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UPCOMING SERVICES 
 
Erev Shabbat services
Friday, April 16
8:00 pm
 
Shabbat Morning services
Saturday, April 17
9:00 am
 
Havdalah services
Saturday, April 17
8:35 pm
 
Check your email for Zoom links and passwords to all of these services.  If you do not receive our announcements and would like to attend, please contact office@grjc.org.  To learn how you can set up your computer in a way that is Shabbat-friendly, please refer to this video.
                        
For Zoom directions, click HERE.
 
COMMUNITY-WIDE PROGRAMS 
 
Teen ROCK Events.
Wednesday, April 21: Family Trees and Origins, 6:00-7:30pm - open to ALL ages
Sunday, May 2: Hike, 1:30pm
Wednesday, May 12: Writing our own Living Torah, 6:30pm
 
Date TBD: Trip to local community garden
 
For all Teen ROCK events, contact rabbishani@grjc.org for more information.
 
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Friday, April 16
5:30pm Meet at the GRJC parking lot for a family-friendly service led by Rabbi Schlosberg
You may also order an optional Shabbat dinner-to-go
For families with children Nursery School to 2nd grade
Register to attend and to order your craft(s) and/or dinner HERE
 
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Sunday, April 18
10:00am-2:30pm
@ Glen Rock Jewish Center
Hosted by NJ Blood Services (a subsidiary of NY Blood Center).  Use this link to register. Use Sponsor Code Search and use code 71033.
 
Sunday, April 25
1:30pm
Hear about the personal stories of refugees.  With moderator Rabbi Steven Sirbu.  Brought to you by the United Synagogue of Hoboken.  Co-sponsored by Glen Rock Jewish Center, B'nai Jacob, Congregation Beth Shalom Teaneck, Temple Emeth and Welcome Home.  Register for Zoom link: bit.ly/byceltalk.  Order the book from Little City Books: bit.ly.refugeesbook.
 
Torah on Tap: The Stories and Characters of Lag Ba'Omer
Thursday, April 29
7:30pm
 
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Introduction to Gan: for parents of pre-K students
Tuesday, May 4
7:00pm
Hear about our fun and exciting Sunday program for Kindergarteners.  Contact Dr. Mark Silk at hsdirector@grjc.org to RSVP or for more information.
 
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Tuesday, May 11
7:30pm
Register HERE
Free to GRJC members.  Author and Professor of Literature Lisa Bordetsky-Williams will join us for a discussion of her new book, Forget Russia, which tells the story of three generations of Russian Jews, journeying back and forth from America to Russia, during the course of the twentieth century. From before the 1917 Revolution to Brezhnev's Soviet Union, this is a tale of unlikely heroes and the loss of innocence.  A significant portion of the novel focuses on an American Russian-Jewish family that returns to Leningrad in 1931, in a type of reverse migration, to build the Bolshevik Revolution. Forget Russia is a story of revolution, betrayal, murder, and love.  Moderated by Dr. Frances Shapiro-Skrobe.
 
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Family Promise Walk-In Dinner
Thursday, May 13
5:00pm
Please sign up HERE if you would like to volunteer to either prepare/purchase food or help at the shelter that evening.  Contact Terri caust at tmcaust@aol.com with any questions.  You may also make a monetary donation to Family Promise.
 
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"What do inclusive rituals and language look like for the 21st century?": A Conversation with Three Rabbis
Sunday, May 16
8:00pm
Service followed by panel and discussion, led by Rabbi Schlosberg, along with Rabbi David Fine of Temple Israel and JCC of Ridgewood and Rabbi Leiah Moser.  Please contact office@grjc.org for Zoom information.
 
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Welcoming the Stranger: GRJC's Efforts to Support Refugees
 
The GRJC is proud to be a Welcome Campaign Congregation through HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society). As part of this partnership, we seek to find ways of fulfilling the mitzvah of "welcoming the stranger" by supporting refugees and asylum seekers in pursuit of a dream for a better life. Please take part in one or more of the following efforts.
 
Sign GRJC's Refugee Support Letter
Please click HERE to sign a letter asking our members of Congress to uphold the rights and safety of refugees and asylum seekers. (Select GRJC from the dropdown menu.)  Once all signatures are collected, our congregation will deliver the letter and request a meeting to discuss the importance of welcoming refugees to our community.
 
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Shop the Traditions Virtual Giftshop
Click HERE for any of your gift giving needs!  10% of all purchases will go towards the GRJC Hebrew School. The giftshop offers a wide array of learning tools, puzzles, toys and more!
For a limited time, if you enter COUPON CODE AF255, you will receive $5.00 off your order.
Contact Hilary Cohen Stolzenberg at (215) 500-6620 with any questions.  Or you may contact the gift shop directly (954) 984-5190.
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ADDITIONAL HAPPENINGS IN THE COMMUNITY 
 
Resources from The Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey
Check out this resource guide for Bergen, Hudson and Passaic counties. We encourage you to use it to find a helping hand, guidance and/or support for you, your family or your friends and neighbors. It is organized into four categories:
- Food and Nutrition, including Senior Services
- Economic Relief
- Mental Health Services
- Domestic Violence
 
Glen Rock Is Never Surrendering (GRINS)
The group "Glen Rock is Never Surrendering" (GRINS)  was created to support Bergen County hospitals during the COVID-19 crisis. The primary goal is to deliver meals daily to hospitals, working with local restaurants.  GRINS has been collecting money from people in town and using it to buy the meals, supporting both local eateries and healthcare workers.  Employees at HUMC lost their cafeteria to make room for more beds for COVID-19 patients. If you would like to participate, please check out the group's Facebook page for contacts and information.  THANK YOU!
 
See our special COVID-19 Resource Page for information about how the GRJC is responding to this unprecedented challenge and ways you can help.
Fri, April 16 2021 4 Iyyar 5781