Congregation B'nai Sholom

Fair Lawn Jewish Center

The Insider: A Weekly Bulletin

March 29, 2024


Friday, March 29 (19 Adar II)

Kabbalat Shabbat Service at 6:00pm

Candle Lighting at 7:00pm

Click to Join Live Stream

Saturday, March 30 (20 Adar II)

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)

(No Havdalah Service)

Shabbat Ends at 8:02pm 

Sunday, March 31 (21 Adar II)

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, March 29 - Saturday, April 6 (19-27 Adar II)

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

Tuesday, April 2, 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, April 3, 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 March News & Views

For the Week of Friday, March 29 - Thursday, April 4, (19-25 Adar II)

Happy Birthday:

Larry Bach, Stacey Benjamin, Steven Cortez, Gladys Jacobs, Beth Karetnick, Dorothy Kroll, Lois Meisel, Lyle Novick, Andrew Regen, Ritchard Rosen, Barry Sauer, Lenore ilver, Nancy Sperling, Arthur Wartenberg, Sol Weinberg, Daniel Weiss

Happy Special Birthday to Sol Weinberg who turns age 101 on April 1, 2024!

Happy Anniversary:

Estelle and Roger Haberman

Mazel Tov to Rabbi Zeilicovich and Graciela on the birth of their new grandchild

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

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

Sunday Special for Children Ages 3-5

Getting in the Pesach Mood

Sunday, April 14 from 9:30-10:45 AM

Crafts, Music, Games, and Pesach Snacks!

REVISED Location: CBS/FLJC, 10-10 Norma Ave.

RSVP to Marcia Kagedan at

USY Movie/Board Game Night for 8th - 12th Graders

Sunday, April 14 from 5:30-7:30 PM

Location: CBS/FLJC, 10-10 Norma Avenue, Fair Lawn

Includes light dinner and snacks

$10 per person

RSVP to Marcia Kagedan at

Kadima Pesaach Program for 3rd - 7th Graders

Sunday, April 14 from 12:00-1:30

Location: CBS/FLJC, 10-10 Norma Ave., Fair Lawn

Make and Taste Four Types of Charoset

Pesach Games

$10 per person, includes light lunch and chametz snack

RSVP to Marcia Kagedan at


Sisterhood's Pre-Passover Wine Sale

Order Now Until April 5

Click Here for Order Form

Send your completed form to Cheryl Nowack with your check made out to "CBS/FLJC Sisterhood" or drop them off at the Synagogue office

Questions: Call Cheryl Nowack at 201-791-3661

Sisterhood's Chocolate Seder

Monday, April 18 at 7:00 PM

Location: CBS/FLJC, 10-10 Norma Avenue

RSVP Required by April 4th to ROZ@RJSINC.NET

Cost: $5/Sisterhood Member, $10/Non-Member

Open Only to Women of CBS/FLJC Sisterhood

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 at to schedule your honor.

JBI Library is offering Haggadot

in large print, braille, and audio formats

at no cost for anyone who is visually impaired, blind, or print disabled. Order by April 11, 2024 at 1-800-999-6476 or email See website at

Social Action Committee

Mega Food Drive

March 1 - March 31

Drop off donations in the collection bin in the

Synagogue vestibule on Norma Avenue.

Gift cards and checks also appreciated.

Hackensack Shelter Dinner

Sunday, April 7th 

We are looking for volunteers to help with the Hackensack Shelter Dinner. There has been a dramatic increase in need. Click on flyer for sign-up link and additional information. If you have any questions, contact Mark Meisel at  

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

NEW DATE: Thursday, April 4 at 8:00 PM - Movie Discussion about "Denial," Moderated by Charles Cohen. Movie based on Deborah Lipstadt's book "History on Trial," which dramatizes her six-year battle with Holocaust denier David Irving. Watch on HBO Max in advance. Discussion in-person and via Zoom. 

Sunday, April 7 at 10:30 AM - Rabbi Bockman will Present "Minhag Avoteinu: How important is it to follow the traditions I have received? (Passover edition)." What does "Kosher le-Pesach" really mean, especially when it comes to kitniyot, rice, and the like? In-Person and on Zoom.

Sunday, April 14 at 7:00 PM - Israel Benefit Concert with Neshama Carlebach, the award-winning singer, songwriter and educator who has performed and taught in cities around the world. Held at Temple Beth Rishon in Wyckoff. Tickets by 4/11 are $18 or $25 at the door.

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, April 4, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Social Action - Monday, April 8, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Sisterhood - Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Board Meeting - Wednesday, April 17, 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. 


Click Here for FBI "Run, Hide, Fight" school video. 

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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