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 Adult Education 5775

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Friday, December 19, 2014 4:00 PM
Menorah-lighting in Van Neste Square
Friday, December 19, 2014 7:00 PM
Musical Shabbat Family Service
Temple Israel Musicians accompanying Cantor Bromberg
Saturday, December 20, 2014 5:30 PM
Menorah-lighting in Van Neste Square
Sunday, December 21, 2014 4:30 PM
Menorah-lighting in Van Neste Square
Monday, December 22, 2014 4:30 PM
Menorah-lighting in Van Neste Square
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 4:30 PM
Menorah-lighting in Van Neste Square in Ridgewood, ending on Tuesday, December 23rd.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 7:45 PM
Talmud with Rabbi Fine
Tuesday night Talmud Class
Friday, December 26, 2014 8:30 PM
Musical Shabbat
Rabbi Fine & Tamara Freeman
Friday, January 2, 2015 8:30 PM
Shabbat Service
Sunday, January 4, 2015 10:30 AM
Study with Rabbi Fine
Sunday Morning Lecture Series: “The History of Jewish Life in Muslim Lands”
Muhammad and the Jews
Friday, January 9, 2015 7:30 PM
Shabbat Service
Saturday, January 10, 2015 8:00 PM
Cabaret Night
hors d'oeurves, wine, beer and dessert
$30 per person; $35 at door
Sunday, January 11, 2015 10:30 AM
Study with Rabbi Fine
Sunday Morning Lecture Series: “The History of Jewish Life in Muslim Lands”
Friday, January 16, 2015 8:30 PM
Musical Shabbat
Tamara Freeman
Sunday, January 18, 2015 10:30 AM
Study with Cantor Bromberg
Study with Cantor Bromberg:
Seeking the Spirit in Ritual

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Study with Rabbi Fine

Sunday Morning Lecture Series: “The History of Jewish Life in Muslim Lands”


•Jan 4: Muhammad and the Jews •Jan 11: Guest Lecturer: Mahmoud Hamza, communal leader of the Muslim Society of Ridgewood •Jan 25: The Islamic Conquests and the Jews •Feb 1: Judeo-Arab Culture •Feb 22: Maimonides: The Most Famous Arab Jew •Mar 15: Legacies of “The Golden Age of Spain” •Mar 29: Jews in the Ottoman Empire •Apr 12: Jewish and Arab Nationalism •Apr 26: Jews, Arabs, and the State of Israel •May 10: Judaism and Islam: Between Extremists and Apologists

Recommended reading, in connection with Rabbi’s class:


Study with Cantor Bromberg: Seeking the Spirit Within Ritual


Classes meet on eight Sundays 

10:30 am to noon starting October 26.

Check calendar for dates.


Hannukah Party for Tots 

December 14th, 11am


Menorah Lighting

 in Van Neste Square, Ridgewood

December 16 at 5:30 pm

JoResnickRosen/Candid Eye


Cabaret Night

January 10, 2014 at 8:00 pm

hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and dessert 
$30 per person with advance reservations, $35 without reservations 
Reservation deadline: January 7, 2015


Study with Rabbi Fine

 and other local rabbis

JFNNJ Offers New Communal Adult Education Program: 

          See brochure at link !


Worship With Us!


Candle Lighting for this Shabbat is at 4:12 pm.   Friday night’s family service is at 7:00 pm followed by a celebratory Oneg Shabbat dessert reception.  There will be lively singing and stories led by Cantor Caitlin Bromberg.  The service is geared toward families with children of all ages, especially those ages 4 – 13.  This service is open to the entire community.

Shabbat morning services begin at 9:00 am.   During Shabbat morning, we will have our “Muffins and Mishnah” program where the early part of the service, consisting of Rabbi Fine’s Mishnah lesson and introductory psalms, will be conducted in the social hall with muffins and coffee.  Babysitting is available at 9:00 am in Room 5.  At 10:30 am, Na’areynu begins in room 4.

Sunday minyan has been cancelled.

Rosh Chodesh Minyan: Tuesday, December 23 at 6:30 AM.

 Temple Israel 


That dirty word ‘merger’ — and building a shared Jewish future

Rabbi Fine Opinion

Jewish Standard, December 5, 2014

From Assyria to Iberia

Israelites were part of the larger world, local Assyriologist says

Jewish Standard, November 28, 2014

Helen Fellowes

Surviving the Holocaust, living to 102

Jewish Standard, December 2, 2014

Ordination in Wroclaw

Two Ridgewood Rabbis, Dr. David J. Fine and Daniel Freelander, go to Polish ceremonies for German Seminary

News in the Jewish Standard, September 19, 2014

From the Rabbi's Study

Sergeant Bergdahl, President Obama and the Halakhah of Pidyon Shevuyim

As published in The Jewish Standard, June 12, 2014.

The controversy surrounding the prisoner exchange of Taliban terrorists for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is a story that the Jewish people knows well.  

Rabbi Fine - Op-Ed

A resurgence of anti-Semitism in a different world 

The Jewish Standard

"This year, Passover was met with two terrible reminders that the dangers posed by anti-Semitism continue to haunt us."

One Book One Community

  Jewish Standard

On April 3, Ridgewood’s Temple Israel and Jewish Community Center will host the culminating event

Honoring Jose Serna 

 Jewish Standard

Mr. Serna is the Conservative congregation’s longest tenured staff member. Since 1989, he has set up for countless numbers of celebrations, High Holiday services and just about everything else that happens at the synagogue. But at Saturday’s Ways and Means Dinner, more 200 people came to the shul. This time, they were there to honor Mr. Serna. He had 11 family members on hand, and at least five flew in from his native Colombia just to be with him at the dinner.

Rabbi Fine on Gun Violence Prevention -

Jewish Standard

"And so, my synagogue and I are engaging the issue of gun prevention, and on the Shabbat morning of March 15 we will be learning about the problem, finding out what we can work towards to better our society, joining with other houses of worship across the country and across denominational and faith lines, and praying that we be blessed with peace under God’s protective wing."

Ridgewood High School graduate returns to hometown synagogue 

to urge young American Jews to tour West Bank, 

‘See for Themselves’ competing Israeli & Palestinian narratives 

 Jewish Standard

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