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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FOR PARENTS: IN THE FACE OF THE CURRENT SITUATION IN ISRAEL
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.

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

TORAH STUDY CLASS
The Rabbi's Torah study class will resume on Thursday, October 30, at 8:00pm. Questions? Email Rabbi Tow at rabbi@grjc.org

MORNING MINYAN
Sunday, October 26, 9:00 am

DISCUSSION ABOUT KING DAVID
The Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey invites you to a FREE community event to hear four area rabbis discuss King David and his intimate relationships. Learn a little, enjoy dessert and join the fun.
Bergen County YJCC
Contact Sarah David at 201-820-3902 or sarahd@jfnnj.org
Thursday, October 30, 7:30 pm

GRJC's Annual Blood Drive
This year, our blood drive will be run by the American Red Cross and will be held inside the social hall. As usual, this drive will be just a part of the activities associated with the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey's Mitzvah Day. There will be lots of activities for volunteers of all ages throughout northern New Jersey.
If you would like to be a donor at our blood drive, we ask that you NOT to donate blood after September 6. That way, you will be able to donate on November 2.
The criteria for blood donation have changed! If you were not eligible to give blood before, you should come and check out the new guidelines. You may be able to donate this time!
Have questions? Contact: Fran Skrobe at fskrobe@verizon.net.
Sunday, November 2, 9:00 to 1:45

BBYO MEETING
BBYO (B'nai B'rith Youth Organization) is a Jewish youth group open to all teens, temple members or not, who are in 9th-12th grade. Starting in November, 8th graders will be allowed to join. BBYO gives post bar/bat mitzvah teens a chance to be involved with the Jewish Community and continue their connection with Jewish friends. Contact Ryan Stolz at ryanssox@yahoo.com
Sunday, November 2, 7:00 pm

MORAL COURAGE: THE CHUTZPAH TO REPAIR THE WORLD
Speaker: Irshad Manji, Founder/Director of the Moral Courage Project, NYU
Temple Beth Rishon
585 Russell Avenue, Wykoff
RSVP: 973-379-7844 or newjersey@ajc.org
Wednesday, November 5, 7:30 pm

"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 trehugr@aol.com or if you are a GRJC Nursery School parent, please email Orlee Goldfeld at orleeandmarc@yahoo.com for yours!

Jewish Standard article

ZIONISM 101
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
Zionism101.org

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.

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"Buy Israeli Goods"

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