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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September 15 (29 Elul 5783 )

Erev Rosh Hashanah - Mincha/Ma'ariv 6:30pm

In Sanctuary and on Live Stream

Candle Lighting at 6:47 pm

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September 16 (1 Tishri 5784

First Day of Rosh Hashanah

Shaharit 8:00am; Sermon 10:30am; Mincha 1:30pm; Ma'ariv 7:45 pm

In Sanctuary and on Live Stream

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Shabbat Ends September 16, (1 Tishri 5784) at 7:58 pm

Sunday, September 17 (2 Tishri 5784)

Second Day of Rosh Hashanah

Shaharit 8:00am; Shofar 10:30am; Sermon 11:00am

In Sanctuary and on Live Stream

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Tashlich 4:30pm and Mincha in Memorial Park

Ma'ariv 7:45pm

In Sanctuary and on Live Stream

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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 Yahrzeit List from:

 Friday, September 15 - September 23 (29 Elul - 8 Tishri 5784)

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

Upcoming Classes

Nosh and Knowledge Class with Rabbi Roth

Tuesday, September 19

First Topic of Study: Artificial Intelligence and Jewish Ethic

Current Topic for September: Jewish Ethics - Now

Tuesday at 11:30 AM: Click to Join via Zoom (ID: 993 3007 5757 Passcode: 077431)

Tuesday at 8:00 PM: Click to Join via Zoom (ID: 868 7888 0491 Passcode: 077431)

Coffee & Commentary with Rabbi Salston

Classes are cancelled for September. Next class will be on October 4th.

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or dial +1 929 205 6099

ID 943 0394 9434 Password: 226478

Around Our Community

Click Here for September News & Views

Welcome our New FLJC Members!

Shana and Mitchell Cohen and their children Sydney, Madeline and Lennox Cohen

For the Week of Friday, September 15 - Thursday, September 21

(29 Elul - 6 Tishri 5784)

Happy Birthday to:

Sharon Friess, Tamar Joffe, Gerald Karetnick

Happy Anniversary to:

Bonnie and Victor Constantine; Elizabeth and Harold Fine

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

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

Etta Mont (Yacha bat Rachel)

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)

Mozelle Sansone (Mozelle bat Mesuda v’Sassoon)

Amy Serelson (Chana Batya bat P'nina)

Carolyn Shenberg (Cipra Raisa bat Moshe v'Dishka)

Kenny Schmier (Kalman Ben Rivka)

Yehudit Chasida bat Perel

Philip Steinberg (Pinchas Yaakov ben Bentzion v'Chana Hitzel)

Tovah Pearl bat Shandel v'Shlomo

Tzviya Dafna bat Reuben David.

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.               


Save the Date

Join Sisterhood for Pink Shabbat

In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Saturday, October 21st, 9:30 AM 


Sisterhood is partnering with Sharsheret to hold this special service to educate women and men about the increased risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer among Jewish families.

Please contact Ilene Laufer at RFLanzman@aol.com or Donna Pasternak at DPast123@aol.com if you would like to participate in the service.

Flyer available here.

Social Action

Social Action High Holiday Food Drive

September 10 - September 28

The Social Action Committee is collecting food and donations for the Center for Food Action and the Fair Lawn Food Pantry. Please bring your food donation and non-perishable food (check expiration dates and no glass) to the basket in the lobby of the Center.

Donations of grocery gift cards and check donations made out to FLJC/CBI with "High Holiday Food Drive" written in the memo line are also gladly accepted. These can be mailed or dropped off at the Center office.

Flyer available here.

Hebrew School and Youth Programs

First FLIPPER USY and KADIMA Programs of the Year

Sunday, October 15 from 12:30-2:00 PM - KADIMA Pizza Lunch and Sports at FLJC/CBI. Event if FREE! All are welcome!

To RSVP or for more information,

Contact FLIPPER Advisor Marcia Kagedan at (201)815-8136 or edudirector@jccparamus.org.

Flyer available here.

Upcoming Programs

Wednesday, September 27 at 7:00 PM - Book & Author Program with Jane I. Rosen about "On Fire Island." FLJC/CBI is collaborating with the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey for the first book program of the fall season, to be held at 50 Eisenhower Drive in Paramus. First 10 FLJC/CBI members to RSVP to Arline Herman at 201-556-9616 receive free admission through the Senior Initiative. Flyer available here.

Saturday, September 30 after the Morning Service - Luncheon in the Sukkah. Join us for lunch in the Sukkah on the first day of Sukkot. $22 per adult, $14 per youth (12-18 years of age), $48 for two adults with children under 12. RSVP by September 21 to Info@fljc.com. Make checks payable to FLJC/CBI. Flyer available here.

Thursday, October 5 at 7:00 PM - Sisterhood Sushi in the Sukkah. Open to all FLJC/CBI Members and Sisterhood Members. Rain or shine. Cost: $15 per individual, $45 per family. No walk-ins allowed. RSVP by Monday, October 2 to Karen Kurland at KarenKurl@verizon.net. 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 - Wednesday, September 20 at 8:00 PM

MPC - Thursday, October 5 at 8:00 PM

Sisterhood - Thursday, October 12 at 8:00 PM

Social Action - Monday, October 9 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. 


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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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