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VERISMO OPERA TO HOLD CONCERT


METROPOLITAN OPERA SINGERS TO PERFORM

   

Lucine Amara

Ryan Allen

            The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera will present the fundraising program, “Opera – Yesterday and Today”, on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at the home of Dr. Adela Peralta, located at 6 Sunset Drive in North Caldwell, New Jersey, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. 

 

            The presentation will feature Metropolitan Opera star Lucine Amara; Metropolitan Opera singer and Edgewater, New Jersey resident, Ryan Allen; Evelyn La Quaif, known for her four-octave range; Allegra Durante and Verismo Opera’s other principal artists from current and past productions, many of whom have performed at leading opera houses and theatres around the world.  They will sing vignettes from the company’s upcoming production of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca to be presented at Bergen PAC in Englewood, New Jersey on Sunday, October 16 at 3 p.m.  Excerpts from other operas will also be sung.

 

            Opera lovers will listen to the singing while enjoying a buffet of hot Spanish foods, Spanish wines, and non-alcoholic beverages.  A donation of $25 is suggested.  For more information and to RSVP, call  (973) 287-7096.

 

            Directions to 6 Sunset Drive:  Take route 80 West to exit 5A, Union Blvd.  On Union Blvd., go the third light and make a right on to Main St.  At the top of the hill, the name changes to Grand View.  Continue on Grand View to Sunset.  Make a right on Sunset to the second block to number 6.

 

            Verismo Opera, also known as the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, is the only professional, grand opera company in Bergen County, New Jersey.  The company is recognized  for providing up and coming performing artists with the training to enter a career in opera.  Several notable singers, who are performing internationally, such as Richard Hobson, Frank Poretta, Emmanuel di Villarosa, James Valenti and Irina Rindzuner, started their careers by performing in Verismo Opera’s productions.

 

            For more information about the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, visit www.njavo.org, its Facebook page at http://bit.ly/9JXTP8 , or call (201) 886-0561.


 

MAYWOOD SYNAGOGUE TO HOST FREE WORKSHOP ON FORGIVENESS IN PREPARATION FOR HIGH HOLIDAYS

Public is Invited to Learn About "Moving toward Forgiveness” at Reconstructionist Temple Beth Israel

MAYWOOD, N.J., September 9, 2011 – Reconstructionist Temple Beth Israel (RTBI) of Bergen County, located at 34 West Magnolia Avenue in Maywood, will host a free one-hour workshop on Saturday, September 24, 2011 titled “Moving toward Forgiveness: Tools and Strategies for Bringing Meaning to the High Holidays.” The interactive workshop starts at 8:00 p.m. and is the synagogue’s program for Selichot, which the community observes on the Sabbath prior to the start of the Jewish High Holidays. Selichot, which means “forgiveness” in Hebrew, prepares congregants for the introspective work engaged in during the High Holidays, and focuses on the concept of pardon or forgiveness, a central theme of the High Holiday period.

 

“Moving toward Forgiveness” will be presented by Loren Gelberg-Goff, LCSW, a psychotherapist in River Edge and Dr. Carmel-Ann Mania, a holistic chiropractor in Hackensack; they are the founders of and partners in Being Well Within, a wellness and personal development practice based in River Edge, N.J. According to Gelberg-Goff, the goal of the workshop is for attendees to “learn the steps to forgive and let go so that they can live authentically empowered and whole.”

 

According to Being Well Within, “Forgiveness of yourself or someone else can transform your life. When you hold on to your hurt, anger, disappointment, or mistrust of others long after you've been hurt, betrayed or offended, your feelings will interfere with your relationships—not just with the injuring party, but with ‘innocent’ people as well.” Gelberg-Goff noted that the workshop “relates directly to the theme of Selichot and the internal work we must do toward ‘tshuva’ (repentance) during the High Holiday season.”

 

She and Mania are offering this free presentation to all Bergen County synagogues and Jewish community centers throughout September as a direct tie-in to the High Holidays, but note that the workshop’s themes are relevant to everyone at any time, and it is suitable as an interfaith program. “Moving toward Forgiveness” serves as an introduction to Being Well Within’s half-day workshop on forgiveness which they present to companies and non-profit agencies and organizations.

 

Reconstructionist Temple Beth Israel, located at 34 West Magnolia Avenue in Maywood, is Bergen County’s only Reconstructionist synagogue; it offers a wide range of educational, cultural and social programs throughout the year for its members and the public. For more information about RTBI or Reconstructionist Judaism, the community’s participatory services or its Hebrew school, call (201) 845-7550 or visit www.rtbi-online.org.

 

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 About RTBI

Reconstructionist Temple Beth Israel is the only Reconstructionist synagogue in Bergen and Rockland counties. It serves members from over twenty communities and is the intimate spiritual home to approximately 60 households. RTBI offers a contemporary look at tradition through its sabbath and holiday services, engaging adult education courses, religious school and family-friendly events throughout the year. As a Reconstructionist temple, RTBI is an open and inclusive congregation that welcomes Jews from all walks of life, and embraces diversity. RTBI is located at 34 West Magnolia Avenue in Maywood. For more information about the temple or Reconstructionist Judaism, please call 201-845-7550, or go to www.rtbi-online.org. RTBI is affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation (www.jrf.org).

 

About Being Well Within

Being Well Within was founded in 2010 by Loren Gelberg-Goff, a psychotherapist, and Dr. Carmel-Ann Mania, a chiropractor, as an outgrowth of the pair’s long-time work together in the realms of emotional and physical wellness. The practice teaches individuals the strategies they need to change the way stress impacts their lives, for those times “when life throws you curves.” Through educational workshops and seminars, Being Well Within provides clients with realistic strategies, support and guidance to understand and utilize the stresses in their lives to motivate, encourage and empower them rather than wear them down.

METROPOLITAN OPERA STAR LUCINE AMARA TO PERFORM AT LEONIA PUBLIC LIBRARY THIS SATURDAY

 

 

Lucine Amara in the role of Aida. 

Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera House Photo Archives.

 

 

Don't miss Metropolitan Opera diva Lucine Amara's live performance at the Leonia Public Library, 227 Fort Lee Road, on Saturday, September 10 at 3:00 p.m.  Ms. Amara, Artistic Director of Fort Lee's own New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, will join Verismo Opera's stars in presenting the new program, Operas of Yesterday and Today.  The performance is FREE and open to the public.

Verismo Opera's stars will sing vignettes from the company's past productions, including the well-received performance of Aida presented last spring at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (BergenPAC) in Englewood, New Jersey; selected excerpts from the upcoming, highly anticipated production of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca on October 16 at BergenPAC; and some surprises, too!  Among the featured singers are Canada's Evelyn La Quaif, known for her four-octave range; Patrick Blackwell; Ukraine's Galina Ivannikova; Jasmine Thomas, and Allegra Durante. 

 

Parking is available in a lot behind the library.  For further information about Saturday’s program or directions, contact the Leonia Public Library at (201) 592-5770.

 

For information about Verismo Opera, the only professional, grand opera company based in North Jersey, call (201) 886-0561, visit the organization’s web site at www.njavo.org, or join Verismo Opera on Facebook at http://bit.ly/9JXTP8.

 

NEW JERSEY ASSOCIATION OF VERISMO OPERA TO PERFORM AT LEONIA PUBLIC LIBRARY

 



 

New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera to Perform

at Leonia Public Library

Saturday, September 10, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

 

        The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (Verismo Opera) comes to the Leonia Public Library, 227 Fort Lee Road, in Leonia, New Jersey, with the program, Operas of Yesterday and Today, this Saturday, September 10, 3:00-4:00 p.m.   The event is FREE and open to the public.


            Verismo Opera's stars sing excerpts from past productions, including the recently well-received performance of Aida at BergenPAC in Englewood, New Jersey, vignettes from the upcoming performance of Tosca on October 16 at BergenPAC, and some surprises, too.  Featured singers are former Metropolitan Opera star Lucine Amara, Canadian soprano Evelyn La Quaif known for her four-octave range, Patrick Blackwell, Galina Ivannikova of the Ukraine, Jasmine Thomas, and Allegra Durante.


            For more information about the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, visit its web site, www.njavo.org, view its Facebook page at http://bit.ly/9JXTP8, or call (201) 886-0561.  For further information about the Leonia Public Library, go to http://leonia.bccls.org/ or call (201) 592-5770.

 

 

LEONIA ARTS TO HOLD SECOND "MEET & GREET LEONIA ARTISTS"

 



 

         Leonia Arts, a nonprofit cultural arts alliance in the borough, is co-sponsoring with the Leonia Public Library the second “Meet & Greet Leonia Artists.”  The event will take place on Sunday, September 25 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall located at 399 Broad Avenue in the town. 

 

         Leonia Arts and the Leonia Public Library are dedicating the event to the borough’s long history in the arts that continues today with many artists calling Leonia home.  Leonia artists -- photographers, musicians, painters, sculptors, writers, dancers, actors, crafters, multimedia artists, and others—and patrons of the arts in the town are invited to attend.  Artists and supporters of the arts will meet and network with other artists and patrons from the borough, while enjoying wine and cheese and listening to background music.  Artists’ work from various fields, ranging from poetry to paintings and sculptures, will be displayed throughout the hall.


         The borough’s lengthy list of prominent artists, musicians, writers, entertainers, and crafts people who have lived in the town over the years include artist Charles Chapman; painter and etcher Grant Reynard; child actor Freddie Bartholomew; actor and director Alan Alda; singer Carmel Quinn; comedian Buddy Hackett; singer Sammy Davis, Jr.; actor, producer, and author Robert Ludlum; and singer and actor Pat Boone. 


         Arts organizations continue to thrive in the borough.  Several arts organizations are based in the town, including the Players’ Guild of Leonia, SummerStage at Leonia, Sculpture for Leonia, Leonia Reads, and the Leonia Chamber Musicians Society, Inc.

 

Free Membership

         Leonia Arts has a mission to support, stimulate, enhance, promote and connect the arts within the borough and to outer communities.  The grassroots organization supports the arts by connecting the various diverse artists and creative groups in the town often called the “Athens of New Jersey.”  Membership in Leonia Arts is free and available for artists, arts organizations, arts groups, and patrons of the arts in Leonia.

 

 

Contact Leonia Arts

 

         For more information about the “Meet & Greet Leonia Artists” event or Leonia Arts, contact Leonia Arts President, Kathy Pecht, at 201-944-0510 or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Go to www.leoniaarts.org for additional information about the organization, to join Leonia Arts, to view a calendar of upcoming arts events, and much more.

 

 

MAYWOOD TEMPLE HOSTS ANNUAL WELCOME PICNIC FOR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS

Reconstructionist Synagogue Invites Guests to Learn More About Reconstructionist Movement, Meet Clergy and Members

 

MAYWOOD, N.J., August 31, 2011 – Reconstructionist Temple Beth Israel (RTBI), Bergen County’s only Reconstructionist synagogue, invites those interested in learning more about temple membership and Reconstructionist Judaism to its annual Welcome Back picnic on Sunday, September 18 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. This event is free to visitors; synagogue members will provide a vegetarian potluck picnic lunch. Potential members are invited to tour the building, get information about RTBI’s Hebrew school (the Children’s Learning Center), meet the rabbi and cantor, and get acquainted with synagogue members. There will be activities for young children.

 

Reconstructionist Temple Beth Israel is the only Reconstructionist synagogue in Bergen and Rockland counties and offers “a contemporary look at tradition.” It is the intimate spiritual home to approximately 60 households from over 20 communities and as a Reconstructionist synagogue it is an open, diverse, and inclusive congregation that welcomes Jews from all walks of life.

 

RTBI is located at 34 West Magnolia Avenue in Maywood, right off Maywood Avenue. Parking is on the street. For reservations call (201) 845-7550, ext. 1 or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information about RTBI, visit www.rtbi-online.org.

 


 

 

New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera Announces 2011-2012 Season. Love, Tragedy & Suicide

 

A Year of Love, Tragedy and Suicide

-- TOSCA, IL TROVATORE, MADAMA BUTTERFLY to be Performed  --

 

            The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera proudly announces another season of grand opera with the new productions Tosca, Il Trovatore, and Madama Butterfly.  Based in Fort Lee, New Jersey the nonprofit opera company launches the 2011-2012 season -- A Year of Love, Tragedy and Suicide -- with professional concerts, operalogues, master classes, educational programs, and the international 23rd annual Verismo Opera Vocal Competition.  The company is under the direction of Lucine Amara, one of the Metropolitan Opera’s finest dramatic sopranos.

2011



August 31.  Verismo Opera Open House. 7:00 p.m. Bergen Family Center.  44 Armory Street. Englewood, New Jersey.             

            Hear renowned Verismo Opera Music Director/Principal Conductor Anthony Morss, Chorus Director Mara Waldman, and Stage Director Evelyn La Quaif describe the opera company’s mission, vision, and the new productions.  Light refreshments will be served. 

            Adults, teens, and children are invited to attend and learn more about the exciting opportunities available to sing in the Verismo Opera Chorus and/or to play extras and act in various roles.  No experience is required.  Auditions to sing in the chorus must be scheduled in advance.  Contact Mary Ellen Rohon at (201) 886-0561 to schedule an appointment.  For information about supernumerary (extra) roles for adults and children, contact Rita Tonitto at (201) 224-2809.

 

September 10.  Verismo Opera Open House, Chorus Auditions & Call for Extras. 1:00 p.m. Bergen Family Center.  44 Armory Street, Englewood, New Jersey.   

            Adults, teens, and children are invited to attend and learn more about the exciting opportunities available to sing in the Verismo Opera Chorus and/or to play extras and act in various roles in the company’s 2011-2012 productions.  No experience required.

            Contact Mary Ellen Rohon at (201) 886-0561 to schedule an appointment to audition for the chorus.  For information about extra roles for adults and children, contact Rita Tonitto at (201) 224-2809.  Light refreshments will be served.

September 10.  Operas of Yesterday and Today.  3:00–4:00 p.m.  Leonia Public Library. 227 Fort Lee Road in Leonia, New Jersey.  FREE. 

            Verismo Opera’s stars sing excerpts from past productions, including the recently well-received performance of Aida at BergenPAC in Englewood, New Jersey, vignettes from the upcoming performance of Tosca, and some surprises, too.  Featured singers are former Metropolitan Opera star Lucine Amara, Canada’s Evelyn La Quaif, Patrick Blackwell, Galina Ivannikova of the Ukraine, Jasmine Thomas, and Allegra Durante.

 

 

September 14, 21. Verismo Opera Chorus Auditions & Call for Extras.  44 Armory Street, Englewood, New Jersey.  7:00 p.m.  

            Adults, teens, and children are invited to attend and learn more about the exciting opportunities available to sing in the Verismo Opera Chorus and/or to play extras and act in various roles in the company’s productions.  No experience required.

            Auditions to sing in the chorus must be scheduled in advance.  Contact Mary Ellen Rohon at (201) 886-0561 to schedule an appointment.  For information about extra roles for adults and children, contact Rita Tonitto at (201) 224-2809.

 

September 17.  Verismo Opera Master Class. 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  Yeoryia Megremis Studios. 2109 Broadway (72nd Street and Broadway), #13-131, New York, New York.  

            Singers are invited to hear Metropolitan Opera star Lucine Amara discuss her performances of Aida and Tosca and Evelyn La Quaif, international artist and Stage Director of Verismo Opera.  Eight singers will be accepted to sing and be critiqued.  Fee: $80 for the 4-hour session.  Auditors will be accepted at $10 each.  For further information, contact (212) 362-6415.

 

October 16.  ToscaBergenPAC.  30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, New Jersey. 

3:00 p.m.

            Under Artistic Director Lucine Amara, one of the Metropolitan Opera’s finest dramatic sopranos, Verismo Opera brings this tragic love story of jealousy, longing, murder and deception to the BergenPAC with traditional staging using New York City designed sets.  A full orchestra and the Verismo Opera Chorus perform under the direction of Music Director/Principal Conductor Anthony Morss and Chorus Director Mara Waldman, respectively.  Canadian soprano Evelyn La Quaif directs the production and plays the role of Floria Tosca, a celebrated singer.

             The performance is sung in Italian with English supertitles.  The libretto is written by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa and based upon Victorien Sardou’s drama, "La Tosca.”

            Tickets may be purchased by calling the BergenPAC box office at (201) 227-1030 or online at www.bergenpac.org.  Ticket prices are $55, $45, $35, $25.  Call (201) 886-0561 for information about discounts available for groups and students throughout the season.

 

November 4-14. 23rd Annual Verismo Opera Vocal Competition

            Rising opera stars apply and compete in this international competition to receive cash awards totaling $3,500 ($2,000 First Prize; $1,000 Second Prize; $500 Third Prize), extensive personal coaching and a performing opportunity.

            Preliminary auditions take place in New York City at the Otello Studio, Epic Security Building, 2067 Broadway, (between 71st and 72nd Streets) 2nd Floor, New York, New York.

            Audition dates are as follows:

                        November 4          5 - 9:00 p.m.

                        November 5          2 - 6:00 p.m.

                        November 7          5 - 9:00 p.m.

                        November 9          5 - 9:00 p.m.

                        November 11        5 - 9:00 p.m.

                        November 12        2 - 6:00 p.m.

                        November 14        5 - 9:00 p.m.


            The application deadline is October 31, 2011.  The application fee is $75 and fully refundable if the cancellation notice is received before September 1, 2011.  For additional details and to obtain an application, go to www.njavo.org.

2012

January 18.  Verismo Opera Open House, Chorus Auditions & Casting Call for Extras.

6:30 p.m. Bergen Family Center.  44 Armory Street, Englewood, New Jersey. 

            New and current members are invited to join Verismo Opera’s Music Director/Principal Conductor Anthony Morss, Chorus Director Mara Waldman, and Stage Director Evelyn La Quaif to discuss the opera company’s mission, an overview of the new production, Il Trovatore, and their interpretations of this great work.  Light refreshments will be served. 

            Adults, teens, and children are invited to attend and learn more about the exciting opportunities available to sing in the Verismo Opera Chorus and/or to play extras and act in various roles in the company’s new production.  No experience is required.

            Contact Mary Ellen Rohon at (201) 886-0561 to schedule an appointment to audition for the chorus.  For information about supernumerary role, contact Rita Tonitto at (201) 224-2809.

 

Second or Third Week of January.  23rd Annual Verismo Opera Vocal Competition Finals.     Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall. New York, New York.

            Artists throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe compete for the first, second, and third prize awards.  For further information, call (201) 886-0561.


April 22. Il Trovatore. BergenPAC. 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, New Jersey. 3:00 p.m.


            Verismo Opera brings Stage Director Evelyn La Quaif’s powerful production of Giuseppe Verdi's passionate thriller, Il Trovatore, to the BergenPAC, formerly John Harms Theater.   A cast of up and coming opera stars and the Verismo Opera Chorus performs under the direction of Mara Waldman with traditional staging and magnificent New York City designed sets.  A full orchestra plays under the direction of Verismo Opera’s Music Director/Principal Conductor Anthony Morss.

            Presented in four acts, the performance is sung in Italian with English supertitles.  The libretto is by Salvatore Cammarano and based upon the tragedy, El Trovador, by Antonio Garcia Gutierrez.

            Tickets may be purchased by calling the BergenPAC box office at (201) 227-1030 or online at www.bergenpac.org.  Ticket prices are $55, $45, $35, $25. Call (201) 886-0561 for information about discounts available for groups and students.

 

October.  Date to be announced.  Madama Butterfly. BergenPAC. 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, New Jersey.  3:00 p.m.           


Funding

            Support for NJAVO’s programs are made possible, in part, with funds provided by the New Jersey Council on the Arts/Department of State, through grand funds administered by the Bergen County Department of Parks, Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.  Other supporters include The Gerda Lissner Foundation, Inc., Vanguard Charitable Endowment Fund, Paul Weiss Matching Fund, Robert J. Campbell, MD, KSJ and Cesare L. Santeramo, KCSJ.

               For more information about the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, visit its web site, www.njavo.org, view its Facebook page at http://bit.ly/9JXTP8, or call (201) 886-0561.

NEW JERSEY ASSOCIATION OF VERISMO OPERA TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR CHORUS. CALL FOR EXTRAS.

 

         The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, Verismo Opera, invites the public to learn more about North Jersey's only grand opera company, audition for the Verismo Opera Chorus and sign up for extra roles for the upcoming full production of Giacomo Puccini's TOSCA to be held at BergenPAC in Englewood, New Jersey on October 16, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.  The company will hold two open houses on August 31 at 7:00 p.m. and September 10 at 1:00 p.m. at Bergen Family Center located at 44 Armory Street in Englewood.

         Hear renowned Verismo Opera Music Director/Principal Conductor Anthony Morss, Chorus Director Mara Waldman, and Stage Director Evelyn La Quaif describe the opera company’s mission, vision, and the new production, TOSCA.   Light refreshments will be served. 

Singers & Extras Wanted

         Adults, teens, and children are invited to attend and learn more about the exciting opportunities available to sing in the Verismo Opera Chorus and/or to play extras and act in various roles in the company.  No experience is required.   Auditions to sing in the chorus must be scheduled in advance.  Contact Mary Ellen Rohon at (201) 886-0561 to schedule an appointment.  For information about extra roles for adults and children, contact Rita Tonitto at (201)-224-2809.

         The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, a nonprofit organization based in Fort Lee, New Jersey, has been a part of the state’s music scene since 1989.  Under Artistic Director and former Metropolitan Opera star Lucine Amara, the opera company provides performing opportunities for young musicians and artists. Verismo Opera sponsors an annual vocal competition held in November with finals conducted in Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall, drawing artists from all over the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company organizes opera workshops and offers affordable, highly professional operatic productions to the Bergen County, New Jersey community.

Funding

         Support for Verismo Opera productions and programs are made possible, in part, with funds provided by the New Jersey Council on the Arts/Department of State, through grand funds administered by the Bergen County Department of Parks, Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.  Other supporters include The Gerda Lissner Foundation, Inc., Vanguard Charitable Endowment Fund, Paul Weiss Matching Fund, Robert J. Campbell, MD, KSJ and Cesare L. Santeramo, KCSJ.

         For more information about the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, visit its web site, www.njavo.org, view its Facebook page at http://bit.ly/9JXTP8, or call (201) 886-0561.

 

RECONSTRUCTIONIST TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR HEBREW SCHOOL

Children’s Learning Center in Maywood Kicks off School Year on September 11

 

MAYWOOD, N.J., August 23, 2011 — Reconstructionist Temple Beth Israel (RTBI), Bergen County’s only Reconstructionist synagogue, is accepting registrations for its Children’s Learning Center, the temple’s Sunday-session Hebrew school. The first class will be on Sunday, September 11, from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for students in grades 1 through 7.

 

RTBI’s Children’s Learning Center offers students in grades 1-7 a progressive Jewish education in synch with Reconstructionist tenets. The three-hour Sunday morning sessions include Hebrew instruction and prayers, hands-on family activities, history, and holiday enrichment.  In addition to classroom time, students learn through arts and crafts, cooking, singing, drama, and participating in synagogue services. There is also Gan Katan, an interactive, bi-weekly preschool class for younger children and their families; this 45-minute class will introduce elements of Jewish life through arts and crafts, songs and stories, plus teachings for parents and caregivers. Bar/bat mitzvah preparation is available for older students.

 

Families may enroll students as non-members for one year, after which temple membership is required. RTBI draws members and students from throughout all of Bergen County as well as lower Rockland County.

 

For more information about RTBI’s Children’s Learning Center, call Ivan Salinas at 201-845-7550, ext. 4 and leave a message. The temple is located at 34 West Magnolia Avenue in Maywood, off Maywood Avenue. Information about Reconstructionist Temple Beth Israel or the Reconstructionist movement can be found at www.rtbi-online.org.                          

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ABOUT RTBI

Reconstructionist Temple Beth Israel is the only Reconstructionist synagogue in Bergen and Rockland counties. It serves members from over twenty communities and is the intimate spiritual home to approximately 60 households. RTBI offers a contemporary look at tradition through its sabbath and holiday services, engaging adult education courses, religious school and family-friendly events throughout the year. As a Reconstructionist temple, RTBI is an open and inclusive congregation that welcomes Jews from all walks of life, and embraces diversity. RTBI is located at 34 West Magnolia Avenue in Maywood. For more information about the temple or Reconstructionist Judaism, please call 201-845-7550, or go to www.rtbi-online.org. RTBI is affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation (www.jrf.org).

 

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