Glen Rock Jewish Center
682 Harristown Road
Glen Rock, NJ 07452
Tel: (201) 652-6624
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The Glen Rock Jewish Center

Welcome to Glen Rock Jewish Center!

Rabbi Neil Tow

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.

What's Happening at GRJC

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Fridays, 8:00 pm; Saturdays, 9:00 am
Services are conducted year-round and during all holy days and festivals.

Rabbi's Torah study class, Explore reading the Torah a few sentences at a time in English.
This interactive and engaging study of the Torah will focus on meaning, finding the connections to our lives, struggling with questions and doubts. Rabbi Tow also unpacks the meaning of the original Hebrew to help show how translation is an art form
Thursdays at 8:00pm. Questions? Email Rabbi Tow at

Join us for monthly get-togethers to celebrate Shabbat and socialize with friends!
5:30pm: Family-friendly Shabbat Service
6:00pm : Dinner and Dessert
Shabbat craft/activity for kids
Fridays, December 12, January 9, February 13, March 13, April 17, May 8, ,June 12

Come meet Jewish singles 40+ from Northern New Jersey for a fun evening of wine, whiskey and hors d’oeuvres!
$36 per person, Call or email to RSVP : (201) 652-6624 or
Check out the event on Facebook to see who else is going! : Jewish Singles Wine & Whiskey Party
Thursday, December 4, 7:00pm, Temple Israel & JCC of Ridgewood, 475 Grove St., Ridgewood, NJ

Join us for bagels and to plan fun and interesting activities for the club. It's the perfect time to make new friends and your membership in the GRJC more meaningful. RSVPs are appreciated, but walk-ins will be welcomed! Please contact Mark Gordon or 201-262-3897
Sunday, December 7, 10:00 am

Glen Rock Jewish Center Film Series Presents
"Under the Same Sun"

"Under the Same Sun" is a contemporary parable set in the Middle East. In a classic "what if..." situation, the film chronicles the unusual partnership between two businessmen-one Israeli, and the other Palestinian, who defy convention and try to launch a solar power company that can be of mutual benefit, while also providing a much-needed service to a community.Both come from societies where there is strong opposition to cooperating with the other, and the film tells how they overcome hostility from within their own families and from the people around them.
$10/person, includes popcorn, snacks, soft drinks, coffee and tea. $8 for seniors 65 and older. Open to the public.
Sunday, December 7, 4:00 pm

GRJC member Dr. Leonard Cole will join us to offer a presentation followed by Q&A - An Update on the US/Israel Relationship and Middle East events. During this time of increasing turmoil in Israel and the region, this is a chance to talk through the issues, sharpen our questions, and to try and make sense of what we're seeing in the headlines. Dessert refreshments served
Friday, December 12, 8:00 pm

Bingo and Chinese
And on the 9th day of Chanukah….....
We All Had Chinese Food and Played Bingo!
Join us as we ring out Chanukah 5775 with a fun afternoon of dinner and Bingo
Open to all GRJC members!
Admission: $8 for adults, $5 for children, $25 family cap, One Bingo card per person with admission. Additional cards: $3
Sunday, December 25, 4:30pm

The 2015 Entertainment Books
Save up to 50% on fine dining, fast food, movies, entertainment, retail, travel, car rentals, sporting events, etc. Big discounts on these local favorites: Kosher Nosh, Chicken Kabob, Rita's Water Ice, Dunkin Donuts, Color Me Mine and more! Huge savings with these national retailers: Bed, Bath and Beyond, Dick's Sporting Goods, Harmon, The Gap, Party City, Office Depot, Michael's, Jo-Ann Fabric and so many more!
At only $30, the Entertainment Book is a real bargain. Out-of-town editions are available, and are ideal for gift-giving or for saving on your next vacation. Entertainment Books also make wonderful gifts for the holidays, anniversaries or birthdays. To order, call Robin Frizzell at 201-445-1796.

Visit Spain with GRJC!
Jewish Spain Led by Rabbi Neil Tow
June 14- June 24, 2015
Click HERE for more info

"KULANU" Special Needs Hebrew School Program
For many years, the Glen Rock Jewish Center has provided accommodations for Hebrew school children who need a bit of extra help. Click HERE for more info
Click HERE to read the full Jewish Standard article.

The GRJC Cookbook
Makes a Great Gift!

Glen Rock Jewish Center is presents a cookbook for all seasons and all styles.
Enjoy heritage recipes from yesteryear, time-honored classics with a modern twist as well as meal ideas featuring the latest and healthiest ingredients.
Each recipe was lovingly submitted by GRJC members, friends and family.
The cookbook features helpful hints, substitutions and Hebrew blessings for different foods and occasions.
The price for this visually pleasing, historic and inspirational cookbook is only $l8 a copy. Shipping anywhere in the US is available for an additional $6.
E-mail Jane Spindel at or if you are a GRJC Nursery School parent, please email Orlee Goldfeld at for yours!

Jewish Standard article

Most people know who Theodor Herzl was; but did you ever hear of Vladamir Jabotinsky?
Find out about these and other improtant figures in modern Jewish History. Click on the link below

Rabbi Tow's Window!

Click HERE for a guide from the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland. It has two sections to help parents.
The first contains expert advice on helping your child deal with crisis and tragedy. The second contains action steps you and your family may take to help answer questions or deal with high emotions that may find their way home.

Give a Gift of Israel Bonds
Celebrate births, bar and bat mitzvahs, weddings, graduations and more with a gift of Israel bonds. Mazel Tov bonds and eMitzvah bonds (available only online) can be purchased for all your special occasions.
Click "Here" for more info.

Israeli Brands
Local and online
"Buy Israeli Goods"

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