Fair Lawn Jewish Center
Congregation Bnai Israel

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

The Center Office will be Closed on Thursday and Friday, November 24 & 25.

This week's Insider is sponsored by Alfred and Lynn Kahn

in memory of the Yahrzeit of Alfred's mother, Ruth Kahn.


Click fljc.com for more information

Friday, November 25 (1 Kislev) 6:30pm

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

Click to Join by Livestream

Candle Lighting at 4:13pm

Click for Kabbalat Shabbat New Siddur Lev Shalem

Click for Kabbalat Shabbat Siddur Sim Shalom 

Shabbat November 26 (2 Kislev)

Shaharit in the Sanctuary and on Livestream 9:30am

Click Here to Join by Livestream

Reading: Genesis 25:19-26:22; Haftarah Malachi 1:1-2:7


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

Click for Shabbat Siddur Lev Shalom

Click for Shabbat Siddur Sim Shalom

Shabbat Ends November 26 (3 Kislev) at 5:16pm

Maariv and Havdalah via Zoom

Click to open the Havdalah Service Prayer

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, November 27 (3 Kislev) 9:00am

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

Click to Join by Zoom

Zoom- ID: 991 2258 1312, Passcode: 731712

Evening Service - Sunday through Thursday 7:30pm

Download the Service 

Click to Join via Zoom

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

ID 992 9922 2789 Password: 609729

Click Here for Yahrzeit List from:

 Friday, November 25 - Saturday December 3  

 (1 -9 Kislev)

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

Vaccinations are STRONGLY SUGGESTED for EVERYONE over the age of 6 months. Unvaccinated persons over 2 years of age are required to wear masks at all time in the building. For vaccinated persons, masks are STRONGLY SUGGESTED in congested indoor environments. We recommend that you get the latest COVID booster.

For the safety of all, if you test positive for COVID after visiting our synagogue, please notify our front office. FLJC/CBI COVID policy is subject to change as conditions warrant.

Upcoming Classes

Nosh and Knowledge Classes with Rabbi Roth 

Tuesday, November 29

Topic: Jewish Ethics: Truth, Politics and History

11:30am Class - Click Here for Zoom Link

 8:00pm Class - Click Here for Zoom Link

Coffee & Commentary with Rabbi Salston

Wednesday, November 30 at 11:00am in the Sanctuary

Click to Join via Zoom

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

ID 943 0394 9434 Password: 226478 

Around Our Community

Click Here for November News & Views

For the Week of November 24 - November 30

Happy Birthday Sima Alper, Beverly Beer, Stacey Murray, Carolyn Shenberg, Martin Spector, Michael Wallstein, Ilene Wolosin

Happy Anniversary Rochelle and Steven Baltin; Sheila and Jack Granowitz; Nancy and Joseph Hymovitz; Ann and Herbert Lefkowitz; Beth and Ken Perlman; Jaime and David Ressler; Eileen and Steven Schwimmer

Refuah Shlemah to: 

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

Binyamin ben Yehudah V' Rina

Sally Baker (Sarah bat Chana)

Laili Golda bat Reuvat v'David

David Gotlib (David ben Sarah u'Binyamin)

David Hayim ben Batya u'Refu'el

Beth Karetnick (Blima bat Devorah)

Liat bat Chava 

Eugene Frank

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)

Kenny Schmier (Kalman Ben Rivka)

Yehudit Chasida bat Perel

Bob Steinberg (Reuben David ben Tzviya)

David Wertheim (Binyamin ben Eta Shifra)

Ilene Wolosin (Chaya Rossa bat Celia u'Max)

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

Chanukah Toy Drive

The FLJC/CBI is teaming up with dozens of other local organizations to hold the 2023 Bergen County Chanukah Toy Drive. Drop off new, unwrapped toys and gifts for kids and teens now through December 16 in basket in Center foyer. For more information contact Beth Perlman at wwntlw@aol.com. See flyer here.

Hackensack Shelter Dinner

Please help the Social Action Committee feed 150 people in our community through the Hackensack shelter dinner program on Thursday, December 22nd 2022 through any of the following ways:

  • Send a monetary donation made out to FLJC/CBI with "Hackensack Dinner 12/22/22" on the memo line. (We buy the main meal from a local caterer/restaurant.)

  • Sign up to help serve/prepare the dinners at the Hackensack shelter.

Supplies and food can be brought to FLJC/CBI parking lot on December 22 from 1:30pm to 2:15pm. If you need to drop off earlier, reach out to Mark Meisel or the Center office.

Family Promise runs this program 365 days a year, at their Walk-in-Dinner Program, they are on target to serve a record 53,000 meals this year. If the trend of the number of meals continues to increase as it has over the past months, they could reach 60,000 meals in 2023! See flyer here. Contact markmeisel@optonline.net with questions or to volunteer..

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.

FLJC/CBI Can Offer Emergency Assistance

Thanks to a generous bequest, the FLJC/CBI has established the Steven K. Weil Rainy Day Fund to provide short-term, monetary assistance to members and their families who are in crisis or experiencing acute and unexpected financial need. If you are in need of short-term help or know of other congregants who may be, please reach out to the Rabbi. We want to help. (All information will be kept confidential.)

CHSBC - Hebrew School & Youth Programs

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

Hebrew School meets on Sundays and Tuesdays. 


USY (Grades 8-12) Bowling on Sunday December 4th, 5-6:30 pm at Bowlero in Fair Lawn. $20 for FLIPPER members; $25 for non-FLIPPER members. Cost includes shoe rental, games, arcade and snacks. RSVP to Marcia at edudirector@chsbc.org by Friday, December 2 to reserve a spot.

Click Here for flyer. 


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

Jewish Summer Camp Scholarships

If you have a child who will be attending a Jewish summer camp, please consider applying to the FLJC/CBI's Thaler Scholarship Fund (See Flyer Here) and the Foundation for Jewish Camp's One Happy Camper scholarship.

Upcoming Programs

Sunday, November 27 at 10:00 AM on Zoom Sisterhood Book Club Discussion of "The Thread Collector." This is the rescheduled time for this meeting and will be held on Zoom only. To get Zoom link, RSVP by text to Leslie Frucht at (201)396-0381. Flyer available here.

Monday, November 28 from 8:00-10:00 PM "iEngage: Together and Apart - The Future of Jewish Peoplehood," a Hartman Institute Class facilitated by Rabbi Salston. This is the first of seven monthly multi-media learning sessions that will include video presentation from faculty at the Shalom Hartman Institute along with leadings rabbis, public figures, and intellectuals. The class is offered in-person or virtually. Flyer available here. Register Here.

Sunday, December 4 from 4:00-7:30 PM MPC and the NNJ Region of the Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs Honors Robert Sokol as MPC 2022 Man of the Year. Event to be held at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael in Springfield, NJ. Cost $50. RSVP by November 11 to Brian Frisch at luvtoride@mac.com or (201)491-7016. Flyer available here.

Wednesday, December 7 at 8:00 PM Conservative Judaism in Israel Today: The Masorti Movement and the Recent Israeli Elections. (On Zoom) In this virtual presentation, Rabbi Amy Levin, President of the Rabbinical Assembly of Israel, will discuss how recent political and social changes are affecting Conservative Judaism in Israel. Click Here to Register. Flyer available here.


Sunday, December 11 from 1:00-3:00 PM "iEngage: Together and Apart - The Future of Jewish Peoplehood," a Hartman Institute Class facilitated by Rabbi Salston. This is the second of seven monthly multi-media learning sessions that will include video presentation from faculty at the Shalom Hartman Institute along with leadings rabbis, public figures, and intellectuals. The class is offered in-person or virtually. Flyer available here. Register Here If You Did Not Register For First Class.

Thursday, December 15 at 8:00 PM Congregational Security Briefing. As part of our synagogue's attention to safety, Tim Torell, JFNNJ's Director of Jewish Community Security, will provide a presentation based on the FBI's "Run Hid Fight" active shooter protocol. Attend in-person or via LiveStream. Flyer available here with Livestream Link.

Saturday, December 17 from 5:30-7:30 PM Sacred Hoops. This is a FLIPPER Kadima event for grades 2-7. Kids are welcome for Havdalah and stay for basketball, pizza, and games. Free for Flipper Kadima members; $5 for all others. RSVP required to Neil Garfinkle at Finkley@aol.com or Marcia Kagedan at edudirector@CHSBC.org. Flyer available here.


Sunday, December 18 at 10:30 AM Chanukah Party. Join us for craft activities for children, singing with Cantor Yomi, and Chanukah treats. Everyone is welcome. Bring children, grandchildren, nephews, and nieces. RSVP by Thursday, December 15 to Thorin@fljc.com. Flyer available here.


Wednesday, December 21 at 7:15 PM Congregational Chanukah Candle Lighting. Come to the evening service at 7:15 in the Chapel led by Cantor Yoni, followed by the candle lighting and singing. Flyer available here.


Saturday, December 24 from 6:00-9:30 PM Family Movie Night and Chinese Dinner. Join us for the 7th night of Chanukah in the ball room for dinner and a screening of the classic family favorite "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial." (Movie will start at 7:15.) $18 per adult/$12 per child/$50 per family. Click here to register. Registration required by Wednesday, December 21. 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

MPC - December 1, 8:00 PM

Sisterhood - December 8, 8:00 PM

Social Action - December 12, 8:00 PM

Religious Affairs - December 14, 8:00 PM

Board - December 21, 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 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. 

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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