Wishing everyone a very healthy, safe and happy 2021.

The RIJC continues to serve the community, via Zoom. 

We continue to offer services, celebrate holidays, observe life-cycle events and more, virtually via Zoom, 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.



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th at 6:15 pm — Shabbat in the Sukkah with Rabbi Joel: 

Please join us for candle-lighting,  a little talk & a little learning, & a little waving and shaking of the lulav & etrog and more...

Please be sure this time to bring your own light meal, beverage, paper goods & cutlery for you & your family.

We will be capacity-limited to between 10 - 12 folks at a time in the Sukkah, with adjacent seating outside.

Additional details coming.


Please check this page, and your emails, at the end of September/start of October for new dates and times when Havdalah resumes.

Zoom Information:

Topic: RIJC - Saturday Night Programs

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Meeting ID: 897 3768 3676

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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.)

COVID-19 Compliance and Guidance:

Please Note: 

1.  All outdoor, in-person activities are “weather permitting”; please check your emails and this website as appropriate.

2.  Proof of vaccination is required for all in-person participants over age 12 for all services/activities both indoors in the Cultural Center/Sanctuary, and outdoors.

3.  Face coverings/masks are required for all in-person services/activities in the Cultural Center/Sanctuary;  they should be worn for our outdoor services/activities especially when physical distancing is not possible.