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Today is September 18, 2020 -

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

Please note that due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation, activities in the building including services, classes, schools, meetings, and tenants are suspended indefinitely. Communications will be updated here to keep everyone informed about resumption of services. Should you need to reach the office staff, send your email to info@fljc.com. We will continue to monitor the situation and will send regular updates. Thank you for your cooperation. Together, we will see this through and remain, as we have always been, a United Community.

Through the use of Zoom we are offering services at home Sunday—Thursday evenings, Shabbat Friday night and Saturday morning services and Saturday evening Havdalah. We are also offering classes via Zoom. Check here and at our FLJC/CBI Facebook page for updates. 

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 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.

Shabbat Candle Lighting Time

Services at Home

Do you want to be part of our services, but don't have a computer or internet access? As long as you have a phone you can dial in and listen to our services. Pick up the phone today to hear your FLJC/CBI congregants lead services.

Steps to Dial in by Phone
1.   Dial the local phone number provided.
2.   You will be prompted to enter the Meeting ID
3.   After entering the Meeting ID press # again.
4.  You may be prompted to enter the meeting Passcode, followed by #.
Note: To mute or unmute press *6 on your phone keypad

Evening Services at Home

Sunday—Thursday 7:30 P.M. 
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/99299222789
Dial +1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 992 9922 2789
Password: 609729

Shabbat Services at Home

Friday, Kabbalat Shabbat Services 6:3o P.M.
Saturday Shabbat Services
Meet & Greet 9:00 A.M.
Services 9:30 A.M.
Invite your friends and family to join our Shabbat services at home by laptop or phone,
click https://zoom.us/j/94077146714
Meeting ID: 940 7714 6714
Password 215407
Phone: +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
+1 253 215 8782 US

Havdalah Services

Saturday evening, see candle lighting times above for Havdalah start time
Invite your family and friends to join us for Havdalah Service every Saturday evening 
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/92565009022
Meeting ID: 925 6500 9022
Password: 861406
Dial+1 929 205 6099

Welcome Rabbi Salston

The Fair Lawn Jewish Center/Congregation B’nai Israel is proud to welcome Rabbi Rachel Salston to our community. 

“I am so excited and honored to be joining the Fair Lawn Jewish Center/Congregation B’nai Israel,” said Rabbi Salston. “This has been an uncommon hiring process, amidst COVID-19, but I am so glad that we have found each other. Even though I have only been to the synagogue once in person, I feel at home in the community, which is so much more than the building. We are a community that cares about each other, prayer, and Judaism.”

Rabbi Salston is a graduate of Brandeis University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience with a minor in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. She then attended the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles, earning her rabbinic ordination as well as the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism's Award for Congregational Leadership, in 2018. While in California, Rabbi Salston served as a rabbinic intern at Burbank Temple Emanu-El in Burbank, CA, where she led worship services, taught Torah and prayer classes, and ran Tot Shabbat and preschool celebrations.

Following her ordination, Rabbi Salston returned to the East Coast, serving as the Ritual Director at the Park Avenue Synagogue in New York City before becoming Chaplain at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. She also served as a part-time Rabbi at the East Brunswick Jewish Center in East Brunswick, NJ.

Rabbi Salston is a Soferet STaM (Ritual Scribe) and specializes in Torah scroll repair and restoration, using archival and scribal techniques. As such, she is a valuable resource to the Jewish community on issues related to the fitness and usability of Torah scrolls.

Rabbi Salston has a passion for social justice and human rights, and has traveled to Thailand with American Jewish World Service and to India with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

In her spare time, she enjoys baking, needlework, yoga, and running.

 

 

 

Read All About It

Jewish Standard and TAP into Fair Lawn/Glen Rock publishes article on our new Rabbi Rachel Salston.

https://jewishstandard.timesofisrael.com/new-clergy-face-unique-challenges/

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/fair-lawn-slash-glen-rock/articles/new-rabbi-brings-enormous-enthusiasm-energy-to-fair-lawn-jewish-center

Rabbi Emeritus Roth's New Class

Join Rabbi Roth's new class— 3 main topics. 2 sessions a week. 1 class—
Jewish Ethics Now. Open to the Community!

Join the video and audio or just the audio from your laptop or smartphone,
by clicking the class title Jewish Ethics NOW
Meeting ID: 993 3007 5757 and Password 077431

To join the audio only, dial one of the following numbers:
+1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
and when prompted enter Meeting ID: 993 3007 5757 and Password: 077431

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