Upcoming Events

  1. Sun 12

    Drivers needed-Trader Joe’s food pickup

    JFCS needs volunteers with big cars
    Apr 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Sun 03

    Trip to the Tenement Museum

    Sunday, May 3, 2020                8:30 am
    May 03 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
  3. Sun 03

    Trip to the Tenement Museum

    Sunday, May 3, 2020                8:30 am
    May 03 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
  4. Sun 10

    Drivers needed-Trader Joe’s food pickup

    JFCS needs volunteers with big cars
    May 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Sat 06

    JCK Farewell Luncheon

    Everyone is invited to our farewell
    Jun 06 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  6. Sun 14

    Drivers needed-Trader Joe’s food pickup

    JFCS needs volunteers with big cars
    Jun 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, Nov. 17 JCK ART DAY part 2 Bloomingdale Senior Center  (103 Hamburg Turnpike Bloomingdale, NJ)- 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Join us for a day of learning and creating with artist in residence Jennifer Levine as we take our understanding of the Shabbat Blessings to a new level.  Come and create a lasting piece of art that will appear on our JCK commemorative siddur (prayerbook) and will hang in our office until the end of the year, when one lucky family will win this special one of a kind piece to take home.  NOTE:  You did not have to be at part one to join us for this event – it is open to all JCK members and we anticipate that it will be a very meaningful and worthwhile afternoon.  Please let me know (if you haven’t already) if you would like to attend. 
  • Friday, Nov. 22  Temple Beth Am – (879 S. Beverwyck Rd. Parsippany, NJ) Our final Shabbat visit 6:45 welcome dinner, 7:30 Shabbat service – please let me know as soon as possible whether or not you are coming (if you haven’t already) so I can let the synagogue know how many to expect for dinner.   All of the congregations we have visited would be happy to host any of our members who would like to come for a second look, or who missed the first visit.  Just call the temple office or let me know and I’ll arrange the visit for you. 
  • Sunday, Nov. 24 – Mitzvah Day at Temple Beth Tikvah  (950 Preakness Ave. Wayne, NJ) 10:00 am – 12:30 pm – please join us as we join Temple Beth Tikvah for a morning of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) as we create gifts for the elderly and care packages for the homeless.  Prepare now by gathering your donations (a list is attached).  I am organizing this for both of our congregations and on the schedule we are including lunch, a speaker and creative activities for all ages.   Let me know if you can make it, it would be great to have JCK families there! 
  • Friday, December 13 – We have been invited by Temple Beth Tikvah to join them for a pre-holiday Shabbat dinner and service. This is also the seventh  grade class participation service and the Rabbi would like to invite any and all JCK members to attend the dinner as her guests.   Bring your own Hannukiah and light the lights with the congregation.  Meet the Rabbi and enjoy some latkes and schmoozing. 5:45 for meet and greet, 6:15 dinner and 7:30 service.  Please let me know if you can make it.
  • Sunday Dec. 22 – LATKE-RAMA!!  Save the date for our final and fabulous Hanukkah event at the Kinnelon Firehouse.  More details to follow. 

School Consecration Dinner


January 10, 2020

We are looking for a home to host our last consecration dinner.  If you can help out, please let Juliet or Sally know.

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About our Scroll

Our Torah is Czech Scroll MST #1089. It is one of the 1564 Czech Memorial Sifre Torah which formed part of the treasures which were saved by being collected in Prague during the Nazi occupation 1939-1945 from the desolated Jewish communities of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia, and which then came under the control of the Czechoslavak Government for many years. The scrolls were acquired by Ralph Yablon and brought to the Westminster Synagogue in London. Subsequently some 1400 scrolls have been allocated on loan to communities and organisations around the world; founding member Ed Weisselberg secured the JCK scrolls.

Through the scrolls we wish to remember European Jewish life before the Holocaust as well as it’s tragic destruction, challenge those who interact with the scrolls to confront prejudice and hatred, and inspire them to action by committing to their Jewish lives and working to build bridges across communities.

For more information about the preservation and history of the Czech Memorial Sifre Torah visit “Memorial Scrolls .”

Looking for a book club?

Here’s a great idea!  How about hosting shabbat get-together?  If you’re interested, please drop an email to jckinformation@gmail.com.  Everyone that attends shares the cost and the work AND the fun!  How about game night and snacks, movie night, or even a wine and cheese get together?  If you can host or organize a gathering, please let us know!