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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 (Outdoors and Virtual)
Friday, October 23
8:00 pm
 
Shabbat Morning services (Virtual Only)
Saturday, October 24
9:00 am
 
Havdalah Services (Virtual Only)
Saturday, October 24
6:50pm
 
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 for this information.
To learn how you can set up your computer in a way that is Shabbat-friendly, please refer to this video by Rabbi Sam Blustin, in which he walks you through the steps described in Appendix III on page 33 of this paper written by the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards regarding use of electronics on Shabbat.
                        
For Zoom directions, click HERE.  If you do not have access to a computer you may dial into the services by your location  +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
 
COMMUNITY-WIDE PROGRAMS 
 
Blessing of the Pets: In Honor of Parashat Noach (the animals on the ark!)
Sunday, October 25
3:00pm
Meet in the "barking" lot.
 
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“The Genius of Women” with Bestselling Author Janice Kaplan: A Tribute to RBG z”l
Wednesday, October 28 on Zoom
7:00pm
Join the JCC of Northern NJ on Zoom as we celebrate the life and brilliance of the late Ruth Bader Ginsberg z”l with New York Times bestselling author Janice Kaplan. Ms. Kaplan, the New York Times bestselling author of The Gratitude Diaries, will talk about her exciting new book The Genius of Women: From Overlooked to Changing the World. In this powerful book, she explores why the extraordinary talents of so many women have been brushed aside, and she celebrates the women geniuses past and present who have triumphed anyway.
Tickets: www.jccnnj.org/RBG $10 per household. Purchase your ticket by October 16 to receive a free bookmark by mail.
Seniors and first responders: Contact events@jccnnj.org to receive your complimentary tickets to this event, courtesy of JCC of Northern NJ
Sponsor: Gail Friedberg Rottenstrich
Publicity Partner: League of Women Voters of Northern Valley, Temple Beth Sholom (Fair Lawn) & Glen Rock Jewish Center
For info on becoming a Sponsor or Publicity Partner: events@jccnnj.org
Books may be purchased through Amazon or your local bookstore.
 
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Torah on Tap
Thursday, October 29
7:30pm
Upcoming dates: 11/12, 12/3, 1/7, 1/28, 2/18 and 3/11
 
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Mitzvah Day Blood Drive
Sunday, November 1
9:30am-2:30pm
Sponsored by GRJC in conjunction with the America Red Cross.  Click HERE to schedule a time to donate.
 
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Foster Village Sunday Brunch
Pick-Up @ GRJC: Sunday, November 15
10:00-10:30am

Please place your order HERE by Wednesday, November 11 at noon.
Cost is $85 for six-person package

Menu:
6 plain bagels
1 lb. whitefish salad
1 lb. egg salad
3/4 lb. sliced Nova
1/2 lb. cream cheese
1 1/2 lbs. Israeli salad
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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES IN THE COMMUNITY 
 
Moment’s Guide to the Global Pandemic
In this time of uncertainty, Moment magazine (an independent, unaffiliated Jewish publication which covers Jewish politics, religion and culture) provides fact checked news, resources and analysis—plus some lighter fare—to help us make it through the crisis together. Click HERE for the latest.
 
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
 
The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center offers one-session online classes twice daily, from 10:30 to 11:45 am and from 6:30 to 7:45 pm, via Zoom as well as streaming on the Temple’s livestream page. Click HERE for upcoming program information. Listen to past seminars HERE.
 
The Small Works Project with Mo Willems
The problems of the world are so large, they can overwhelm.  But you can effect change by helping in small ways.  Did you feed your neighbor’s cat while they were in the hospital?  Or visit an elderly person from outside their window?  Did you bring water to protestors marching in your city?  Every positive action you take, no matter how small, is important.  We want to hear YOUR Small Work Stories to show the world how small works add up. Click HERE.
 
Snack & Read Live
SimonKids (Simon and Schuster Publishers) is now doing Snack & Read Live each Tuesday and Thursday on their Facebook page at 2:00 pm. The books selected are for a variety of age groups.
 
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.
Fri, October 23 2020 5 Cheshvan 5781