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  • Saturday
    Aug 11
     
     
    YHP: Seudah Shlishit Summer Series

    Shabbat, Aug 11th 5:30p to 7:00p
    All women of the community are welcome to a monthly Seudah Shlishit to socialize and share Divrei Torah. Food contributions welcome—please contact the hosts if you have questions regarding what to bring. Click to view full schedule

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  • Sunday
    Aug 5
     
     
    Ladies' Luau

    Sunday, Aug 5th 11:00a to 1:00p
    Join the women of Fair Lawn for a spiritual spa day! Relax by the pool with friends, refreshments, cocktails/mocktails, make-your-own body scrub, and chair massages. Stop by Galina Datkovsky's pool at 5 Chittenden Road. RSVP for $18.

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  • Sunday
    Jul 29
     
     
    Annual Summer BBQ

    Sunday, Jul 29th 4:00p to 7:00p
    Come enjoy a post-Nine Days Summer BBQ with your Darchei Noam community!

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  • Sunday
    Jul 22
     
     
    Tish'a B'Av Film Screenings

    Sunday, Jul 22nd 6:30p to 7:30p
    We will be screening two films about survivors of the Holocaust: "Greenhorn", adapted from the book by our very own Anna Olswanger, and "Schindler's List Survivor", an account from Schaja Kleinberg, grandfather of our very own Mickey Blumenfeld Weisberger.

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  • Saturday
    Jul 21
     
     
    Live Stream of Eicha

    Motzei Shabbat, Jul 21st 9:45p to 11:45p
    Live Eicha reading. Rabbi Donath's intro to Eicha will begin at 9:45 and following that, Eicha will start.

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  • Saturday
    Jul 14
     
     
    YHP: Seudah Shlishit Summer Series

    Shabbat, Jul 14th 5:30p to 7:00p
    All women of the community are welcome to a monthly Seudah Shlishit to socialize and share Divrei Torah. Food contributions welcome—please contact the hosts if you have questions regarding what to bring. Click to view full schedule

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  • Saturday
    Jun 30
     
     
    YHP: Seudah Shlishit Summer Series

    Shabbat, Jun 30th 5:30p to 7:00p
    All women of the community are welcome to a monthly Seudah Shlishit to socialize and share Divrei Torah. Food contributions welcome—please contact the hosts if you have questions regarding what to bring. Click to view full schedule

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  • Friday
    Jun 29
     
     
    Three Weeks Food Drive

    Friday, Jun 29th 6:00p to Shabbat, Jul 21st 11:59p
    The Food Pantry at Jewish Family and Children's Services of Northern New Jersey (JFCS) needs our help. Stop by the shul and pick up a blue reusable grocery bag from the coat room starting on the Shabbat of June 29th. Fill it with unopened, unexpired and non-perishable food items.

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  • Sunday
    Jun 24
     
     
    End-of-the-School-Year Party

    Sunday, Jun 24th 5:00p to 7:00p
    Celebrate the beginning of summer at Darchei with pizza & a movie!—Paddington (2014, 1hr 35min)! $1 per slice of pizza

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  • Saturday
    Jun 23
     
     
    Graduation Kiddush

    Shabbat, Jun 23rd (All day)
    Recognize your graduate from pre-school through PhD and celebrate their achievements. To sponsor for $36, please see Abe Adler.

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  • Friday
    Jun 15
     
     
    Scholar in Residence: Rabbi Shlomo Weissmann

    Friday, Jun 15th (All day)
    Rabbi Weissmann is the Director of Beth Din of America and will discuss the importance of Batei Dinim in America and cover topics regarding Jewish law as it pertains to business ethics and practices.

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  • Friday
    Jun 8
     
     
    Scholar in Residence: Rabbi Robbie & Ora Schrier

    Friday, Jun 8th (All day)
    R’ Robbie Schrier is a Night Seder Rebbe and member of the Kollel Elyon at Yeshiva University. He currently serves as the Rabbinic Intern for the Young Israel of West Hempstead. Ora Schrier is a Tanakh teacher and Director of Religious Programming at Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School in Teaneck. She spends her Summers as the assistant director of NCSY’s Michlelet, a Summer learning program in Israel for young women.

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  • Monday
    May 21
     
     
    Ice Cream Social

    Monday, May 21st 4:30p to 5:30p
    Darchei Noam invites it's youngest members to its annual Ice Cream Social. Celebrating Shavuot with games, scoops, activities, and a whole lot of fun! Sponsored by Mark Moerdler & Galina Datskovsky.

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  • Friday
    May 18
     
     
    Tikun Leil Shavuot

    Friday, May 18th (All day)
    Amazing opportunities for learning, parve & dairy snacks, and an Ice Cream Social for the kids!

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  • Sunday
    May 6
     
     
    YHP: Ladies' Boutique

    Sunday, May 6th 6:30p to 9:30p
    Come out to our Ladies' Boutique and shop from small businesses and local vendors while supporting the Yoetzet Halacha Program of Fair Lawn. 10+ vendors, raffle prizes, and dessert. Sponsorship opportunities available.

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 25
     
     
    NORPAC: Mission to Washington 2018

    Wednesday, Apr 25th 6:00a to 4:30p
    A New Year of Challenges: Israel and the US-Israel relationship face increasing challenges and uncertainty. With ever-mounting pressure at the UN to impose a peace settlement on Israel, continued threats and ballistic missile testing by Iran, the need to authorize over $3.8 billion in aid each year, BDS bullying its way onto more American college campuses, and the numerous new Members of Congress to inform about our issues, we must remain vigilant in promoting and protecting America's greatest ally in the Middle East. Please join us on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 for the single most important day of US-Israel relations advocacy!

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  • Sunday
    Apr 22
     
     
    Paint Night

    Sunday, Apr 22nd 7:45p to 10:00p
    PAINT WITH ME! is a chance to meet your inner artist. In a relaxed, fun setting, you will be guided step-by-step through the process of replicating the event’s featured painting. No right or wrong! No previous art experience necessary. The event is perfect for beginners as well as more advanced artists. Each participant will go home with a painting they can be proud of. Paintings can be made as one or split in two, for a couples painting.

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  • Sunday
    Mar 11
     
     
    Yoetzet Halacha Panel on Body Image

    Sunday, Mar 11th 7:30p to 9:00p
    All women of the community are welcome to the Yoetzet Halacha 3rd annual panel on Women's Helath. This year, we are focusing on Body Image and Eating Disorders in our community. Here's a sneak peak at our panelists and topics for discussion: -Elizabeth Carmen, LMHC, Psychotherapist: "Shifting our focus and dangers of dieting" -Rivki Berman, MS, Registered Dietitian: "Defining and understanding the complexity of an eating disorder" -Shira Donath, Yoetzet Halacha: "The impact of negative body image on religious observance"

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  • Sunday
    Mar 11
     
     
    Matzah Sale 5778

    Sunday, Mar 11th 10:00a to 12:00p
    You can again this year order your Shmurah Matzah through Darchei Noam, which will come directly from the Shotzer Matzah bakery in Brooklyn. The cost is $27.50/pound for whole matzahs or $24.50/pound for broken matzahs (both are available in either regular or whole wheat versions). Deadline for orders is Sunday March 4. Pickup will be the following Sunday, March 11.

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  • Saturday
    Mar 3
     
     
    Wine Tasting & Sale

    Motzei Shabbat, Mar 3rd 8:00p to 10:00p
    Join us for our pre-Pesach Wine Tasting & Sale, sponsored by B&B Liquors. Cheese, crackers, chocolates, and other refreshments will be served. Motzei Shabbat, March 3rd, 2018 8:00 p.m. Darchei's New Social Hall. RSVP for $18 per person

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  • Sunday
    Feb 25
     
     
    Purim Party

    Sunday, Feb 25th 4:00p to 6:00p
    Join us for a 🔺 Hamantaschen baking party with a costume fashion show 👑! We will also be making a 🎨 Purim-themed craft project for you to take home! Pizza 🍕 & refreshments 🥤will be served. $5 per child 🤡 $20 max Sunday, February 25th, 2018 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Darchei's New Social Hall

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  • Friday
    Feb 23
     
     
    Mishloach Manot Fundraiser

    Friday, Feb 23rd 12:00a
    Purim is coming! That means it’s once again time for costumes, hamentashen, games, AND the Darchei Noam annual MIshloach Manot fundraiser! The Mishloach Manot committee will prepare a festive package for each associate/member family and we hope that the entire shul participates.The cost is $118 dollars, and everyone who participates will have their name printed on a scroll included with each Mishloach Manot.

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  • Saturday
    Feb 17
     
     
    Q&A with the Rabbi & Rebbetzin

    Motzei Shabbat, Feb 17th 8:00p to 10:00p
    The Donaths will be hosting an open forum panel for the community: “A conversation on contemporary issues with the Rabbi and Rebbetzin.” Desserts will be served. Free and open to the community. Sponsored by Josh and Elinor Keyak in memory of Elinor's mother, Lida Sarraf. Event will take place at the Donath home at 4-33 2nd St, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410.

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  • Monday
    Feb 5
     
     
    YHP: What You Didn't Ask Your Kallah Teacher

    Monday, Feb 5th 8:00p to 10:00p
    A safe space to explore questions about physical intimacy with Yoetzet Shira Donath. Monday, February 5th. Hosted by Ahuva Lamm, 3-07 Berdan Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410. The event is sponsored by Abe and Ronna Adler commemorating the yahrzeit of Abe’s grandmother, Mrs. Clara Stern. The Yoetzet Halacha Program in Fair Lawn is sponsored by Congregation Darchei Noam to serve all women of the greater Fair Lawn community. Shira Donath is available to answer any questions relating to Jewish Family Life and can be reached at yoetzetshira@gmail.com or 201-468-0027

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  • Saturday
    Jan 27
     
     
    Tu B'Shvat Cooking Demonstration with Chef Meir Levy

    Motzei Shabbat, Jan 27th 7:30p to 10:00p
    Cooking demonstration with Chef Meir Levy—classically trained at Johnson & Wales University—focusing on unique fresh produce in honor of Tu B'shvat. Enjoy a specially prepared meal as you watch Chef Meir prepare those same dishes step-by-step. Motzei Shabbat, January 27th, 2018 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. Darchei's New Social Hall RSVP before 1/14/18 for an early price of $30 per person

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WINE TASTING 5778

We enjoyed an amazing line-up of great wines—including limited and top-of-the-line vintages—and paired them with cheeses and chocolates and other refreshments.

Thanks to Vice President Marshall Wilen for organizing the event and to Maryln Wilen, Dov Mintz, Josh Gombo, Eric Gombo, & Oren Kravetz for their assistance, and to all those who helped set up and clean up.

 

PURIM PARTY 5778

The kids in our community had a blast at this year's Purim Party! They came and prepared hamantashen, prepared some Purim-themed arts & crafts, and put on a fashion show for all their wonderful costumes!

Thanks to the our Youth Director Talia Katz, to John Lamm, Shira Schwarz, and Rebbetzin Shira Donath for organizing the event, and to all those who helped set up and clean up.

 

SUMMER BBQ 2016 / 5777

Yeyasher kochachem to all those who made the Darchei Summer Barbecue a huge success, especially Oren Kravetz, who organized the event. Thanks to the sponsors: the Adlers (Gold Sponsor), Ginsbergs (Bronze Sponsor), and Londons. Special Thanks to: Abe Adler, Josh Bleichman, Orrin Davis, Rabbi Ari Diamond, Rabbi & Shira Donath, Joshua & Elinor Keyak, Richard Levitan, Talia Katz Mendenhall, and— acharon acharon chaviv—Yair & Shayna Silbermintz, who graciously opened their home for the festivities.

 

SOFER DEMONSTRATION WITH RABBI WEINBERGER

Kids came and saw what a sofer does and learned about the different types of safrut with Rabbi Weinberger.

For additional opportunites for Tefilin & Mezuzah checking, visit http://www.cjid.org/darchei-naom--fair-lawn-childrens-sofer-demonstration-and-mezuzah-checking.html.

 

expanding our shul

 

a glimpse of our congregation

Photo credits: Ari Diamond

Youth/Toddler Area

Annual Shul DInner 2015

REBBITZIN DONATH GRADUATES YOETZET HALACHA PROGRAM

New Yoetzet Halacha Rebbetzin Shira Donath at her Yoetzet Halacha graduation in Yerushalayim with Yoatzot Halacha Atara Eis and Leora Bednarsh (who addressed the graduating class) and Rabbi Assaf Bednarsh​

2015 Darchei Noam Dinner

The 2015 Darchei Noam Dinner
Members of the shul and the Fair Lawn community at large gathered together on Sunday, May 17, 2015 to pay tribute to Dinner Honorees Doris and Lenny Eis and to Bonei Yerushalayim Awardees Rachel and Israel Sabo. 

View photos of the event.

Darchei Noam Dinner 2015 Journal
Business Supporters/Sponsors

Darchei Noam: Creating a Warm and Welcoming Shul for All

Annual Dinner 2016

View and download the 2016 Darchei Noam Dinner Journal

Purim 5776-2016

 

Chanukah glow-in-the-dark party 5776-2016

 

Bowling & pizza night

 

Sat, August 18 2018 7 Elul 5778