welcomelogo Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, located in Teaneck, New Jersey, is an Orthodox synagogue of approximately 800 member and affiliate families that just recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. During that period, it has been the catalyst for the development of Teaneck as one of the premier Orthodox communities in the United States, with the full variety of local Jewish establishments as well as close to a dozen other shuls in our vicinity.

Bnai Yeshurun is a classic mega-shul - but in the variety of minyanim catering to different needs and personalities, we retain the small shul feel of closeness and camaraderie.

I try to bring a passion and verve to my activities - whether through my shiurim, drashot or activism. We are extremely proud to be in the forefront of American shuls that have fought for the right of Jewish settlement throughout the land of Israel, and even prouder of the contributions we have made to Israel - Sifrei Torah donated to six different yeshivot (in Yerushalayim, Hevron, the Golan, Elon Moreh and elsewhere), children's parks, mobile gyms/shuls for the use of soldiers of the IDF, and a bus for the residents of Hevron. There are plaques adorning the walls of numerous institutions and places in Israel honoring our efforts, of all which have given us a share in the mitzva of Yishuv Eretz Yisrael.

Personally, I am a graduate of Columbia University and Cardozo School of Law, amusmach of Yeshiva Bnei Torah (under the leadership of Rav Yisrael Chait, shlit"a), and practiced law for 13 years in New York City before coming to Teaneck and Bnai Yeshurun in 1994. Despite the shul's size, I make every effort to know every member family (i.e., if they want me to know them, and they want to know me) !

We welcome all new members who share our values and aspirations, and I look forward to greeting you in Bnai Yeshurun and, together, building the Torah community of tomorrow.


Rabbi Steven Pruzansky

 
 

Latest Announcements

  • Funeral & Shiva Notice - Schleifer

    Dear Members:

    We regret to inform you of the passing of Mr. Richard Schleifer, beloved brother of our member Steven Schleifer.

    The funeral will take place Sunday, Feb. 7, at 9:30 AM at The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, 3700 Henry Hudson Parkway, Riverdale, NY.

    Shiva will be observed at the Schleifer residence, 731 Dearborn St., Teaneck, beginning Monday morning, through Friday afternoon, Feb. 12.

    Minyan times are as follows:
    Shacharit, Mon - Fri 7:00 AM

    Mincha/Ma'ariv Mon - Thurs 5:10 PM

    Please do not visit between 6:00 - 6:30 PM to allow the family time for dinner not after 10:00 PM.

    If you wish to send a gold card, please call Brenda Hanauer, 201-836-0484.

    May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

    The Chevra Kadisha
    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky
    Rabbi Ari Zahtz
    Steven Margulies, President

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  • Four Shiva Announcements

    Please note the following four sad announcements. Note that some times have changed from the phone message that was disseminated.

    The funeral for Rabbi Moshe Stein, beloved father of Muttie and Shimmie Stein will take place tomorrow (Thursday) at 9:30 AM at Gutterman-Musicant in Hackensack. Shiva will be observed until late Thursday at 1544 54th Street in Boro Park, Friday-Motzaei Shabbat at Muttie's house (507 Maitland Avenue, Teaneck) and Sunday through next Wednesday morning at Shimmie's house (49 Regent Street, Bergenfield).
    Davening Times - Mincha: Sunday-Tuesday at 5:00 PM
    Shacharit: Friday- 7:00 AM; Sunday- 8:00 AM; Monday-Wednesday at 7:00 AM

    The funeral for our longtime member Vera Greenwald will take place tomorrow (Thursday) at Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood at 10:00 AM. Shiva will be observed at the Greenwald residence at 558 Warwick Avenue, Teaneck, NJ through next Wednesday morning.
    Davening Times - Mincha: Thursday-5:00 PM; Sunday-Tuesday at 5:10 PM
    Shacharit: Friday at 7:30 AM; Sunday at 8:00 AM; Monday-Wednesday at 7:30 AM

    The funeral for Dorothy Dickstein, beloved mother of Joel Dickstein will take place tomorrow (Thursday) at Congregation Beth El in Yardley, PA. Joel will begin his Shiva in Philadelphia, reachable at 201-417-6549. Joel returns to conclude the Shiva at his home at 358 Winthrop Road in Teaneck beginning Sunday morning through next Wednesday morning.
    Davening Times - Mincha: Sunday-Tuesday at 5:05 PM
    Shacharit: Sunday- 8:00 AM; Monday at 7:00 AM; Tuesday-Wednesday (Rosh Chodesh) - 6:45 AM

    The funeral for Dr. Shraga Makover, beloved father of Esti Coates will take place today (Wednesday) in California. Esti returns to sit Shiva at her home at 683 Rutland Avenue in Teaneck beginning Friday morning through next Tuesday morning.

    May all the families be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

    - RSP

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  • Funeral & Shiva Notice - Rosenbaum & Selevan


    Dear Members:

    We regret to inform you of the passing of Mr. Bernard Selevan, beloved father of our members Susan Rosenbaum and Ushie Selevan.
    The funeral will take place tomorrow, Sunday, Jan. 10, at 9:30 AM at Gutterman Musicant Funeral Home in Hackensack.

    Shiva will be observed at the Selevan residence, 1327 Wellington Ave., Teaneck, through Friday afternoon, Jan. 15.

    Minyan times are as follows:
    Mincha/Ma'ariv Sun - Thurs 4:30 PM
    Shacharit, Mon (Rosh Chodesh) 6:40 AM
    Tues - Fri 6:55 AM

    Please do not visit between 6:00 - 6:30 PM to allow the family time for dinner not after 10:00 PM.

    If you wish to send a gold card, please call Brenda Hanauer, 201-836-0484.

    May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

    The Chevra Kadisha
    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky
    Rabbi Ari Zahtz
    Steven Margulies, President

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  • Funeral & Shiva Notice - Borenstein/Kaye

    Dear Members:

    We regret to inform you of the passing of Mr. David Borenstein, beloved brother of our member, Mrs. Marsha Kaye.
    The funeral is taking place in Toronto.

    Shiva will be observed at the Kaye residence, 693 Sunderland Road, beginning Monday morning, Jan. 11 through Thursday morning, Jan. 14.

    Please do not visit between 6:00 - 6:30 PM to allow the family time for dinner not after 10:00 PM.

    If you wish to send a gold card, please call Brenda Hanauer, 201-836-0484.

    May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

    The Chevra Kadisha
    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky
    Rabbi Ari Zahtz
    Steven Margulies, President

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  • Funeral & Shiva Notice - Berger/Karlin

    We regret to inform you of the passing of Helen Berger, beloved mother of our member Malkie Karlin.

    The funeral took place on Sunday.

    Malkie will be sitting shiva at 1365 54th Street (first floor), Brooklyn on Monday - Wednesday from 10:30am to 4:00pm, and at 1325 Fayette St in Teaneck on Sunday - Wednesday from 7 pm -10 pm, from 9 am to 10 pm on Thursday, and from 9 am to 1:30 pm on Friday.

    If you wish to send a gold card, please click here to order online or call Brenda Hanauer, 201-836-0484.

    May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

    The Chevra Kadisha
    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky
    Rabbi Ari Zahtz
    Steven Margulies, President

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641 West Englewood Avenue
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666
201-836-8916


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