Congregation B'nai Sholom

Fair Lawn Jewish Center

The Insider: A Weekly Bulletin

February 23, 2024


Friday, February 23 (14 Adar I)

Kabbalat Shabbat Service at 6:00pm

Candle Lighting at 5:22pm

Click to Join Live Stream

Saturday, February 24 (15 Adar I)

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)

Kehillat Yeladim Led by Deb Lesnoy

In the 2nd Floor Auditorium at 10:30 (In-Person Only)

Havdalah at 6:15pm on Zoom

Click to Join via Zoom

ID: 940 7714 6714 Passcode: 215407

Shabbat Ends at 6:15pm 

Sunday, February 25 (16 Adar I)

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


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, February 23 - Saturday, March 2 (14-22 Adar I)

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.     

Ritual Affairs Committee


We are inviting anyone who has a birthday, anniversary, Yahrzeit or just because to join us at Shabbat morning services for an honor. We welcome your participation, which would enhance our services. 

Please reach out to Charlie Cohen @ to schedule your honor, specifying whether you would like to be part of the Sanctuary or Chapel service.

We look forward to your participation and recognizing your occasion!

Upcoming Classes

Nosh and Knowledge Class with Rabbi Roth

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Topic: Jewish Ethics and the Animal Kingdom:

Eating Meat, Vegetarianism, Kindness To Animals, Pets, Zoos and Circuses 

Tuesday at 11:30 AM: Click to Join via Zoom (ID: 993 3007 5757 Passcode: 077431)

Tuesday at 8:00 PM: Click to Join via Zoom (ID: 868 7888 0491 Passcode: 077431)

Coffee & Commentary with Rabbi Salston

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 11:00 am

In-Person and on Zoom

Click to Join via Zoom

or dial +1 929 205 6099

ID 943 0394 9434 Password: 226478

Around Our Community

Click Here for February News & Views

For the Week of Friday, February 23 - Thursday, February 29

(14 - 20 Adar I)

Happy Birthday:

Holly Levy, Armando Mantilla, Etta Mont, Donna Pasternak,

Adrienne Peloso, Joseph Weisfeld

Happy Anniversary:

Lillian and Sandy Gotlib

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

Hebrew School and Youth Programs

BCHSJS, USY, and Kadima Snow Tubing at Campgaw

Sunday, February 25 from 3:45-6:00pm

4th-12th Grades Welcome

Cost is $36 per person. Limited spots available.

RVSP to Marcia Kagedan or call 201-815-8136

Waiver Required. See Flyer for Link


Havdalah, Dinner Sports, Board Games, and Treats

Saturday, March 2 from 7:00-9:00 PM

$10 Entrance Fee


RVSP to Marcia Kagedan or call 201-815-8136

Jewish Summer Camp Scholarships

Through the Thaler Summer Camp Fund, CBS/FLJC

offers $500-$1000 summer camp scholarship.

Online Application. Deadline April 1

Click Here to Apply


Lounge in the Lounge Night!

New Date: February 27, 2024 at 7:00 PM

We'll be playing games, so bring your favorite

and get ready to socialize.

Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP by February 22 to Beth Perlman at (201)796-2598 or

Sisterhood Book Club

Sunday, March 17 at 10:00 AM

In-Person Only

Discussion of "Gateway to the Moon," by Mary Morris

Light Breakfast Served

RSVP to Ilene Laufer at

Men's Progress Club

Bowling Night at Bowlero

Saturday, March 16 at 8:00 PM

Join the MPC for bowling night.

Cost is $25. Includes bowling, shoes, soft drinks, and snacks. RSVP by March 10 to Steven Margulies at

Upcoming Programs

(Click on Image for Flyers)

Do you love Purim? Are you creative? Do you like volunteering?

We are looking for people like you for

the Mishloach Manot Purim Bag Exchange Committee

We are in the planning stages and need help to purchase products, get volunteers for packing and deliver of the bags close to Purim. 

Contact Donna Pasternak at

or call in the evenings at 201-791-0704  

Bingo at 40-25 Fair Lawn Avenue, Every Monday, from 12:00 Noon to 2:15 PM. 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

Saturday, February 24 at 8:00 PM - Getting to Know You Social, organized by the CBS/FLJC Programs and Events Committee. Enjoy live music by Plaza North and delicious desserts. BYOB Kosher wine. Member price $10 per person by Feb. 19, $15 after the 19th. Click Here to Register.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 8:00 PM - The Siddur and Shabbat Morning Service: Session 5 "Musaf." (In-person and via Zoom) The final of five classes taught by Rabbi Salston to explore the poetry, structure, and choreography of the Shabbat morning service.

Thursday, February 29 at 8:00 PM - Movie Discussion about "Judgment at Nuremberg," moderated by Charles Cohen. Watch the film in advance and join in-person or via Zoom to talk about this epic courtroom drama from 1961. (Click here to watch film on YouTube.)

Sunday, March 31 - All Day Bus Trip to US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Cost $18 per person, thanks to support from Max Findling Fund. Click here to register. (This program is organized by the Programs & Events Committee)

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, March 7, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Sisterhood - March 14, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Board Meeting - Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Monday, March 11, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Administration Notes

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

to share with us? Sponsor an issue of the Insider for $36.

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. 


Click Here for Secure Community Network’s flyer on “Swatting Incidents: What to Know.”

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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