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Welcome to the Glen Rock Jewish Center!                          Choose Your Dues for 2020-'21.  See below..

Please click HERE to view a video with important information about
GRJC membership for 2020-'21.  Project Lev Nadiv ("Generous Heart") will make it easier than ever for you to become a synagogue member:

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."

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.

What's Happening

SHABBAT SERVICES

Shabbat Shuvah (Shabbat of "Return")
Friday, September 25
Friday Evening Service (Virtual and In-Person)
8:00pm
Please see your emails for Zoom login and outdoor attendance.
 
Saturday, September 26
Shabbat Morning Service (Virtual and In-Person)
9:00am
Please see your emails for Zoom login and outdoor attendance.
 
Saturday, September 26
Havdalah Service (Virtual Only)
7:40pm
 
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 for this information.
To learn how you can set up your computer in a way that is Shabbat-friendly, please refer to this video by Rabbi Sam Blustin, in which he walks you through the steps described in Appendix III on page 33 of this paper written by the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards regarding use of electronics on Shabbat.
                        
For Zoom directions, click HERE.  If you do not have access to a computer you may dial into the services by your location  +1 929 205 6099 US (New York).

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 YOM KIPPUR 
 
Sunday, September 27
Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre

Holiday and Yizkor Candle Lighting and Fast Begin by 6:36pm
6:15pm: Mincha (Afternoon Service)
6:25pm: Kol Nidre
 
Monday, September 28
Yom Kippur Day/Yizkor
Concluding Services of Yom Kippur
6:00pm: Mincha (Afternoon Service)
6:30pm (approximately): Ne'ilah (Closing Service of Yom Kippur)
7:23pm: Havdalah Service (eating encouraged!)
7:23pm: Yom Kippur/Fast Ends
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SUKKOT 
 
Fri. 10/2 - Erev Shabbat services & Erev Sukkot - 8 pm
Sat. 10/3 - Shabbat Morning & First Day of Sukkot - 9 am
Sun. 10/4 - Second Day of Sukkot Services - 9 am
Fri. 10/9 - Hoshanah Rabbah Services - 8 am
Fri. 10/9 - Erev Shabbat & Erev Shemini Atzeret services with Yizkor - 8 pm
Sat. 10/10 - Shabbat Morning & Shemini Atzeret services with Yizkor - 9 am
 
Sisterhood Sukkot Event: Bake Mandelbrot with Us
Tuesday, October 6
7:30pm
Stay tuned for more details and registration information.
 
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OTHER COMMUNITY-WIDE EVENTS
 
Community Book Club on Racism
The towns of Glen Rock, Ridgewood and Fair Lawn have partnered to create "Community Reads," a book-club-style group which will read and discuss So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Olua. If you are interested in spearheading a group reading of this book, which may include subsequent discussions with other GRJC community members and/or groups from other communities, please email Rabbi Schlosberg at rabbi.schlosberg@gmail.com
 
Additional Opportunities in the Community:
Moment’s Guide to the Global Pandemic
In this time of uncertainty, Moment magazine (an independent, unaffiliated Jewish publication which covers Jewish politics, religion and culture) provides fact checked news, resources and analysis—plus some lighter fare—to help us make it through the crisis together. Click HERE for the latest.
 
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
 
The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center offers one-session online classes twice daily, from 10:30 to 11:45 am and from 6:30 to 7:45 pm, via Zoom as well as streaming on the Temple’s livestream page. Click HERE for upcoming program information. Listen to past seminars HERE.
 
Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE
Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Click HERE.
 
Snack & Read Live
SimonKids (Simon and Schuster Publishers) is now doing Snack & Read Live each Tuesday and Thursday on their Facebook page at 2:00 pm. The books selected are for a variety of age groups.
 
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.
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