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What's Happening at the GRJC

 
UPCOMING SERVICES 
 
Erev Shabbat services (Virtual only)
Friday, January 28
6:45pm
 
Shabbat Morning services (Virtual only)
Saturday, January 29
9:00 am
 
All Shabbat services (Friday evenings and Saturday mornings) are being held solely virtually through the end of January, at which time we will announce plans for moving forward.
 
Friday evening services now begin at 6:45pm, ending at approximately 7:30pm.  We are testing out this earlier start time to see how it works for our community.  If all goes well, we will make it a permanent change.  We promise to keep you updated!
 
All those 12 and older who are eligible for the COVID vaccine and are attending in-person, indoor programming or services at the Glen Rock Jewish Center are required to show proof of vaccination upon entry to the building. 
 
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

Toddler Time (Winter session) - NEW!
9:15-10:30am
For children 12-24 months of age with a parent or caregiver.  Featuring songs, fingerplays, arts & crafts, fun & games, indoor & outdoor play.  Plus weekly discussions on topics of interest to the parents and caregivers of this particular age group.  For details or to register contact Hilarie Kay at (201) 652-6624 or grjcnursery@gmail.com.
Class dates: 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 3/3, 3/10, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/28, 5/5.
 
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Torah on Tap: God the Avenger: Understanding God's Fury (Virtual)
Monday, January 24
7:30pm
Please join GRJC’s Rabbinic Intern Stefanie Gedan, along with other community members,  for virtual Torah study.   
Upcoming dates: Thursday 2/24, Monday 3/21, Monday 4/18, Monday 5/16
 
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Holocaust Remembrance Service and Program (Virtual)
Thursday, January 27
7:00pm
 
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Family Shabbat (Virtual)
Friday, February 11
5:00pm
Held monthly on Friday evenings for children ages 0-8. 
Upcoming dates: 3/4, 4/8 and 5/20
 
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Teen ROCK
Sunday, February 13
5:00pm
Details for this program are forthcoming.  RSVP to rabbistefanie@grjc.org.  Upcoming dates: 3/28 and 4/25 (May date TBD).
 
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Tot Shabbat
Saturday, February 26
10:45am
Held monthly on Saturdays for children newborn to age 5.
Upcoming dates: 3/26, 4/23 and 5/28
 
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Sisterhood Book Group
Wednesday, March 2
7:30pm
We will be discussing The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel, inspired by the true story about a talented young French woman who helps hundreds of Jewish children flee the Nazis.  Zoom information TBD.  RSVP to randiasher@hotmail.com
 
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What Parents Should Know About Addictions
Tuesday, March 22
7:30pm
Register HERE.
Please join us as we welcome Gary Rosenbluth, GRJC member and addictions counselor, to talk about the prevalence of addictions in our society, why our children and loved ones engage in addictive behaviors, and how you can help them.  Q&A will follow.
 
This session will be helpful for people who:
- Have children struggling with addictions currently.
- Want to learn more so you can support your child's healthy choices.
- Seek to support others with children going through this.
- Have another family member struggling with an addiction problem or a potential addiction problem. 
 
Co-sponsored by: GRJC Sisterhood & Men's Club.
 
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Anti-Semitism from the Left and the Right: a program with the ADL
Monday, February 28
Time: TBD
Please stay tuned for further information.
 
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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!
 
Mon, January 24 2022 22 Shevat 5782