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.

Tisha B'Av service and study session
Tisha B'Av, also known as "The Ninth of Av," is a fast day that commemorates the destruction of the two Temples. It falls on the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av. We will have a service and study session. Our topic will be "Remembering the Temple in Times of Peace and In Times of War."
Bring flashlights with you.
Monday, August 4, 8:00 pm

ANNUAL BBQ and OUTDOOR SHABBAT SERVICE
At the home of Rabbi Tow and Rabbi Schwartz
5:30 pm - Young Family Service; 6:00 pm - Dinner; 7:30 pm - Friday Evening Services(Times subject to change.)
Friday, August 29

EZ Key 2014
The High Holidays represent a special time to connect with the Jewish community.
Through the EZ Key program, synagogues in the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey catchment area are saying "Welcome" to new members of the community (who have lived in Bergen County/ Passaic County/ Hudson County for two years or less) by offering High Holiday tickets.
Don't miss hearing the Shofar this year. Tickets are available for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, including Kol Nidre and Yizkor.
Want more information? Please contact Nancy Perlman, NancyP@jfnnj.org or 201-820-3904.

"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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