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

Interested in the future of the Glen Rock Jewish Center?
The GRJC VISION COMMITEE invites you to check out the debut of its just-launched website via the VISION 4 GRJC.
You'll learn about the rationale and origins of our Vision initiative, gain access to transcripts from our envisioning round table sessions and see the results of our Star of David surveys.
And... you'll have an opportunity to provide feedback, comments and suggestions for this work in progress. So don't delay. Our future is around the corner, and we invite everyone to be a part of it!

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, April 17, May 8, ,June 12

Passover Service Times
Sunday Yom Tov, April 5: 9:00 am
Weekday mornings, April 6-9: 7:00 am
Yom Tov Minyan, April 10: 7:00 am
Shabbat Evening Services with Yizkor: Friday, April 10 at 8:00 pm
Shabbat Morning Services with Yizkor: Saturday, April 11 at 9:00 am
Click HERE for a printable list of service times.

Please join us for the 2nd night of Passover, Saturday, April 4th at 5:30 pm. Enjoy and participate in a meaningful seder led by Rabbi Tow at the Glen Rock Jewish Center. Bring your family and friends and join us for a wonderful evening!
Click HERE for more details and a full flyer and registration form.
Please respond with payment included no later than Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

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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