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 - Vogel/Kalkstein

    Dear Members:

    We regret to inform you of the passing of Howard Kalkstein, beloved brother of our affiliate member Lorraine Vogel.

    The funeral will take place tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 28, graveside, at 10:00 AM, at the Eternal Light Cemetery, Boynton Beach, FL.

    Lorraine will be returning to sit shiva at her home, 1170 Sussex Rd., beginning Monday morning, through Thursday morning, March 5.

    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 - Appleman/Adler

    Dear Members:

    We regret to inform you of the passing of Sidney Adler, beloved brother of our member Florence Appleman.

    The funeral will take place tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 27, at 10:30 AM, at Robert Schoem Menorah Chapel, 150 W. State Route 4, Paramus, NJ.
    Burial will follow at Cedar Park Cemetery, 735 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ.

    Shiva information to follow.

    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 - Small

    Dear Members:

    We regret to inform you of the passing of Mr. Albert Small, beloved father of our affiliate member, Leslie Small.

    The funeral will take place on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 11:00 AM at The Robert E. Shure Funeral Home, 543 George St., New Haven, CT.

    Shiva will be observed at the home of Bruce Small, 1410 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT on Monday Feb. 23. Beginning Tuesday, through Friday Feb. 27, shiva will be observed at Leslie's home, 433 Ogden Ave., Teaneck.

    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 - Schaap/Shachaf

    Dear Members:

    We regret to inform you of the passing of Mr. Menachem Shachaf, beloved brother of our affiliate member, Chaim Schaap and Eliezer Schaap.

    The funeral took place earlier today in Yerushalayim.

    Shiva will be observed at 33 Mishol Hadas, Ramot, Israel.
    Chaim can be reached at 011-972-52-734-3680. Please remember the time difference when calling.

    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 - 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

    Read More