Ritual Life



Saturday, April 18th, 9:00 AM – April Birthday Shabbat. We will honor members with birthdays in April during Shabbat Services. If you or anyone in your family has a birthday in April, please join us.


Wednesday, April 22nd & Thursday, April 23rd, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM – TBS Friend’s and Family Shopping Days at Chico’s in Ridgewood, NJ. Chico’s is a women’s clothing and accessories boutique who will be partnering with TBS. When purchases are made, Chico’s will donate 10% of your purchase to TBS. Mention to any salesperson that you are from TBS. Promotional coupons are excluded from donation offer.


Wednesday, April 22nd, 7:30 PM – Sisterhood Board Meeting


Thursday, April 23rd, 7:30 PM – Chaverim will be holding Show & Tell. Bring us your antiques, heirlooms, souvenirs and tell us about them. Refreshments will be served.


Sunday, April 26th, 8:30 AM – Chai Riders Motorcycle Club First Ride of the Season. Registration and breakfast at the Temple followed by a poker-run through Bergen County. BBQ lunch follows in Wayne. Donation $20/bike, $10/passenger. For further information, please contact Dr. Charlie Knapp.


Wednesday, May 6th, 6:30 PM – Sisterhood will be having a spring fashion show with fashions by Dress Barn. Dinner will be from Kosher Nosh. Tickets are $40.00. RSVP is due by April 28th. Contact Muriel Weinreb for further information.





KESHER CAREER COALITION is available to help if you are unemployed, underemployed, or thinking of changing jobs or careers. Job and career counseling, and advocacy in accessing financial assistance are part of the comprehensive services that are available, all completely confidential. For more information, contact Mark Wertlieb or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. "> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



WEEKLY TORAH STUDY GROUP: Join Rabbi Zeilicovich as he leads a 30-minute discussion focused on the Parsha of the week after Kiddush each Shabbat.



NEW SECURITY POLICY at the Temple has been implemented to increase the safety of our members, guests, and facility. Doors will remain locked at all times, with access available during TBS Office hours or by alternate arrangements posted on the parking lot door. Please note new Shabbat security lock has been installed on the middle door, as per instructions that have been shared with all members.



YOGA NEWS: Weekly Yoga Class on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM. Classes are open to both men and women. For summer schedule, contact Allyn Michaelson at (201) 951-4902.



SCRIP NEWS: Shop Rite scrip is now available in $20 denominations! This smaller amount might be better for those who only do spot shopping, or who want scrip for their children’s use. Of course, we still carry Shop Rite $100s and $50s, Fairway Market $50s, and Kosher Nosh $10s and $5s. Temple Beth Sholom and Jewish Family Service of North Jersey are partnering to feed the hungry. When you purchase scrip for your family, buy an extra ShopRite card for a family struggling to keep healthy meals on their table. Your check is still payable to TBS. TBS makes 5% on your scrip purchase. Tell Barry or the Office Staff a ShopRite card(s) is being donated and we will provide JFSNJ with the food card. You will be supporting TBS and helping a family in need. All Scrip is available in the Temple Office, or by calling Barry Cohen at 201-794-1363.



JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF NORTH JERSEY is in need of volunteer drivers to deliver Kosher Meals On Wheels to elderly, disabled, and homebound residents of Fair Lawn one day a week from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Substitute drivers are also needed to fill in for regular weekly drivers. You can brighten the day and bring a smile to a homebound senior or disabled adult by delivering a hot meal. For further information contact the JFSNJ office in Fair Lawn at 201-796-5151 or Allyn Michaelson.



TBS Trip to Argentina – October 8 – 18, 2015. See not only the beauty, history, and attractions of Buenos Aires and the country, but also be exposed to “Jewish Argentina” and its rich heritage. If you might be interested in participating in this trip, led by Rabbi Zeilicovich to his home country of Argentina, contact the Rabbi or Temple Office as soon as possible.



GIFT SHOP AT TBSFL.ORG – Visit our new on-line store located on our website for all your Judaica shopping. There are thousands of items to choose from at reasonable prices.

To Surprise and to be Surprised on the High Holidays
We all like to be surprised for a good reason.
It can be a birthday, or just a demonstration of affection.But, sometimes life brings unwanted surprises.
As we prepare to celebrateanother Yom Kippur, followed by Sukkot and Simchat Torah, I remember the unpleasant
surprise of the Yom Kippur War when Israel was suddenly attacked on our holiest day of
the year.
And it happened again, when without any provocation, Hamas attacked a group
of soldiers, killing some and kidnapping two, pushing Israel to fight back. And more
surprises were awaiting Israelis when they were stabbed on the street or run down by cars
and trucks.
As in times before, we overcome the first moments of fear; we regain our strength and
move forward to victory.I believe that this is a continuing part of the Jewish story:
to overcome difficulty and adversity to reassure our continuity.
This is in the material, concrete, physical realm, but it’s also true in the moral, emotional
and the spiritual ones. As the Army needs time to prepare and plan for a successful
operation, the Torah gives us these Days of Awe to do the same thing in the spiritual field
we evaluate, we plan and collect the strength to move forward for a successful year.
As the Army conquers and takes over a hill, a city or village, we will overcome and defeat
selfishness, pettiness, jealousy and baseless hatred. Yom Kippur will prepare us to ask for forgiveness and to forgive; to give us the
understanding that compassion should take priority over competitiveness and free love over
free hatred. Then, we are ready to enter the Sukkah.If we look carefully, we will see that the beauty of the Sukkah is not in the physical
structure but in the spiritual environment that is created inside.
When we eat in the Sukkah with family and friends, we learn that home is what matters.
The bonds created by love aremore valuable than the bricks of the wall.  As terrorism shocks us and the world with death, when materialism is becoming a new
form of idolatry, let us, the Jewish people, surprise the world with a different approach.
Let’s bring light where there is darkness; respect and freedom where there is
fanaticism and fascism.  Let’s surprise the world by living a more spiritual life. Teaching
our next generation that values and ideas are more important than greed and cold
ambition. Let us surprise ourselves with a renewed Jewish focus where Torah and
fulfilling mitzvot help us to develop good character.May these holidays and our faith in G-d be a source of inspiration.
May we all be sealed in the Book of Life for a year of loving kindness, peace, and health.
Shanah Tovah and Gmar Chatimah Tovah
Hag Sameach,
Rabbi Alberto (Baruch) Zeilicovich

Whats Happening

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