Worship with us!

November 20-21 2015

Candle Lighting for this Shabbat is at 4:17 pm.  Friday night’s amily musical Shabbat service with Dr. Ralph Selig on organ accompanying Cantor Bromberg will begin at 6:30 pm followed by dinner (RSVP only).

RCBI’s Friday night service begins at 8:00 pm

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 4.  

RCBI’s Shabbat morning service begins at 10:00 am

Sunday minyan is at 9:30 am.



Temple Talk
Nov Dec 2015


Saturday, November 28, 2015 9:00 AM
Nosh and Drash
Torah Breakfast at Temple Israel
Our drasher is Joe Freedland
Friday, December 4, 2015 6:00 PM
Pot Luck Dinner
Check with Erin Lindenberg
Saturday, December 5, 2015 8:00 PM
Adult Karaoke Night
Annual event
Sunday, December 6, 2015 10:00 AM
Homeless Feeding prep
Walk-in Dinner delivery December 8
Sunday, December 6, 2015 10:30 AM
Ron Blomberg former NY Yankee
Talk on his experience in the Major Leagues as a Jewish athlete.
Breakfast $18; book and breakfast $36
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 7:00 PM
Latke and Vodka
Paid up event sisterhood membership party
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 12:30 PM
Hazak Meeting
Friday, December 11, 2015 6:30 PM
Family Service
Saturday, December 12, 2015 9:00 AM
Joint TI-RCBI Shabbat Services
Gun Violence Prevention Shabbat
Saturday, December 12, 2015 6:00 PM
Check with Erin Lindenberg
Saturday, December 19, 2015 10:00 AM
Junior Congregation
Friday, December 25, 2015 6:30 PM
Services and Dinner
RCBI and TI Joint worship service followed by communal Chinese dinner.

 This Week   




Access to RCBI Web Site (temporary)


Start of Hebrew School 2015


Rabbi Fine and President Josh Holden

Science & Faith Two Sides of A Coin

Sunday Morning Lecture Series


  YouTube of recent lectures

Lecture1  Lecture2  Lecture3

Lecture4  Lecture5


Event filled  

 Hanukkah Weekend!





Ron Blomberg Breakfast






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.



Jewish Community of Ridgewood to Hold 

3rd Annual Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Party
Sunday, December 6 at 5:30 pm
Memorial Park, Van Neste Square

Brandeis Men's Club Holds Book Signing Breakfast

with Former Yankee Great Ron Blomberg

Sunday, December 6 at 10:30 am

Mayors decry anti-Semitism
Local leaders sign on to AJC initiative

Jewish Standard

September 3, 2015

A new relationship in Ridgewood
Conservative, Reconstructionist shuls join forces, work together, retain differences

Jewish Standard

July 5, 2015

The Zionist Congress elections as an index on American Jewry

Opinion Rabbi David Fine

Jewish Standard

June 15, 2015

Russian rabbinical student, intern at Temple Israel in Ridgewood, tells his story
How to become a liberal Europe rabbi

Jewish Standard

May 22, 2015

Thanks to Rabbi Fine for Reaching Out to Muslim Holocaust Scholar to Headline Interfaith Memorial Service at West Side Pres. Don't Miss It!

Jewish Standard

April 7, 2015

On "the Speech"

A look at Netanyahu, international politics, 

and Purim

Opinion, Rabbi Dr. David Fine

Jewish Standard

March 13, 2015

Town Tackles Decline in Civility

Upcoming meeting will explore ways to

raise the tone of public discourse

Jewish Standard

February 20, 2015

Why Jewish Education Matters
Rabbi Dr. David J. Fine

Jewish Standard Op-Ed 
February 4 2015

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

Adult Education 5775

Learning Opportunities 

at Temple Israel








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