Week of November 3 - Adult Education Classes
Beginning Monday, November 3 our clergy will introduce a new and exciting year of adult education learning. Beginning with five weekly classes: three taught by Rabbi Cohen, one by Cantor Matis, and one by rabbinic intern Mitch Berkowitz. We hope you all find your curiosity sufficiently piqued to give at least one of these a chance…and see if the prospect of this kind of Jewish learning can speak as directly and as forcefully to you as it does to those who are teaching! Click here for our booklet describing these new and exciting classes.
Saturday, November 8, during the course of Shabbat Services, we will commerate Kristallnacht
The Shelter Rock Jewish Center will commemorate the observance of Kristallnacht with a Lunch 'n Learn program on Saturday, November 8, 2014. The guest speaker will be David Walker of Christians United for Israel (CUFI). The goal of CUFI is to educate and build Christian support for Israel throughout America and to educate Christians on the Biblical and moral imperatives to support Israel. CUFI provides a national association through which every pro-Israel church, ministry, college chapter, or individual in America can speak and act with one voice in support of Israel.
David will be discussing The Theological Basis for Christian Zionism; Why Christians Support Israel. As the National Campus Coordinator and Campus Field Organizer for the Eastern Region of CUFI David works on American college's campuses in the eastern half of the country, as well as in Texas, helping to train Christian student leaders to become advocates for Israel and the Jewish people. He is a gifted speaker and motivator.
After a shortened service, we will adjourn to the Kiddush room for our Lunch 'n Learn beginning at 12:00 noon.
Israel Bonds Lite Bite to honor Mark and Vivian Leber - Tuesday, November 18 at 7:00 pm
RSVP by: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014, COUVERT: $25 IN ADVANCE (by November 10, 2014), $36 AT THE DOOR.
Daily Service Schedule
Saturday, Sunday and National Holidays: 9:00 am
Monday – Friday: 6:45 am
Saturday: Check November schedule, December schedule
Sunday – Thursday: 8:00 pm
Friday: 6:30 pm
Sunday: 8:00 pm
Rabbi's Weekly Message
This week Rabbi Cohen's message concerns the terrorist attack and murders at the B'Nai Torah synagogue in West Jerusalem. Click here to read it.
Remarks from Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
Click here to read Rabbi's Cohen's remarks from the first day of Rosh Hashanah.
Click here to read Rabbi Cohen's powerful remarks from the second day of Rosh Hashanah
Click here to read Rabbi Cohen's Kol Nidre remarks
Click here to read Rabbi Cohen's Yizkor remarks from Yom Kippur
Click here to read President Goldstein's Kol Nidre remarks
"I did not find the world desolate when I entered it. My fathers planted for me before I arrived, so I plant for those who come after me.” TALMUD
In our June bulletin we reported on the herculean effort of Joy Perla and Jim Stern, along with so many other members of our religious school, social action committee and general community to gather and ship a pallet-load of over 600 unused siddurim, machzorim, chumashim and children’s books to the Abayudaya community in Mbale, Uganda. According to Jim, “It was a four-month odyssey worthy of Homer (OK, Jonah if we need an Israelite parallel). Through donations from the Ernest Rothschild Educational fund, Sisterhood, Men’s Club and the children of our Religious School these boxes travelled from Roslyn to Linden, NJ to Dubai (yes, Dubai of all places) to Mombasa, Kenya to Kampala, Uganda and finally, to the remote village of Mbale – with delays and snags at almost every juncture.” In August, the books were received. According to Rabbi Moses Sebagabo, the spiritual leader of the Namanyonyi synagogue, “truly, this is a dream come true. When we met [Joy Perla] in Israel, I did not think that something like this will happen. Without your combined efforts, we would not get these wonderful gifts. I send a BIG THANK YOU to all those good friends who managed to make this possible.” Clip of books being received can be viewed by clicking here.
Support Israel now
Jewish Federations of New York are mobilizing a communal response to the situation in Israel. JFNA has opened a mailbox for Federations to support relief efforts by our partners to provide urgent support in Israel.
Your Event at SRJC
Plan your next simcha at SRJC. Since 1971, DeLuxe Caterers has been the exclusive caterers for the Shelter Rock Jewish Center. Conveniently located in Roslyn, Long Island, DeLuxe Caterers has enjoyed tremendous loyalty by remaining on the cutting edge of contemporary Glatt kosher cuisine. Mashgiach on premises. Under the auspices of the Orthodox Union.
SAVE THE DATE
GOLD PLATE DINNER
Lag B'Omer - MAY 7, 2015
News from the world of Judaism
Fitness classes are offered at SRJC by Debby Snider, AFFA Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Licensed Zumba and Zumba Toning Instructor and Certified Bokwa Instructor. Click here for current month's schedules.
Zumba is a dance fitness program that blends upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography. It’s a total-body workout that feels like a celebration. Zumba is moving millions of people worldwide to health and joy! We dance on Sunday's at 10:00 am. Zumba Toning meets on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 pm.
Come join us! For more information contact Debby.
Ask the Rabbi
Question and answer forum to ask Rabbi Martin S. Cohen
While the Haggadah discusses four types of children, click here to read a modern perspective regarding the four types of young Jewish people about whom we should be concerned.
The goal of the Shelter Rock Religious School is to nurture and develop caring, knowledgeable and involved young Jewish adults by providing an engaging and rich curriculum in a positive and warm learning environment. Our curriculum includes the study of Torah, Prayer, Jewish culture and values, Jewish Law, Israel and Hebrew language. Technology, Art, Music and Dance are an integral part of our Hebrew/ Judaica curriculum. Read More
Our Early Childhood Center offers a secular early childhood education while celebrating the values of our Jewish culture and heritage. The school's highly experienced and dedicated staff creates a warm, nurturing atmosphere where each child is able to grow at his or her own pace. We pride ourselves on the fact that we are the only school in the area offering a dual Hebrew/English curriculum. All programs include hot kosher lunch daily, AM & PM healthy snacks, membership to SRJC, including High Holidays tickets, Tot Shabbat and first year of Religious School (Gan) as well as many special programs throughout the year. Early drop off and late pick up available. Contact us to schedule a tour. Read More