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:  

  January 22*

  February 12*

  March 5


  April 2


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


*Jan. 22 & Feb. 12 — Tween/Teen Schmooze w. Rabbi J at 5:15 pm

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  

(5:45 pm) - 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.


Saturday evenings at 5:45 pm thru January and February

March & April times to be announced

Zoom information for Saturday evenings:


Meeting ID: 897 3768 3676
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        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)


TU B’SHEVAT Service & Seder

Friday evening January 29 with Shabbat Service


New Adult Learning - Beginning February 2,  2021:


Rabbi Joel will lead a discussion of several chapters from the book Bride For a Night : Talmud Tales, authored by Dr. Ruth Calderon, former Member of Knesset and Deputy Speaker of the Knesset for the Yesh Atid Party, an Educator and Talmud Scholar.  Here’s a short description of her book:


Ruth Calderon has recently electrified the Jewish world with her teachings of talmudic texts. In this volume, her first to appear in English, she offers a fascinating window into some of the liveliest and most colorful stories in the Talmud. Calderon rewrites talmudic tales as richly imagined fictions, drawing us into the lives of such characters as the woman who risks her life for a sister suspected of adultery; a humble schoolteacher who rescues his village from drought; and a wife who dresses as a prostitute to seduce her pious husband in their garden. Breathing new life into an ancient text, A Bride for One Night offers a surprising and provocative read, both for anyone already intimate with the Talmud or for anyone interested in one of the most influential works of Jewish literature.



If you would like to order the book, you can do so at this Amazon link.   We will finalize the particular Talmud tales to be studied each session, and the dates in the weeks ahead.



Thursday, February 25, Time & Details forthcoming.


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