Fair Lawn Jewish Center
Congregation Bnai Israel

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

Have you sent in your ticket or livestream request form? Please return this form by Monday! Everyone entering the building during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur will need a ticket.


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Friday, September 16 (20 Elul) 6:30pm

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

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Candle Lighting at 6:45pm

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Shabbat September 17 (21 Elul) 9:30am

Shaharit in the Sanctuary and on Livestream

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Reading: KiTavo Deuteronomy 27:11-29:8

Haftarah Isaiah 60:1-22  


Thank you to Cantor Yoni Stokar for reading Torah; Rabbi Rachel Salston for chanting the Haftorah and for the D'var Torah 

Prayer for Israel in Hebrew/ English

Prayer for Healing

Prayer for Healing in the Pandemic

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Shabbat Ends September 17 (21 Elul) at 7:43pm

Maariv, Havdalah and Selichot in the Chapel and on Zoom at 8:30pm

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Click to open Selichot Readings 

Join the Zoom for Selichot with Maariv and Havdalah

or go to Zoom.US or dial +1 929 436 2866

Meeting ID: 992 9922 2789, Passcode: 609729

Sunday, September 18 (22 Elul) 9:00am

In the Chapel and on Zoom. ENTRY VIA THE MAIN DOOR

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Zoom- ID: 991 2258 1312 Code: 731712

Evening Service - Sunday through Thursday 7:30pm

Download the Service 

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

ID 992 9922 2789 Password: 609729

(Note: The evening service on Monday, Sep.12 will be held on Zoom and in person in the Chapel.)

Click Here for Yahrzeit List from:

 Friday, September 16-Saturday, September 24 

 (20 Elul - 28 Elul 5782)

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

Vaccinations are REQUIRED for EVERYONE over the age of 6 months.

Masks are OPTIONAL.

We recommend you get the latest Covid booster.

Upcoming Classes

Nosh and Knowledge with Rabbi Roth 

will be held on Tuesday, September 20

11:30am Class - Click Here for Zoom Link 

8:00pm Class - Click Here for Zoom Link

Coffee & Commentary with Rabbi Salston

will be held on Wednesday, September 21

11:00am - Click Here for Zoom Link

Around Our Community

Click Here for September News & Views  

For the Week of September 15-21

Happy Birthday: 

Sharon Friess; Tamar Joffe

Happy Anniversary:

Bonnie and Victor Constantine 

Refuah Shlemah to: 

Ahava bat Hadassah

Malka Aviva bat Chana Golda

Avraham ben Chaya Sarah v'Yisrael

Sally Baker (Sarah bat Chana)

Gary Borer (Gedaliah ben Freyda v’Chayim)

Yosef Chaim ben Huddle u' Moshe

Chana bat Rivka

Nava Deena bat Sterna

Laili Golda bat Reuvat v'David

David Gotlib (David ben Sarah u'Binyamin)

David Hayim ben Batya u'Refu'el

Leo Henner (Eliezer ben Shoshanah v'Yosef Meir)

Beth Karetnick (Blima bat Devorah)

Natalie Klein (Nechama bat Chasha v'Leib)

Fred Krantrowitz (Fivish ben Chaya)

Mayer Leib ben Yarna

Moshe Leib ben Rivka

Liat bat Chava

Neal Lipshitz (Nahum ben Haya Perel v'Yaakov)

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)

Pincus ben Mina Sora

Irv Pollack (Yehezkel ben Sarah v’Yaakov)

Raisal Bat Aviva

Tova Raiza bat Yitzhak v'Malka Esther

Tzipporah Rivkah bat Sima v'Aryeh Leib

Debbie Rosenzweig (Devorah Surah bat Tzirl v'Eliyahu Meyer)

Jesse Rosenzweig (Yehuda Laib ben Rachel)

Stanley Sanders (Sender ben Ettie v'David haLevi)

Kenny Schmier (Kalman Ben Rivka)

Judith Shain-Alvaro (Yehudit Chasida bat Perel)

Giszel Szackamer (Giszel bat Golda)

Dalia Tzril bat Riva Braina

David Wertheim (Binyamin ben Eta Shifra)

Ilene Wolosin (Chaya Rossa bat Celia u'Max)

Yosef ben Devorah u'Moshe

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

Food Drive

Social Action is running its Annual High Holiday Food Drive from September 11-October 6. Items needed are: coffee; shelf-stable milk; peanut butter and jelly; mashed potato pouches; snacks; baked beans; canned meat, fish and pasta; stews and soups; white and brown rice; hot and cold cereals; baby formula and diapers (sizes 4,5, 6); toilet paper; paper towels; toothpaste, shampoo and body wash; cleaning supplies. Please do not drop off any Matzah. Collection bin will be located in the Center lobby. Monetary and gift card donations can be dropped off in the main office. Please make checks out to the FLJC and include “Holiday Food Drive” in the memo line. 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 

Register now for our Hebrew School, K-7th grade

Hebrew School meets on Sunday and Tuesday.

Our first Monthly Sunday Special at the JCCB/CBT - Sunday, Sept. 18. (This program is FREE to all pre-k students accompanied by an adult parent/guardian)

USY will kick off its first program - Sunday, October 2

Kadima will begin - Sunday, October 23. More details to follow.

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

Upcoming Programs

Saturday, September 17 at 8:30pm Musical Selichot Service. Join Rabbi Salston and Cantor Stokar in the Chapel or via Zoom for song, insight, and discussion. (PDF of readings available here.)

Sunday, September 18 at 10:00am Sisterhood Book Club. Discussion of "Lilyville" by Tovah Feldshuh. Moderator: Leslie Frucht. RSVP to lesfrucht@gmail.com. Flyer available here.

Monday, September 19 Deadline to order Rosh Hashanah Flowers by J-ADD.

With every flower arrangement you purchase, you help provide a meaningful and productive job to a person with a developmental disability while helping them to gain employment and improved social/independent skills. These beautiful flowers will definitely enhance your holiday table and allow you to perform a MITZVAH! 

Flyer available here.

Thursday, September 22 at 7:00pm FLJC/CBI is joining with the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey to co-sponsor author Alyson Richman’s presentation about her newest novel, “The Thread Collector.” (Program to be held at 50 Eisenhower Drive, Paramus). Program cost is $20, which includes book. Through the Senior Initiative, the first 10 FLJC/CBI congregants to respond will attend at no cost. Contact Arline Herman at 201-556-9616 or mrsarh@aol.com for more details.

Sunday, October 2 at 2:00pm Field Trip to see "Ragtime," a Bergen County Players production in Oradel. To reserve a ticket, call or email Jennifer Sauer (917)417-0675/jennifers@jccrockland.orgFlyer available here.

Wednesday, October 26 at 8:00 PM Book Program with Jennifer Coburn, author of Cradles of the Reich. Register Here. Registration deadline for discounted book order Sunday, September 18, 2022. Registration without book order, Monday, October 24. Flyer available here.

Ongoing Program: The Loom Room. FLJC/CBI Sisterhood is partnering with the Neve Shalom Sisterhood Weaving Program in Metuchen. This program allows you to weave a custom tallit, tefillin bag, challah cover, or matzoh cover. No experience is necessary!! Volunteers will guide you through the process. All ages welcome! For more information contact: FLJC/CBI Shari Toron at 201-693-1789 or sktoron@gmail.com. Register at this linkFor the NJ.com article, “N.J. Synagogue Provides Loom Room for Those Who Want to Create Judaic Family Heirlooms,click 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 Meeting - September 21, 8:00 PM

Social Action – October 6, 8:00 PM 

Religious Affairs – October 10, 8:00 PM  

Sisterhood - October 12, 8:00 PM

MPC – October 13, 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(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.) 

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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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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