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Welcome to The Fair Lawn Jewish Center / Congregation B'nai Israel

The Fair Lawn Jewish Center/Congregation B’nai Israel is a Conservative, traditional-egalitarian synagogue that has been at the center of Jewish life in Fair Lawn and neighboring communities for the past seventy years. We are a welcoming and inclusive congregation in which all members are made to feel comfortable and at home. We take great pride in our vibrant community, and look forward to sharing our traditions with new members and passing on our legacy to future generations.

We offer daily morning and evening minyanim and weekly Shabbat services throughout the year in addition to services for all Jewish holidays. Our synagogue is dedicated to education for learners of any age, with an active Religious School and Adult Education program. Other important arms of FLJC/CBI include an active Men’s Progress club and vibrant Sisterhood program, both of which provide plenty of opportunities for tzedakah projects, special events and various activities. Read more.



The Fair Lawn Jewish Center/Congregation B'nai Israel is happy to welcome our new Rabbi Dina Shargel! 

Prepare for Rosh Hashanah with "Nosh and Learn"
with Rabbi Shargel, Thursday, September 19th 8:00 P.M.
(following the evening minyan) Open to everyone!

This pre-Rosh Hashanah class combines music with text study. We will listen to selected secular songs of Israel featuring three characters that appear in the Torah reading for Rosh Hashanah: Sarah, Hagar and Abraham.  We will compare the presentation of the characters in the songs with that of the text, and supplement our insights with selections from rabbinic commentaries. Recordings and translated texts will be provided. The class is participatory and interactive. Come nourish your mind and spirit - and have a nosh with us!
RSVP by September 16th to Rabbi Shargel at rabbi@fljc.com

Religious School

Shalom! A warm welcome to the Howard and Joshua Herman Education Center, our Religious School at FLJC/CBI. Our dedicated professional faculty creatively engages our students in Jewish Life and Learning throughout the school year.

School Schedule

  • Our kindergarten and first graders participate in a Sunday only curriculum 9:00 AM–12:15 PM.
  • Grades 2nd–7th graders attend school Sunday 9:00 AM–12:15 PM, and Tuesday afternoon 3:45-6:00 PM.

Registration Online

Hebrew School’s opening day is Sunday, September 15th! 
Looking forward to seeing you then!

Neil Garfinkle
Interim/Acting Principal
Email: principal@fljc.com


Latest News

Sunday, September 15th 12:00—2:30 PM
Get ready for the Wild West Back to Shul BBQ! Food, Fun, Music. Hope to see everyone! Sponsored by Sisterhood and Men's Progress Club

FLIPPER USY September 15th
Opening Event for High School Students 5:00—6:30 PM at JCCP/CBT Gym, Pizza Dinner and Ice Cream. 

Location: Jewish Community Center of Paramus/Congregation Beth Tikvah 304 East Midland Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652

FLIPPER-USY-September 15th Event flyer 

Sunday, September 22nd 9:30--11:30 AM Classroom 206 
All FLJC/CBI members are welcome to join the Men's Progress Club for breakfast and learn about Self-Defense Training
RSVP: Harold Fine finedad59@gmail.com
Click here for the flyer

Wednesday, September 25th Shofar Corps Youth Lounge 4:00 PM
Calling All Middle School and High School Teens!  Our community needs your help! Perform the Mitzvah of the Sounding of the Shofar for those who are unable to hear it during the High Holy Days! Pizza will be served.

Click here for the Shofar Corps flyer

Beginning September 5th, Thursday mornings and evenings join Rina Levy’s Sabra Culture for Beginner Israeli Dancing; Crafts; Hebrew Literature; American History and more.  Click Here for the website and then click Contact to register.