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The congregants at Temple Beth Rishon share a wide variety of interests and talents. Check this page for leisure outings with other TBR members like a happy hour for drinks and appetizers to get acquainted with other temple members, Yiddish theater performances, musical concert excursions, our monthly reading group, knitting classes or lunch clubs.


Catch up with your TBR friends – and make new ones – at the TBR Happy Hour! Every few months, TBR hosts a gathering from 6:30PM to 8:30PM at the Blue Moon Mexican Cafe in Wyckoff. Come share some appetizers and drinks with us!

Check the Temple Calendar for the next event.


The Reader's Circle Book Club continues to meet with a solid core of committed participants who have enthusiasm for sharing wonderful books. We are pleased that in the past seven years, we have grown from a handful of people to a formidable membership. 

We meet on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30PM in Room 8 of the Andrew Friedland Early Childhood Learning Center...Read more


Join us for Conversation & Cocktails. This evening program provides an opportunity to have a meaningful discussion on a range of topics in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. The conversation may result from a presentation by a speaker or an author. Or it may simply be a group discussion based on relevant topics of interest. Suggestions for topics are always welcome.  TBR will supply the cocktails and venue for an enlightening time.

ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating Out) meets weekly for lunch at various local restaurants on Thursdays from 12:30 to almost 2:00 PM.

We are an informal group which meets for food and conversation. Lunches are modestly priced and each person is responsible for his own bill. There are no dues. Our conversations, interests, and political views run the gamut. Everyone has his own field of expertise and has interesting information to impart. so you are sure to learn something new every week.

Actually, not all of us are retired nor “old” nor temple members. All who wish to join are welcome. Weekly attendance is voluntary, with 6-10 generally participating on any given week. If you are interested in joining us, even as a trial, please contact Marty Smithline or call him at 201-891-3645.

KNITTING LESSONS -  Have you always wanted to learn to knit? Do you know how to knit but haven’t in a long time?
Do you just like to knit?
Join Carolyn Ganzer to learn new techniques! Contact Carolyn at 973-616-8878 if you are interested in lessons!