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  • Sunday
    Oct 14
    YHP: Nidda Refresher Course

    Sunday, Oct 14th 8:00p to 9:30p
    Yoetzet Shira Donath will be offering a 1-night refresher course on hilchot nidda, Sunday Oct 14th 8-9:30pm. The class will be followed by a question and answer session. Participants can join in person at Darchei Noam, or online at Suggested donation of $5 to participate, Submit questions anonymously at


  • Monday
    Oct 1
    Simchat Torah Youth Events

    Monday, Oct 1st 12:00a to Tuesday, Oct 2nd 12:00a
    Children’s Hakafot & Simchat Torah Dinner, Oct 1 — Children's dinner will be half an hour before Mincha. Children's Hakafot will take place between Mincha and Ma’ariv. Post-Hakafot Ice Pop Break, Oct 2 — Join us during youth groups for our children's Post Hakafot Ice Pop Break!


  • Tuesday
    Sep 25
    Sukkah Hop

    Tuesday, Sep 25th 4:00p to 5:00p
    Come and join us on our treat-filled, "Brachot"-themed Community Sukkah Hop. All children & grandchildren are welcome! In association with Shomrei Torah. Rain date: Shabbat Chol HaMoed.


  • Sunday
    Sep 23
    Sukkah Decorating

    Sunday, Sep 23rd 10:00a to 11:30a
    Help decorate the shul’s sukkah and build some edible sukkot!


  • Thursday
    Sep 20
    Lulav & Etrog Sale

    Thursday, Sep 20th 7:15p to 9:15p
    Order your Lulav & Etrog sets starting at $40. Lulav & etrog sets, extra hadassim & aravot, lulav bags, and more available for purchase. Pick up 9/20 after Ma'ariv at 7:15 p.m.


  • Saturday
    Sep 1
    Pre-Selichot Kumzitz

    Motzei Shabbat, Sep 1st 11:30p to Sunday, Sep 2nd 12:56a
    The Fair Lawn community is invited for a spiritually uplifting evening of singing as we host a pre-selicot kumzitz as we approach Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. Light refreshments will be served.


  • Sunday
    Aug 26
    Rosh Hashanah / Sukkot Wine Sale

    Sunday, Aug 26th 12:00a to Wednesday, Sep 19th 12:00a
    Great savings on your favorite wines & liquors! Congregation Darchei Noam and B&B Wines & Liquors are once again partnering to offer a wide selection of wines and liquors, at a special discount. Want something that you don't see on the order form? No problem. Write it in and B&B will try to get it for you.


  • Sunday
    Aug 19
    Book Swap

    Sunday, Aug 19th 7:00p to 9:00p
    Join us for our very first book swap! 📚 Make space on your shelves, support the shul, and get some quality reading for the end of the summer and chagim. Drop off books from now through August 17th, and come August 19th to grab some great new-to-you books! Click to learn how it works.


  • Sunday
    Aug 19
    YHP: Yom Tov Food Auction

    Sunday, Aug 19th 10:00a to Sunday, Aug 26th 12:00a
    Calling all cooks and bakers! Have a specialty item you are known for or just want to help out your fellow community members in their Yom Tov preparations? Sign up here to contribute to the Yom Tov Food Auction to benefit the Yoetzet Halacha Program!


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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!


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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!


  • 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.


  • 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!




Check out the great art our members made at our successful Paint Night!



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.



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.



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


expanding our shul


a glimpse of our congregation

Photo credits: Ari Diamond

Youth/Toddler Area

Annual Shul DInner 2015


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


Wed, October 17 2018 8 Cheshvan 5779