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 Jennifer Schlosberg
Rabbi Jennifer Schlosberg

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

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

Bingo and Chinese Food
Friday, December 25
2:30-4:00pm
The whole family can join us for an afternoon of Chinese food and Bingo!

Sisterhood's Fit and Fun Night
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
7:00pm
Ethos Fitness Spa for Women in Midland Park 
Shake off the "latke lag" and join us for some post-holiday pampering Sisterhood style!  We will enjoy a group Zumba class designed just for us, a mini spa service, kosher wine and snacks.
$18 Sisterhood members/ $25 non-members.  RSVP by January 19th

Progressive Dinner and Comedy Night
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sisterhood Book Club
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
7:30pm
@ the home of Amy Plotch
We will be reading "The Boston Girl" by Anita Diament.  Copies are available at the Glen Rock Public Library.  This event is FREE for all current Sisterhood members.  Guest fee of $7 for non-Sisterhood members.  RSVP to randiasher@hotmail.com.

Winter Toddler Time
Sessions begin Wednesday, January 6, and run weekly through March 9
9:15-10:30am
Toddler Time is for children 12 to 30 months of age and a parent or caregiver. The group of 10 to 12 child/adults pairs is facilitated by Merri Kapiloff, a professionally-trained and experienced Child Life Specialist. Classes consist of a mix of arts & crafts, music, songs, stories, finger plays and free play. Time is set aside each week for discussions on topics of special interest to the parents and caregivers of toddlers.

You and your child should dress comfortably and bring a smock and a drink. We provide snack.  Contact grjcnursery@gmail.com.

Saturday Morning Torah Study
We are pleased to offer a lively short-and-sweet adult Torah study discussion with Rabbi Schlosberg as part of Shabbat morning services on weeks when we do not have a bar/bat mitzvah celebration. We typically begin this Torah study around between 10:30 am and 10:45 am. Stay for Kiddush and schmooze with others. Upcoming dates : Saturday, December 26, and Saturday, January 2.  We welcome you even if you only want to come for the discussion!

GRJC Vision Committee
Interested in the future of the Glen Rock Jewish Center?
The GRJC VISION COMMITTEE invites you to check out its website at 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. Our future is around the corner, and we invite everyone to be a part of it!

Dinner Dance website, honoring Rachel Blumenstyk, will remain live through October 2016...
It's not too late to donate!
For more info click "Here" for Dinner Dance Website.
Click "Here" for Sponsorship Info.

"KULANU" Special Needs Hebrew School Program
GRJC is proud to offer a Hebrew School class for children with special needs, taught by a certified special education professional.  Promotes effective learning in a standard classroom environment.  Held on Sundays from 9:30-10:55am.  Contact Rachel Blumenstyk for more information at principal@grjc.org.
Click HERE to read the full Jewish Standard article.

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.  All recipes were 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 j.trehugr@gmail.com for yours!
Jewish Standard article

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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