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WELCOME TO THE GLEN ROCK JEWISH CENTER!

 

Shalom! The GRJC is a welcoming, vibrant and diverse congregation, with a strong commitment to purposeful Jewish living. 

Our egalitarian Conservative congregational family strives to make the beauty and spirit of our Jewish tradition come alive for all of our members. As a congregation, we embrace each individual and each family. And, as a community, we are on an exciting journey of Jewish growth, exploration, and discovery.

We welcome all Jewish people and families, including spouses of other faiths, regardless of gender and orientation, as the prophet Isaiah taught, 'this house is a house of prayer for all people.'

Our synagogue blends the teachings of our Jewish heritage with the best lessons of modern culture. We are proud of our enlightening services, our commitment to social action, and our emphasis on Jewish education for people of all ages. Our Adult EducationEarly Childhood Programs, and Hebrew School are flourishing.

The great Rabbi Hillel taught: "Become a part of your community" (Pirke Avot 2:5). It is our hope that you will become part of our community, and that we may all grow together.

Become a part of your community

What's Happening at the GRJC

* For a complete list of events please see the GRJC Calendar

Shabbat Services
Fridays, 8:00 pm; Saturdays, 9:00 am
Services are conducted year-round and during all holy days and festivals.

Movin' On Widows and Widowers Luncheon and Meeting
Thursday, February 21
12:30pm
For more information contact Binny Resnick at arbgr@aol.com.  Upcoming dates : 3/21, 4/11, 5/16, 6/20, 7/18, 8/15

Family Shabbat
Friday, February 22
5:30pm

Please join us for a family-friendly service, Shabbat dinner, dessert, Shabbat crafts and fun.    Register HERE.  Upcoming dates : 3/15, 4/5, 5/17, 6/14

Drumming Circle
Sunday, February 24
1:30pm
Explore basic and intermediate rhythms of Africa as we make our djembe drums come alive! For the beginner and intermediate drummer. You do not need to know how to play to participate, and you are encouraged to bring your own musical instruments. All ages are welcome. Please contact Alfred at 917-378-5403 or alfredel@aol.com. Please contact Alfred at alfredel@aol.com

Hummus! : The Movie
A unique documentary on the power of a simple Mediterranean dish, hummus!

Sunday, March 3
11:15am
Join us for a matinee and a nosh.  This event is free for all current Sisterhood and Men's Club members and their spouses.  Friends and family may attend for $18pp.  GRJC members who are not Sisterhood or Men's Club members may attend for $18pp. Children/grandchildren of Sisterhood/Men’s Club members ages 10-18 are welcome to attend for $5 (accompanied by their parents). Register HERE.  To volunteer, email sisterhood@grjc.org.

Torah on Tap
Thursday, March 14
7:30pm
Join Rabbi Schlosberg and other community members over drinks and appetizers for an engaging conversation about the Torah portion of the week.  Location TBD

Tot Shabbat
Saturday, March 23
10:45am
Dance with the stuffed Torah!  Shake to the tune of "Haleluyah".  Our Shabbat morning gathering for nursery school-aged children is held monthly on Saturdays.  Join Rabbi Schlosberg and friends for interactive fun, followed by lunch. There is no charge for this program, but we ask that you RSVP to office@grjc.org by the Wednesday before to ensure we have enough food prepared. 
Upcoming dates : 5/4, 6/8

Tefillin Workshop with Torah-Writing Scribe
Sunday, March 24
9:
00am
Join Rabbi Schlosberg, 6th and 7th grade students and parents, and other community members as we welcome Linda Coppleson, a soferet (ritual scribe) who is in the process of writing a Torah.  Ms. Coppleson also writes the scrolls that are placed inside a mezuzah and inside tefillin.  She will guide us in a demonstration of the various instruments used to make these sacred documents.  The workshop will include a light breakfast and members will be on-hand to teach how to wear tefillin.  Appropriate for 6th and 7th graders.  Open to the community.  Register HERE.

Judaism 101 Classes : Perfect for Beginners or Those Looking to Convert to Judaism
Rabbi Schlosberg will lead a Judaism 101 class twice a month for anyone interested in learning about the basics of Judaism.  This class will cover Jewish rituals, holidays, books, customs, etc.  Anyone is welcome to attend.  Those who are interested in converting to Judaism can take this class and it will culminate in a personalized conversion for you with Rabbi Schlosberg.  Email rabbi@grjc.org if you are interested.  Upcoming dates : March 11, 25, April 1, 29, May 13, 20, June 3, 17.

Toddler Time
Wednesdays and Thursdays
9:15-10:30am
Winter sessions : Wednesdays, January 2 through March 13
Thursdays, January 3 through March 7

Our Toddler Time program is for children 12 through 24 months of age and a parent or caregiver. Classes consist of a mix of arts and crafts, music, songs, stories, finger plays, and indoor and outdoor play. Time is also set aside each week for discussions on topics of special interest to the parents are caregivers of toddlers. You and your child should dress comfortably and bring a smock and drink. We will provide snack.  Contact grjcnursery@gmail.com

Infant / Toddler Playgroup
Fridays
9:15-10:30am
This program for children newborn through (roughly) 18 months of age (and a mom, dad or caregiver) is free of charge and open to the community.  Upcoming dates : 2/7, 1/11, 2/8, 3/8 and 4/12.  Contact grjcnursery@gmail.com

Saturday Morning Torah Study with Rabbi Schlosberg
Be part of a lively Torah study discussion with other community members on Shabbat morning. These sessions start around 10:30 am on weeks where there is no bar/bat mitzvah. Come for services or just the discussion and stay for a light lunch.

Birthday/Anniversary Shabbat
We invite everyone to join us the first Friday of each month at Shabbat services at 8:00pm for a special blessing and treat from Rabbi Schlosberg.  Upcoming dates : 2/1, 3/1, 4/5, 5/3, 6/7, 7/5 and 8/2

GRJC Hebrew School - registration is ongoing
Contact Rachel Blumenstyk at principal@grjc.org or (201) 652-6624.

GRJC Nursery School - registration is ongoing
Contact Early Childhood Director Hilarie Kay at grjcnursery@gmail.com

Wed, February 20 2019 15 Adar I 5779