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, a musmach 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 - Landerer

    Dear Members:

    We regret to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Sima Arion, beloved sister of our member Harry Landerer.

    The funeral will take place later today in Israel.

    Harry will begin sitting shiva today, Monday, March 30 at 11:30 AM, at his home, 545 Ogden Ave., Teaneck, through Friday afternoon, April 3, at 1:00 PM.

    Minyan times are as follows:
    Mincha/Ma'ariv, Mon - Thurs: 7:05 PM
    Shacharit, Tues - Fri: 8:00 AM

    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 - Schehcter/Sharon

    Dear Members:

    We regret to inform you of the passing of Michal (Marilyn) Sharon, beloved sister of our affiliate member Marvin Schechter.

    The funeral will take place on Sunday, March 29, at approximately 5:30 PM, at the Gordon Cemetery, Rishon L'Tzion, Israel.

    Marvin will return to Teaneck to complete the shiva on Tuesday
    morning.
    Further details to follow.


    If you wish to send a gold card, please click here to order online or 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 - Schevelowitz/Stavsky

    We regret to inform you of the passing of Rebbetzin Anne Schevelowitz, beloved mother of our affiliate member, Janet Stavsky.
    The funeral will take place today, Thursday, Feb. 12, at 10:30 AM at Gutterman - Musicant Funeral Home in Hackensack.
    Shiva will be observed at the Stavsky residence, 394 Maitland Ave., Teaneck, through Wednesday morning, Feb. 18.

    If you wish to send a gold card, please click here to order online or 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 - Samet/Kuber

    Dear Members:

    We regret to inform you of the passing of Mr. Mendy Kuber, beloved father of our member Anne Samet and Rabbi Mordechai Kuber, and brother of Zave Kubersky.

    Shiva will be observed at the Samet residence, 600 Ogden Ave. through Tuesday morning, Feb. 17.

    Minyan times are as follows:
    Ma'ariv, Wed: 7:30 PM
    Shacharit, Thurs, Fri, & Tues: 6:55 AM
    Sun & Mon: 7:55 AM
    Mincha/Ma'ariv, Thurs: 5:05 PM
    Sun & Mon: 5:15 PM
    Mincha, Friday 5:05 PM


    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

    Read More

  • Funeral & Shiva Notice - Goldschmidt/Laufer

    to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Blanche Laufer, beloved mother of our member Phyllis Goldschmidt, and Shayndee Hiller.

    The funeral will take place today, Monday Feb. 9 at 12:30 PM, in Gutterman Musicant Funeral Home, Hackensack, NJ.


    Shiva will be observed at the Goldschmidt residence, 729 Washburn St., through Sunday morning, Feb. 15.


    Shayndee will be sitting shiva in Teaneck until Wednesday, Feb. 11, 12:00 PM. After that she can be reached at 561-955-8861.

    If you wish to send a gold card, please click here to order online or 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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