Worship with us!

February 5-6, 2016

Candle Lighting for this Shabbat is at 5:00 pm.  Friday night service begins at 8:00 pm

RCBI’s Friday night service begins at 8:00 pm


Temple Israel’s Shabbat morning service begins at 9:00 am with 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 in Room 4.

RCBI’s Shabbat morning service begins at 10:00 am.

World Wide Wrap:  Join us for minyan at 9:00 am as the Brandeis Men's Club sponsors the annual World Wide Wrap. We will meet in the Kiddush Room and then proceed to the main sanctuary.  Please note time change.



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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 7:45 PM
Talmud Study
with Rabbi David Fine
Saturday, February 13, 2016 9:00 AM
Nosh and Drash
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 7:30 PM
Introduction to Judaism
Rabbi Jacob Lieberman of the Synagogue's Reconstructionist Congregation will present a three part series
Sunday, February 21, 2016 10:30 AM
Heart Health Breakfast
Sisterhood and Mens Club Sponsored Lecture by Dr. Randy Cohen
Early detection, prevention and management of risk related to heart disease.
Sunday, February 21, 2016 2:00 PM
Family Bowling
Friday, February 26, 2016 6:30 PM
Family Service
Saturday, February 27, 2016 10:00 AM
Junior Congregation
Sunday, February 28, 2016 10:30 AM
Rabbi Fine's Sunday Lecture Series
US Government relations with Israel and American Jewry from the Holocaust to Iran
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 7:45 PM
Talmud Study
with Rabbi David Fine
Saturday, March 5, 2016 9:00 AM
Nosh and Drash
Sunday, March 6, 2016 10:30 AM
Rabbi Fine's Sunday Lecture Series
US Government relations with Israel and American Jewry from the Holocaust to Iran
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 7:45 PM
Talmud Study
with Rabbi David Fine
Friday, March 11, 2016 6:30 PM
Family Service

 This Week   




Access to RCBI Web Site (temporary)


Start of Hebrew School 2015


Rabbi Fine's Sunday Morning Lecture Series Begins January 31st








Upcoming Israel Family Tour

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.



An Empty Synagogue in the Snow

Rabbi David J. Fine

Jewish Standard Blog

January 28, 2016

The case for Woodrow Wilson

Rabbi David J. Fine

Jewish Standard

December 8,  2015

Remembering Sadat and Begin's Courage

Rabbi Jacob M. Lieberman

Jewish Standard Blog Post

December 3, 2015


Jewish Community of Ridgewood to Hold 

3rd Annual Hanukkah Menorah Lighting PartySunday, December 6 at 5:30 pmMemorial Park, Van Neste Square

Brandeis Men's Club Holds Book Signing Breakfast

with Former Yankee Great Ron Blomberg

Sunday, December 6 at 10:30 am

Mayors decry anti-SemitismLocal leaders sign on to AJC initiative

Jewish Standard

September 3, 2015

A new relationship in RidgewoodConservative, 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 storyHow 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 MattersRabbi 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

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. 


Josh Holden's Physics

Science and Faith lectures

on Youtube

Lecture 1;    Lecture 2;

Lecture 3;    Lecture 4;

Lecture 5;    Lecture 6








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