Sunday, November 15 - Rabbi Daniel Greyber speaks on "Faith, Death, and Forgotten Mourners". What happens when you turn to your faith for guidance on when and how to grieve only to find you are left with more answers than questions? Through his book Faith Unravels: A Rabbi's Struggle With Grief and God, Rabby Greyber discussses losing two close friends and his experience being a "forgotten mourner," unsure how to grieve within the very tradition he had grown to love.
Daily Service Schedule
Saturday, Sunday and National Holidays: 9:00 am
Monday – Friday: 6:45 am
Saturday: Check November Schedule
Sunday – Thursday: 8:00 pm
Friday: 6:30 pm
Sunday: 8:00 pm
"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.
Rabbi's Weekly Message
This week, Rabbi Cohen writes about things for which he is thankful and he shares a letter he received from a congregant who just returned from Israel. Click here to read it.
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Fitness classes are offered at SRJC by Debby Snider, AFFA Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Licensed Zumba and Zumba Toning Instructor and Certified Bokwa Instructor. 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.
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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.
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