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Today is May 13, 2021 -

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 from 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  Sunday—Thursday 7:30 P.M. 
Join Zoom Meeting
Dial +1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 992 9922 2789
Password: 609729

Shabbat Service 
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
Dial +1 929 436 2866
Meeting ID: 940 7714 6714
Password 215407

Havdalah Service
Invite your family and friends to join us for Havdalah Service every Saturday evening 
Join Zoom Meeting
Dial +1 929 436 2866
Meeting ID: 940 7714 6714
Password 215407



Rabbi Salston’s Weekly Programs

All programs are held online; check the Weekly Insider for Zoom information.

Rabbi’s Coffee and Gratitude Hour 10:00-11:00 AM

Start your week with a coffee break and a check-in with Rabbi Salston and your friends at FLJC/CBI! Get to know Rabbi Salston and share your hopes for the coming week. We will learn about the origins of reciting brakhot (blessings) and each week we will focus on a brakhah for day to day experiences so that we can increase our gratitude in every moment.

What’s Jewish about Jewish movies? 8:00-9:00 PM (1 evening a month)

Join Rabbi Salston and Charlie Cohen in a discussion of the Jewish movie of the month. Both Charlie and Rabbi Salston will share their reflections and ask some questions of the group. Rabbi Salston will note Jewish details you may have missed and unpack their Jewish textual and/or historical origins and significance. In particular, Rabbi Salston loves to ask how modern Jewish and/or Israeli film and television plays with halakhic (Jewish legal) situations. The movies are announced about a month in advance and are accessible on mainstream streaming platforms, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Coffee and Commentary 11:00-12:00 AM

Bring a cup of coffee and your Humash and be ready to delve deeply into a few lines of Parshat haShavua (the weekly Torah portion). Internet-based Torah learning skills are introduced and used throughout the discussion. All curious minds are welcome

Shabbat Kodesh

Join Rabbi Salston for 20 minutes of singing slow short songs, Psalm 23, and Yedid Nefesh to intentionally wish Shabbat a goodbye-until-next-week. Songs can be found in the Weekly Insider link to the FLJC/CBI Seudah Shlisheet and Havdalah or in any bencher (Grace After Meals and song book) of your choice. As Seudah Shlisheet is the third meal of Shabbat, feel free to bring a snack. We will follow with Weekday Ma’ariv and Havdalah. 


Click for our Weekly Insider Announcements: 

Click for the May 2021 News & Views:

Upcoming Programs

March 23rd and 30th
Nosh & Knowledge
11:30 AM
8:00 PM

Sunday, March 21st, 10:00 AM
Yom Hashoah A Conversation About the State of Anti-Semitism in the World Today

Thursday, March 25th,8:00 PM
Judaism in the Home "Bedikat Hametz-along with Rabbi Salston.
More details to follow about a Pre-Pesach scavenger hunt!

Saturday, March 27th 9:00 AM
Tot Shabbat with Vivian

April 10th, 9:00 AM
Tot Shabbat with Vivian

Sunday, April 11th 10:00 AM
Sisterhood Book Club

Sunday, April 11th, 11:00 AM
Yom Hashoah Observance Program

Monday, April 19th, 8:00 PM
Movie Review - Crossing Delancey 
with Rabbi Salston & Charlie Cohen

Sunday, April 25th 11:00 AM
Leah Koenig Baking Demo