For the schedule of Spring davening times, click here

For the schedule of Spring davening times, click here.
Mazal Tov
Parashat VayakelPekudei
Friday, Mar 13
Shacharit 6:45 am
Candles 6:42 pm
Mincha 6:45 pm
Shabbat, Mar 14
Shabbat Parah
Shacharit 9:00 am
Kriat Shma 9:27 am
Mincha 6:35 pm
Ma'ariv 7:46 pm
Havdalah 7:52 pm
Sunday, Mar 15
Shacharit 8:30 am
Mincha/Ma'ariv 6:50 pm
Mazal tov to Jonathan Furer and Stephanie Danoff on their upcoming
marriage, and to their parents Melissa and Donny Furer and Drs. Laura and
Scott Danoff of Great Neck, NY, and to the grandparents and extended
family who are here for Shabbat.
Mazal Tov to Jonathan's sisters Rebecca and Tamar and to his brother
Jacob. Jonathan will be celebrating his aufruf this coming Shabbat.
Mazal Tov to Chanah Walters and Moshe Udashkin on the birth of a baby
boy. The entire community is invited to a shalom zachor at the home of Hal
and Beth Walters (196 Norma Road) this Friday night at 9 p.m.
This week's Kiddush is sponsored by Melissa and Donny Furer in honor of
the upcoming marriage of their son Jonathan to Stephanie Danoff.
This week's Seudah Shlishit is sponsored by Melissa and Donny Furer in
honor of Jonathan's upcoming marriage to Stephanie Danoff.
Board Meeting-March 24
Monday, Mar 16
Shacharit 6:35 am
Mincha/Ma'ariv 6:50 pm
Tuesday, Mar 17
Shacharit 6:45 am
Mincha/Ma'ariv 6:50 pm
Wednesday, Mar 18
Shacharit 6:45 am
Mincha/Ma'ariv 6:50 pm
Thursday, Mar 19
Shacharit 6:35 am
Mincha/Ma'ariv 6:50 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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The next Board meeting is schedule for Tuesday, March 24th at 8:45 pm in
the social hall.
All are invited and welcome to attend.
Pesach Seder April 3
Home for Pesach?
Looking for a meaningful Seder?
Please join Rabbi Ciment for the first Seder night (April 3rd) in the shul.
Cost will be $45 per person
($25 per child under 10 years)>
Email [email protected] with your name and how many adults and
children will be joining.
RSVP BY March 23rd
If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Yosef
Rothstein at [email protected]
Mommy and Me
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.
Mar 21, Mar 28
Youth Events
5th Grade Girls Planning Meeting - March 21
5th Grade Girls Meet and Greet to discuss projects and future meetings at
the home of Rachel Rubinstein 3 Grange Court.
All community 5th grade girls are invited.
5th Grade Boys SPA Shabbat Pirchei - March 28
Next installment of SPA Shabbos Pirchei in the Afternoon for 5th grade
boys. Time and Location TBA
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, Blum, Borodach,
Carman, Distenfeld, Einhorn, Eisenman, Levin, Mittan, Polinsky, Rabitz,
Rivkin, Rothstein, 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
Thank You - Mishloach Manot Project 2015
On behalf of the Sisterhood, we would like to thank the many people who
worked hard to make this year's Mishloach Manot project a tremendous
success. A tremendous debt of gratitude is owed to the Bernath, Blech,
Borodach, Fein-Rameriez, Frankel, Grunstein, Krupnick, Polinsky, Rose,
Rosenbluth and Tyler families who worked overtime in the blizzard to make
sure everyone received their packages. Thank you to our mishloach manot
packers, Sheryl Blass, Ali Blech, Ita Cohen, Aaron & Aliza Goldgewert,
Shira, Lielle & Judah Grunstein, Valerie, Gittel & Rosalie Levin, Julie & Liat
Polinsky, Jill Rosalimsky, Nancy & Hannah Rose, Elana, Chana & Avigayil
Rosenbluth, Ellie Rothstein, Valerie Rubinstein and Debbie Tyler. Much
appreciation to the Blass family for hosting the packing and making their
home available to the committee on numerous occasions. Thank you to Zev
Darack for his help in developing an online form for order submission and to
Shabsi Polinsky for his help in collecting the orders.
Finally, a tremendous yasher koach to the committee chair, Nancy Rose,
and the committee, Ali Blech, Aliza Goldgewert, Shira Grunstein, Stacy
Katzwer, Julie Polinsky, Elana Rosenbluth, Valerie Rubinstein, Debra &
Rebecca Segal. Thank you for a job well done!
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
Mar: Goldstein, Grunstein, Horowitz, Katzwer
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 Sunday morning shiur at 7:50 am & weekly shiur on
Wednesdays at 7:50 pm before ma'ariv are postponed until after Pesach.
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
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.
CBY Bnot Presents Pre-Pesach Boutique this Sunday
Bnai Yeshurun BNOT Presents a Pre-Pesach Boutique, Sunday, March 15,
2015 from 4:30 PM- 9:00 PM in the Bnai Yeshurun Social Hall. Fill all your
Pesach needs and more! Jewelry, baby gear, clothing ,kiki riki,
hats,tablecloths, judaica, decorative home items,giftware,hair
accessories,sports memorabilia. Bring your jewelry to SELL FOR CASH! And
for the first time, credit cards will be accepted at the boutique. ALSO
FEATURING The Wandering Que Traveling Texas BBQ in our very own
parking lot! Classrooms will be open for indoor dining. For more
information, please contact Miriam at [email protected]
JFNNJ Israel Film Festival - Mar 7-22
The Federation's Israel Film Festival begins March 7 and runs through March
22 at venues throughout Bergen County. For more information on the films
and to purchase tickets, please visit
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 Annual Dinner - Mar 17
Yeshivat Noam invites the entire community to celebrate with us at the 13th
Annual Dinner on Tuesday night, March 17th at Congregation Keter Torah.
Join us to pay tribute to our outstanding honorees: Sheva & Dov Adler,
Deborah & Eitan Fiorino, Ilissa Green and Rachel Levy. To make your
reservation and/or contribution, please register at or call 201-261-1919 x126.
Tomchei Shabbos Matzah Collection
Once again we are collecting matzahs for Tomchei Shabbos, now in our
10th year! Please drop off your "free" 5 pound supermarket boxes of
matzah at the side door by the driveway of 421 Churchill Rd, corner of
Sussex. Come early and often as we drive once again to collect over 1,000
pounds to distribute to the area needy.
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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