Upcoming Events

  1. Sat 17

    NFTY Trip Grades 8-12

    11/17 – Grades 8 – 12
    Nov 17 @ 9:00am - 2:00pm
  2. Wed 28

    Teen Night

    Hey There All! Our first teen
    Nov 28 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  3. Sat 01

    Latkes & Vodka

    https://www.jfedgmw.org/nextdor/latke-vodka Saturday, December 1 8 –
    Dec 01 @ 8:00pm - 11:00pm
  4. Sun 02

    Latkerama

    IT’S LATKE-RAMA! A JCK tradition that
    Dec 02 @ 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  5. Sun 06

    Jewish International Summit for Teens (JIST)

    Shalom Friends, My name is Barbara
    Jan 06 @ 9:00am - 10:00am
  6. Sun 06

    Holocaust Speaker and Film Lunch n Learn-Location Needed

    Jan. 6 – Holocaust Speaker and
    Jan 06 @ 11:30am - 1:30pm

We’ve got some celebrating to do…

November
November 6 – Gary Dan
November 10 – Jared Ginsburg
November 17 – Michael Cohn
November 21 – Lucy Lazoff
November 23 – Roni Scheuering
November 29 – Carol Elstien

December
December 2 – Rich Brook
December 4 – Alissa Goldman
December 5 – Willow Bross
December 6 – Roni and Jim Scheuering
December 6 – Melissa Bashe
December 6 – Iliana Leighton
December 6 – Michael Barr (Juliet’s husband)
December 14 – David Hellman
December 17 – Dylan DeAngelo
December 21 – Sari Freeman Goldman
December 21 – Jenny Goldman

A Shul Without Walls

The JCK Announces its New Innovative Model

Pompton Lakes, NJ —The Jewish Congregation of Kinnelon, located until recently in Pompton Lakes, NJ, and its innovative religious school, B’Yachad,is proud to announce that as of  September 16, 2016 we are a Chavurah style Jewish Community and open for business.  

“It’s not your parents’ Hebrew School,” said Juliet Barr, Educator of the B’Yachad program, “and you probably won’t find another program like this in the greater New Jersey or New York area!”  She’s referring to the once-a-month family education model, open to all congregants, and the one on one Hebrew tutoring offered to all students.

Time for a Change

“When it was time to leave our building, we asked our congregants what THEY wanted,” reports Congregation president Carol Elstien.  She says that they voted hands-down for a community that would engage all members, and keep everyone involved.   Maria B, a longtime member, echoes this sentiment, with an eye to her older children, who both attend schools where there are very few Jewish students.  “I want them to continue and learn about Jewish topics with their friends, and also meet other young Jewish teens in our community.”   Gary D. was happy to find that this new model would still be there to train his older daughter as she becomes a Bat Mitzvah, while his younger daughter is just learning her alef-bet.

Community as a Classroom

Leaving their building give them many new opportunities they never had before.  Parks, theaters, museums and people’s homes will be the learning spaces.  Bergen, Morris and Passaic Counties, not to mention Rockland County NY and New York City are open to them as they embark on holistic, experiential, meaningful Jewish learning. They also have a spacious, sunny office space in Butler, NJ for students’ weekly Hebrew education and small events such as Teen hang-out nights and adult education.

For over 30 years, the JCK, and now B’Yachad have stood for inclusive Judaism and Jewish education. They now stand on the precipice of something truly exciting. To join them now, as they embark in their Chavurah model, please check out the website or call the numbers given below. 

Juliet Barr, Director of Education

B’Yachad

JulietB.Yachad@Gmail.com

Sally Fane, Administrator

Jewish Congregation of Kinnelon

jckinformation@gmail.com

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 .”

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JCK IN THE NEWS

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!