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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.

Judaism 101 : Introduction to Judaism
April 29, May 13, 20, June 3, 17
7:30-9:00pm (more Monday dates to follow)
Registration for this class is currently CLOSED, but please contact office@grjc.org if you are interested..  Join Rabbi Schlosberg for a twice-monthly introduction to Judaism class, which follows the impressive curriculum of the Miller Introduction to Judaism Program at American Jewish University. The class is perfect for non-Jewish partners raising Jewish children, those who want to convert to Judaism, those who want a Judaism refresher course and anyone interested in learning more. There is a subsidized fee of $36, which includes a copy of the textbook. Email rabbi@grjc.org

Passover Shabbat Dinner
Friday, April 26
6:00pm
Please join us!  You are free to bring your own kosher for Passover wine, and we will provide the wine for kiddush.  There will be open seating, and dinner will be served buffet style.  Dinner is chicken soup w/ matzoh balls, roasted chicken, vegetable, salad, roasted potatoes, fruit & cookies for dessert.  Vegetarian option is available.  Register HERE no later than Tuesday, April 23, at 12 noon.
Friday evening services will follow at 7:30pm.

Sale of Hametz
It is considered a mitzvah to not possess or own any hametz (leavened products) during the duration of the holiday of Passover. Of course, the rabbis of long ago were concerned about the financial set-back that one would incur by disposing of expensive hametz (like whiskey) so they created a loophole whereby your hametz is temporary “sold” to someone who is not Jewish during Pesach without even leaving your house! Therefore, when one sells his/her hametz it is no longer in his/her “possession.”

One need not physically transfer their hametz to another person. Rather, one just places it in a designated area of their home or office for the duration of the holiday and avoids looking at it or using it until it is sold back to them after the holiday is completed. It is an important mitzvah that requires only your signature (or electronic signature, like below). Typically, one gives to tzedakah through the rabbi or donates to other causes, especially those that support people who are hungry or in need before Pesach. Click HERE to designate Rabbi Schlosberg to sell your hametz on your behalf.

Drumming Circle
Sunday, April 28
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 alfredel@aol.com

Tot Shabbat
Saturday, May 4
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 : 6/8

Sisterhood Beading Party
Tuesday, May 7
7:30pm
Join us for wine and crafts as we make beautiful beaded women’s head coverings. Perfect for all the B’nei Mitzvah Moms. Perfect to make for yourself or a girl you love! Not crafty? No problem! Our talented teachers Karen Asher and Liz Kane will help.  Open to all women of the GRJC community with advance registration, $10 Sisterhood members, $20 non-sisterhood.  Seating is limited!  Register HERE

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

Family Shabbat
Friday, May 17
5:30pm

Please join us for a family-friendly service, Shabbat dinner, dessert, Shabbat crafts and fun.  Registration is upcoming.  Future dates : 6/14.

Toddler Time
Wednesdays and Thursdays
9:15-10:30am
Spring sessions : Wednesdays, April 3 through June 12
Thursdays, April 4 through June 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 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 : 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

Fri, April 19 2019 14 Nisan 5779