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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.

Toddler Time
Wednesdays and Thursdays
Fall sessions : Wednesdays, October 3 through December 12
Thursdays, October 4 through December 13

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

Infant / Toddler Playgroup
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 for 2018-'19 : 11/16, 12/7, 1/11, 2/8, 3/8 and 4/12.  Contact

Tot Shabbat
Saturdays 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 by the Wednesday before to ensure we have enough food prepared. 
Upcoming dates for 2018-'19 : 11/10, 12/22, 1/5, 2/9, 3/23, 5/4, 6/8

Drumming Circle
Sunday, October 21
In this session, we will explore different techniques and learn to have fun with drums. 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

Torah on Tap
Monday, October 22
@ Glen Rock Inn
Join Rabbi Schlosberg and others for a conversation over drinks and appetizers related to the Torah portion of the week, Vayera.  The topic is "How Our Lives Change When We are Under the Knife : Reflections on the Binding of Isaac"

Breakfast-and-Learn on Comforting the Bereaved During Shiva
Sunday, October 28
Join Rabbi Schlosberg as she discusses Jewish wisdom on comforting the bereaved and how to make a shiva call.  Complimentary breakfast, but please respond to Mady Koransky at so we know how much food to prepare.  This program is organized in part by the GRJC Chesed Committee.

Challah Baking with Shannon Sarna
Thursday, November 1

Join Rabbi Schlosberg and others as we welcome back Shannon Sarna, author of the cookbook "Modern Jewish Baker" and editor of "The Nosher."  Shannon will lead us in a workshop on best practices for challah baking.  Cost is $18 per person, which includes the materials to make and eat your own challah.  Open to GRJC members only.  Space is limited!  Click HERE to register.

Jerusalem Post Editor Lahav Harkov
Sunday, November 4
A primer on Israeli politics and current affairs.  Free to all, and open to the entire community.  RSVP to

Movin' On Widows and Widowers Luncheon and Meeting
Thursday, November 15
For more information contact Binny Resnick at  Upcoming dates for 2018-'19 : 12/20, 1/17, 2/21, 3/21, 4/11, 5/16, 6/20, 7/18, 8/15.

Family Shabbat
Friday, November 16

Please join us for a family-friendly service, Shabbat dinner, dessert, Shabbat crafts and fun.  Registration for this date is coming soon.  Upcoming dates for 2018-'19 are : 1/25, 2/22, 3/15, 4/5, 5/17, 6/14

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 for 2018-'19 : 11/2, 12/7, 1/4, 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 or (201) 652-6624.

GRJC Nursery School - registration is ongoing
Contact Early Childhood Director Hilarie Kay at

Mon, October 22 2018 13 Cheshvan 5779