Congregation B'nai Sholom

Fair Lawn Jewish Center

The Insider: A Weekly Bulletin

June 7, 2024

Thank you to Linda and Jeff Ayes for sponsoring this week's Insider in honor of the birth of their grandson Joseph Seth on May 24.

Proud parents are Robert and Charlotte Ayes.



Friday, June 7 (1 Sivan)

Kabbalat Shabbat Service at 6:00pm

Candle Lighting at 8:08pm

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Saturday, June 8 (2 Sivan)

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 9:18pm 

Sunday, June 9 (3 Sivan)

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

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Evening Minyan at 7:30pm

NOTE: In-Person at 40-25 Fair Lawn Avenue for this week 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.

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Evening Service - Monday-Thursday at 7:30pm

(On Zoom Only)

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

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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.   

Click Here for Yahrzeit List

Friday, June 7 - Saturday, June 15 (1-9 Sivan)

Email with Yahrzeit announcements for the upcoming Shabbat 

Upcoming Classes

Nosh and Knowledge Class with Rabbi Roth

No Class this Week

Next class will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2024

Around Our Community

Click Here for June News & Views

Condolences to Arline Herman on the passing of her brother-in-law

Paul R. Herman

For the Week of Friday, June 7 - Thursday, June 13 (1-7 Sivan)

Happy Birthday:

Michael Baer, Arnold Cabasso, Susan Cohen, Neil Garfinkle, Howard Halpern, David Libeskind, Joseph Meer, Dora Mester, Bonnie Platter, Jaime Ressler, Jerry Weiner, Howard Weizman


Happy Anniversary:

Anne and Bill Benlisa; Merryl and Gary Ehrich; Judi and Len Margolis;

Susan and Steven Meininger

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

Social Action

Sunday, June 9 from 10:00-12:00 - Community River Clean Up. Meet at Memorial Park Boat Ramp in Fair Lawn. Wear old, comfortable clothes and shoes. Garbage bags and gloves will be provided. RSVP to

Senior Initiative

Every Tuesday and Thursday join the Active Seniors programs run by the JCCNNJ at Temple Avodat Shalom. Questions, contact Arline Herman at (201) 484-9432 or Click Here.

Upcoming Programs

(Click on Image for Flyers)

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

Sunday, June 9 from 11:00-3:00 - Fair Lawn Pride 2024. CBS/FLJC will have a booth at the town Pride event on June 9. If you are able to sit at the table for an hour, please reach out to Steven Montag.

June 9 at 5:00 PM - Ad Journal Dinner Dance Honoring Mitch and Sue Friedman. It is finally here!! Join in this CBS/FLJC celebration at 40-25 Fair Lawn Avenue!

Tuesday, June 11 - Tikkun Leil Shavuot, Including Dinner (6:00), Mincha (6:45), Concert for Hostages (7:00), Ma'ariv (8:20), and Study (8:30). Join us for special program on first night of Shavuot.

CLICK HERE To Register for Dinner. Dinner Registration Deadline: Saturday, June 8 at 10PM

Saturday, June 15 - Graduation Shabbat. Join us as we honor students graduating from high school, college, or graduate schools. CLICK HERE to let us know the name of any graduating students in your family. Registration Deadline: Monday, June 10, 2024.

Saturday, June 22 - Shabbat to Honor Rabbi Rachel Salston. Join us for the first of two special Shabbats when we will honor our rabbis. On June 22 help us thank Rabbi Salston for her four years with us. To participate in the service or to make a donation in her honor, contact

Sunday, June 23 at 10:30 AM - Book Program on "Newshawks in Berlin" with Author and Member Randy Herschaft. Join the CBS/FLJC Adult Education Committee for a program about the new book by our member Randy Herschaft about the Associated Press and Nazi Germany.

New Date - Wednesday, June 26 at 8:00 PM - Film Discussion about "Homicide," Moderated by Charles Cohen. Watch this classic David Mamet film and then join for in-person and Zoom discussion about detective Bobby Gold, a Jewish cop who lives and works in the non-Jewish world of guns and crime. Available on Amazon Prime.

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

Social Action - Monday, June 10, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Sisterhood - Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Board Meeting, Wednesday, June 19, 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 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 FBI and Homeland Security’s guide to reporting suspicious behavior and activity. 

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obligations online, please email

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