Wishing everyone a very healthy, safe and happy 2021.

The RIJC continues to serve the community, via Zoom, as we have regularly since March 20, 2020. 

We continue to offer services, celebrate holidays, observe life-cycle events and more, virtually via Zoom, as we start 2021, hopeful for good health, vaccines and the eventual return to in-person activities later this year...

Until then, please join us for any or all of the activities scheduled below. 

Please check your email or this site for further information.

Shabbat Services:  Fridays at 6:00 pm

March 5 and 19

April 2 and 16

April 30: Special Shabbat as Gabrielle Finchelstein is called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah

May and June dates to be announced.  

Zoom information for Friday evenings:


Meeting ID: 849 1761 5726
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        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Our very own Rabbi Sebert is the editor of a version of the Sim Shalom Siddur that includes a full transliteration - for Friday night services.  Please feel free to use this siddur for this and every Friday night service, by clicking the link below.


 Minchah & Kabbalat Shabbat.pdf


It also contains the weekday (afternoon) service, which includes the full weekday Amidah (Shemonah Esrei), so it’s quite useful for daily services too.  (Unfortunately, the full Sim Shalom siddur is not available with transliteration.)

Havdalah:  Saturday Evenings  

Beginning at 6:30p through February - Please join us to say good-bye to Shabbat and, if we have a minyan, we’ll read a text and say Mourner’s Kaddish.

March & April times to be announced

Zoom information for Saturday evenings:


Meeting ID: 897 3768 3676
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PURIM  2021 (5781) is here!  Click here for instructions and information

Please join the RIJC this Thursday evening, February 25 as we celebrate the holiday!  

6 pm — Join World-famous Pastry Chef Harriet Shaiman to complete your hamentaschen!   (Prepare the dough earlier, and take it out of the refrigerator by 5:30 pm.   Click here for recipe)
6:45 pm — Pre-service get-together (as your hamentaschen are baking).
7:00 pm — Costume parade on Zoom…     Kids and grown-ups alike!
7:10 pm — Evening Services Begin
7:20 pm — Megillah Reading and Purim Shpiel:

Presented by the RIJC Purim Players - written, produced and starring the dynamic team of Mickey Rindler and Janet Falk.

Immediately followed by much singing of songs, schmoozing and noshing…

ZOOM link information:

Topic: RIJC Purim Festivities
Time: Feb 25, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 898 4951 8690
Passcode: 055120


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        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

New Adult Learning - Continues on Tuesday, March 2nd, at 7:30 pm.  Next selection to be announced.


The Zoom link for all sessions is as follows:  

Topic: RIJC Adult Learning Session  

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Meeting ID: 814 0269 4576  

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Joel Shaiman, Rabbi -- Nina Lublin, President --  Steve Kaufman, Treasurer -- Contact Information