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Temple Israel & JCC

Temple Israel & JCC

Two Congregations, One Community

Temple Israel & JCC

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Members-At-Home, ” During Covid Times” 2020

Ways & Means Gala 2020

Purim 2020   

2019 Ways & Means dinner, honoring Rabbi & Alla Fine
We celebrated the Fines’ 10th anniversary at TI-JCC with heartfelt presentations, a sumptuous dinner, silent auction, & dancing. It was a lovely evening! (Photos: Rob Kern)


Hoshanah Rabbah 5779 (2018)

(Photos: Jo Rosen Photography)


Some pictures from our Shabbat Under the Summer Sky, June & July 2018

There’s something magical about singing together and listening to music outdoors, followed by a service and community dinner.


32nd Annual Ridgewood Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony

Temple Israel &  JCC hosted the 32nd annual Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance ceremony on April 8. The evening included beautiful musical performances by the Heimat Quartet and the Interfaith Choir (under the direction of Dr. Tamara Freeman), various passages read by clergy members from Ridgewood’s houses of worship, a candlelighting ceremony by Holocaust survivors and children of survivors, and a presentation by TI member, Dr. Sylvia Flescher, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor; she spoke on “A Voice Rescued From the Ashes.” She shared her fascinating story about a wartime diary, which had been found in a ditch in Stanislavov, Poland, Sylvia’s father’s home town. After a trip to Europe, which included visits to concentration camps and Holocaust memorials, Sylvia shared her moving experiences with a friend. Through that conversation and a subsequent introduction, the diary was shared with Sylvia and it was soon discovered to belong to her father’s first cousin. Her father was the sole survivor of his entire family.

(Photos: Bruce Thaler)


A Jewish jazz piano concert with David Schlossberg, March 25, 2018

Photos: Jo Rosen Photography

Installation of Rabbi David Fine as President of the New Jersey Rabbinical Assembly 12-20-17, at Temple Israel

Rabbi Fine was installed as president of the New Jersey Rabbinical Assembly by Rabbi Noam Marans (a former TI-JCC rabbi), in the presence of many Temple Israel members. In his remarks, Rabbi Marans spoke of Rabbi Fine’s creativity in bringing together our two congregations. Celebrating with them was the immediate past president of the NJRA, Rabbi Eli Garfinkel of Temple Beth El of Somerset. Photos: Jo Rosen Photography


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Annual Hanukkah party, Dec. 16, 2017: Featuring the world’s largest latke bar, hefty salad bar, dance lessons and lots of fun. 

Photos: Jo Rosen Photography

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30th Annual Ridgewood Interfaith Holocaust Memorial Service

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