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.”

Yom Kippur at Chavurah Beth Shalom

Chavurah Beth Shalom Yom Kippur ServiceWishing all a peaceful and easy fast.
We hope to see our Chavurah Beth Shalom members this evening as well as tomorrow:
TUESDAY , SEPTEMBER 18: Tickets are required.
7:30 pm : Kol Nidre / Eve of Yom Kippur.
The Kol Nidre will be played by cellist Madeleine Golz and harpist Karen Stern Norrell and prayers by Rabbi Benjamin. Sermon by Rabbi Bemporad.
WEDNESDAY , SEPTEMBER 19: Tickets are required.
10:00 am: Yom Kippur Morning Service. Led by Rabbi Benjamin and Rabbi Bemporad.
2:00 pm: Yom Kippur Family Service. Led by Rabbi Nat Benjamin and Rabbi Steve Meltz , our Children’s Services will teach our youngest members about Yom Kippur and will recite a few prayers as well as give each child the opportunity to blow the Shofar and learn of its meaning.
A special short film, The Brave Little Boat, will be shown to our children and their families. This is an exclusive showing for our Chavurah Beth Shalom families and is written and produced by Stephen Ollendorff / The Ollendorff Center For Human and Religious Understanding and a founding member of our Chavurah.
3:00 pm: Yom Kippur Afternoon Service and Yizkor led by Rabbi Benjamin and sermon by Rabbi Bemporad.

Please Join Us For Shabbat

Chavurah Beth Shalom
Rabbi Nat Benjamin and Cantor Janine Schwarz

This Saturday September 1 :
Please join us for a special Morning Shabbat At our Chavurah Beth Shalom in Alpine.
Shabbat Schedule:

10:30 a.m. Please join Rabbi Benjamin and Cantor Janine Schwarz for Morning Shabbat.
A light brunch and coffee will be served immediately following Shabbat to all attendees, guests, members and friends.

11 am : We are very excited that Rabbi Bemporad has returned and will host a special Labor Day Weekend Judaic Studies Discussion and we encourage everyone to attend.
#Shabbat #JudaicStudies #BergenCounty #JewishEducation #JewishSurvival

Chavurah Beth Shalom
Rabbi Jack Bemporad, Judaic Studies Class

Summer Judaic Studies Lecture Series

Rabbi Nathaniel Benjamin
Rabbi Jack Bemporad, Senior Rabbinical Scholar to Chavurah Beth Shalom at our Summer Judaic Studies LEcture Series

Please join us for Shabbat morning at our Chavurah Beth Shalom tomorrow, July 28.

We will begin the day with Morning Shabbat at 10:30am with Cantor Janine Schwarz and Rabbi Nathaniel Benjamin

11:00 am: We are very excited to have our Senior Rabbinical Scholar , Rabbi Jack Bemporad host his Summer Shabbat Lecture Series. This will be the last of the Summer Judaic Studies events offered by Rabbi Bemporad so we hope to see everyone attend.
A light brunch and coffee will be served to all.

For more information about this special event:

This Shabbat At Chavurah Beth Sholom

Chavurah Beth ShalomFriday, March 9, 2018, 7:30 pm:

Please join Rabbi Nat Benjamin for Evening Shabbat Service.

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 10:30 am :

Please join Rabbi Nat Benjamin for Morning Shabbat Service and all are welcome to attend.

As has been a tradition at our Chavurah Beth Shalom, a light brunch will be served to all attendees.

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 11:00 am:

Rabbi Jack Bemporad, our Senior Rabbinical Scholar,  will host a very important Judaic Studies Class today.

Immediately follow Morning Shabbat Service,  Rabbi Bemporad will be discussing the history of the The Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion.

Known as history’s most anti-semitic as well as fraudulent publication of modern times Rabbi Bemporad discusses its impact on history. We hope you can join us for the very important discussion for our community.

Rabbi Nat Benjamin