Shabbat, Sunday and Weekday Services 

Friday November 22nd 
8:00 a.m. 

Candlelighting 4:14 p.m.
6:30 p.m. (FLJC/CBI)  

Saturday November 23rd
9:30 a.m.  (FLJC/CBI) 
Torah Reading for Hayai Sara: Genesis 23:1-24:9; Haftarah 1 Kings 1:1-31
Havdalah 5:17 p.m.    

Sunday, November 24th 
9:00 a.m.  (FLJC/CBI)   
7:45 p.m.  (TBS)  

Monday and Thursday - 7:45 a.m.  (FLJC/CBI)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - 8:00 a.m.  (FLJC/CBI )
Note: Thursday, November 24th morning minyan will be at 9:00 a.m. (FLJC/CBI)
Monday thru Thursday - 7:45 p.m. (TBS)
Torah readers and daveners needed!  
During the year, we are looking for congregational volunteers to read and daven on Shabbat Services once a month. If you are interested, or know of someone who is, please send your requests to  
Events This Weekend

Jewish Federation Mitzvah Day 
Needed items are Toiletries, Magazine & Plastic Sleeve Protectors  
Collection basket located in the Center Lobby; items can be donated until Sun. Nov. 24th
Toiletry items needed are body wash, shampoo, soap, deodorant, lotion, combs/brushes, toothpaste and toothbrushes. They will be donated to area shelters and local food banks. Magazines and plastic sleeve protectors will be used to create "memory books" for dementia patients to help stimulate and trigger their memory skills by reminiscing. Magazines with pictures of travel, music, cars, etc., are most helpful. Books will be delivered to Grace Hospice in northern New Jersey. Info? Call 201-820-3947 or email
Upcoming Events

Region-Wide Friday Night Service
followed by Oneg Shabbat!
Friday December 27th 2019 8PM
Paramus Jewish Center
All are Welcome!

More Details to come!

Upcoming Classes
Rabbi Shargel's Classes

Adult Education Class "Bible and Song"
Wednesday evenings, 8:00 p.m. (Youth Lounge)
 December 4th and December 11th
(following the evening minyan)
Join us for an unusual course combining music listening and text study. Explore a wide range of Israeli songs based on biblical characters and events. This class is participatory and interactive, and materials will be provided.  To RSVP, contact Rabbi Shargel at

  Adult Education Class "Understanding the Siddur" with Rabbi Shargel
 Sunday mornings, 8:45 a.m.  (Room 206)
November 24th; December 8th
A weekly exploration of the Shabbat morning service, designed for adults who would like to feel more comfortable in synagogue and to participate more actively during services.  Explore biblical sources and historical background.   Build a basic  Siddur Hebrew  vocabulary.  Increase your comprehension of the liturgy. 

A word about Rabbi Shargel's upcoming classes.  No prior knowledge of Hebrew of the texts will be expected. All texts will be read in English translation in class.

Attention parents, grandparents and caregivers! 
Rabbi Shargel is pleased to invite you and your tots (ages 0-5) for  joyful singing with guitar accompaniment, movement, creative play and Hanukkah surprises. Sunday, December 15 at 9:10 am (just after Religious School drop-off). To register, email . Questions? Contact Rabbi Shargel at 201-796-5040 ext. 104.

Rina Levy's Sabra Culture Classes on Mondays and Thursdays

Join Rina Levy and her team for these upcoming cultural programs on Monday evenings; Thursday mornings and Thursday evenings: 
  • Thursdays: Israeli Dancing for Beginners, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. or 8:00-10:00 p.m. Join either class - great exercise for the body and mind!
  • Thursdays: Arts & Crafts, 9:30-11:30 a.m. with Maya Oren Dahan.  Currently, we are making Jewelry and in few weeks we will do knitting and macrame depending on the demand.
  • Every other Monday: September 24th 8:00-10:00 p.m. Comparative Hebrew Literature (In Hebrew) A six-week workshop series held twice a month. Next class Monday November 11th
  • Mondays, 8:00-10:00 p.m. America History This is a six-lesson series which will be held twice a month. The next class is November 11th.
SabraCulture was founded by our Synagogue member, Rina Levy.  You can join for one session or a series as you wish.  Click Here for the website and go to the  Contact link  to register.   Click for the Jewish Standard Article!

Nosh & Knowledge with Rabbi Emeritus Ronald Roth
Tuesday, November 26th, 11:30 a.m. (Youth Lounge)

Join Rabbi Roth for his "Nosh and Knowledge" class on Tuesday, November 12th. For info,  contact Rabbi Roth at   Click Here for flyer. 

Synagogue Skills Learning  Institute

Have you ever wanted to learn to read Torah? Have you ever wanted to learn to read Hebrew? 
To enrich your experience at the Fair Lawn Jewish Center, instruction will now be available for Torah Reading lessons; Haftarah hanting; How to daven various services, such as Minha & Ma'ariv; Learning the b'rakhot; and How to develop skills to follow shabbat services more easily.  

A corps of mentors are ready and willing to begin instruction on your schedule. 
Free and open to our members. To register, email Ellen Wertheim at 
Please indicate what skills you're interested in. 

Around our Community! 
Refuah Shlemah to: 
Rabbi Roth; Arie Greenbaum (Arie Label ben Chava and Hersch); Jack Miller; Sylvia Berger (Zila bat Zahava); Esther Oster (Esther bat Sarah and Chaim); Judith Shain-Alvaro (Yehudit Chasida bat Perel); Rose Lieberman (Ruchalay bat Vitel); Gittle bat Mina Sora; Neal Lipschitz (Nachom ben Chaya Perel); Etta Mont; Burnetta Bard (Bailah bas Malka); Claudia Caltabiano; Laili Golda bat Chaya v Reuven; Pincus ben Mina Sora; Flora Frank

Flowers by J-Add - Pick Up Your  Thanksgiving Centerpieces at the FLJC
Wednesday, November 27th 9:30-11:30 a.m.
With every flower purchase, you help ensure a productive and meaningful job to a person with a disability and help the J-ADD residents to practice and improve their social skills and independence. Questions? Contact Lynda at 201-457-0058 ext.2010 or email

The 27th Annual Bergen County Toy Drive
Donations accepted through Thursday, December 12th
This is a great way to bring the joy of Chanukah to thousands of Jewish children and a terrific mitzvah for you and your children. Drop off in the Lobby - NEW, unwrapped toys for children and teens: games; sports equipment, make-up sets; costume jewelry; craft/activities; books; Legos; gift cards, etc. Please remove all tags if possible. Click Here  for flyer.

Emergency Supply Packets for Meals on Wheels
Tuesday, December 10th
Together with the Zayin Class of the Religious School, we will be assembling 50 Emergency Supply Packets for Meals on Wheels recipients. These are to include non-perishable items in case their meals cannot be delivered due to inclement weather.  We can use your help with food donations or a monetary donation made out to the Social Action Committee.  Food items must be kosher and can be left in the bin in the lobby of the synagogue.  
Food items needed include: water bottles, oatmeal packets, raisins, sugar free or low sugar fruit cups, applesauce, sugar free puddings,  tuna packets, cracker packets, soup packets and tissue packets.  We will be collecting until December 8th.  Thank you in advance for your generosity. Info? C ontact Ilene Laufer at

Sisterhood Torah Fund Pins
New Torah Fund pins have arrived.
This year's theme is " hesed" (kindness) which is so important in today's world. Donating to Torah Fund supports the schools that educate rabbis, cantors and Jewish scholars throughout the world. Please contact Gerry Roth Kessel at or 201-264-3706 for additional information. 
Have you looked at our Website Recently? Help us get our message out!
Visit our website FLJC.COM!  Its the best way for our congregation to tell our story!
If you have an upcoming event for our Youth Department, Religious School, Men's Progress Club, Sisterhood, Social Action or maybe an upcoming class or a new committee or perhaps a picture from a recent event - email it to the office at so we can add it to our great website!  Help us tell our story to the entire community!

Upcoming Committee Meetings
Sisterhood Board Meeting
Tuesday, November 26th 8:00 p.m.
(Bornstein Room) (Note Change in Date)

Executive Meeting
Monday, December 2nd 8:00 p.m.
(Bornstein Room)

MPC Board Meeting
Tuesday, December 3rd 8:00 p.m.
(Bornstein Room)
Social Action Meeting
Monday, December 9th 8:00 p.m.
(Bornstein Room)
Sisterhood Board Meeting
Thursday, December 12th 8:00 p.m.
(Bornstein Room)
Board of Director's Meeting
Wednesday, December 18th  8:00 p.m.

Yahrzeit List Friday, November 22nd - Saturday, November 30th  
24 Marheshvan - 2 Kislev 5780 

Click Here  for Yarhzeit List . 
List will be in order of YAHRZEIT DATE  
Kiddush Sponsorship
While our B'nai Mitzvah generously sponsor or co-sponsor a Kiddush for our FLJC/CBI family, there are many reasons for contributions to the Kiddush Fund. Share and celebrate your events with the congregation via the Shabbat kiddush!  Mark your birthdays, anniversaries, announcements of newborn babies, engagements, weddings, and any other family special events or memories you wish to share with your center family. No contribution is too small and a listing starts at only $18.  Your donations are, as always, tax deductible and help offset the cost of catering and preparing these weekly meals.  Your contributions will be recognized from the bimah, on our Sponsor Poster Board during the Kiddush, and in our weekly Insider and monthly News & Views.  Info? Contact Steven Montag, Kiddush Committee at or Abe Adler, Executive Director at   Click Here  for flyer.
Main Event/Mauzone Caterers
Main Event-Mauzone Caterers is proud to be the exclusive kosher caterer at the Fair Lawn Jewish Center/Congregation Bnai Israel for the past 18 years. Their exceptional service and innovative menus, all under OU certification, reflect their commitment to creating incomparable celebrations for events, both large and small. Events are held in the large and small ballroom at the FLJC. For info, call 201-894-8710 or check out their website at M ain Event/Mauzone proudly supports "Edible Leftovers" by donating left over food from all of their events. 
Rabbi Roth Has a Blog
Rabbi Roth's progress can be followed via his blog at  Rabbironroth.comClick Here for a daily review of Rabbi's progress.

A Special note from Rabbi Roth.
You can follow my progress on my blog at I appreciate all of your kind thoughts and prayers. I have tried but have not been able to respond to each of your communications, but know I treasure them and I do enjoy hearing from you.  Also, please remember that because my immune system will be compromised we cannot accept any gifts of food or plants. Your kind words are what we will need and they are much appreciated. 
Did you know that the Fair Lawn Jewish Center rents out the building to many different groups and events? Over the years, we have been proud to share our space with the following:  Cafe Europa; Catchball (Volleyball); CMEK (Basketball); Devotional Day School; FLCHEER Cheerleading Program of the Fair Lawn Football Association; Hadassah; Kadima/USY; Lentz & Lentz (SAT Prep);  Nitzanim (Israeli School)    

If you have an event or know of anyone looking for available space, contact Executive Director Abe Adler at or 201-796-5040 ext. 102 for a tour of our available rooms.
Administration Notes

Have a birthday, anniversary, graduation, 
baby-naming  or other happy event to share with us?
Want to share a dedication for a loved one?
Please consider sponsoring an upcoming issue
of The Insider.
The cost is $36 to sponsor and have your message displayed.
To sponsor, please contact Abe at

A Message from our Events and Rental Coordinator Penny Samuel
Since joining the FLJC team in September, I have had the pleasure of meeting many members of the Fair Lawn Jewish Center/Congregation B'nai Israel.   I have also met many people at local Jewish organizations who have a long history at our synagogue. There have been hundreds of people who have had baby namings, B'nai Mitzvah  and weddings right here in our building.  All have expressed their fondness for our community and will gladly contribute where they can to enhance  the synagogue. 
Publishers and community leaders have asked for 3-4 weeks notice to give as much publicity to our events as possible.  We ask that you work hand in hand with us, by submitting all the details of your events at least 1 month before the program so that it can reach the greater Jewish community. 

Thank you for your help in this  matter and I look forward to hearing from you. 
Penny Samuel
Event and Rentals Coordinator 

Important Info Regarding the Replacement of Entrance Fobs
Thank you to all the members who have found their lost Fobs! 
Since we are running low on extra FOBS and the cost for ordering new ones is quite expensive, the Center will now require of $20.00 charge for anyone who loses their FOB for the first time; $35.00 for losing their FOB the second time; and $50.00 for a third time.  If you have any questions, contact Executive Director Abe Adler at .   Thank you for your understanding.

ShopRite and Harolds/Kosher Nosh Scrip Available in the Main Office.
Do you know that if you purchase scrip it does not cost you anything extra? And you get 2 1/2 % of your purchase applied to your scrip dues obligation and membership dues? The Center also makes 2 1/2 % of your purchase. What a great deal for everyone! Thanks in advance for helping to earn much needed funds with no cost to you!

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Friday, 9:00 a.m.  2:00 p.m.
Our Bookkeeper Gilda is in the office on Monday & Thursday,  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
The Center office will be closing at 12 noon on Wednesday, November 27th and will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 28th and 29th.

For the November 2019  News & Views and the donations Click Here
Kindly let us know if you have an event/occasion you will be celebrating and we'll be happy to print it in our next Insider and News & Views. If you are ill and would like us to let the congregation know, please call the office and we'll do so.
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