WELCOME to the FJCC web site!

Please pardon our appearance as we remodel our website to better serve our
congregation and our community.

Come join the website committee.
Please email Sharon Rednor at therednors@embarq.com

Send photographs of your recent experiences at the FJCC for consideration.  Please
send digital copies to Leah Kleiman at lkleiman0@gmail.com  

Help with writing content, producing new video, planning a launch part - and more

We are looking for people to organize
the web site launch party!

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office
Deborah Kesselhaut - office@flemingtonjcc.org

Rabbi Malki - Rabbi@flemingtonjcc.org
Main Office Number: (908) 782 - 6410

Mailing Address
Flemington Jewish Community Center
5 Sergeantsville Road
Flemington, New Jersey 08822
(908) 782 - 6410

Click here for Hebrew School Calendar

Click here for Hebrew School Weekly Events

Weekly Announcements from the FJCC    

Service Times:
Tot Shabbat: 6:30
Service: 7:30 PM

Saturday:  9:15 AM
Jr. Congregation: 10:30
Sunday:  9:00 AM

Click here for the February 2017 Bulletin
NEWS AND NOTES    Febrary 09, 2017      13 Shevat , 5777
Candle Lighting for Shabbat -  5:11 pm
Torah Portion is  Beshallach
Shabbat Ends  - 6:15 pm

Please note: Rabbi Malki will be on vacation from Thursday February 9 until Tuesday February 28.

The dinner for Friday February 10 has been cancelled.  There will be no rabbinical candidate visiting for
Shabbat this week.  If you have registered and paid for dinner on this date, your FJCC account will be
credited.  The amount can be applied to the next dinner. 


Friday night Oneg is sponsored by the Kestenbaum Family

Saturday morning Kiddush is sponsored by the Hebrew School


Please take a moment to vote for FJCC Nursery School in the Hunterdon Happening contest.  You don't
need to live in Hunterdon County to vote, so please share this link with family and friends.  Thank you so
much for your support.

Click here to vote.


FJCC Clean-Up

We are in the midst of a building-wide clean up effort.  We can use your help, cleaning out and organizing
many of the spaces in our synagogue.  

This Week:
We have an old spinet piano that needs a good home.  Yours for the taking, if you do the taking.  

email or call the office 908.782.6410 for more information.


Rabbinic Search Committee Update:

Welcome our Candidate for Permanent Rabbi
Please Join Us and Help Sponsor the Oneg and Kiddush

The Rabbinical Search Committee has begun our search for a permanent rabbi.  Our candidate,
Rabbi Eric Cohen, will lead services on Friday, February 17 and
Saturday, February 18th.

Please join us spend time speaking with our candidate at Oneg and kiddush.
We would greatly appreciate help sponsoring the Oneg and Kiddush for th
is visit. Please contact Deborah
Kesselhaut in the FJCC office at 908.782.6410  (or email) to offer your contribution.

Rabbi Cohen received his rabbinical ordination from Hebrew College Rabbinical School in Newton, MA.   He
has been serving as Rabbi at Temple Israel, Manchester, NH since 2012 and has served on the Camp
Young Judaea Board of Directors since 2015.

Rabbi Cohen has taught Jewish Studies at The Rashi School in Dedham, MA and served as Rabbinic Intern
at Temple Beth Emunah in Brockton, MA, The Boston Synagogue in Boston, MA and Temple Beth Abraham
in Canton, MA.  

Rabbi Cohen completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Near Eastern
Studies.  He  earned his Doctorate in Near Eastern Languages and Civilization (Egyptology) at Yale
University.  His Dissertation focused on cultural interactions between ancient Egypt and neighboring
cultures in the Sudan.

Sending good wishes from the RSC,
Mindy Engle-Friedman, Chair
Seth Cohen
Michelle Cohn
Kelley Ellenberg
Illysa Fox
Bruce Moskovitz
Hanna Rosenberg
Phil Stern
Jodi Weitz
Arthur Wetstein


FJCC Congregational Dinners To Welcome Our Rabbinical Candidates
The Rabbinical Search Committee, along with the very generous support of Drs. Alissa and Jim Fox and the
Fox Family Foundation, will host congregational Friday night Shabbat dinners to welcome our rabbinical
candidates.  The next congregational dinner will take place on Friday, Feb. 17 as we welcome Rabbi Eric
*** The congregational dinner for Friday, February 10 has been cancelled; we will have no rabbinical
candidate visiting for Shabbat this week. (Rabbi Michael Rothbaum has taken a rabbinical position
elsewhere and will not be joining us). If you have registered and paid for dinner this Friday, your FJCC
account will be credited. 
These congregational Shabbat dinners, to take place prior to Friday night services, and the Oneg to follow
services, will give us all an opportunity to come together as a community, meet the rabbinical candidates,
and welcome them to our synagogue. 

The cost of dinner is $18 per person or couple and $36 per family.  An RSVP is required prior to Tuesday
Feb 14 to ensure we have prepared sufficiently.  

To register online:

February 17 Shabbat Dinner
with Rabbi Eric Cohen

Email office@flemingtonjcc.org   
or call Deborah Kesselhaut at 908.782.6410 ext 10 to register.

Together we will learn about th
is candidate and he will get to know us. Your input is an integral part of our
process in determining the next permanent rabbi to serve our community.
With all good wishes,
The Rabbinical Search Committee
Rabbinic Search Committee Update:

Welcome our Candidate for Permanent Rabbi
Please Join Us and Help Sponsor the Oneg and Kiddush


Rabbi Malki's  

Adult Education Class  

Thursdays at 11:00 AM and  7:30 PM in the FJCC Library

Adult Ed Note:
Next week's 11 am class will be held on Wednesday February 8.  
There will be no 7 pm class next week.
Both morning and evening classes will resume Wednesday March 1.

7:30 pm:   TBD
11:00 class topics:
11)  Revealing the Unknown
12)  "Judaism" or "Judaisms"?
13)  Sectarianism- Pharisees and Sadducees
14)  Out the Caves-Discovery of Qumran
15)  The End of the Days-Messianic Eschatology
16)  Judaism in the Hellenistic World
17)  Changing God's Address-Temple to Synagogue
18)  Rome Arrives to Jerusalem
19)  Parting with the Temple
20)  From Jerusalem to Yavne-Rabbinic Judaism
21)  The Shaping of Rabbinic Judaism
22)  A violent Epilogue-Bar-Kokhba
23)  From "Roots" to "Tree"

You are welcome to suggest new and different topics, or present a topic yourself.  Please let Rabbi Malki
know in advance.  

Learning Shabbat Services Does Not End at the Bat/Bar Mitzvah Party

Learn to lead Shabbat Services and more at your own pace.  

We have available recording of Ma'ariv service by our own Julia Sirota:

You may find other recordings of Shabbat Services.  I suggest
Rabbi Zimmerman's online recording:

To learn the parashah/torah reading and chanting the haftarah, I suggest the following free apps :

tropes: Tropes Lite
for torah readings/leining: Pocket Torah
for chanting the haftarah: Pocket Haftarah

These recordings do not substitute Hebrew School or our tutoring progam.  They are intended to
supplement and help your at-home review and practice.



February 2017
Sat 11 - Jr. Congregation 
Sun 12 - no Hebrew School 
Fri 17 - Sat 18 -- Rabbi Cohen visit
Fri 24 - Dalet/Hay class service
Sat 25 - Film Series: The Gatekeepers

March 2017
Friday March 03  
Shabbat Across America
(details to follow)

Thursdays - Adult Ed at 11 & 7:30 pm



Saturday March 11
dinner 6:15
megillah reading 7:00

Eric Komar will join us again this year for music and telling the story of Purim

Join us for Subs and Salads at 6:15 
(turkey, corned beef, grilled vegetables)

Please let us know you are joining us!  

before March 1 - $10 per adult  $7 per student (under 4 - free)
after March 1 - $15 per adult  $12 per student (under 4 - free) 
Enclose your check with your RSVP
*we need help shopping, setting up, cleaning up 


Art History Series: Ancient Jewish Art - Cara London
Sunday, February 5, 10AM
Bagels and Coffee
Suggested Donation - $5/pp
Register here:

Film Series: "The Gatekeepers"
This documentary illuminates the workings of the sercretive Shin Bet, the Israeli Internal Security Agency
Saturday February 25 7:30 pm
Suggested Donation: $5/pp
Register here:  

Art History Series: 19th & 20th Century Jewish Artists - Cara London Sunday, March 5, 10AM Bagels and
Coffee Suggested Donation - $5/pp Register here:   

Music: West Side Woodwind Quintet Sunday, March 18 3 pm Reception to follow $18/pp Register here: http:

Looking ahead:
Art History Series: 19th & 20th Century Jewish Artists with Cara London 03.05.17 Music: West Side
Woodwind Quintet 03.18.17 Art History Series: Jewish Influence on Contemporary Art with Cara London
03.26.17 Film Series: Orchestra of Exiles 04.01.17 Book Author Series Presents: Mother's Day Brunch - Kae
Siegal & Kim Friedman 05.07.16 Book Author Series Presents: Noa Baum - Land Twice Promised

Oneg Shabbat: an informal gathering to celebrate the joy of Shabbat.

Kiddush: means sanctification.  It 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 available to sponsor an oneg shabbat or kiddush in the coming weeks.



Fri 02.10
Sat 02.25

Fri 03.03
Fri 03.10
Sat 03.11


YJ is back!!

To kick off 2017, the FJCC YJ is selling reusable, high quality water bottles, with our YJ Flemington logo!

Pre-order before Monday February 13th and get yours for only $12.

Please email flemingtonyj@gmail.com to reserve your water bottle today.



The FJCC Library Committee is rearranging our library.  Thanks to the FLC's commitment and with your
help, the library will soon be operative.   Please consider joining the FLC to help with this effort.  

We have hundreds of prayer books (in particular, Silverman edition); hundreds of Torah and Haftarah (in
particular, Hertz edition) and more.  The FJCC does not use these anymore.

We plan to dispose of these books soon.  

If you are interested in any of these, please feel free to stop by the synagogue and pick up as many as you
would like.  


Order and harmony are the basis of beauty.   The purpose of the committee is to arrange the books and
make them accessible to congregation and the community at large. It is a mitzvah and it is fun.  With your
help, our library and our beautiful building will be an organized and vibrant community center.

We meet every Tuesday 3:30 pm

If you are interested, please contact the rabbi at rabbi@flemingtonjcc.org or call 908.782.6410 ext 12



Looking for Jewish items, cards, decor? 

The shop is featuring many new and exciting items.  These are now available!  Please come visit us. 

Beauty enhances the mitzvot by appealing to the senses.  Sounds, fragrances, tastes, textures, colors and
artistry contribute to the enjoyment of religious acts.  Enhancing a mitzvah through beauty is called Hiddur

We have everything you need to enhance your celebration of the holidays and throughout the
year.  Beautiful greeting cards, hostess gifts, jewelry and more.




In 1965, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz began translating the 37 tractates of the Talmud into Modern Hebrew. An
English translation has been published in
the Koren Talmud Bavli Noé Edition.  This is a colossal achievement as ninety percent of the world's
Jewish population speaks English or Hebrew as a first language.
Very recently, Sefaria released The William Davidson Talmud, a free digital edition of the Babylonian Talmud
with parallel translations, interlinked to major commentaries, biblical citations, Midrash, Kabbalah,
Halakhah, and an ever-growing library of Jewish texts.


The William Davidson Talmud will continually evolve; 22 tractates in English are already available on line. 

Now go and study.


Shop Rite
gift cards
are available!  

Support the FJCC while you shop for groceries

call or stop by the office for details