Community Events

Learning Opportunities

Ongoing.   The Jewish Center of Teaneck Tanach Study Group  The class is taught by Rabbi Daniel Fridman in a way that is accessible for individuals with all levels of background, and it meets weekly on Wednesday evenings at 7:45pm in the Jewish Center upstairs board room.   For any questions, please email Thank you 

Ongoing.Heichal HaTorah invites all men to learn with our Rebbeim at the Thursday Night Seder Program. The learning will be in the Heichal Bais Medrash located in the Jewish Center of Teaneck, 70 Sterling Place, Teaneck, NJ. At 8:15 PM choose either Rav Moshe Tzvi Weingberg, Chassidus, or Rav Aryeh Westreich, Minchas Chinuch. At 9:15 PM choose either Rav Pesach Skulnick, Iyin in Shulchan Aurch, or Rav Jason Finkelstein, Iyun on the Parsha. Maariv will be at 8, 9 and 10 PM. Chulent and kugel will be served. To sponsor the learning or for more information contact Rav Aryeh Stechler for more information 201.335.0633 or

Ongoing. Rav Meir Goldwicht’s weekly Parshat HaShavua shiur in Hebrew at 8:30pm at Bnai Yeshurun. New members welcome.

OngoingTorah in the AM, Tuesday and Thursday at Keter Torah 
9:05am - Chavura studying Sefer Shemot
9:45am - Studying Gemara Berakhot 2a, with Rabbi Menahem Meier
10:45am - Study of Rav Soloveitchik's classic essay on human suffering, the Holocaust, and the State of Israel - Rabbi Meier (Thursday only)

Starting September 9 - for boys, September 16 for girls - Learn Mishnayot and make a siyum! Join the new 4th and 5th grade Boys. Mishnah Group or the new 4th and 5th grade Girls Mishnah Group at Congregation Beth Aaron, both led by Rabbi Rothwachs and both meeting Shabbat afternoon 30 minutes before Mincha. The Boys group will meet on the following dates: September 9, September 16, October 7, October 21, November 4, November 18, December 2, December 16, and December 30. The Girls group will meet on September 16, October 14, October 28, November 11, November 25, December 9, December 23, and January 6. Please join us for the inaugural Boys Mishnah Group this Shabbat, September 9, at 6:20 p.m. For more information, please go to or contact 


October 20-22 - Rinat is happy to host as Scholar in Residence Rabbi Binyamin Zimmerman, Senior Educator, Zomet Institute. 
1. Friday Night Oneg, 8:45pm, Beit Midrash—Bereishit and its Lessons for Building Society: The Dream and Challenges of a Jewish State in the Age of Technology
2. Shabbat Drasha: Noach and Avraham: Two Eternal Messages, One that Persevered
3. Shabbat afternoon premincha at 4:30pm: Shabbat in the Modern Age—Shabbat Elevators, Wheelchairs, Computers, Medical and Security Needs in the Twenty-first Century- Is their room for Halakhic Technological Modification?
4. Post 5:30pm Mincha: Sensory Perception- Electric Eyes, Automatic Sinks, Hotel Stays- What is one to do?This shiur will deal with some of the unique halakhic issues surrounding the prevalent use of sensors in modern society. 
5. Sunday morning at 8:45am: A Taste of the Zomet Experience An audio/visual demonstration showing how Zomet modifies technological equipment to meet the medical, security, and personal needs of the Jewish community so that they read on the same line.

October 23 - Recently, JOFA held two "singles salons" under the title "Kashyas & Cocktails" to discuss dating pressures and singles life in the Orthodox community. The first event was geared towards younger millennials and the second towards those in their 30s and 40s. Our third installation is for parents who have children in either of these two categories and will be held at the home of Judy Heicklen, 734 Rutland Ave. Teaneck, NJ on October 23 at 7:30 PM. Facilitating the discussion will be Dr. Beth Hait, a psychotherapist and former Counselor and Dean of Student Support at Yeshiva University, who also led the prior salons. This event will be an open conversation interweaving parents' thoughts and concerns with information gathered from millennials in the Orthodox community. For more information, please contact

October 24- Ben Porat Yosef Open House - Prospective parents are cordially invited to BPY's Open House on Tuesday, October 24th at 7:30 PM (E. 243 Frisch Ct., Paramus). Experience interactive sessions, learn about educational approach and programs in both general and Judaic studies, meet administrators, faculty, and parents, experience the unique environment for which BPY is known. RSVP appreciated. For information contact Ruth Roth:, or 201-845-5007, x16. To RSVP:

October 25- Yavneh Academy cordially invites prospective parents to a dynamic and interactive open house program on Wednesday evening, October 25, at 7:30 p.m. Join us to learn about our stimulating Judaic and general studies programs, forward thinking technology initiatives, and warm and inspiring environment. Please RSVP at For more information or questions, contact Vivi Septimus at

October 29 - Torah Academy of Bergen County (TABC) cordially invites all prospective parents and students to our Open House on Sunday October 29, 2017 from 9 am - 1pm. Registration, breakfast and Academic Fair begin at 9:00 amOpen House will take place at TABC, 1600 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck. Pre-register at Applications are now being accepted and can be completed online at For further information, contact or call 201-837-7696 x 607.

October 29- Maayanot High School for Girls Open House 9:00am 1650 Palisade Avenue Teaneck, NJ 

October 30- Yeshivat Noam Open House 7:30pm 70 West Century Road Paramus, NJ

November 4-  Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey Open House 7:00pm 666 Kinderkamack Road, River Edge, NJ

November 8Yeshivat He'Atid invites prospective parents to our Open House -November 8th at 8pm-1500 Queen Anne Road Teaneck. Come see what makes our school so unique. For more information or to schedule your tour please contact Gitty Eisner: or call 201-374-2272 ext. 6


Israeli Dance Classes with Jodi Senter at Cong. Beth Abraham Come join Israeli Dance with Jodi! Girls in Grades 1-4 are all invited to join the Israeli Dance Class where they will have fun with friends and learn many classic and contemporary Israeli dances. The fall session for Israeli Dance with Jodi will begin Sunday 10/22. Classes will take place in the Social Hall at Congregation Beth Abraham. Grades 3-4 9:00-10:00 AM and Grades 1-2 10:00-11:00 AM. To register, simply click on the link below: Grades 1-2: llr=qkw5qzeab&oeidk=a07eef41qir52b8d84f. Grades 3-4: event?llr=qkw5qzeab&oeidk=a07eef43976fc678037



Project Ezrah has recently introduced an Interest Free Loan Program (IFLP). The IFLP is intended to help
people with unexpected expenses, (collapsed roof, unusual car repair, i.e.). If interested, please contact
Robert Hoenig at

No Shekel Left Behind. Have some shekalim or Euros left over from a recent trip? Your loose change and paper money can add up and will help refurbish the Youth Center in Beit Yatir, Beth Aaron’s sister town in Israel. Mail in or drop off your shekalim or Euros at the Beth Aaron office. Donations in dollars will be accepted.


Center for Food Action

Your donation is the best way to help local families with children who are struggling.  Your donation can be dropped off at a CFA location or you can make an online donation. Go to for more information. Urgently Needed Items:
Supermarket Gift Cards | Cereal | Peanut Butter & Jelly | Canned Tuna

Food Pantry

Do you get the week-end newspaper that comes with coupon “pamphlets”? If you’re like me you probably use only a few of the coupons and then throw away or recycle the pamphlet. The Helping Hands Food Pantry, located on West Englewood Avenue uses those coupons to buy food for their clients. Whatever coupons they can’t use they make available to the clients to use.

WHAT TO DO: Put the coupon pamphlets in a plastic shopping bag. Please bring the shopping bag to the Food Pantry, accessible from the Glatt Express Parking lot (stand facing West Englewood Avenue in the parking lot–there is a walkway near the Moose Lodge. The Food Pantry is located to the left of the walkway–there are double glass doors at the entrance). Tie the shopping bag to the door handles and go away, knowing that you have helped out a worthy cause.

Ample Harvest

Gardeners who are harvesting more than they can use, can donate excess to a food pantry nearby that’s desperate for their help – and they should tell their neighbors about it too. Use baskets of whole fruit/vegetables instead of floral centerpieces at your next festive dinners and then donate it to a food pantry the next day – learn more at Jewish themed study guide available at

She’arit Ha-Plate

Are you making a simcha? If you would like to extend the mitzvah, you can donate leftover food to She’arit ha-Plate of Bergen County, Inc. for distribution to local families in need. Just tell your caterer and contact us. We are also looking for people to help repack food rescued from local kosher restaurants, stores and simchas. You can contact us at (225) DON8-FUD. For more information, please visit our website. at If you require an immediate pick-up, call Danny Chazin, (201) 835-5338.


Medical Equipment Gemach
The Rinat Chaim Gemach lends and delivers medical equipment throughout Bergen County. For more information or to contact the Gemach visit our website Or you can email

We are pleased to announce the Teaneck Bris Gemach!! We have bris outfits, pillows, pillow cases, as well as tefilos for the mother to say. We are doing this lezecher nishmas our grandmothers. This is not need based, so it is open to the Jewish community at large. No solicitation of funds. For more information or to reserve, please email either dovid.lobl@gmail. com or, or call Zissi at 718-704-6225. Mazel tov!

We would like to inform you of the new tablecloth gmach in Teaneck, established in memory of Chaim Yissachar ben Yechiel Zeidel Dov z”l. The gmach has many specialty cloths in all colors and sizes for every type of simcha. All donations will go to Project Yi’che and are tax deductable. Please contact for an appointment.

Chatan and Kallah Gemach – donate new, unopened gifts to needy couples. We will accept (in original box) household, Judaica, engagement or wedding gifts that perhaps are not your taste but others can use. Drop off at Carrie Cooper, 1060 Windsor Road. Carrie can be reached at 201-801-9028 or email her at

Bat Mitzvah Dress Gemach - Do you have a gorgeous Bat Mitzvah dress that no longer fits, hanging in your closet? Teaneck Bat Mitzvah Gown/Dress Gmach now accepting dresses in excellent condition. Current styles only please. Happy to pick up or you can drop off. For more info contact Renee at

 Tomchei Shabbos of Bergen County 

Tomchei Shabbos of Bergen County Needs Drivers
Chesed opportunity: Tomchei Shabbos of Bergen County needs drivers, Deliveries take place Wednesday night between 4-8pm. If available please email

Netivot Shalom participates in a rotation to pack food for Tomchei Shabbos, located at 13 Foster St., Bergenfield on selected  Wednesday evenings at 6pm. In the Summer, teens can volunteer to pack at 1pm. For more info contact Margaret Herzog, our shul coordinator, or contact Tomchei Shabbos directly: Karen Wagner at 201-314-1854 or Shoshana Halpert as at 201-417-0519. Tomchei Shabbos is also seeking drivers for Wednesday night deliveries. Please contact Chani Schmutter 201-833-2320 or email, if you are able to help out. 

Tomchei Shabbos of Bergen County is excited to announce a new program for Bar and Bat Mitzvah boys and girls! For information on how to commemorate your Simcha with a chesed project thru partnering with Tomchei Shabbos, contact Andrea Fields at 973-371-1771×411 or

Support Groups

CBY Project Ometz is available to provide peer support for parents who have children suffering with mental illness. For more information see or email

Jewish Family Service of Bergen and North Hudson 1485 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck N.J. 201-837-9090

Refa’enu's peer-led mood disorder support groups - Groups meet regularly on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month. Groups meet at 7:30pm in the Ben Porat Yosef Building at E. 243 Frisch Ct. in Paramus, NJ. Doors open at 7:10pm. Next meeting is Tuesday, July 15th.

Groups are divided between a group for those with a disorder (depression, bipolar) as well as a group for their loved ones. Please check website to confirm meetings: No reservations are required. For more information contact: 

Café Europa is a monthly social program for Holocaust survivors: Registration is required in advance. For more information or to register, contact Shari Brodsky at (201) 837-9090, ext. 237 or email at: Transportation is provided, if needed. 
When: call for more information
Where: call for more information

Nechama Comfort, a support group dedicated to helping all family members who have experienced infant and pregnancy loss at any time in their lives meets monthly. 
When: 2nd Tuesday of the month, doors open at 7
Where: Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey 1485 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck N.J. (201)837-9090.

Healing after Heartache, a support group for widows, widowers and significant others is now forming. Share with others who have recently experienced a significant loss. Gain support and strategies to enhance coping as you navigate this challenging time.
When: Call for more information. (201) 837-9090
Where: Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey 1485 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck.

Separation and Divorce Group, share insights into common issues: loneliness, social networks, changing responsibilities, coping and handling practical challenges. Gain insights into healthy co-parenting. 
Where: Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey 1485 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck.
When: Will meet alternate Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:30pm. For more information call (201) 837-9090

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Family Support Group: Learn practical caregiving information, get mutual support, learn about your local community resources and find solutions to challenging behaviors.
Presented by JFCS through the Wolff Caregiver Support Center.
Where: Arden Courts, 800 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ
When: The second Thursday of each month, 5:30 – 7:00 pm RSVP (973) 942-5600 or email

Re-Launch Career Services is here to help review, revamp, revise your resume to best compete in the job market. 
If your resume contains “Responsibilities include” or an ‘Objective’ atop the page, come see me … and we’ll make your resume SING! 
Where: Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey 1485 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck NJ (201) 837-9090.

JACS Meeting
Meetings are open with a spiritual message relating Jewish concepts to the 12 Steps, followed by sharing. Open to all persons who want help with their own or a loved one's addiction. Non-denominational, anonymity respected. In collaboration with JACS - Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically dependent persons and Significant others, a program of Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services of New York. Please contact JACS NY with any questions at 212-632-4600.
Where: Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey 1485 Teaneck Road, Teaneck
When: call for more information

Establishing Financial Freedom support group has been indefinitely postponed. Announcement for Fall meetings to follow in late summer.


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