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 Monday evenings at 8pm in the Jewish Center upstairs board room.  Class will resume on June 19th. We will be discussing Sefer Yehoshua, The Book of Joshua. 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 - Beginning Thursday, September 15, 2016
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)


Community Events

June 24 - Rabbi Zvi Grumet to speak at Beth Aaron
Shabbat, June 24, Parshat Shlach
Rabbi Zvi Grumet, Director of the Tanakh program at Yeshivat Eretz HaTzvi will speak following the Kiddush after
the Main Minyan on: “Winning the Battle but Losing the War.” At 7:15 p.m., his topic is: “Moshe’s Finest Moment,”
while following the 8:05 p.m. Mincha, he will discuss “Israeli and American Orthodoxy: Continents Adrift.” Rabbi Zvi
Grumet is a master teacher, creative educational thinker, and innovative Tanakh scholar whose teaching over the past
three decades has inspired students and communities in the US and Israel and throughout the English speaking world. He
engages his listeners in a close reading of the Biblical text, bringing its characters alive and bringing out the compelling
nature of the Biblical message. Rabbi Grumet earned his Rabbinic ordination and Ed.D. at Yeshiva University. He
dedicated the first eighteen years of his career to teaching Torah and leading educational institutions in the U.S. Rabbi
Grumet currently teaches at Yeshivat Eretz HaTzvi and other university level programs in Israel. He is a senior staff
member at The Lookstein Center for Jewish Education, where he is editor of Jewish Educational Leadership and
generates initiatives to help advance Jewish education on four continents. Rabbi Grumet’s books include Moses and
the Path to Leadership (Urim, 2014) and his recently released Genesis: From Creation to Covenant (Maggid,

June 24 - Cong. Rinat Yisrael Adult Education Proudly Presents our Scholars in Residence: *Ari Sacher*, Iron Dome System Project Manager, and *Tova Sacher*, Univ. of Haifa 
Shabbat morning at both the 8:30 and 9:00 minyanim: “The Best Offense is a Good Defense - Why only Yaakov Avinu could have designed the Patriot Missile System”.

Shabbos before mincha: “The Miracle of Iron Dome”.

Shabbos after mincha: “Living on Autopilot -Why the crash of a jetliner should make us reconsider the way we live”.

*Sunday morning (Tova Sacher) at 8:45am:* "Insights from the Cairo Genizah"

June 24 - Please join The Jewish Center of Teaneck for a new program on Shabbat afternoons. We will offer "Parshah in the Park" (Martin Luther King Jr. Park, on Broad Street, right down the block from the shul). From 5:30-5:50, Rabbi Fridman, will learn with children from grades 1-4. From 5:50-6:20, he will learn with children in grades 5-8. Popsicles and water will be provided. Parents will be responsible for transporting children to and from
the park. In case of inclement weather this will take place in the shul. Please contact the office at with any questions. Thank you

June 25 - Cong. Rinat Yisrael Adult Education Presents

*Dr. Yosef Priel,* Prof. of Jewish Studies, Bar Ilan University

Topic: "The Songs of Israel’s Wars: An audio-visual journey through Israeli songs we love". Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 8:00pm in Classroom D-E            *This program will be entirely in Hebrew.*

June 25 - Breakfast for Israel—supporting Yad Leah and American
Friends of Magen David Adom
Sunday, June 25 | 9:45am | Teaneck Jewish Center
Guest speaker: Ambassador Dani Dayan. RSVP to Admission: $20 ($28 at the


July - Learn with Lamdeinu this July! Join us for  Advanced Talmud for women with R. Nachbar, Sefer Yeshayahu with Rebbetzin Schiowitz, Parashat HaShavua with R. Angel, Educating Our Children for a New Reality with Dr. Rivka Schwartz, Emotions and Halakha with Rabbanit Sara Wolkenfeld and Midrash with R. Fridman.  Special morning of learning on the taanit of 17 B’Tammuz with Rabbanit Wolkenfeld and Dean Rachel Friedman. Classes begin Monday July 10 and are open to men and women (except for Advanced Talmud). Visit for a full schedule.

July 1 - Shabbos Parshas Chukas, July 1, will be a community-wide “TVAC/BVAC Shabbos” to raise awareness and support of our local volunteer ambulance squads. The Teaneck and Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance Corps collectively respond to over 6,000 calls annually, provide a completely free service, and rely on donations to operate. Please join us in showing the Jewish community’s support for their efforts. For more info, to donate, or to find out how you can join, please visit or

July 4 - On Tuesday, July 4, following the 8:00 a.m. minyan at Congregation Beth Aaron, Rabbi Jacob Steinmetz will offer a shiur, “No Artscroll Necessary: Who Says We Have to Understand What We Learn?” A light breakfast will be offered before the shiur. The program is sponsored by Yeshiva University’s Bella and Harry Wexner Kollel Elyon Program. Congregation Beth Aaron is located at 950 Queen Anne Road in Teaneck.
Rabbi Jacob Steinmetz is from West Hempstead, NY. After spending two years studying at Yeshivat Shaalvim, Rabbi Steinmetz graduated from Yeshiva University with a degree in Economics. Rabbi Steinmetz has studied under Rabbi Rosensweig and Rabbi Schachter and just completed his first year in the Wexner Kollel Elyon.

July 9 - July 19 6th Annual Teaneck Childrens Clothing Drive/Gemach!
Do you have gently-worn childrens clothing that your children have outgrown and you'd like to share with your neighbors?   Would you benefit from your neighbor's gently-used clothing for your children? Do you (or your pre-teen/teenage children) have an hour or two to volunteer? If you answered yes to any of these questions - please read below!!

Children's Clothing Gemach! What We Need:Gently used Children's Clothing, Coats and Shoes (infant through teen) AND VOLUNTEERS!!! (*see guidelines for donations below)Where:  KETER TORAH Ballroom - 600 Roemer Ave, Teaneck, NJ 
When: Clothing Drop off dates: Sunday, July 9th from 9:00- 11 AM & Monday, July 10th (all day) (or during minyan times those days).Please dont leave bags outside the shul- ONLY in ballroom.  Read Instructions below.
Volunteer times to sort clothing (adults & teens): Sunday-Wednesday July 9th-12th (see google doc below for times and to sign-up)
Volunteer times to help with shopping days (adults only):
July 13 (after 11:00AM)-July19  (see google doc below to sign up- 2 tabs). 
Pre-Teen & Teenagers (or children with their parents) are welcome to sign-up to volunteer for sorting (July 9-12) and to help pack up on July 19!

Please email for info on how to sign up to volunteer. 

**DONATION GUIDELINES - PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY BELOW:We are looking for gently-used or new CHILDREN'S clothing, shoes, boots, coats, and snowpants. (for ages infant - 14)Please No clothing with rips, stains or holesPlease No personal-logo, bat/bar mitzvah, camp/school t-shirts (even if they are in new condition).Please No  old socks, stretched out girl's bathing suits etc. (Baby's blankets in like-new condition and buntings WILL be accepted).PLEASE sort and label all dropped off bags by size and gender it would be a tremendous help to us!FOLDING AND SORTING your clothing directly onto the tables when you drop off, would be an even bigger help! Thanks in advance!!!


When: Wednesday, July 12-Wednesday July 19

Where:  KETER TORAH Ballroom - 600 Roemer

July 25 - NechamaComfort invites the entire community to a Memorial-Sium-BBQ  Tuesday,July 25,Program at 6;30,Sium at 7 followed by BBQ For more information or to RSVP --  visit our or email Nechamacomfort is dedicated to helping families who experience infant-Pregnancy loss at any time in their lives.



From July 31 to August 4, Areyvut is holding a summer chesed
, 5 Days/5 Ways, for middle school students. The camp will
offer craft projects, activities, and trips to enable participants learn to about different Jewish values and then use those values to make the world a better place. For more information, please go to or contact Daniel Rothner,, 201-244-6702.

CBY's BNOT is proud to present a 6-session summer pottery class given by Michael Preston (pottery teacher at Teaneck Rodda Center, JCC, Teaneck Community Charter School, Teaneck Sports and Arts, etc.). 

When: Wednesday Evenings 8-10 PM (July 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th and August 2nd
and 9th)

Where: Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, lower level classrooms
Cost: $100 for all 6 sessions (checks should be made out to BNOT )

There are only 10 spots in each class and they will ONLY be held with receipt of check at the shul office.

For more information or questions contact Sari Sheinfeld at  

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

Café Europa is a monthly social program for Holocaust survivors: A kosher luncheon will be served followed by a Musical performance by Shlomo Haviv. 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 or email for more information
Where: call or email for more information

Re-Launch Career Services: July 13, 2017
Ramp up your resume workshop. A strong concise and effective resume will differentiate you from the competition. We will review Do’s and Don’t’s. Identify where you can demonstrate creativity, flexibility and create professional profiles. Join us- bring your resume, lunch and questions.
RSVP or call 201.837.9090
Where: Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey 1485 Teaneck Road, Teaneck
When: July 13, 2017, 12:30-2:00pm 

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

JACS MeetingJuly 5, 2017
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: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 7:30pm 

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


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