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Temple Israel Open House

Sunday, Sept. 7th, 11:00 am
Tuesday, Sept. 9th, 6:30-8:30 pm

Sunday, September 7, 2014 11:00 AM
Temple Israel Open House
Open Houses:
Sunday, Sept. 7th, 11:00 am
Tuesday, Sept. 9th, 6:30-8:30 pm
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 6:30 PM
Temple Israel Open House
Open Houses:
Sunday, Sept. 7th, 11:00 am
Tuesday, Sept. 9th, 6:30-8:30 pm
Sunday, September 14, 2014 10:30 AM
Cemetery Cleanup
Cemetery Cleanup
Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:00 PM
10:00 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.

11:30 pm: Rabbi Fine, Cantor Bromberg, and the Temple Israel
Choir will lead us in the brief Selihot service with its haunting
Sunday, September 21, 2014 11:00 AM
Cemetery Service
Cemetery Service 11:00 am at Beth El Cemetery

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The High Holidays represent a special time to connect with the Jewish community. Through the EZ Key program, synagogues in the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey catchment area are saying “Welcome” to new members of the community (who have lived in Bergen County/ Passaic County/ Hudson County for two years or less) by offering High Holiday tickets.  Don’t miss hearing the Shofar this year. Tickets are available for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, including Kol Nidre and Yizkor.      

Want more information? Please contact Nancy Perlman, or 201-820-3904.



September 20


Worship With Us!

Candle Lighting for this Shabbat is at 7:38 pm.  Friday night services are at 8:30 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 5.

Sunday minyan is at 9:30 am at the home of Rita Benezra & Robert Obeiter, 369 Beechwood Road, Ridgewood, NJ.


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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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