Worship With Us!

July 24-25, 2015

Candle Lighting for this Shabbat is at 8:03 pm.

Temple Israel’s Friday night services are at 8:00 pm.  Special Tisha B'Av melodies and motifs will be featured in the service by the Temple Israel musicians.

Reconstructionist Congregation Beth Israel’s (RCBI) Friday night services are at 8:00 pm.

Temple Israel’s Shabbat morning service begins 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.

RCBI’s Shabbat morning services begin at 10:00 am.

Services for Tisha B’Av will be held on Saturday, July 25 at 9:30 pm.

Services for Tisha B’Av continue on Sunday, July 26 at 9:30 am at Temple Israel.



Beginning Friday evening, July 3, all Friday evening services will begin at 8:00 pm.  All Friday evening scheduled Family Services will begin at 6:30 pm.


  Temple Talk


Temple Israel JCC Participates in EZ Key Again This Year!

High Holiday Tickets

Thursday, August 6, 2015 7:00 PM
Adult Cocktail Party
Join us for a wonderful opportunity to schmooze with old friends, make new friends, and hang out with Rabbi Fine and Cantor Bromberg.
Friday, August 7, 2015 7:00 PM
Summer Music Friday
Gabriel Schaff and Leslie Frost return to play a concert of music by Jewish composers Mendelssohn, Wieniawski, and Copland. Concert at 7:00, Kabbalat Shabbat services at 8:00
Friday, August 14, 2015 6:30 PM
Shabbat under the Summer Sky
Back by popular demand! Join us on Friday for a lovely summer Shabbat evening: singalong, led by Cantor Bromberg and the Temple Israel musicians, at 6:30, Kabbalat Shabbat services at 7:00, dinner at 8:00. Dinner costs $18 per adult, $10 per child

 This Week   




Access to RCBI Web Site (temporary)


 Gabriel Schaff and Leslie Frost return to play a concert of music by Jewish composers Mendelssohn, Wieniawski, and Copland. Concert at 7:00, Kabbalat Shabbat services at 8:00, festive oneg at 9:00. Voluntary donation for the concert $15 per person ($10 for seniors).


Shabbat under the Summer Sky: 

Back by popular demand! 

Join us on Friday, August 14, for a lovely summer Shabbat evening:

 singalong, led by Cantor Bromberg and the Temple Israel musicians, at 6:30, Kabbalat Shabbat services at 7:00, dinner at 8:00. Dinner costs $18 per adult, $10 per child, $50 maximum per family. RSVP for the dinner by Tuesday, August 11, to music@synagogue.org or 201-251-9727.


Are you free the last week of August?

 Travel to Germany with Rabbi and Alla

Attached is an itinerary for a Jewish legacy tour of Germany with Israel Tour Connection at the end of August.


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.



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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