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Today is January 26, 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.

Weekly Services

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

Evening Services - FLJC/CBI
Sunday & Monday through Thursday - 7:45 P.M.
Friday, 6:30 P.M.

FLJC in the News

Read about our members Linda Ayes and Carol Peligal (Carol Blender Lazerowitz)  as Fair Lawn approves a plaque honoring their family contributions to the borough 


The clinking of glass bottles, the clip-clop of horse hooves and the rattle of carriage wheels were the sounds that accompanied Morris Blender when he set out every day delivering milk in Fair Lawn and many parts of Paterson.
As he traveled daily down the one-lane bridge on Fair Lawn Avenue, in the years before World War II, he was leaving his mark on the borough's history. Blender's dairy farm may be long gone, but his family name will live on, etched on a plaque that will be placed on Prospect Avenue, near the site of their property between Prospect and Saddle River Road. 
“The Blender family has a long history in Fair Lawn. … This is a way that we can hold on to a small part of our history,” said Deputy Mayor Gail Rottenstrich. 

The Blender Dairy became the first Jewish farm in Fair Lawn, at a time when Jews faced discrimination. By the 1950s, the Blender family helped establish the first Jewish Community Center in Fair Lawn.

And by Fair Lawn's 50th birthday, the Blender family was leading the parade through town. 

Blender operated the farm until 1949, when he sold it to his sons, who ran the milk business for 30 more years.

Lazerowitz raised her family in Fair Lawn and still lives in town. Her daughter Linda Ayes became a teacher at Radburn Elementary School.

"When people hear my last name, they go, 'Are you related to Ike Blender the milkman?' " Lazerowitz said. 


The Jewish Link published the FLJC/CBI Chanukah StoryTime in their January 2, 2020 issue.


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.

Open House

Check out this great article about Neil Garfinkle featured in the About Our Children magazine,  From Troublemaker to Teacher

Come meet Neil Garfinkle at our Hebrew School Open house on Sunday, January 26th at 11:00 AM. For more info contact Neil Garfinkle, Interim/Acting Principal
Email: principal@fljc.com

Upcoming Events and Classes!

Hanukah Hagigah  Everyone had a great time at the FLJC/CBI Hanukah Hagigah!

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

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.