High Holidays with FJC

Welcome the New Year with our Conservative Egalitarian Community!

Our wonderful clergy & staff return this year to make the holidays especially meaningful:

Rabbi Lev Meirowitz Nelson
FJC Interim Director Lev Meirowitz Nelson Lev was ordained in 2013 by the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College, in Newton, MA. During school, he served as rabbinic intern at MIT Hillel and at the Tremont Street Shul in Cambridge, MA.Before rabbinical school, Lev taught 5th grade for three years at the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan and spent a year in Israel. He did his undergraduate degree in geology at Brown University, where he was also an active Hillel leader. For the last four years, Lev has been Director of Education at T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights.

Lev lives one block from FJC with his wife, Eliana, and their sons Barzilai (“Buzz”) and Tav.

Baal Tefilah Yoshie Fruchter
 yoshie Yoshie is a new member of the FJC community. Born in Silver Spring, MD and spending many years in Prospect Heights, BK, Yoshie is a sought after musician and educator, performing in venues all over the country and internationally. He grew up in a modern orthodox home with lots of music, ritual and prayer and has translated that to community leadership as the musical director of the Jewish Community Project in TriBeCa. He has been leading High Holiday services at the Brown University Hillel for the past 5 years, and is excited to transition to FJC for 5778.
JEC Educational Director Lizzi Mazal
 lizzi Lizzi is thrilled to return to children’s High Holidays services at FJC and share the creativity of the Jewish Explorers Club. A High Holiday Young Children’s Service and Tot Shabbat leader for Storahtelling and Park Slope Jewish Center, Lizzi also has an extensive and varied background in working with children of all ages as a classroom teacher and a teaching artist in dance, movement, and fashion at PS 295, Beit Rabban Day School, Brooklyn Apple Academy, Chickpeas Childcare, and Spoke the Hub. Lizzi has Master’s Degree from Brooklyn College in Early Childhood and Special Education and has written and presented on “The Educational Value of Silliness.”

High Holidays Schedule

Rosh Hashanah

Wed Sept 20:
6:30pm Evening Services
6:37pm Candle Lighting
7:15pm Catered Dinner (signup now!)

Thu Sept 21**:
8:30 am Morning Services
11:00 am Children’s Program (2nd floor)
7:30 pm Eve Service

Fri Sept 22**:
8:30 am Morning Services

Yom Kippur

Fri Sept 29**:
6:00 pm Kol Nidre
6:22 Candle Lighting

Sat Sept 30**:
8:30 am Morning Services
11:00 am Children’s Program (2nd floor)
5:15 pm Afternoon & Evening Service
7:22 pm Fast Ends

** Babysitting will be available on both days of Rosh Hashanah and evening & daytime during Yom Kippur