 2023

Sisterhood Board - April 13, 2023

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.

(Please note that we will be phasing out the Scrip sales at the end of June, so order what you need now!)


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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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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