Congregation B'nai Sholom

Fair Lawn Jewish Center

The Insider: A Weekly Bulletin

May 10, 2024


Friday, May 10 (2 Iyar)

Kabbalat Shabbat Service at 6:00pm

Candle Lighting at 7:44pm

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Saturday, May 11 (3 Iyar)

Egalitarian Service - Shaharit at 9:00am

In the sanctuary and on Live Stream

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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 8:51pm 

Sunday, May 12 (4 Iyar)

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

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 Evening Minyan at 7:30pm

Minyan will be held at the Kaplan-Melnick home, 15-27 Landzettel Way, and on Zoom in memory of Gloria Kaplan.

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 through 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, May 10 - Saturday, May 18 (2-10 Iyar)

Email with Yahrzeit announcements for the upcoming Shabbat 

Upcoming Classes

Nosh and Knowledge Class with Rabbi Roth

Cancelled for Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Next Class will be on Tuesday, May 28

Coffee & Commentary with Rabbi Salston

Wednesday, May 15 at 11:00 AM

In-Person in the Sanctuary

Talk by Rabbi Bockman

50 Shades of Lag B'Omer

Thursday, May 23 at 8:00 PM

On Zoom Only

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Around Our Community

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For the Week of Friday, May 10 - Thursday, May 16 (2-8 Iyar)

Happy Birthday:

Natalie Haar, Joseph Hymovitz, Miles Lazerwitz, Stacey Rosen,

Helen Rubenstein, Barbara Spector, Barbara Walther

Happy Anniversary:

Judith and Virgilio Alvaro

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

Youth Activities and Programs

Friday, May 31 - Application Deadline for Howard and Joshua Herman Memorial Fund Scholarships. Open only to CBS/FLJC graduating high school seniors. CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

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.

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.

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, May 12 at 5:45 PM - Yom Hazikaron Program for Fallen Soldiers and Terrorist Victims. CBS/FLJC's Israeli-Action Committee is marking Yom Hazikaron with a community ceremony that will feature songs, stories, and readings that commemorate the lives of those we’ve lost. Tickets are free, but advance registration is required. Click Here to Register.

Sunday, May 19 at 8:30 AM - Chai Riders First Ride of the Season. $35/bike, $20/passenger. Meet at 40-25 Fair Lawn Avenue for registration, bagels & lox from 8:30-10:00. Kickstands up at 10:15. Five stops and BBQ lunch. Contact Dr. Charlie Knapp at for more info or questions.

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 8:00 PM - Adult Education Discussion about "Awakening of Motti Wokebruch." Held in-person and on Zoom. Watch on Netflix before joining. Moderated by Charles Cohen

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

Sunday, June 9 from 10:00-12:00 - Social Action Committee Community River Clean Up Day. Meet at Memorial Park Boat Ramp in Fair Lawn. Garbage bags and gloves will be provided, but wear appropriate clothes. RSVP to Miriam Levin at

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, May 13, 2024 at 8:00 PM

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

MPC - Thursday, June 6 at 8:00 PM

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

Administration Notes

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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.


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