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Today is February 17, 2020 -

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.


Morning Service - FLJC/CBI
Monday & Thursday - 7:45 A.M.
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday - 8:00 A.M.

Evening Services - TBS
Sunday & Monday through Thursday - 7:45 P.M.

Shabbat Services - FLJC/CBI
Friday Evening -  6:30 P.M.
Saturday Morning - 9:00 A.M.

FLJC in the News

Read about Rabbi Emeritus Ronald Roth 

Thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening diseases like leukemia, lymphoma, sickle cell anemia and many other diseases may be cured through bone marrow or stem cell transplant. Since 70% of patients do not have a fully matched donor in their family, they turn to Be The Match to find an unrelated donor. 

“I learned that finding a matching donor can be complicated,” explains Ronald Roth, Rabbi Emeritus at Fair Lawn Jewish Center. Roth was diagnosed with myelofibrosis, a rare form of blood cancer, in 2015. His brother was tested, but did not qualify as a match. His doctor immediately added him to the Be The Match patient registry; however, no perfect match was found. As Roth’s condition worsened, his doctor decided to try a relatively new procedure that used a “haploid” or related half-match and Roth’s 35-year-old son donated his bone marrow for a transplant in August 2018. Haploid transplants may result in greater complications and have a lower success rate, but Roth is now doing well.

“I am committed to helping Be The Match increase and broaden its donor registry,” he says. “My chances for success would have been greater with a perfect match, and I know how lucky I am to have the outcome I did. I want everyone facing a terrible blood cancer diagnosis to have the best chance of beating the disease.

Having as many donors as possible on the Be The Match registry can do that.” Over the past 30 years Be The Match, operated by the non-profit National Marrow Donor Program ® , has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world, working every day to save lives through transplant. In addition, the organization conducts research to improve transplant outcomes and provides support and resources for patients. 

Come swab for patients like Ron
You could hold the key to save someone's life.

Sunday, March 1
8:30 to 10:30 A.M.
Ages 18-44
All ethnicities and backgrounds needed

Registration is free and painless. With a basic health screening and cheek swab you can give blood cancer patients a second chance at life.


Join the FLJC/CBI Sisterhood for our 8th annual Purim 5K FUN RUN & 1 MILE WALK.  Come in Costume!!! Prizes awarded for top male/female winners and age groups. Register online here: Purim 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk

Howard and Joshua Herman Educational Center

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.

Zayin Class and members of J-ADD create beautiful Tu B'Shvat artwork

Students of the Zayin Class at the Fair Lawn Jewish Center (FLJC) Religious School worked together with members of J-ADD Jewish Association for Developmental Disabilities on artwork for Tu B'Shvat, the Jewish Holiday of planting on Tuesday, February 11.

Team Teaching Kinder Transport

Our Principal Neil Garfinkle, teaching about the kinder transport with the Jewish Community Center of Paramus. 

Upcoming Programs

We need your help - Adults and Teenagers - Volunteer  at the PURIM CARNIVAL Sunday, March 8th 10:00 A.M.–1:00 PM.
Click here to sign up
For more info reach out to Carnival Chairperson Siri Horvitz
email siri.horvitz@gmail.com

Mishloach Manot, the sending of food gifts to friends and family, is one of the four mitzvoth performed on Purim, which begins at sundown on Monday, March 9th, 2020. The  Fair Lawn Jewish Center/CBI Sisterhood creates and delivers a special package for you to purchase for fellow congregants. We also offer the feature of reciprocity, which means that when a congregant honors you, you have the option of returning the mitzvah. Here’s how to order Mishloach Manot

The deadline for all orders will be February 23, 2020. After this date, you will NOT be able to gain access to the website.

March Happenings

Synagogue Skills Learning Institute

Have you ever wanted to learn to read Torah? Have you ever wanted to learn to read Hebrew? 

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

Time to order Mishloach Manot or help volunteer.

Men's Progress Club

Learn more about the Men's Progress Club here.

Social Action 

Get involved, volunteer and learn about all our wonderful  Social Action programs.

Ongoing Shabbat meals for those who were recently in the hospital. Remember to let the office know if you would like a meal! For more info. call the temple at 201-796-5040.