For the schedule of Winter davening times, click here. Parashat

For the schedule of Winter davening times, click here.
Mazal tov
Parashat Mishpatim
Friday, Feb 13
Shacharit 6:45 am
Candles 5:09 pm
Mincha 5:15 pm
Shabbat, Feb 14
Shacharit 9:00 am
Kriat Shma 9:31 am
Mincha 5:05 pm
Ma'ariv 6:13 pm
Havdalah 6:19 pm
Sunday, Feb 15
Rabbi's Shiur 7:50 am
Shacharit 8:30 am
Mincha/Ma'ariv 5:20 pm
Monday, Feb 16
Shacharit 6:35 am
Ma'ariv 8:30 pm
Tuesday, Feb 17
Shacharit 6:45 am
Ma'ariv 8:30 pm
Wednesday, Feb 18
Shacharit 6:45 am
Rabbi's Shiur 7:50 pm
Ma'ariv 8:30 pm
Thursday, Feb 19
Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shacharit 6:25 am
Ma'ariv 8:30 pm
Mazel tov to Evie and Alden Leifer on the birth of a grandson to their
children Mira and Daniel Stokar of Fair Lawn.
Shalosh Seudot is sponsored by Rabbi Perry and Miriam Tirschwell & Family
in honor of the upcoming wedding or their daughter Yocheved to Moshe
Upcoming Events
Feb. 14 Sisterhood Murder Mystery Dinner
Feb. 20-21 Yachad Shabbaton
Feb. 21 3rd and 4th Grade Oneg
Feb. 21 Parent Child Learning
Feb. 28 1st and 2nd Grade Seudat Shilishit
Feb. 28 Family Movie Night
March 7 Simcha Kiddush
March 7 Final Parent Child Learning
Please see below for a full description of each of these events.
Yachad Shabbaton - Feb 20-21
Save The Date! 3rd Annual Yachad Shabbaton in the South of Cedar
February 20th-21st
We are looking for gracious hosts and sponsors to make this a special
shabbos for all!
To sign up online please go to For more
information please contact your shul representative:
Chani Herrmann
Kathy Birn
Yvette Braunstein
Rachel Brenner-Helfgot
Galit Cohen
Rachel Cyrulnik
Yosef Rothstein
David Tyler
Contact Us
725 Queen Anne Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Sisterhood Murder Mystery Dinner - Feb 14
The Sisterhood Presents:
Rabbi Aharon Ciment
[email protected]
Study: 201-530-0043
President: Yosef Rothstein
[email protected]
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At the home of Ellie and Yosef Rothstein, 360 Vandelinda Avenue.
Cost is $30. Please follow this convenient PayPal link to pay:
If you prefer to pay by check, please drop it off at the home of Ellie
Prizes for figuring out the killer, best costume, best actor, and more!
Thank you to Ora's Amazing Herbal (
and to Carly'z Craze ( for the gift certificates
and to Howard Alt for his prize donation. There will be other great prizes
available, so RSVP today.
Please send questions and/or RSVP's to [email protected]
We hope you join us for a totally memorable night!
Shiva Chair Donation Opportunity - Deadline Feb 16
Arzei Darom is looking to purchase some additional Shiva chairs. The cost of
the chairs is $190 each. If you are interested in donating the cost of a chair,
please contact David Blass at [email protected] Pictures of the
chair below:
Shabbos Afternoon Oneg for 3rd and 4th Grade-Feb 21
The Arzei Darom Youth Department would like to present:
The Inaugural 4th and 3rd Grade Boys and Girls Shabbos Afternoon Oneg.
WHO: All 3rd and 4th Grade Boys and Girls and Minions
WHAT: Nosh, Fun, Torah, and a mystery to solve. . .
WHERE: The Segal's. 196 Van Buren Ave. (Btw. Queen Anne and Mildred.)
WHY: The Minions need our help!!!
WHEN: February 21st 3:30-5:00 PM. Shabbos Parshat Terumah
See attached flyer for more information.
Seudah Shlishit for 1st and 2nd Grade-Feb 28
The Arzei Darom Youth Department would like to present the:
2nd ever 1st and 2nd Grade Boys and Girls Shalosh Seudot.
WHO: 1st and 2nd Grade Boys, Girls and Transformers.
WHAT: A fun filled Shalosh Seudot with Nosh, games and Torah activities.
WHERE: The Distenfeld's; 313 Vandelinda (Btw. Palmer and Palisade)
WHY: Because we are awesome!!!
WHEN: February 28th at 3:30-5:10. Parshat Tetzaveh
Family Movie Night - Feb 28
The Arzei Darom Youth Department is planning:
A Family Movie Night!!!
Motzei Shabbos, February 28th at 7:15 PM in the Social Hall.
Winter Onegs
Due to the freezing temperatures expected this Friday night, we will be
rescheduling this week's Oneg. Please stay tuned for detail on the next
Oneg date.
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]
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. Now it's even simpler... complete the online
form at indicating
payment by either paypal or check or 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.
Sisterhood Bake Sale - Thank You
Thank you to all our chefs, bakers and buyers. We'd like to acknowledge
everyone who donated a delicious dish for this fundraiser:
Elaine Alt, Phyllis Alt, Maureen Ash, Ita Barak, Rachel Bensinger, Rachel
Berliner, Sabrina Bernath, Sheryl Blass, Moshe Blech, Shoshi Blech, Patty
Borodach, Rachel Ciment, Rocky Cohen, Sharon Darack, Rachel Distenfeld,
Lori Fein, Ginnine Fried, Aaron Goldgewert, Kayla Grunstein, Hila Kaplan,
Eva Katz, Sherri Krupnik, Gittel Levin, Rosalie Levin, Valerie Levin, Nancy
Lichtenstein, Adina Littwin, Adrianne Mittan, Atara Polinsky, Nancy Rose,
Avigayil Rosenbluth, Chana Rosenbluth, Yitzi Rosenbluth, Ellie Rothstein,
Naomi Rotter, Olga Segal, Johnny Shore, Shira Silverberg, Sara Simchi,
Debbie Tyler and Holly Weiss.
A tremendous thank you to those that worked so hard to do a fantastic
setup Wednesday night: Sheryl Blass, Kayla Grunstein, Deborah & Talia
Baliberg, Valerie, Gittel, Moshe and Rosalie Levin.
Lastly, thank you to the bake sale committee: Rachel Bensinger, Shira
Grunstein, Emma Horowitz, Nancy Rose, Elana Rosenbluth, Valerie
Rubinstein and our committee chair, Adrianne Mittan.
Simcha Kiddush - March 7
We will be having our next Simcha Kiddush celebrating brithdays and
anniversaries in the months of January, February and March on March 7. If
you are celebrating birthdays and/or anniversaries during these months and
would like to participate in the kiddush, please send all names including
dates of your simcha to [email protected] The cost for
participation is $25 per name.
Thank you in advance for your participation.
Youth Programing At Arzei Darom
Upcoming Youth Events
February 21st: 3rd and 4th grade boys and girls Oneg. 3:30-5:00pm.
February 28th: 2nd ever "Transformative" 1st and 2nd grade Seudah
Shlishit. 3:30-5:00pm.
February 28th: Family Movie Night. 7:15 pm in the Social Hall.
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: 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.
Feb 21, Mar 7
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
We still welcome families to join the Kiddush Cooperative. The more families
we have, the more hot kiddushes we can enjoy throughout the year. It is
not too late to join! Please email Holly Weiss at
[email protected] to add your name to the Kiddush
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
Feb: Brodsky, Darack, Furer, Fried, Goldgewert
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 & Simchas
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.
In addition, if you are having a simcha, e.g. a bar or bat mitzvah, you can
reserve a shabbat by contacting Valerie Levin or Yosef Rothstein, and
asking to have your simcha added to the Arzei Darom calendar. Questions
when planning your simcha? Speak to Yosef Rothstein, Miles Levin (Gabbai
Rishon) or Valerie Levin.
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
Purim Costume Gemach - Feb 15, Feb 22
Looking for a Purim costume, but don't want to waste the money on
something you wont use again? Visit our costume gmach to view the
costumes at, all costumes are free to
borrow. Small donation requested but not required. The Gmach will be open
at Keter Torah (600 Roemer Ave) on February 15 and 22 from 10am-12pm.
Feel free to stop in. The gmach is in memory of Farvish Hirsch Ben Shmuel
Lev. Feel free to donate used costumes by emailing
[email protected] or call 201-923-7622.
NJ Disability Community Conference - Feb 15
On Sunday, February 15th, the entire community is invited to the JCC on
the Palisades to attend a free conference hosted by J-ADD, OHEL and the
JCC on the Palisades on navigating the changing systems of Developmental
JEC/Bruriah Alumni Event - Feb 18
Did you graduate from the Jewish Educational Center's RTMA or Bruriah
high schools? The new JEC Alumni Network is hosting an exciting after-work
evening of reconnecting, socializing, great food, cocktails and a sumptuous
"chocolate madness" dessert reception on February 18th in New York City.
All JEC alumni and their spouses (21+) are invited to attend. Event from
6-8 pm at Congregation Ohav Shalom at 270 West 84th St., New York, NY.
There is no cover charge. Join us and help both celebrate and reinvigorate
the JEC spirit among our many decades of exceptional alumni!
For more information please contact the Alumni office at 908-355-4850,
extension 6248 or email [email protected]
MTJ Breakfast - Feb 22
MTJ Breakfast - Speaker Harav Reuven Feinstein Shlit"a. Alumnus Award
Fred Koss. Chairman Harvey Wrubel. Sunday morning, February 22, at 9:00
am at Bnai Yeshurun. For more info call 201-862-0699.
Mrs. Chani Juravel - Feb 23
Mrs. Chani Juravel 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. Mrs. Juravel also speaks Mondays at 1pm at
Ohr HaTorah, 36 Rector Court, Bergenfield on the "13 Principles of Faith".
Holocaust Memorial Committee Petition Deadline - Feb 24
The Teaneck Holocaust Memorial Committee has been working to get a
Holocaust Memorial created in Teaneck. We believe that it is important to
create a Holocaust Memorial in the Township of Teaneck to memorialize
those who perished in the Holocaust and establish a place for the
community to use for reflection and education about the tragedy of
genocide and the lessons of tolerance. We believe that Brett Park (River
Road at the intersection of Winthrop Road) is the best choice to establish
the Holocaust Memorial due to its accessibility to the community, available
parking and visibility from River Road. We urge the Teaneck Township
Council to take the necessary steps to make this a reality. That's why we
created a petition to Teaneck Town Council.
To review the petition, and decide whether to sign it follow this link:
Ma'ayanot Annual Dinner - Mar 7
The Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls Annual Scholarship Fund
Dinner will take place on Saturday night, March 7, 2015 at 8:30 p.m. at
Congregation Keter Torah in Teaneck. Please join us in honoring Rena and
Menachem Schnaidman with our Keter Shem Tov Award, Chani and David
Moss as our Amudei Ma'ayanot Honorees, Sharon and Ari Wieder as Parents
of the Year, and Rabbi Donny Besser as Teacher of the Year. For more
information or to make a reservation, please call Pam Ennis at 201-8334307, ext. 265.
Project SARAH Breakfast - Mar 15
SAVE THE DATE: Project SARAH 9th Annual Breakfast
Sunday March 15th 2015 9:30-11:30
at Congregation Keter Torah
Honorees: Rabbi Shmuel Goldin - Rabbinical Support Award, Rabbi Jonathan
Knapp and Yavneh Academy - Aleinu Her Award, Rivka Zauderer, Aliza
Schachter and Rachel Wertenteil - Volunteer Recognition Awards
Keynote Speaker: Jill Starishevsky - New York City Prosecuter of Child
Abuse/Sex Crimes and Author, My Body Belongs To Me.
Good Deeds Day 2015
Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey’s Good Deeds Day is March 15.
An international day of caring and sharing, Good Deeds Day in northern
New Jersey combines a telethon (9 am-1:30 pm) with a food drive to help
fill up local food pantries. Both are community-wide. Share in the spirit of
the day! Don’t forget to answer the call in the morning and bring your food
(no glass, please or perishables) to Federation’s offices, 50 Eisenhower
Drive in Paramus, in the afternoon by 1 pm. Remember no good deed goes
Yeshivat Noam 6 part learning series beginning 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 beginning 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
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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