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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

UPCOMING SERVICES 
 
Erev Shabbat services (Virtual)
Friday, February 26
8:00 pm
 
Shabbat Morning services (Virtual)
Saturday, February 27
9:00 am
 
Havdalah service (Virtual)
Saturday, February 27
6:45 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.
Sunday, March 21: Family Trees and Origins, 6:00pm
April 11: Words to Action
Sunday, April 18: Trip to local community garden, 1:30pm
Sunday, May 2: Hike, 1:30pm
Wednesday, May 12: Writing our own Living Torah, 6:30pm
 
For all Teen ROCK events, contact rabbishani@grjc.org for more 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.  Thank you.
 
Join the GRJC on Friday, March 5 at 8:00 pm for our own Refugee Shabbat. Our guest speaker will be  Merrill Zack, Vice President for HIAS’ community engagement work.  She and her team educate, organize and mobilize the American Jewish community to act in support of refugees and asylum seekers. For more than two decades, Merrill has worked at the intersection of Jewish values and action for a more just world. She holds a BA in religion and anthropology from Kenyon College and an MPA in nonprofit management and public policy from New York University.
 
Additional Programs Hosted by HIAS
Havdalah Service
Saturday evening, March 6
8:00 pm - Come together with hundreds of fellow refugee advocates and activists across the globe to send out Shabbat with a joyful havdalah service.  Advance registration required.  Click HERE for more information and to register.

Zooming In: Perspectives on the Global Jewish Movement for Refugees
Sunday, March 7
1:30 pm - Join us for an afternoon conversation with HIAS experts about how global Jewish organizations are working in collaboration with Jewish communities in Europe, Canada, Latin America and the U.S. in support of and in solidarity with displaced people, and explore how the emergent global Jewish movement for refugees is evolving.  Advance registration is required. Click HERE for more information and to register.  
 
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Torah on Tap
Thursday, March 11
7:30pm
Contact Rabbi Shani Abramowitz at rabbishani@grjc.org for Zoom login information.
 
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Family Shabbat
Friday, March 12
5:30pm
For families with children Nursery School through 2nd grade.  We will offer Shabbat dinner pick-up.  Participants will meet at home for dinner and a virtual craft.  Registration forthcoming.
Upcoming dates: April 16
 
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Sisterhood Yoga Series
Sunday, March 14
9:30-10:30am
Open to the community.  Join GRJC Sisterhood as yoga instructor Rachel Zucker Dewan guides us in gentle yoga and spiritual connection for all levels and ages of women. $20 for the class. Will include basic yoga poses, meditation and breathing.  You will need a yoga mat (or chair), block and strap.  Register HERE.
 
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Comedy Night 2021
Saturday, March 20
9:00pm
Join us for virtual comedy, with headliner Tom Cotter and opening act Johnny Lampert.  Details and registration to follow...  Sponsored by the GRJC Men's Club.
 
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Tot Shabbat
Saturday, March 20
11:00am
For families with children ages 0-6.
 
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Pre-Passover Siyum - Fast of the Firstborn
Thursday, March 25
7:30am
Will be held in conjunction with Temple Israel and JCC of Ridgewood.  Services will be held in the Temple Israel parking lot and will also be streamed over Zoom.   Contact the GRJC office for Zoom information.
 
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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.
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