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Minyan during Yeshiva Week
Parashat Vaera
Friday, Jan 16
Shacharit 6:45 am
Candles 4:35 pm
Mincha 4:40 pm
Shabbat, Jan 17
Shacharit 9:00 am
Kriat Shma 9:42 am
Mommy & Me 10:30 am
Mincha 4:30 pm
Ma'ariv 5:39 pm
Havdalah 5:45 pm
Sunday, Jan 18
Rabbi's Shiur 7:50 am
Shacharit 8:30 am
Mincha/Ma'ariv 4:45 pm
Monday, Jan 19
Shacharit 6:35 am
Ma'ariv 8:30 pm
As some of our regulars are leaving now for the Yeshiva week vacation,
please make an extra effort to attend our weekday shacharit
(6:35/6:45am) or maariv minyanim (8:30 pm). Even once, can make the
difference and help those saying kaddish.
Lecture and Dessert Reception - Friday, Jan 23
Please join us Friday, Jan 23 at 7:30 pm at Arzei Darom for a Lecture with
Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot speaking on the topic: "When Halacha and Ethics
Collide, What Do We Do?"
Dessert reception to follow.
Thank you to Rabbi Helfgot and our generous sponsors for making this
event possible.
Sponsors: Howard and Elaine Alt, Shlomo and Sarah Barber, Rocky amd Ita
Cohen, Mark and Miriam Einhorn, Arthur and Eileen Eis, Jody and Toby
Eisenman, Ben and Carol Leifer, Miles and Valerie Levin, Paul and Rani
Lustiger, Shabsie and Julie Polinsky, Steve and Yael Rabitz, Marty Ramirez
and Lori Fein, Bruno and Rebecca Segal, Johnny and Ann Shore, Moshe and
Debbie Weinberger.
Calling All Bakers!
Tuesday, Jan 20
Shacharit 6:45 am
Ma'ariv 8:30 pm
Wednesday, Jan 21
Rosh Chodesh Shvat
Shacharit 6:25 am
Rabbi's Shiur 7:50 pm Cancelled this week
Ma'ariv 8:30 pm
Thursday, Jan 22
Shacharit 6:35 am
Ma'ariv 8:30 pm
Contact Us
725 Queen Anne Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Rabbi Aharon Ciment
[email protected]
Study: 201-530-0043
President: Yosef Rothstein
[email protected]
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Calling All Bakers
It's time again to open your heart
And help Arzei Darom by doing your part
Open your kitchen, cook and bake
So we can sell your great makes
Or make some soup, kugel, or cake
We need it all for our shul's sake!
Please sign up below to tell us what you would like to make for this this
year's Arzei Darom Bake Sale
February 5, 2015 7-10pm
Drop off of items: February 4, 2015 7-10pm
Sign Up Here
Sisterhood Murder Mystery Dinner - Feb 14
Ladies are invited to join the Sisterhood for a totally awesome murder
mystery dinner as we go Back to the Eighties on Sat night, Feb 14th at 7:30
pm at the home of Ellie and Yosef Rothstein (360 Vandelinda Avenue).
Please RSVP as soon as possible to assist in the planning of this event; cost
is $25 if paid by 1/29, $30 thereafter. Prizes for figuring out the killer, best
costume, best actor, and more!
Please follow this convenient PayPal link to pay:
If you prefer to pay by check please drop off at Ellie Rothstein.
Please send questions to [email protected]
Don't sit back thinking "I could have been a contender." Jump back! Sign
up! We hope you join us for a totally memorable night!
Mishloach Manot Project
Purim is coming, sooner than you think.
March 4th and 5th will be here in a wink.
Let Arzei Darom Sisterhood take care of the stress
Creative packages with finesse.
All members are invited to participate in this year's Mishloach Manot
Project. Send greetings to the entire Arzei Community for only $120.
Don't miss out on this wonderful way to send beautiful Purim greetings to
your friends and neighbors. It's simple... just complete the attached
form and return it to the shul with your payment by February 13th.
Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.
Care One Chesed Opportunity
Every week, Arzei Darom sends volunteers to visit the patients at CareOne.
They spend a couple of hours, performing the mitzvah of bikur cholim, by
visiting with patients at Care One who have requested visitors. Some
families have decided to go together and many bring their children along.
For each family, the experience is unique, but every one of those visits is
greatly appreciated.
We want to thank the following families who have made this a great project
over the past year: Borodach, Rosenbluth, Katzwer, Tyler, Grunstein,
Goldgewert, Rothstein, Rubenstein, Cohen, Taubes, Sarue, Kahn, Weiss and
But most of all we want to thank Susan Taubes for coordinating this chesed
opportunity. As we begin a new calendar year, now is the time to either join
the rotation or if your time commitments on shabat afternoon have
changed, to drop off the list. Because so many families participate, the
commitment is to visit Care One, once every three to four months.
If you wish to be added to or removed from the rotation, please e-mail
Susan Taubes at [email protected], so we can have an organized
schedule each Shabbat.
Youth Programing At Arzei Darom
Upcoming Youth Events
January 17th: Mommy and Me
January 24th: Parent child learning
January 30th: Teen Oneg at Blech family
January 31st: Mommy and Me
February 7th: Inagural 5th Grade boys Shabbos Afternoon Pirchei. Location
and time TBA. (Fun! Learning! Nosh!)
February 13th: Middle School Oneg. Location TBA
February 21st: 3rd and 4th grade boys and girls Shaloshuedes.
3:30-5:00pm. Location TBA
February 28th: 2nd ever "Transformative" 1st and 2nd grade Shaloshuedes.
3:30-5:00pm. Location TBA
Youth Groups
Children are welcome to join our youth groups every shabbat morning from
9:45 until the end of shul. Please see our youth director, Yitzy Frankel if you
have any questions.
Parent Child Learning offers a relaxed, fun atmosphere to learn. Children of
all ages are encouraged to attend as long as they are able to learn with a
parent for a 30-45 minute period.
Followed by pizza and raffle prizes. Family learning topics varies from
gemara, mishnayot, parsha, navi, and chumash. Help your child(ren)
prepare for a Judaic test, review homework, or study hebrew reading with
your kindergartners.
Opportunities are available for sponsorship. Please email
[email protected]
Upcoming Dates: 1/24/2015 starting 6:45PM, 2/7/2015 starting 7:00PM,
2/21/2015 starting 7:15PM, 3/7/2015 starting 7:30PM
Mommy and Me Times
We are also back to our regular every other week Mommy and Me. This
year, we are looking for Moms to help out with this event. We provide lots
of assistance and guidance - no previous Mommy and Me experience
If you are interested in taking a turn, please email [email protected].
Mommy and Me takes place in the left side classroom at 10:30 AM on the
following dates. All kids ages 0-3 with a parent are welcome and
encouraged to attend.
Jan 17, Jan 31, Feb 14
Cholent Cook Off Success
Thank you to all those who participated: Team Bensinger, Geoffrey Carmen,
Josh Lipowsky, Stuart Reichman, Sarah Rindner, Elana Rosenbluth, Naomi
Rotter and Olga Segal and to our volunteers: Valerie Levin, Debbie Tyler,
Yosef Rothstein and Robbie Grunstein.
Congratulation to Geoffrey Carman, this year's winner of the Golden
Crockpot. The next Oneg will be in a couple of weeks, in early February.
We are looking for sponsors for this season's Onegs. We have two levels of
Single Oneg Sponsor - $45
Season Sponsor - $150
Thank you to the Alt, Blech, Borodach, Carman, Eisenman, Levin, Polinsky,
Rose, and Anonymous families for your season sponsorship. If you would
like to become a sponsor of this terrific mix of Torah and social activity, or if
you would like to help organize the Onegs, please contact or speak to David
Tyler at [email protected]
Kiddush Cooperative 2015
We have finished our second cycle of the Kiddush Cooperative and based on
feedback from members, it continues to be a nice addition to our kiddush
calendar allowing a group of families to sponsor at least seven to eight
times a year a hot and delicious kiddush. Thus, we would like to start our
third cycle following the yeshiva break. In order to do that we need at least
twenty four families to participate at a cost of $200 per family. This is an
excellent way to sponsor kiddush at a very reasonable price. While we
typically order from our local vendors, we welcome feedback from Kiddush
Cooperative members on what types of menus they would like to see.
Thank you to the following families who have joined this year's Kiddush
Cooperative: Adams, Alt, Barber, Barta, Blass, Blech, Borodach, Carman,
Distenfeld, Einhorn, Eisenman, Levin, Polinsky, Rabitz, Rivkin, Rose and
Anonymous families for your season sponsorship. If
Please email Holly Weiss at [email protected] by January 15,
2015 to add your name to the Kiddush Cooperative.
Kiddush Committee News
Families interested in sponsoring a kiddush and/or seudat shlishit should
contact Holly so that she can reserve the date on the shul calendar. Please
also let Holly know if you would like to participate in an upcoming Crock Pot
Challenge which generally takes place around Rosh Chodesh. We've been
doing these for a year and are always seeking new families to take the
Kiddush clean up is on a rotating basis, based on your last name. While we
recognize that everyone in your group may not be available each Shabbat,
we ask that you pitch in if you are assigned in that month so that the same
people are not doing the clean-up each week. We all like kiddushes and we
all make plans for lunch after shul so please be respectful of your fellow
congregants by helping out during your assigned month if you are in shul.
We also ask that you please watch your children during Kiddush to the
extent possible, and to place their finished items in the garbage cans
Jan: Blaiberg, Blass, Blech, Borgen, Borodach
For more information on anything Kiddush related, please contact Holly
Weiss at [email protected]
Learning Opportunities
We are always looking for opportunities to strengthen our connection to
Torah. The more Torah in the shul, the better, so let us know if you have
any other suggestions.
Rabbi Ciment's new Sunday morning shiur at 7:50 am & weekly shiur on
Wednesdays at 7:50 pm before ma'ariv.
A number of Hebrew and English seforim are missing from our library. If
you have any of them, please return them so that other members will have
the ability to use them as well. If you are currently using one of the
seforim, and need to continue to use it, please contact Rebecca Segal so
that we can keep track of where our seforim are. Thank you.
Meals for Community Member
As a community, we offer assistance with meals to families with new babies,
families sitting shiva, and families who need a little help for various
reasons, such as a medical emergency. If you are interested in volunteering
to help make meals in the future, please contact Adrianne Mittan at
[email protected] And if you are in need of our assistance, whether it
is for good news or less fortunate news, you can contact Adrianne directly,
or speak to Rabbi and Rabbanit Ciment, or Yosef Rothstein.
Chesed Opportunities
Bikur Cholim List
If you know of someone who would like to be put on the bikur cholim list,
please email the name of the person (English and Hebrew w/ Mother's
name), and whether or not they are accepting visitors (if so, please include
location) or phone calls (if so, please include phone #) and any other details
which the person is interested in sharing with the community. The email
address is [email protected]
Bikur Cholim Volunteers
Arzei Darom is looking for bikur cholim volunteers to visit the patients at
CareOne on Shabbat. For those who have volunteered in the past, the visits
are gratefully appreciated. Please volunteer and encourage your children to
join you for this great mitzvah. Please e-mail Susan Taubes at
[email protected], so she can add your name to the rotation list
and we can have an organized schedule each Shabbat.
Social Hall Rentals
Having a party? Need space for a simcha? Know someone who is? Arzei
Darom's social hall is available for rent at reasonable prices. Please send an
email to [email protected] for further information.
Important Safety Notice
PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK the doorways or the walkway leading to the doors
to the shul with your baby carriage. We understand that if it is raining or
snowing you do not want your carriage to get wet, but this is a safety issue.
Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.
Sefer dedication and Yahrzeit memorial plaques
A Sefer Or A Volume Of Shas
A wonderful way to commemorate an anniversary, honor a Bar or Bat
Mitzvah, a significant birthday, marriage, or birth, or in memory of a loved
one, is to dedicate a sefer. In addition to the label that is placed in the
volume, an acknowledgement card is mailed out.
Artscroll Hebrew/English Siddurim - $30
Artscroll Hebrew only Siddurim - $18
Stone Chumashim - $45
Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur Machzor - $30
Set of 2 Machzorim - $55
Artscroll Hebrew/English Selichot - $25
Dedicate a volume of Gemara - $36
Dedicate a volume in the Shul Library - various amounts
Dedicate a volume in the Moises ben Rafael Sarue Library - $20 each
Artscroll Children's Siddur, or other children's book - $20 each
If you would like to dedicate a sefer, please contact
[email protected] The form is also available on our web site.
Or click this link to be taken to the form:
Community Events
Mrs. Chani Juravel - Jan 12, Feb 23
Mrs. Chani is scheduled to speak on "Finding the Balance Between
Hishtadlus and Bitachon" on Monday, Feb. 23 from 9:45 am - 11am at 1510
Jefferson Street, in Teaneck.
Rebbetzin Leah Kohn - Jan 26, Feb 2, Feb 9
Rebbetzin Leah Kohn is is scheduled to speak on "The Difference Between
Jews and Non-Jews in Essence and Role" on Monday Jan. 26, Feb. 2, and
Feb. 9 from 9:45am - 11am at 1510 Jefferson Street, in Teaneck "The
Difference Between Jews and Non-Jews in Essence and Role".
Yeshivat Noam 6 part learning series- January 28
Yeshivat Noam is pleased to invite the community to a new shiur series for
adults on Wednesdays, beginning January 28 and continuing for 6 weeks.
The series, which explores Relationships in Tanach, will be given by Rachel
Besser, Chair of Bible at the Frisch School. Using close readings of the
psukim, meforshim, and midrashim, we will attempt to better understand
some of these relationships as well as our own. Shiur takes place on
Wednesdays at 9:45 in the Yeshivat Noam Middle School Beit Knesset and
is open to the community. For questions, email [email protected]
Lamdeinu - Spring Semester Jan 27
Join Lamdeinu for our exciting new Spring semester beginning on January
27th. Register for Parshanut HaMikra, Talmud, Parashat HaShavua, Megillat
Esther, Yirmiyahu, and Great Thinkers of the Twentieth Century. We are
also offering an evening class in Megillat Esther and a morning yoga class.
All classes will cover new topics and new students are welcome to join any
class. Please see our website for exact dates, holiday programming and
special events. Lamdeinu is a new center for Jewish learning located in
Teaneck, New Jersey. For more information and registration, please visit us
Sinai Dinner - Feb 8
SINAI Dinner - Please help change the life of a child with special needs!
SINAI Schools cordially invites you to our 2015 Annual Benefit Dinner.
Funds raised at the Benefit Dinner enable us to continue to say "yes" to the
children who need a special education, regardless of financial
circumstances. Your compassion and generosity allows SINAI Schools to
continue to provide an outstanding special education to our community's
Jewish children with special needs.
Please join us on Sunday Evening, February 8, 2015 at the Marriott
Glenpointe Hotel, Teaneck NJ
Buffet Dinner 4:45PM Program Promptly at 6:30PM
To make reservations or a donation, please visit
or call 201-833-1134 x105.
Mikvah appointments now available online!
Appointments may now be booked online for the Teaneck Mikvah
( You must make an online appointment
to use the Mikvah on Friday night or Yom Tov, other times walk-ins are
welcomed. If you have a special circumstance, please call Miriam Feman at
the Mikvah, 201-837-8220, and she will do her best to accommodate your
needs. The Keylim Mikvah is open from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Please
call the Mikvah, 201-837-8220, with any questions.
Tomchei Shabbos of Bergen County
Tomchei Shabbos is desperately seeking drivers for Wednesday night
deliveries. Please contact Chani Schmutter 201-833-2320 or email
[email protected], if you are able to help out.
We have many opportunities for volunteers to help out, with anything from
deliveries to administrative assistance. For more information, click here.
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