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High Holiday Schedule


Friday, October 3, 2014 6:00 PM
Kol Nidre Services 6:00 pm
Kol Nidre Services 6:00 pm
Babysitting Services 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Children’s Services 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday, October 3, 2014 6:00 PM
Kol Nidre Food and Clothing Collection
drop off food, personal care items and clothing at the Temple
Saturday, October 4, 2014 8:30 AM
Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur Services 8:30 am
Yizkor 11:00 am (approximately)
Babysitting Services 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Services 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mincha/Ne’ila/Ma’ariv 4:45 pm
Final Shofar Blast 7:15 pm
Sunday, October 5, 2014 10:30 AM
BMC Sukkah Setup
BMC Sukkah Setup
Sunday, October 5, 2014 1:00 PM
River Clean –Up Project with Wildscape
meet in the parking lot of Temple Israel at 12:45 pm
Clean-up 1:00 to 3:00pm
Thursday, October 9, 2014 9:00 AM
Sukkot Services (1st Day)
Sukkot Services (1st Day) 9:00 am
Friday, October 10, 2014 9:00 AM
Sukkot Services (2nd Day)
Sukkot Services (2nd Day) 9:00 am
Sukkot Services 6:30 pm followed by dinner (RSVP only)
Friday, October 10, 2014 6:30 PM
Sukkot Services evening
Sukkot Services 6:30 pm followed by dinner (RSVP only)
Saturday, October 11, 2014 9:00 AM
Chol Hamoed Sukkot Services
Chol Hamoed Sukkot Services 9:00 am
Sunday, October 12, 2014 6:30 PM
Scotch and Steak in the Sukkah
Brandeis Men's Club serves Grilled Steaks and Scotch
Join us (vegetarians accommodated)
Nominal $10 donation and RSVP required
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 6:30 AM
Hoshanah Rabbah Services
Hoshanah Rabbah Services 6:30 am
Thursday, October 16, 2014 9:00 AM
Shemini Atzeret Services
Shemini Atzeret Services 9:00 am
Yizkor 11:00 am
Ice Cream Social 6:30 pm
Erev Simchat Torah Services/Celebration 7:00 pm
Thursday, October 16, 2014 6:30 PM
Erev Simchat Torah Services/Celebration 7:00 pm
Ice Cream Social 6:30 pm
Erev Simchat Torah Services/Celebration 7:00 pm
Thursday, October 16, 2014 6:30 PM
Erev Simchat Torah Services/Celebration 7:00 pm
Ice Cream Social 6:30 pm
Erev Simchat Torah Services/Celebration 7:00 pm
Friday, October 17, 2014 9:00 AM
Simchat Torah Services 9:00 am
Simchat Torah Services 9:00 am
Sunday, October 26, 2014 1:30 PM
BMC Family Hike and Bike
BMC Family Hike and Bike
Joint Event with Echad
Ramapo Reserve
Donuts and apple cider refreshments
Sunday, November 2, 2014 8:45 AM
Mitzvah Day Activities
annual community wide volunteer day program
Interfaith Blood Drive --8:45 am-2:00 pm
New Book Drive; Eyeglasses; Towels & blankets for animal shelter
Sunday, November 2, 2014 9:30 AM
Homeless Feeding
Cooking at temple for Serving on November 4th in Hackensack

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Sukkot and Simchat Torah programming and services


Scotch and Steak in the Sukkah

Brandeis Mens Club Event



Manny Haber and Jerry Vogel are going to be honored 

at the Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs NJ Regional Dinner


Support our 2014 Man-of-the-Year Manny Haber and Youth-of-the-Year Jerry Vogel
Download the Brandeis Men's Club ad journal application

The ad journal deadline is October 10th!


JFNNJ Offers New Communal Adult Ed Program: 

Study with Rabbi Fine and Other Local Rabbis

See brochure at link above!

To request a paper application please contact Sarah at 



Worship With Us!

Candle Lighting for this Shabbat is at 6:42 pm:  Musical Kabbalat Shabbat services begin at 8:30 pm will be led by Rabbi David Fine and Cantor Caitlin Bromberg, with organ accompaniment by Dr. Ralph Selig. All in the community are invited, free of charge.  Dr. Selig is professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University. As a visiting professor of Jewish Liturgical Music, he brought his wealth of knowledge in German Jewish liturgical music to the Cantorial School of the Abraham Geiger College in Berlin. Dr. Selig has one of the world’s largest private collections of German Jewish music. He has produced multiple CDs and has been the artistic director of the Leo Baeck Institute in New York, where in July and August, he gave a six-week seminar. He also coaches students privately and helps prepare them for their first pulpit appearances on the High Holy Days.

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.

Selichot: Saturday, September 20 at 10:00 pm followed by Services at 11:30 pm.  Rabbi Fine will show a classic episode of the original “Star Trek” series followed by study of key rabbinic texts related to the theme of the episode and the high holidays.  Rabbi Fine, Cantor Bromberg, and the Temple Israel Choir will lead us in a brief Selichot service with its haunting melodies.

Sunday minyan is at 9:30 am in the Beit Midrash.

Cemetery Service:  Sunday, September 21 at 11:00 am.



 Temple Israel 


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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