Message from Bnot
We would like to take this opportunity to introduce Bnot, the sisterhood of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, and to tell you a little bit about the programming and services that we coordinate. Our goal is to provide the Bnai Yeshurun community with a variety of events (unique and recurring) that help bring the members of our community together, as well as to provide communal services for various events within the life cycle. Our board members meet monthly to discuss events, coordinate programs, and plan forthcoming ones. The success of our programs depends on the support of you, our community. We rely on the volunteers who help in various capacities and encourage you to see if there is a way you would like to contribute to some of these great programs. We especially hope you will contribute your own new ideas to Bnot. Please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it anytime. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you in the future!

Welcoming Committee
A beautiful way to welcome new members of our community. Each family will receive a package with a community guide as well as a lovely housewarming gift.
Please contact Debby at the CBY office (201-836-8916) if you know of anyone new in the neighborhood.

Women’s Rosh Chodesh Shiurim
A new and exciting speaker gives a once monthly shiur.
Contact Chaya Schwartz (201-928-1072) for sponsorship opportunities and events details.

Golden Cards
These cards are a perfect way to make a donation in honor or in memory of a lifecycle event. Cards can be purchased and sent on your behalf or can be bought in bulk.
Contact Arleen Cohen (201-837-5045) or Brenda Hanauer (201-836-0484) to order.

Shiva Meals
We provide catered Shabbos meals to families sitting Shiva.
Contact Debby at the CBY office (201-836-8916) for more information.

Meals for Moms
While this exciting time is quite joyous, it can also be overwhelming for a new mom. This program offers one week of hot fresh meals to help take a load off.
Contact Bibi Pavel (201-836-8492) or Chaya Schwartz (201-928-1072) if you know of a new mom or if you would like to cook for a new mom.

Rosh Hashana Greetings
A fantastic way to wish your family and friends in the community a Shanah Tovah.

Rosh Hashana Honey Sale
Enjoy a bottle of one of many varieties of delicious gourmet honey or choose the gift wrap option and share!

Chanukah Boutique
An opportunity to shop and schmooze while supporting Bnot.

Mishloach Manot
Enhance Purim by sharing it with the Bnai Yeshurun family.

Purim Chagigah
Join us for an evening of family and fun including an animated Megillah reading, carnival, crafts, prizes and delicious food.

Pesach Wine Sale
A convenient way to purchase your pre-Pesach wine selections while supporting Bnot.

Shavuos Bake Sale
Bake a cake, buy a cake! Enjoy some of the delicacies your community members have made and get a chance to showcase your favorites while supporting Bnot.

Cooking Demonstrations
A fun and entertaining way to get together in a social setting as well as learn and share recipes and techniques.

Welcome New Members Luncheon
A wonderful and fun venue for new members to meet current ones.

Family Portrait Day
A unique opportunity to get your family together for some beautiful keepsake portraits.

Latest Announcements

  • Funeral & Shiva Notice - Levi

    We regret to inform you of the passing of Benno Levi, beloved father of our member, Dr. Ernie Levi.

    The funeral will be taking place later today, Friday, August 29, in Southfield MI.
    Ernie will be sitting shiva there through next week. Further details to follow.
    He can be reached there at 201-745-5773.

    If you wish to send a gold card, please call Arleen Cohen, 201-837-5045 or 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 - Moskowitz/Harrison

    Dear Members:

    We regret to inform you of the passing of Chaim Moskowitz, beloved brother of our member, Penny Moskowitz Harrison.

    The funeral will take place today, Wednesday, August 27, at 2:00 PM, at Boulevard Chapel, 1450 Broadway, Hewlett,
    Long Island.

    Shiva will be observed at the Moskowitz residence,
    976 South End, Woodmere, NY, through Shabbat.

    Penny can be reached there at 917-757-9811.


    Penny will be returning to Teaneck on Sunday, sitting shiva in her home, 591 Berwick Avenue, through Tuesday morning, September 2.

    If you wish to send a gold card, please call Arleen Cohen,
    201-837-5045 or 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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  • Mazal Tov - March 21

    Regina & Michael Koenig on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson Adam Koenig

    Sharon & Avi Green on being honored by Friends of Lubavitch of Bergen County

    Joshua Meier who placed fourth in the 2014 Intel Science Talent Search for his research on stem cell and cancer cell growth

    Morris Zimmerman on the birth of a great-granddaughter, a daughter to Abby & Joshua Kaufthal

    Andrea & Yosef Nissel on the engagement of their daughter Atara to Jonathan Chesir

    A special mazal tov to those who will be receiving their semikha this Sunday at YU's Chag HaSemikhah. Bergen County is proud to honor its 47 musmakhim (the largest from any community) particularly the 11 from Bnai Yeshurun! Mazal tov to Rabbi Eitan Aviner, Rabbi Eitan Bendavid, Rabbi Akiva Fleischman, Rabbi Zev Goldberg, Rabbi Ben Krinsky, Rabbi Binyamin Krohn, Rabbi Isaac Rice, Rabbi David Schlusselberg, Rabbi Tsvi Selengut and Rabbi Ari Selevan on their semikhah and Rabbi Zahtz on receiving Yadin Yadin. This Motza'ei Shabbat at 9:00 PM Yeshiva University and the Bergen County community celebrate the RIETS Chag HaSemikhah at a special Melave Malka at Cong. Keter Torah. Keynote address will be delivered by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks on "Lessons for Today's Jewish Leadership". RSVP online at . For more information, contact Genene Kaye at 212.960.0137 or

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  • Mazal Tov

    Dena & Abie Feigenbaum, on the birth of a grandson, a son to Aliza and Mikey Harary
    Phyllis & David Savetsky, on the birth of a grandson, a son to Yehudis and Rachmi Savetsky
    Tzippy & Ari Gellman and Evelyn & Elliott Gellman on the bar mitzvah of their son and grandson, Avraham
    Arlene Goldis, on the engagement of her daughter, Adena to Jonathan Needleman
    Elisa & Chaim Wietschner, Lois Blumenfeld & Norman Sohn and Rickie and Alex Folkman on the engagement of their daughter and grandchildren Jordana Wietschner to Avi Levy
    Debby & Mark Teicher, on the engagement of their daughter, Rachel to Dr. Shalom Frager
    Meryl & Gary Hoffman, on the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Zahava to Jeremy Siegel

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  • Mazal Tov - May 24

    Rina & Lance Friedman and Janis & Danny Klein, on the birth of a son and grandson

    Ann Lewkowitz and Joseph Wolfowicz, on the birth of a granddaughter & great granddaughter, a daughter to Estie and Azik Schwechter

    Becky & Avi Katz, on the bat Mitzvah of their daughter Michal

    Sharon & Daniel Nussbaum and Marilyn & David Koplon, on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter and granddaughter Jordana

    Leah & AJ Schreiber, on the bat Mitzvah of their daughter Chloe

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