Pray

Our Service

At the Flemington Jewish Community Center (FJCC), we don’t just “do Judaism at you.” Instead, we encourage participation by congregants in our services.  Adults and teenagers frequently play these roles in the service:

∙         Lifting or tying the Torah scroll

∙         Taking an aliyah at the Torah reading

∙         Leading the Kiddush blessings

∙         Leading part of the service

∙         Reading from the Torah

∙         Chanting the haftarah

∙         Giving a d'var Torah (a talk related to the weekly portion)

∙         Commenting in response to the d'var Torah or the rabbi’s sermon

 Children are encouraged to lead selected parts of the Friday evening service and the closing parts of the Saturday morning service.

The FJCC is an egalitarian, Conservative congregation.  We currently use the Sim Shalom siddur and Etz Hayim text of Torah readings.  For help with the Hebrew parts of the service, transliterations are available, and all Hebrew texts come with line-by-line translations. No knowledge of Hebrew is required for you to participate in the discussion of the Torah portion.  Our rabbi and ritual committee are eager to help you learn how to play whatever active role interests you.

 

 

Schedule of Services

Friday - 7:30 pm
Saturday - 9:15 am
Sunday - 9:00 am
Weekday Minyan - Upon Request

 

Torah Portion

Torah portion for December 6, 2018 - Miketz

 

Torah portion for December 15, 2018 - Vayigash

 

Candle Lighting

Shabbat Oneg/Kiddush Sponsorship

Oneg Shabbat is an informal gathering to celebrate the joy of Shabbat on Friday evening.
 
Kiddush means sanctification.  On Saturday morning, the Kiddush is a chance to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, remember a loved one or honor a special event or person. 
Enjoy Shabbat with your friends and FJCC family after Friday night or Saturday morning services. 

There are many opportunities to sponsor an Oneg Shabbat or Kiddush in the coming weeks:

  • Oneg - Friday - December 14
  • Kiddush - Saturday - December 15
  • Oneg - Friday - December 21
  • Kiddush - Saturday - December 22
  • Oneg - Friday - December 28
  • Kiddush - Saturday - December 29
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The Holidays

Tu B'Shevat

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5. What do we eat on Tu B'Shevat?
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Chanukah

Transliteration:

Ma-oz Tzur Y’shu-a-ti Le-cha Na-eh L’sha-bei-ach
Ti-kon Beit T’fi-la-ti V’sham To-da N’za-bei-ach
L’eit Ta-chin Mat-bei-ach Mi-tzar Ha-mi-na-bei-ach
Az Eg-mor B’shir Miz-mor Cha-nu-kat Ha-miz-bei-ach

Ra-ot Sav-ah Nafshi B’yagon Kochi Ka-leh
Cha-yai Mei-re-ru V’koshi B’shi-bud Malchhut Egla
U-v’yado Ha-g’dola Ho-tzi Et Ha-sgula
Cheil Par-oh V’chol Zar-oh Yardu K’even Bim-tzula

Dvir Kodsho Hevi-ani V’gam Sham Lo Sha-kat-ti
Uva Nogeis V’higlani Ki Zarim Avad-ti
V’yein Ra-al Ma-sachti Kim-at She-a-varti
Keitz Bavel Z’ru-bavel L’keitz Shiv-im No-shati

Krot Komat B’rosh Bi-keish A-gagi Ben Hamdatah
V’ni-h’yata Lo L’fach U-lemokeish V’ga-a-vato Nishba-ta
Rosh Y’mini Niseita V'oyeiv Shmo Machita
Rov Banav V’kin-yanav Al Ha-eitz Ta-lita

Y’va-nim Nik-bi-tzu A-lai A-zai Bi-may Chash-ma-nim
U’far-tzu Chomos Migda-lai V’tim-u Kol Ha-shma-nim
U’mi-no-tar Kan-ka-nim Na-a-sa Neis La-sho-sha-nim
B’nei Vi-nah Y’mei Sh’mo-nah Kav-u Shir U’ri-na-nim

Cha-sof Z’ro-a Kodshecha V’ka-reiv Keitz Ha-yeshu-ah
N’kom Nikmat Ava-decha Mei-uma Har-sha-ah
Ki Archah Ha-sha-ah V'ein Keitz Limei Ha-ra-ah
D’chei Admon B’tzeil Tzalmon Ha-keim La-nu Ro-im Shiv-ah

Translation:

O mighty stronghold of my salvation,
to praise You is a delight.
Restore my House of Prayer
and there we will bring a thanksgiving offering.
When You will have prepared the slaughter
for the blaspheming foe,
Then I shall complete with a song of hymn
the dedication of the Altar.

My soul had been sated with troubles,
my strength has been consumed with grief.
They had embittered my life with hardship,
with the calf-like kingdom's bondage.
But with His great power
He brought forth the treasured ones,
Pharaoh's army and all his offspring
Went down like a stone into the deep.

To the holy abode of His Word He brought me.
But there, too, I had no rest
And an oppressor came and exiled me.
For I had served aliens,
And had drunk benumbing wine.
Scarcely had I departed
At Babylon's end Zerubabel came.
At the end of seventy years I was saved.

To sever the towering cypress
sought the Aggagite, son of Hammedatha,
But it became [a snare and] a stumbling block to him
and his arrogance was stilled.
The head of the Benjaminite You lifted
and the enemy, his name You obliterated
His numerous progeny - his possessions -
on the gallows You hanged.

Greeks gathered against me
then in Hasmonean days.
They breached the walls of my towers
and they defiled all the oils;
And from the one remnant of the flasks
a miracle was wrought for the roses.
Men of insight - eight days
established for song and jubilation

Bare Your holy arm
and hasten the End for salvation -
Avenge the vengeance of Your servants' blood
from the wicked nation.
For the triumph is too long delayed for us,
and there is no end to days of evil,
Repel the Red One in the nethermost shadow
and establish for us the seven shepherds.