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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 Education, Early 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.

Movin' On Widows and Widowers Luncheon and Meeting
Thursday, October 17
1:00pm
For more information contact Binny Resnick at arbgr@aol.com.  Upcoming dates : 11/21, 12/19, 1/16, 2/20, 3/19, 4/23, 5/21, 6/18, 7/16, 8/20

Sisters in the Sukkah: Sushi, Salads, Dessert and Wine
Thursday, October 17
7:30pm
This event is free for all paid/registered 2019-'20 Sisterhood members.  Join Sisterhood by clicking HERE or you can pay/register for Sisterhood at the event by cash or check.  RSVP for the event HERE.  Please bring a non-perishable food donation to support Project Isaiah.  Interested in volunteering?  Email sisterhood@grjc.org.

Family Shabbat in the Sukkah
Friday, October 18
5:30pm

Please join us for a family-friendly service, Shabbat dinner, dessert, Shabbat crafts and fun.  Register HERE.

Men's Club Steak and Scotch in the Sukkah
Sunday, October 20
4:00pm
This event is free for all paid/registered 2019-'20 Men's Club members.  Join Men's Club by clicking HERE or you can pay/register for Men's Club at the event by cash or check.  RSVP for the event  HERE.  Interested in volunteering?  Email rweiss@mclaughlinstern.com.

Dinner and Dancing with the Torahs and Celebration of Simchat Torah Honorees
Monday, October 21
6:00pm
Morning Service, Hakafot and Breakfast Celebrating Honorees
Tuesday, October 22
7:30am
Both of these events are free and open to the community, but we ask that you please RSVP.  Donations to cover costs are welcome and appreciated.  Please register for both programs HERE.

Judaism 101 : Introduction to Judaism
Oct. 28; Nov. 11, 25; Dec. 9,16
7:30-9:00pm
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

Annual Blood Drive
Sunday, November 3
9:00am-2:00pm

Please register for a time to donate HERE.

Sisterhood Book Group
Tuesday, November 12
7:30pm
Join us this month when we will discuss The Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love by Dani Shapiro.  Lila Rosenweig will lead our discussion, and the location will be 570 Knollwood Rd., Ridgewood.
  For more information contact Randi Asher at sisterhood@grjc.org.

Annual Fundraising Gala
Saturday, November 16

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the GRJC Nursery School and honoring Michael Krebs, Founder, Maxine and Jon Schein, Initial Benefactors, and Hilarie Kay, Director of Early Childhood Education.  Purchase tickets and/or an ad in the commemorative journal HERE.

Join Sisterhood or Men's Club
Registration is now open for the 2019-'20 year.  Be part of their many social and community-oriented events by clicking HERE.  Sisterhood hosts Sisters in the Sukkah, book groups, Handbag Bingo, Ladies Winter/Spring Social, and Men's Club holds Steak and Scotch in the Sukkah, Sunday breakfasts, Purim Carnival and a Coffee House.  Contact Randi Asher or Rob Weiss for more information.

Teen ROCK (Ruach, Outreach, Community, Knowledge)
The GRJC is excited to announce a new opportunity for 8th-12th graders.  The program is divided into the following two age groups: 8th and 9th graders will meet once a month to host educational, social and community service activities. These teen-focused, interactive programs will cover relevant topics like current events, pop culture, Jewish/Israeli culture, and issues facing teens today.  10th-12th graders will focus on teen-organized volunteer and community service opportunities within the Jewish community.  This program is open to both GRJC members and non-members alike.  Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks!  For more information, contact Shoshana Remer at teenadvisor@grjc.org.

Tot Shabbat
Saturdays at 10:45am
Upcoming dates: 11/2, 12/7, 1/4, 2/1, 2/29, 4/4, 5/2 and Friday 5/29 (Tot Shavuot)
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.

Family Shabbat
Fridays at 5:30pm
Please join us for a family-friendly service, Shabbat dinner, dessert, Shabbat crafts and fun.  Registration is upcoming for future dates : 11/15, 12/13, 1/17, 3/13, 4/17, 5/8, 6/12

Toddler Time
Fall session :
Thursdays, September 19-December 19
9:15-10:30am
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

Finger Play and Fun
Wednesdays
10:30-11:15am
Finger Play and Fun is an interactive class for babies ages 6-12 months and their parents or caregivers.  During each 45 minute session, Eve Bolla, an experiences teacher with an MA in Early Childhood and Special Education, will lead the class through a variety of finger plays, songs and games using rhythm and rhyme that you and your little one can play at anytime, anywhere. Contact grjcnursery@gmail.com or (201) 652-6624.

Drumming Circle
Sundays at 2:00pm
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.  Upcoming dates: 10/20, 11/17, 12/15, 1/19, 2/16, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17, 6/21

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 10:45am on weeks where there is no bar/bat mitzvah. Come for services or just the discussion and stay for a light lunch.  Upcoming dates: 11/16, 12/21

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 : 11/1, 12/6, 1/3, 2/7, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 6/5

GRJC Hebrew School - registration for 2019-'20 is open!
Contact office@grjc.org or (201) 652-6624.

GRJC Nursery School - registration for 2019-'20 is open!
Contact Director of Early Childhood Education Hilarie Kay at grjcnursery@gmail.com

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