Congregation B'nai Sholom

Fair Lawn Jewish Center

The Insider: A Weekly Bulletin

April 19, 2024


(Click Here for Passover Service Schedule)

There is still time to sell your hametz! Submit your forms by 7:30 PM Sunday night!

Click Here for Hametz Form

Friday, April 19 (11 Nisan)

Kabbalat Shabbat Service at 6:00pm

Candle Lighting at 7:22pm

Click to Join Live Stream

Saturday, April 20 (12 Nisan)

Egalitarian Service - Shaharit at 9:00am

In the sanctuary and on Live Stream

Click Here to Join by Livestream

Click for Additional Prayers for Israel

Non-Egalitarian Service - Shaharit at 9:00am

In the chapel (In-Person Only)

Tot Shabbat Led by Vivian Gibilisco - 9:30am

Youth Lounge (Lower Level)

Shabbat Ends at 8:26pm 

Sunday, April 21 (13 Nisan)

Morning minyan in the Chapel and on Zoom at 9:00am

Click to Join via Zoom

ID: 991 2258 1312 Passcode: 731712

Evening Minyan at 7:30pm

Chapel and on Zoom

Note: While Zoom is available, for this service, in-person attendance of a minyan is needed for Kaddish, so please join us in-person.

Click to Join via Zoom

ID 992 9922 2789 Password: 609729

Evening Service - Monday through Thursday at 7:30pm

(On Zoom Only)

Click to Join via Zoom

Or go to Zoom.US or dial +1 929 205 6099

ID 992 9922 2789 Password: 609729

Click Here for Yahrzeit List

 Friday, April 19 - Saturday, April 27 (11-19 Nisan)

Email with Yahrzeit announcements for the upcoming Shabbat 

Click Here for Refuah Shlema List

To add a name to the Refuah Shlemah list, email the office at or call us at 201-796-5040. Names will be left on the list for 2 weeks; contact us to continue listing a name.     

Upcoming Classes

Nosh and Knowledge Class with Rabbi Roth

No Class on April 23 or 30. Classes resume on May 7.

Coffee & Commentary with Rabbi Salston

No Class on April 24. Class will resume on May 1.

Around Our Community

Click Here for April News & Views

For the Week of Friday, April 19 - Thursday, April 25 (11-17 Nisan)

Happy Birthday:

Linda Ayes, Rochelle Baltin, Harold Fine, Alexander Garger, Geri Lipschitz, Cheryl Lubin, Steve Malzberg, Lee Simon, Howard Sperling, Pearl Stern,

 Lisa Urbanski

If you would prefer not to publicize your birthday or anniversary, please send a note to the office at or call us at 201-796-5040.      

Family of Synagogue Members Currently Serving in the IDF or in the Region

(Please share additional names with Rabbi Salston)

Yoni Yonathan

Gilad Adamit

Yosie Behmanesh

Avishai Benhamu

Sydney Frankenberg (USN on USS Gerald Ford)

Nachum Yair David ben Penina Sharona

Yehoshua Nachman ben Pessa Toba 

שריה בן חנה

אביתר בן חנה

ישראל אחיה בן חנה

אורי אחיעד בן חנה

משה בן פנינה רוז

איתי בן סיגל

נועם בת סיגל

ידידיה בן מירה

נחמיה בן מירה

יקוטיאל בן מירה

נחום יאיר דוד בן פנינה שרונה

אלחנן יוסף בן סיגל

שרון אליהו בן שושנה

שני בת נחמה דינה

מיה בת נחמה דינה

אלחנן בן סיגלית

אפרים בן שרון מיי

בנימין בן שרון מיי

יהושע צור בן קטיה

רועי אהרון בן אסתר

חנן יחיאל בן רחל

ידידיה אברהם בן מירה שיינה ביילה

נחמיה יצחק בן מירה ש'ב

יקותיאל יהודה בן מירה ש'ב

פנחס שמואל בן דבורה אלישבע

איתי לב בן שרה לאה והרב פסח


Sisterhood's Book Club

Sunday, May 5 at 10:00 AM

Discussion of "The Woman Beyond The Sea,"

by Sarit Yishai-Levi

Location: CBS/FLJC, 10-10 Norma Ave., Pulka Room

RSVP to Ilene Laufer at

Social Action

Sunday, May 12 at 10:00 AM - Social Action Snack Packing. The Social Action Committee and Community Hebrew School of Bergen County are creating weekend snack packs for the Center for Food Action to help children with food insecurity on weekends. Click Here to Donate Supplies. Contact Ilene Laufer to help pack.

Upcoming Programs

(Click on Image for Flyers)

Bingo at 40-25 Fair Lawn Avenue, Every Monday, from 12:00 Noon to 2:15 PM. [NOTE: No Bingo on Monday, April 22 or Monday, April 29.] Ten interesting and exciting games with cash prizes. Doors open 10am with hot and cold beverages, sandwiches, snacks available for purchase. For questions, contact Carol Zuchter at (201)797-9321 or by email at

Monday, April 22 at 7:00 AM - Siyyum, Doughnut Breakfast, and BURNING OF CHAMETZ. Service in the sanctuary, followed by burning of chamez in the parking lot. Click here for Chametz Sale Authorization Form. Return by Sunday, April 21 to

Thursday, April 25 at 8:00 PM - Adult Education Discussion about "Woman in Gold." Held in-person and on Zoom. Watch on TUBI or Amazon Prime before joining. Moderated by Charles Cohen

Sunday, May 5 at 3:00 PM - Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Program and Concert. CBS/FLJC is hosting the JFNNJ annual Yom HaShoah program, with music from Holocaust Music Lost and Found. Register at JFNNJ.ORG/YOMHASHOAH

Sunday, May 19 at 9:50 AM - Walking Tour of Historic Radburn. (Organized by Programs & Events Committee) See flyer for more details. Limited to first 20 RSVPs. Cost $5 per person. Open to CBS/FLJC members only. Click Here to Register.

Monday, May 20 at 7:30 PM - Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies (BCHSJS) Evening with Netflix's "Jewish Matchmaker" Aleeza Ben Shalom. Live matchmaking on stage, tips for finding & staying married to your soulmate, Jewish matchmaking 101. Click Here for Tickets.

Sunday, June 2 - Sign Up Now to March in Celebrate Israel Parade. Register with Synagogue office by emailing

June 9 at 5:00 PM - Ad Journal Dinner Dance Honoring Mitch and Sue Friedman. Join in this CBS/FLJC celebration. Cost $180 in payment or ads. For more details click on the flyer to the right.

Deadline for Ads: May 1, 2024

Electronic Memorial Wall

Please take a look at our Electronic Memorial Wall,

which is viewable in the building and online.

Creating a digital plaque is a beautiful way to safeguard

the memory of family members and friends.

To order a digital plaque please call the synagogue office at 201-796-5040.

Upcoming Committee Meetings

MPC - Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Sisterhood - Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Social Action - Monday, May 13, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Board Meeting - Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Administration Notes

Have a birthday, anniversary, graduation, baby-naming or other happy event

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Email to arrange!


Message to our Congregants:

In order to help the synagogue office, we are requesting that all events, publicity, date reservations (whether in-person or on Zoom) be mailed to as soon as possible. Flyers should be on PowerPoint (if possible) and also sent in both jpeg and pdf versions.


For rental/in-house events: please fill out a Room Reservation Form at least two weeks before the scheduled date and email it to order to manage scheduling and arrange spaces, it is important that the office and custodial staff have a schedule of upcoming events with room requirements.) 


ShopRite and Kosher Nosh Gift Cards Available in the Main Office

Do you know that if you purchase gift cards it helps the synagogue? You get the face value of the cards, and the synagogue makes 5% or more of every dollar sold. Contact the office to make a purchase at 10-10 Norma Avenue by email at or by phone at (201)796-5040.


Synagogue Skills Learning Institute - Mentors Available!

Have you ever wanted to learn to read Torah or read Hebrew? To enrich your experience at Congregation B'nai Sholom/Fair Lawn Jewish Center, instruction is available for Torah Reading lessons; Haftarah chanting; How to daven various services. Free and open to our members. To register, email Ellen Wertheim. 

Ritual Affairs Invites You To Receive an Honor at Services

If anyone has a birthday, anniversary, Yahrzeit or for whatever other reason and would like to have an honor at Shabbat morning services, we welcome your participation. Please reach out to Charlie Cohen at to schedule your honor.


Click Here for NJ Office of Homeland Security brochure on "8 Signs of Terrorism." 

Click To Donate to CBS/FLJC Online!

If you would also like online access to your account to pay your

obligations online, please email

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