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Welcome to the Glen Rock Jewish Center

UPCOMING SERVICES 
 
Erev Shabbat services
Friday, September 24
8:00 pm
 
Shabbat Morning services
Saturday, September 25
9:00 am
 
Check your email for Zoom links and passwords to 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 PROGRAMS

Click HERE for a flyer of all currently scheduled events for 2021-'22 .
 
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Sukkot Family Shabbat
Friday, September 24
5:30pm
Held monthly on Friday evenings for children ages 0-8. We begin with two family-friendly children’s services for children of different ages at 5:30pm, followed by dinner and a kid-friendly craft.  Family Shabbat programming is currently being held outdoors.  Register HERE.  Family with one adult $25; family with two adults $36.
Upcoming Family Shabbat dates: 10/15, 11/12, 1/14/22, 2/11, 3/4, 4/29 and 5/20
 
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Men's Club Steak and Scotch in the Sukkah
Sunday, September 26
5:00pm
This event is FREE for paid 2021-'22 Men's Club members.
RSVP for Steak and Scotch HERE.  Join Men's Club HERE.
 
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Teen ROCK Pizza in the Hut
Sunday, September 26
6:30pm
A Teen R.O.C.K. event for Jewish teens. Join us as we have pizza in Rabbi Schlosberg's sukkah and make dinner for the teen group of Oasis: A Haven for Women & Children in Paterson.  RSVP to rabbistefanie@grjc.org.
 
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Book and Author Event, sponsored by GRJC Men's Club
Chasing the Ghost: Nobelist Fred Reines and the Neutrino by Leonard Cole
Sunday, October 3
9:15am 
Register HERE to receive Zoom link.  Long-time GRJC member Leonard Cole leads a virtual discussion, followed by Q&A.  The book, a mixture of memoir and biography, tells a deeply human story.
 
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Tot Shabbat
Saturday, October 9
10:45am
Held monthly on Saturdays for children newborn to age 5. Join Rabbi Schlosberg and friends for this interactive gathering. RSVP requested to office@grjc.org.
Upcoming dates: 11/6, 1/22/22, 2/26, 3/26, 4/23 and 5/28
 
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Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 10
12:30pm
In honor of parashat Noach, when Noah builds an ark and puts animals on it, Rabbi Schlosberg will offer a special "Blessing of the Pets." Please bring your furry friends and amphibians! 
 
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Torah on Tap
Monday, October 18
7:30pm
Please join GRJC’s Rabbinic Intern Stefanie Gedan, along with other community members,  for Torah study in a relaxed atmosphere.  Topics and locations to be determined.
Upcoming dates: 11/15 and 12/13
 
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Sisterhood Book Group - Modern Girls by Jennifer Brown
Tuesday, October 26
7:30pm
Location TBD
Critics call it “a dazzling debut novel set in New York City’s Jewish Immigrant community in 1935…” and “a mother-daughter tale unlike any other."  "As mother and daughter wrestle with unthinkable choices, they are forced to confront their beliefs, the changing world, and the fact that their lives will never again be the same… ” This is a compelling read, addressing the many issues women face as traditional gender roles and personal choices shift and change in a modern world.  Contact randiasher@hotmail.com for more information.
 
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Sisterhood Yoga with Rachel Dewan
Sunday, October 31
9:15am
Details to follow
 
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The Nazi Spy from Bergen County (Virtual)
Tuesday, November 9
7:30pm
Join us for this Kristallnacht Commemoration with speaker James Calaski.   While researching his masters thesis topic, the German American Bund, Calaski came across documents regarding a resident of Glen Rock named Carl Schiphirst.  Schiphorst resided in Glen Rock during the 1940s and was a leader of the Bergen County Unit of the Bund, as well as the target of a 145-page FBI investigation suspecting Schiphorst of being a Nazi agent.  For more than five years, D/Sgt. Calaski has been researching Schiphorst, his investigation, internment and ultimate repatriation to Germany, a story which illustrates the plight of thousands of German families during WWII.  Contact office@grjc.org for Zoom link.
 
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You may join our Men's Club or Sisterhood at any time.
 
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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.

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!
 
 
Sat, September 25 2021 19 Tishrei 5782