Fair Lawn Jewish Center

Congregation B'nai Israel

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


Click Here for Psalms for this Time of Crisis in Israel

Friday, November 17, (4 Kislev 5784)

Kabbalat Shabbat Service at 6:30pm

Chapel and on Live Stream

Candle Lighting at 4:18 pm

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Saturday, November 18 (5 Kislev 5784)

Tot Shabbat at 9:30am - Youth Lounge

Shaharit at 9:30am

Sanctuary and on Live Stream

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Thank you to Cantor Stokar for reading Torah; Jeffrey Herrmann for chanting the Haftorah; and Rabbi Salston for providing the D'var Torah. 

Havdalah at 5:20pm on Zoom

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ID: 940 7714 6714 Passcode: 215407

Shabbat Ends at 5:20 pm 

Sunday, November 19 (6 Kislev 5784)

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

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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.

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ID 992 9922 2789 Password: 609729

Evening Service - Monday through Thursday at 7:30pm

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

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Click Here for or Yahrzeit List from:

 Friday, November 17 - Saturday, November 25 (4-12 Kislev 5784)

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

Upcoming Classes

Nosh and Knowledge Class with Rabbi Roth

No Class Next Week

Next Class, Tuesday, November 28

Topic of Study: Jewish Ethics of War

Coffee & Commentary with Rabbi Salston

No Class Next Week

Next Class, Wednesday, November 29nd at 11:00 am

Around Our Community

Click Here for November News & Views

For the Week of Friday, November 17 - Thursday, November 23

(4-10 Kislev 5784)

Happy Birthday to:

Carol Aig, Lillian Gotlib, Roger Haberman, Gerald Hanik, Evan Leibowitz,

Lily Shinkar, Robin Spokony

Happy Anniversary to:

Ruth and Harold Kirschenbaum; Marsha and Robert Thaler

Refuah Shlemah to: 

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

Dalia Tzril bat Riva Braina

Binyamin ben Yehudah v'Rina

Sally Baker (Sarah bat Chana)

Steve Baltin (Shragum Mordekai ben Hava

Chaya Reuvat bat Esther Faigel

Howard Charish (Yosef David ben Raizel)

Dror ben Rivka

Esther bat Priva

Alan Gasmer (Avraham ben Chaya Sarah v'Yisrael)

Laili Golda bat Reuvat v'David

Sadie Moreh bat Leah Elka v'Lazer Melech (Sadie Gomberg)

David Hayim ben Batya u'Refu'el

Liat bat Chava 

Irene Gasmer (Chaya Sarah bat Esther V’David)

Joe Hymovitz (Yehudah Yaakov ben Esther Yucha u'Moshe)

Ann Lefkowitz

Shimon Ma'aravi ben Edna v'Mordechai

Irene Mandel (Itka bat Yente v'Chaim)

Larry Mandel (Leibel ben Chaya)

Carol Marcus (Chaya Baila bat Gittel)

Tsvi Marder (Tsvi ben Esther v'Yehoshua)

Judi Margolis (Zisa Ita bat Rachel v'David)

Naomi Michaelson (Nechama bat Miriam v'Chaim)

Mordechai ben Vera

Margaret Namer (Sarah bat Hayim v'Dona)

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) 

Lori Rubin (Leah bat Ada Levy)

Stanley Sanders (Sender ben Ettie v'David haLevi)

Amy Serelson (Chana Batya bat P'nina)

Carolyn Shenberg (Cipra Raisa bat Moshe v'Dishka)

Kenny Schmier (Kalman Ben Rivka)

Yehudit Chasida bat Perel

Tovah Pearl bat Shandel v'Shlomo

Arthur Wartenberg (Avraham ben David v'Shaindel)

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.               

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)

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

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


Sisterhood Book Club - Sunday, November 19 at 10:00 AM

"The Paris Daughter" by Kristin Harmel.

RSVP to Ilene Laufer at Rflanzman@aol.com. Flyer available here.

Hebrew School and Youth Programs

FLJC/CBI is Launching Kehillat Yeladim

10:30 AM - Chapel

An exciting Shabbat program just for kids, led by Morah Deb Lesnoy. Held on two Saturdays each month.

Upcoming dates are: 11/18, 12/9 and 12/16.

Sunday, November 19 from 12:30-2:30 PM

KADIMA Goes Bowling

Meet at Bowlero in Fair Lawn. $25 per person. RSVP by November 12 to Marcia Kagedan at 201-815-8136.

Sunday, November 19 from 9:30-10:45

Sunday Special (Ages 3-5) Parents/Grandparents

Let's Get Ready for Chanukah

Held at JCCP/CBT, 304 East Midland Avenue, Paramus

RSVP to Marcia Kagedan at 201-815-8136.

Social Action

31st Annual Bergen County Chanukah Toy Drive

Donations Accepted at FLJC/CBI Lobby

Until Monday, December 4

What to Donate

New, unwrapped toys and gifts for children and teens: Games, sports equipment, make-up sets, costume jewelry, craft activities, books, Legos, puzzles, purses, gift cards, etc.

(Please remove tags if possible.)

Contact Beth Perlman at (201)796-2598 with Questions

Flyer available here.

Upcoming Programs

(Click on Image for Flyers)

Monday, November 20 at 8:00 PM - The Catskill's Golden Age: The Jewish Summer Retreat 1950-1970. Thorin Tritter will present the first of two Adult Education Committee programs about the Catskills in November. In this talk, he will discuss the hotels, bungalow colonies, and lavish resorts that shaped the post-war Jewish American experience.

Thursday, November 30 at 8:00 PM - Screening and Discussion of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Episode "We're Going to the Catskills!" In the second of two Adult Education Committee programs about the Catskills in November, Thorin Tritter will show an episode of this high regarded show and lead a discussion about how the Catskills are portrayed and remembered today.

December 1-5, Conservative/Masorti Shabbaton & Convening. Registration is still open for the 2023 Conservative/Masorti Shabbaton & Convening--T'nuah B'yahad: Building our Movement Together. Location: Baltimore Marriot Waterfront.

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

MPC - Thursday, December 7 at 8:00 PM

Social Action - Monday, December 11 at 8:00 PM

Sisterhood - Thursday, December 14 at 8:00 PM

Board - Wednesday, December 20 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 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 Gift Cards Available in the Main Office

Do you know that if you purchase gift cards it helps the Center? You get the face value of the cards, and the Center makes 5% of every dollar sold. 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 Here for Secure Community Network’s flyer on “Surviving Hostage Incidents.”  

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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