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 Religious 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

Assistant Principal leading to Principal position

For more information, click here

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

Rabbi Tow will be holding class on Tuesday April 29 at 8:00 pm. Have questions? Email Rabbi Tow at:

Passover Cooking Event
$18 for Women's Community Members, $20 for nonmembers.
RSVP a must! Email Fern Goldstein at by March 24.
Sunday, March 30, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Click HERE for more info.
Tuesday, April 15th at 6:00 pm

Holocaust Memorial Service
& Guest Speaker "Monuments Man" Harry Ettlinger

On Sunday April 27, Glen Rock Jewish Center will present a Holocaust Memorial Program with the Gimel and Daled classes. Morning minyan will precede the program at 8:45 am.
The memorial service will be followed by a very special Men's Club Breakfast featuring guest speaker Harry Ettlinger, one of the last surviving "Monuments Men," a special World War II detail engaged to rescue art masterpieces stolen by the Nazis. Mr. Ettlinger will speak on his experiences as part of this platoon and provide us with the real story of this special operation.
This unique event and breakfast is sponsored by the Glen Rock Jewish Center Men's Club. The breakfast and Mr. Ettlinger's presentation is free to all Men's Club members and their spouses. There will be a $5 charge to all other GRJC members who would like to attend the breakfast and presentation and a $10 charge for all non-members who would like to attend.
RSVPs are required for this event.
Reservations will be on a first come, first serve basis and subject to seating capacity. Please email Rob Weiss at to confirm your attendance, and if applicable, mail your check to the Glen Rock Jewish Center office at 682 Harristown Road, Glen Rock 07452.
For a recent New York Daily News article about Mr. Ettlinger, please click HERE
Sunday, April 27, 8:45 am

Get to know the Glen Rock Jewish Center!
Sunday, May 4, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Yom Ha'Atzmaut
The Hebrew School will be celebrating Israel with music, dancing and Israel foods! Join us!
Monday, May 5, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

with Israeli Music & Dancing

Early bird by April 18 - $15 for Women's Community Members, $18 for nonmembers.
After April 18 - $18 for Women's Community Members, $20 for nonmembers.
RSVP a must! Email Fern Goldstein at by March 24.
Thursday, May 8, 7:00pm, Dancing begins at 8:00

"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.

Combat Hunger!
The GRJC nursery school is doing our annual food drive during the month of march (ending on 3/19)... our KE will be sorting and delivering food to the Center for Food Action (taking a tour, etc) the week of march 24th.... click here for the information flyer!

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!

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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