Shabbat Morning at Chavurah Beth Shalom

Chavurah Beth ShalomPlease join us for Shabbat Morning In Alpine, tomorrow, Saturday, June 15, 2019 (12 Sivan 5779) 10:30 AM

Morning Shabbat Service followed by our Chavurah Beth Shalom Weekly Torah Discussion Group.

This Shabbat we will discuss the Threefold Benediction from Chapter 6 verses 24-27 which is recited at every prayer service on Shabbat, Festivals and the High Holy Days.

In our tradition we include this blessing at life cycle events and simchas as well. Although the Birkat Shalom consists of only 15 words, it is pronounced and chanted in many different ways at different services at various times of the day according to the Jewish communities.reciting it.

“The Eternal One spoke to Moses: Speak to Aaron and his sons: Thus shall you bless the people of Israel. Say to them:

The Eternal bless you and protect you!

The Eternal deal kindly and graciously with you!

The Eternal bestow [divine] favor upon you and grant you peace! (6:22-27).

A light brunch, great bagels, hot coffee and tea will be served to all members, their guests and friends.

Chavurah Beth Shalom in Alpine, NJ. 07620

Shabbat Morning & Torah Studies at Chavurah Beth Shalom

Chavurah Beth ShalomPlease join us for Shabbat This Week:
Saturday, December 22, 2018 at the Alpine (NJ) Community House
10:30 am : Morning Shabbat with Cantor Janine Schwarz and Rabbi Nat Benjamin .
11:00 am: Torah Studies with Rabbi Nat Benjamin .
A light brunch, coffee and tea will be served to all our Chavurah Beth Shalom members, friends and their guests.

Chavurah Beth Shalom Weekly News, November 23, 2018

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Please join our Chavurah Beth Shalom for Morning Shabbat, Saturday, November 24th at 10:30 am at :

Alpine Community House, 5 Old Dock Road, Alpine, NJ. 07620.

Rabbi Benjamin will host his Weekly Discussion Group at 11:00 am, following Shabbat Service. This week’s topic will continue with the Book of Genesis, 37-40 , Joseph in Egypt. A light brunch and coffee will be served to all members, their guests and friends.




Great Cantors of the Golden Age Workshop

Rabbi Nat BenjaminRabbi Nat Benjamin will be hosting a very special Shabbat Morning at our Chavurah Beth Shalom this Saturday, October 20.
Following our 10:30 am Morning Shabbat , our Chavurah Beth Shalom Morning Workshop (11:00 am-12:00 pm) will discuss the Great Cantors of the Golden Age which by most is considered the period from the late 19th century through the mid 20th century (1874-1965) . 
We will listen to some of the greatest recorded performances of these great Cantors and discuss the times in which they lived.  Rabbi Benjamin has accumulated a vast collection of the recordings by many of the Cantors of this period and he will share with us these collectibles. It is a unique way for us to develop a better understanding of the words of prayer expressed through the vocal talents of their wonderful voices.
Hazzanut (Hebrew) and Chazzanut (Yiddish) is a Jewish musician trained in vocal arts and in English we refer to as Cantor. Please join us for this special retrospective from Gershon Sirota in the early 1900’s to Moshe Kusevitsky, regarded as among the greatest Cantors of the 20th Century who performed at Carnegie Hall in 1938!
What makes the history of the Hazzanut/Cantor so very special is it’s a unique Jewish art form and this workshop will be one of the special moments of our Chavurah Beth Shalom
We welcome our members and their guests to this special day dedicated to the Cantor, the spiritual leader who leads their congregation in soulful prayer each and every week. 
Rabbi Nat Benjamin

Chavurah Beth Shalom Hosts Health Seminar, Saturday, October 13, 11:00 a.m.

Beyond the Diagnosis : Thyroid Dysfunction, Thyroid Nodules, and Osteoporosis and Low Bone Mass

Chavurah Beth Shalom is pleased to launch a special Health Seminar series featuring experts within our own community that we expect will cover a variety of health topics. Immediately following Morning Shabbat Service, this Saturday, October 13th at 11 a.m, Dr Donald Bergman, MD, FACP, MACE, will speak about Thyroid Dysfunction, Thyroid Nodules and Osteoporosis with Low Bone Mass. The seminar will run approximately one hour and will include Dr. Bergman’s presentation followed up by an interactive question and answer session.
“ We are excited by the level of enthusiasm we have received from our members”, commented Chavurah Beth Shalom Founding Rabbi and Spiritual Leader, Nat Benjamin, “and it’s is our pleasure to offer to our community this series of Health Seminars this fall which we hope will become an ongoing program.”
Health Seminar:
Chavurah Beth Shalom Members : Free , Non-members: $10 suggested donation

For further information about this event as well as information about Chavurah Beth Shalom’s programs, Religious School and membership please contact us at (201)294-8028 or email,

About Chavurah Beth Shalom :
Located in Alpine, NJ. , Chavurah Beth Shalom, now celebrating its 28th year, offers a Religious School for students in grades 2 through 8 , Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah instruction (both group and individual instruction) , Saturday Morning Workshops and an inspirational Judaic Studies Class , offered by Senior Rabbinical Scholar, Rabbi Jack Bemporad, for adults who seek insight into Jewish history and current events. Chavurah Beth Shalom draws members from Bergen and Rockland Counties and brings together families for its Religious School, Religious and Education programs as well as special events. Religious School and Shabbat Services are held weekly in Alpine, NJ. and High Holiday Services are held in Tenafly, NJ. each year. For further information please call Rabbi Nat Benjamin , (201)-294-8028 ,
or email :

About Our Guest Speaker:

Donald A. Bergman, MD, FACP, MACE , is in private practice in New York City and board certified in both internal medicine and endocrinology and metabolism. He has been Clinical Professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City since 2004 and previously has held other academic positions since 1977. Dr. Bergman has authored numerous papers and contributed to several books including “The Mount Sinai School of Medicine Complete Book of Nutrition.” He co-edited the “Power of Prevention Guide to Physical Activity”, which was t published by AACE in the summer of 2006. He is contributing editor of “The Complete Guide to Lifelong Nutrition” published by the American College of Endocrinology.
A graduate of Dartmouth College and Jefferson Medical School, Dr. Bergman completed his medical residency and endocrine fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. He also completed an internship in obstetrics and gynecology at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Dr. Bergman was the President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists from 2003 to 2004 and the President of the American College of Endocrinology from 2006 to 2007. He is currently the President of the Mount Sinai Alumni Association and the American College of Endocrinology Foundation.
He has served on the AACE Steering Committee, which established the association in 1991. He has also served as Chair of the Clinical Practice, Clinical Symposium, State Chapters, Finance, and Corporate Advisory Board committees, co-chair of two annual meetings, and has served as a member of numerous other committees.
During his presidency he began the Power of Prevention program (now known as EmPower) which encourages people to partner with their physicians in establishing healthy lifestyles and preventing illness. Part of this program is dedicated to eliminating childhood obesity. Dr, Bergman, and his wife, Susan, are founding members of Chavurah Beth Shalom.
Dr. Bergman’s Quote: “There is a change in the wind. We are entering the era where physicians will spend most of their time preventing illness rather than treating it.”