Worship With Us!

January 30-31

Candle Lighting for this Shabbat is at 4:52 pm.   Friday night’s service with Ralph Selig begins 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.  At 10:30 am, Na’areynu begins in room 4.

World Wide Wrap:  Join us for Sunday minyan at 9:00 am as the Brandeis Men's Club sponsors the annual World Wide Wrap.  Please note time change


Journal Form 2015 Ways & Means

Saturday, January 31, 2015 10:30 AM
Junior Congregation & Tot Shabbat
Tot Shabbat at 11 am
Saturday, January 31, 2015 8:00 PM
BMC Ballroom Dance Show & Raffle
Fundraiser : Dance Show and Lessons
Beverages and Dessert
Sunday, February 1, 2015 9:00 AM
FJMC World Wide Wrap
Sponsored by the Brandeis Mens Club
Join us in the sanctuary
Sunday, February 1, 2015 10:30 AM
Study with Rabbi Fine
Study with Rabbi Fine

Sunday Morning Lecture Series: “The History of Jewish Life in Muslim Lands”
Friday, February 6, 2015 8:30 PM
Musical Shabbat: Dr. Ralph Selig
Dr. Ralph Selig on organ accompanying Cantor Bromberg
Saturday, February 7, 2015 8:00 PM
Sweet Tastes of Torah
Sweet Tastes of Torah
Sinai Revisited: Perspectives from the Mountaintop
Fair Lawn Jewish Center/Congregation B'nai Israel
Friday, February 13, 2015 8:30 PM
Musical Shabbat
Sunday, February 15, 2015 10:30 AM
Study with Cantor Bromberg
Study with Cantor Bromberg:
Seeking the Spirit in Ritual
Monday, February 16, 2015 10:00 AM
Interfaith Breakfast
Rabbi David Rosen, speaker
info: 201 820 3944
Friday, February 20, 2015 8:30 PM
Musical Shabbat
Sunday, February 22, 2015 10:30 AM
Study with Rabbi Fine
Study with Rabbi Fine

Sunday Morning Lecture Series: “The History of Jewish Life in Muslim Lands”
Sunday, February 22, 2015 7:00 PM
Sisterhood Book Group
Reading Oleanna by David Mamet
Friday, February 27, 2015 7:00 PM
Youth Shabbat Family Service
Temple Israel Musicians accompanying Cantor Bromberg
Saturday, February 28, 2015 9:00 AM
Youth Shabbat
Youth led service

 This Week   




Brandeis Men's Club 

Annual Raffle and Ballroom Dance Show

Saturday, January 31 at 8pm


Interfaith Breakfast

Monday, February 16th at 10 am


Ways and Means Dinner

March 7th

Yippe Chai Yay


Purim is coming! 

Support our Annual Mishloach Manot Temple Israel School Fundraiser!

Please find forms in the January/February issue of Temple Talk or on the Shabbat table. Questions? Email Denis Vogel: denis.s.vogel@gmail.com


Study with Rabbi Fine

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


Study with Cantor Bromberg: 
Seeking Spirit Within Ritual

Classes meet on eight Sundays 
Check calendar for dates

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.


 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

  Temple Talk >>


Sweet Tastes of Torah


Adult Education 5775

Learning Opportunities 

at Temple Israel



 and other local rabbis 

JFNNJ sponsored 

Communal Adult Education Program








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