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Today is December 5, 2019 -

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.

Rabbi Shargel invites everyone to try these new Adult Classes. 

Bible and Song Wednesday 8:00 PM in the Youth Lounge (following the evening minyan)
December 4th and 11th 

Understanding the Siddur Sunday, 8:45 AM in Room 206
December 8th


Weekly Services

Morning Service - TBS
Monday & Thursday - 7:45 A.M.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - 8:00 A.M.

Evening Services - FLJC/CBI
Monday through Thursday - 7:45 P.M.

Shabbat Services - FLJC/CBI
Friday - 6:30 P.M.
Saturday - 9:30 A.M.

We need every one of YOU to help us keep alive our long tradition of the daily minyan. Please come . . . and help us make a perfect 10!

Click for Minyan Sign Up Form



Howard and Joshua Herman Education Center Religious School 

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.

For more info contact Neil Garfinkle, Interim/Acting Principal
Email: principal@fljc.com


Hanukah Events


January Events



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 chanting; 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 ellenwer@hotmail.com. Please indicate what skills you're interested in. 

Adult Education

Check out our Adult Education page to learn more about the Nosh & Knowledge class given by Rabbi Roth. Check out the Book of the Lunch programs scheduled throughout the year. 


See our Sisterhood Calendar for upcoming programs

Men's Progress Club

Learn more about the Men's Progress Club here.

Social Action December Programs

Click on the blue links to see how you can give back and help the community this month!

ESP (Emergency Supply Packages) collection: For elderly in our community who receive Meals on Wheels these packages can hold  them over in the event of inclement weather. Hebrew school students will help assemble them in early December.

Chanukah Toy Drive

Dinner for those in Need: December 22nd, sign up to bring food or help serve at the event. 

Other ways to get involved, check out this link to our Social Action programs,

Ongoing Shabbat meals for those who were recently in the hospital. (Don’t forget to let the office know if you would like a meal!) Call the temple at 201-796-5040.